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Linda Mozelle (Coult) Lauderdale

Linda Mozelle (Coult) Lauderdale
  • May 17, 1950 - September 4, 2020
  • Augusta, Michigan
  • Response Care Center, C/O gracespring Bible Church
    8643 Gull Road
    Richland, MI 49083

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“Our deepest condolences to Rick, Darla and all of Linda's family. Jim and Sandy Gilmer ”
1 of 23 | Posted by: Jim and Sandy Gilmer - Friend

“Dear Jim,I am so sorry for your loss. God be with you and Linda. ”
2 of 23 | Posted by: BRUCE BEACHNAU - Portland, MI

“A true angel on this earth. Until we meet again dear friend. ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: Hayley Crowe - MN - Family Friend

“Very very saddened to hear of her passing!! Her pain and suffering has ended, for her and loved ones as we all suffer with what she, family , and...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Daryl and Debbie Luedecking

“Linda was a wonderful woman that loved the Lord. There is certainly no doubt that she is with Him now. She will be greatly missed here but we know...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Sheldon Rhodes - Nashville, MI

“I was so sorry to learn of Linda's passing. Do to her developing health issues she was unable to continue to come to see me as her hairstylist of...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Vaughn and Peggy Menck - MI

“Dear Jim and family, Tom and I would like to express our sincere sympathy to all. We always enjoyed seeing you and Linda at church. Both of you...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Patricia and Thomas Glerum

8 of 23 | Posted by: Ange Steel - Friend

“Would just like the Coult family to know how much I enjoyed knowing Linda and your family over the years. My friendship started in school, continuing...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Barbara Greer - Friend

“I'm so sorry to hear of Linda's illness and passing and pray for comfort for Jim and their extended families. Linda was one of those people that you...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Chuck Farho - TUCSON, AZ

“I was certainly sorry to learn about Linda's death, and want to extend my sympathy to Jim and his family. I knew Linda while we both worked for The...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Eli Thomssen - Kalamazoo, MI

“May God comfort you as you grieve & celebrate Linda's life. She was extra special and I will truely miss her. ”
12 of 23 | Posted by: Gail Coney - Kalamazoo, MI

“Dear Jim and family...While time and distance have separated us, I have always respected both Jim and Linda for their professionalism and kindness. I...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Paul Ludwig - Orlando, FL

“I remember Linda from many years ago in the Animal Health area at Upjohn. She was a most pleasant person and I am saddened to hear of her passing at...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Marlin KLeckner - Plainwell, MI

“Cora and I convey our deepest sympathies on Linda's passing. We are certain that you will have cherished memories of her to sustain you through the...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Louis Marrett - Madison, WI

“Linda was my college roommate (FSU), sorority sister, and friend. Her enthusiasm and energy were always present.My deepest sympathies to Jim and her...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Barb Schepel - Holland, MI

“My memories of Linda are filled with smiles, words of encouragement, and faith discussions. She was one of the most welcoming people from the company...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Scott Brown - Galesburg, MI

“Linda was a year behind me at Gull Lake and in my brother Rick's class. She was a good friend and sister in Christ. She has touched many lives and...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Doug King - Waveland, IN - Friend

“I'm sure when you met Jesus Linda that he said well done good and faithful servant. Both of us left behind will join you one day and I'm sure you...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Joyce Huntington - Jackson, MI

“Rick and family, Sam and I are so sorry to hear aboutLinda. Our condolences to you. ”
20 of 23 | Posted by: Norma Hoffman Hostetler - MI

“My sincerest condolences to the whole sadler and Lauderdale family, may Linda rest in heaven peacefully. She will be greatly missed. ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Andrea abrams - OH

“Linda was always upbeat, kind and caring. There wasn't a lemon that she couldn't turn into lemonade. She greeted me at the front door of the farm on...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Brigid Stersic - Kalamazoo, MI

“Our hearts are broken! Deepest condolences to Jim and Linda's family!! Love and hugs from the Wachowski Family. ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: Martha Wachowski - Delton, MI

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Linda Mozelle (Coult) Lauderdale of Augusta, MI

Linda, 70, passed away peacefully, on September 4, 2020, at home with her family present.

Linda was born May 17, 1950 in Battle Creek, Michigan the daughter of Duane and Mary (Mozelle) Coult. She grew up in the Hickory Corners/Augusta area of Michigan. Linda graduated from Gull Lake High School (GLHS) in 1968 and attended Ferris State University in 1968-1970.

As a young child, Linda had her hand caught in a mangle which severely burned several fingers. As a result, her parents were encouraged to provide piano lessons in an attempt to keep her fingers functioning--which was successful. Linda shared that healing process allowed her to be so good at typing and allow her career to be so successful as a secretary. Linda was a GLHS cheerleader and was selected to be their Homecoming Queen. She so enjoyed being an active member and participant in the Fine Lake 4-H Lucky Star Riders club, especially the numerous horse fun-shows at their family farm and riding (bareback) from Hickory Corners to Sparta (two camping stops overnight on the way to and from) for the annual rodeo. Since the Lucky Star Riders were consistently first to arrive, Linda was given the honor of carrying the American Flag on her horse (Specs) to open the rodeo. At Ferris she was an active member of the sorority Zeta Tau Alpha. Linda appreciated and valued the yearly trips to Georgia, her Mom's home, for the annual family reunions (85 as of 2019) where she reunited with her GA family.

As the result of her Dad being injured seriously in a vehicular accident, Linda returned home from Ferris in 1970 to help her Mom and Dad. She was employed at Beech Products from 1970 to 1972. In 1972 she joined The Upjohn Company Animal Health International Division in Portage and then transferred to The Upjohn Company Animal Health Research & Development group in 1978 where she remained until her retirement in 2005. Linda enjoyed sharing that she worked for "many companies" but never moved (Upjohn, Upjohn-Pharmacia, Pharmacia, Pfizer). Linda was a superb secretary and resisted all attempts to "label" her as an Administrative Assistant. Following retirement from Pfizer, Linda was employed as a secretary at Richland Bible Church (2005 to 2011) and then as gardener by Yarrow Conference Center and then Skywood Recovery Center (2011 to 2014). Linda loved her flower gardens.

Linda married Cliff Sadler in 1978 and they had Anna (Mozy, 1980) and Joe (1981). Having been divorced for many years, she married Jim Lauderdale in 1998. They built a log home on her parent's farm, which allowed Linda to state "I did not go very far in life, from the front of the farm to the side of the farm." Linda relished her trips and tours of Israel, Egypt, Belgium, Netherlands, France, and Brazil. Linda is survived by her mom, Mary Mozelle Coult, husband, Jim Lauderdale, children Anna (Mozy) (John) Lammers, Joe (Lindsay) Sadler, Angie (Jamie) Majewski, Jaime (Steve) Mickelson, grandchildren, Charlette, Anna, JJ, Caiden, Harleigh, Eliana, Alex, Aiden, Brady, and Mia, brothers, Rick (Darla) Coult and Bill (Sharon) Coult, niece, Maggie (Mike) Clark and nephew, JD (Nicole) Coult and numerous cousins, great nephews and nieces.

Linda is remembered, respected, and admired for her smile, laughter that always brightened the room, positivity to every challenging situation, tremendous faith, beautiful personality that gave of self to help others be better as a person and enhance their competence, a competent secretary, a friend, a person filled with grace. Linda is remembered by hundreds of family, friends, colleagues (as attested by the 166 cards, hundreds of texts and E-mails, and the 200+ attendees at her candlelight vigil two days before she passed) and will not be forgotten because we will treasure the blessing of knowing her, whether for a few days or 70 years.

The Funeral Service to celebrate Linda's life will be held on Friday, September 11th at 11:00 a.m. at the gracespring Bible Church, 8643 Gull Road, Richland, MI 49083 with the Rev. Bryan L. Tema, Pastor, officiating. The service will be livestreamed and may be viewed at the website Due to Covid-19, there will not be a visitation. Interment will follow in Bedford (MI) Cemetery. Immediately following the committal service, family and friends are invited to travel to Linda and Jim's home at 16700 East B Ave, Augusta, MI 49012 to continue Linda's life celebration with a time for stories, memories, and light snacks. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Linda's honor may be directed to Hospice Care of Southwestern Michigan, 222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 or the Response Care Center, C/O gracespring Bible Church (see address above). The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel is assisting Linda's family.