Linda Kay Bates McCoy

December 26, 1947 – July 30, 2021

Linda Kay Bates McCoy, 74 of Chickamauga GA passed away on July 30, 2021 at her home.

“Puddin” as she was fondly called, was preceded in death by her father and mother Joe & Bonnie Bates; and brothers Joedy and Jackie.

She is survived by her three children Carmen Tallent, Stephanie “Carleen” Davis, and Jason McCoy. Ninny loved her grandbabies Justin “Bunky”, Ryan, Christopher, Hannah, Savannah, Macie, Kinley, Lexi, Rylee, and great-grandbabies Taylor, Addison, Zane, and Aaleigh. She is also survived by her sister Patsy (Wayne) Nation and several nieces and nephews.

Momma had a hard life being the youngest of the family. Divorced with three young children, she worked and provided while playing the role of both parents. When she was not working or taking care of her children, she loved spending time with her friends. Momma always stood up for what she believed, stood beside those she loved, and would always offer to help anyone – those that knew her could tell you she worked harder and could move furniture better than most men LOL.

She always loved to dance and even when the Alzheimer’s clouded her mind, a good song could still bring a smile to her face. She loved listening to Elvis Presley, and I know she will want to hear him sing face to face when she gets to heaven.

A very special thanks to our sister Carmen for taking such good care of Momma over the years. It takes a special kind of person to care for a loved one day and night. She promised our mother that she would take care of her as long as she could, and she did just that! Giving up her free time, taking her to work with her countless times, and even being home bound these last few months. I could not have imagined it would be this hard, and I’m so thankful that God gave Carmen the grace and strength to do it.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Sunday August 1, 2021 in the parlor of the funeral home. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel of Wilson Funeral Home with Charles Mcelhaney officiating. A burial will follow at Chickamauga City Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospice of Chattanooga, Helen Morton, and Jordan Raines.

Online guest book at  Arrangements by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home Fort Oglethorpe, GA.


  • Lindap.o Bowlin Posted July 30, 2021 11:40 PM

    I am so Glad I had the pleasure of kowtowing this great Lady. One of a kind for sure. May you Rest in Peace. Enjoy your wings and soar.

  • Kathy Diann Bates Posted August 4, 2021 4:22 PM

    Linda was a wonderful person. She truly was beautiful inside and out. If you were with Linda it would not be long until you were laughing and having a good time. I was glad to call her friend. A truly nice lady!

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