Mrs. Shawnda Johns Linton, age 42, died Thursday, April 2, in Ocala, Fl. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, April 7, in the chapel of T.J. Beggs, Jr. & Sons Funeral Home, Madison with burial followed in Midway Cemetery, Lee. She was born and raised in Tampa before moving to Live Oak 21 years ago. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Lake City-Gateway College. She was an avid reader and a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Live Oak. She was predeceased by her father, Floyd W. Johns; her stepfather, Reat Deas; two brothers: Lamar Johns and Charles Deas; and a sister, Terry Deas. She is survived by her husband, Michael Linton; a son, Jason Childs; a daughter, Jessica Childs; her mother, Jean Johns Deas of Live Oak; five brothers: Floyd Johns, Jr. of Mansville, Ohio, Ronald Johns, Steven Johns, and Kevin Johns, all of Simpsonville, S.C. and Billy Deas, of Houston, Texas; three sisters: Connie McKenzie, of Springfield Fl., Tommie Deas, of Valdosta, Ga., and Angela Roberts, of Tampa. Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements, (850) 973-2258. You may send your condolences to the family by visiting their website at www.beggsfuneral.com.