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Melissa Howard

Ms. Linda was a wonderful person and good friend really more like a second mom. I’m so sorry for your loss. Peace be with the family.

Barbara Brewer

Linda you included me in your life and family in 1987 through ABWA. We became friends who supported each other and traveled together for 34 years. You were always were there when I needed someone to rely on. I am so happy that I decided to visit in July and was able to visit. I will miss your friendship and our travel memories. So glad I visited in July and spent time with you.. Thank you for the influence you had on my life.

Linda Neal

Linda was a great lady and a dear friend. She will be sorely missed by many. Warmest thoughts and prayers are with her family, with heartfelt sympathy.

Helen Kowalchuk

Growing up in Fernandina, Erin was one of my very best friends. Linda was always so welcoming to me in her home. I am sending love to all her family and all who love her.

Cindy J Hamilton

I'm sincerely sorry for your tremendous loss. I realize that we haven't been family long, but "Grams" was the most lovely lady my husband and I have known. My condolences to her family and friends. Love and prayers to all.

Ava Cole

I will always love you, Grammy. You are missed, so terribly.

Brenda Hooper

Was saddened to hear of Linda's transition. Have many fond memories of our working together and lunch with the retired ladies. She will be missed!

Robyn & Doug Potter

She was always so sweet. She will be greatly missed. On behalf of the Walker and Potter families, please accept our condolences. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Linda Little


Linda J. Little (74) of Fernandina Beach, FL, passed away at her home, on Wednesday October 20th 2021. She was an avid reader and crafter, and she shared her passion for creativity with the world. She was the foundation of her family’s traditions, and will be missed by many, far and wide.
Born October 24th, 1946, to Gordon & Violet Gross, in New London, CT, she graduated from High School in 1964, and went on to become a graduate of Central Connecticut State College, class of 1966. She received her AS and worked many places over several states, mostly in accounting. She retired after three decades at what we still call ‘Container’, the largest paper mill in Fernandina Beach.
After college she met and married a Navy Submariner and moved to several states before finally settling down in Florida in the winter of 1979 where she lived out the rest of her life, never forgetting her home in Connecticut. She was an active member in the Fernandina Beach Women’s Club, and a 30+ year long member of the Eight Flags Charter Chapter of ABWA, as well as a longtime member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW.
She traveled as often as she could with family and friends and loved to share stories about every trip and adventure.
She is predeceased by her parents, Violet and Gordon Gross, of Waterford, CT; and her brother, Gordon D. Gross, of Fernandina Beach, FL.
She is survived by her two daughters, Kristin Cryder of Jacksonville, FL and former son-in-law Kevin Cryder of St Mary’s, GA; Erin Cutshaw (Mark) of Fernandina Beach, FL. six granddaughters, Ava Cole (Stevie) of Daleville, AL; Ansley, Amelia and Addison Cutshaw, of Fernandina Beach, FL; Brandy Augustine (John) of Honolulu, HI; Angie Smith of Panama City, FL; and one grandson, Justin Cutshaw of Houston, TX; five great grandchildren and her brother, Alan W. Gross (Lisa Tibbitts), of Madison, CT.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 10th, at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home.
Donations can be made in her name to either the Alzheimer’s Association, Friends of the Library or GFWC Women’s Club of Fernandina Beach.


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