Linda Gail (Ward) Fouts, 65, of Beaumont, Texas, passed away at her home on Friday, January 13, 2017.  Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home.
Linda was born on Tuesday, August 7, 1951, in Silsbee, Texas, to the late Willie Bell (Humble) and James Manuel Ward.  She lived the majority of her adult life in Orange, Texas, before she moved to Beaumont, Texas.  She was a Jehovah Witness and a woman who loved the Lord.  Attending bible studies brought a lot of joy and comfort to her life.   Linda loved her family and the time she was able to spend with her grandchildren.  She enjoyed going on trips with her family and cooking; Linda was famous for her fried chicken.  When Linda had time to herself, she loved taking trips to the casino and when she was able to be at home, spending time with her cat, Benny Cat.  Linda was a mother, grandmother, sister, and friend who will be missed by all of those who knew her. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Bell and James Manuel Ward.
Those who will cherish her memory most are her daughter, Kristi Michelle Reed and her husband, Lawrence; son, John Scott Fonville and his wife, Terri; brothers, Kenneth Wayne Ward and Jimmy Ward; 6 beautiful grandchildren; and many members of her extended family and friends.