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Linda Faye Kidd

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linda-faye-kiddApril 11, 1957 - November 22, 2013

A memorial service for Twin Cities television personality Linda Faye Kidd, was held Thursday, December 5, 2013 at First Covenant Church, 810 South 7th St., Minneapolis, Minnesota. Kidd created and hosted the popular cable television show "Lemmi-O Live" in the late 80’s and early 90’s, providing career launching exposure to artists and invaluable information to the community on critical issues and ideas of the day.

Linda Faye Kidd died November 22nd, 2013 at the age of 56 years, 7 months, and 11 days with her loving family by her side on the Hospice Care unit at North Memorial Medical Center.

Kidd fought a very brave battle facing cancer with dignity, beauty, and grace. She was born April 11th, 1957 in Jasper, Alabama to Glenn and Willie Mae Kidd Sr., and moved to Minneapolis, MN with her family in 1965.

Kidd worked as a PCA at Battle Creek Group Home. She also owned her own cleaning service for several years.

Kidd graduated from North High School in 1974 and continued on with her education in broadcasting at Brown Institute.

Kidd loved life. A class act in every way; she loved dressing up, doing her own hair and make-up to perfection. Kidd loved her quiet time through movies, a good book, and researching her love of Native American culture and Alaska. She also loved nature, fishing, art, crafts, cooking, traveling, and having the wind in her face while she rode her motorcycle. She also loved hunting down a good bargain along with a good chocolate brownie or salted nut roll.

Kidd had a great sense of humor and loved to play jokes on the unsuspecting. She was a straight shooter who spoke her mind but it was her big heart and acceptance of all, that attracted her many friends who will miss her dearly.

Linda Faye Kidd is survived by her daughter Nicole Theresé Kidd, sons Dominick Tremaine Kidd Kirksey, and Stephon Prentice (Veronica) Kidd Kirksey, grandson Ja’kayden Kidd, granddaughter Layla Faye Kidd, Father Glenn Kidd Sr., brothers Glenn (Laura) Kidd Jr., Tyrone (SueAnne) Kidd, Calvin (Regina) Kidd, Jonathan (Carolyn) Kidd, sister Teresa Kidd (all of Minneapolis), many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Glenn and Luberta Kidd of Jasper, Alabama, Mother Willie Mae Kidd of Minneapolis, and niece Korrene Bradford of Concord, North Carolina.


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