Linda Ham was born September 3, 1946, in Hayward, California to Charles and Loleta Adams.
Linda was a loving wife and adoring mother, grandmother and friend to many. She was called into the ministry at the young age of eight years old singing and playing the piano. She was blessed with a beautiful singing voice and played the piano by ear.
Linda continued serving the Lord all her life, ministering with her loving husband the Rev. Mr. Richard Ham. Together throughout their 37 years of marriage they pastored Evangel Temple and Abundant Life churches in Corsicana, Texas. After many years serving as traveling ministers, Linda served as president of the Women's Ministries of Texas in the late 1980s through the early 1990s where she led many women's retreats and seminars.
Linda is survived by her husband, the Rev. Mr. Richard Ham; her children Terry Jacobs and wife Kimberly, Paul Jacobs and Regina Jacobs, Son, Ron Ham and wife Susan; grandchildren Whitney Jacobs, Stoney Jacobs, Christopher Ham, Makayla Ham, Krista Farris and Monica Williams; brothers, Bill Adams and Don Adams; sisters, Barbara Doyle and Sandra Morris.
A memorial Celebration is planned for 1 p.m. March 4, 2017 at Trinity Assembly of God located on Hwy 31 and Corbet Road in Corsicana with the Rev. Mr. James Williams, Officiating.
The family request in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the WINGS Ministry at Trinity Assembly of God in Corsicana. The mailing address is P O BOX 2316 Corsicana, Texas 75151.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary
[Editor's Comment: I was my privilege to meet Richard and Linda Ham at a Ministers and Wives Retreat in Houston, Texas when Bishop Leroy Baker was the superintendent of the Texas, Conference in December 1994. Leroy had invited Melvine and me to be retreat leaders, Melvine spoke to the wives and I taught on pastoral care and counseling. Richard Ham and I bonded during that time and we stayed in touch following that retreat for several years.
I am grateful to Leroy Baker for informing me about the death of Richard's wife, Linda. Had he not told me I would not have known it. I believe every person is a gift of God to us to know, love, respect and honor. We certainly want to honor the memory of Linda Ham.
To Richard and his family I send my condolences of love and prayers in their great loss. I want to thank them for their many years of dedicated and fruitful ministries in the churches Richard and Linda have served. Thank you Richard for your immediate acceptance of me and including me in your circle of friends.
I would like to share this timely poem with you:
"What Is Dying?
A ship sails and I stand watching till she fades on the horizon
and someone at my side says, “she is gone.”
Gone--Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all;
she is just as large as when I saw her.
The diminished size and total loss of sight is in me, not in her,
and just at the moment when someone at my side says “She is gone,
there are others, who are watching for her coming,
and other voices take up a glad shout,
“There she comes” and that is dying.