Lynda Ables


Join us for a Celebration of Life Service for our beloved Lynda Ables.
Live Stream | Saturday |11:00 AM


For me to live is Christ, but to die is gain. Lynda Ables gained heaven and was greeted with open arms by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, her favorite day of the week, January 24, 2021.

Lynda Helen Atkinson Ables was born April 21, 1949, in Brooklyn, New York, to Blanche and Robert Atkinson. When Lynda was 8 years old, she and her mom and brother Walt (Diane) traveled by train to Little Rock, Arkansas. Her mom later married Ralph Santoro and gave Lynda two more brothers, Matt (Debbie) and John (Tina). Lynda adored Ralph and considered him her Dad while greatly respecting his knowledge of the Bible.

Lynda became a tech in the heart cath lab at the VA Hospital in Little Rock where she met Danny Ables. She and Danny married February 28, 1975. They had two children, Ryan (Renee) and Rachel. The Ables moved to the Memphis area in 1989 and became active in Fellowship Evangelical Free Church, then Bellevue Baptist and finally at Crossroads Baptist in Eads where Lynda taught first grade Sunday School. Lynda served many years on the board of the ministry FLARE (Family, Life, America, and Responsible Education, under God). She was active for decades in Precepts Bible Study and was trained as a teacher in that Bible study method.

While Danny was the love of Lynda’s life, it was her three grandchildren, Caden, Palmer, and Alaina that truly stole her heart. Her repeated prayer was that her children and grandchildren would continue to grow in love and service to the Christ she worshipped. She and Danny kept the grandchildren every single Friday night. Lynda was well known at Houston High School where she served as administrative secretary and was recognized as the go-to person for everything from documents to prayer requests. Lynda was a quiet, calm, and caring friend to more people than can be counted. She had a God-given gift to instinctively discern your needs and would meet them as best she could in her discreet way.


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