Linda Pike Markert, 77 years old, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend was called to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on March 30, 2020. She entered this world on January 3, 1943, born to W.G. Pike, Jr. and Elizabeth (Bessie) Dubuisson Pike, in New Orleans, LA.
To many she was Mrs. Linda, to some she was Aunt Linda, to others she was GranMere, to all of us she was a 5’ tall 100 lb force to be reckoned with, and she will always be the woman who made the absolute best red beans and rice. By her husband she was known as soul mate and friend, by her children as mom, you are loved dearly and will be missed tremendously.
Linda is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Richard "Woody" Markert; sons, Richard Markert II (Megan), Baton Rouge, Jeffrey Markert (Lauren), Picayune, MS, and Sam Markert, Lincoln, CA ; daughter, Elizabeth Markert, Pearl River; 13 grandchildren, Haley Calhoun, Hunter Antonio, Logan Antonio, Trinity Markert, Joy Markert, Grace Markert, Faith Markert, Savannah Markert, John Paul Miller, Beaux Markert, Luke Lawler, Isabel Lawler, and Levi Markert; great-grandson, Axel Talamo; brothers, Michael Pike (Rhonda), and Terry Pike, Slidell; sisters, Judy Pike Dunaway, Slidell, and Janet Pike, Columbus, OH; and a host of nieces and nephews.
A private graveside service will be held at Plains Presbyterian Memorial Gardens, Zachary, on April 2, 2020, officiated by The Reverend Nathan Tircuit.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Linda’s memory to Hope Ministries, Baton Rouge (hopeworksbr.org) or Christian Outreach Center, Baton Rouge (christianoutreachcenterbr.com).
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note for the family at www.bakerfuneralhomeonline.com.