April 27, 1943-Feb. 25, 2021

Linda Joyce Michwich Ebarb, 77, of Shreveport died Feb. 25, 2021, at St. Mary Healthcare Center, Lafayette, Ind. Linda passed away peacefully due to natural causes, after living with dementia for several years. Linda was born April 27, 1943 in Natchitoches.

She is survived by her sons, Joel Ebarb and husband Michael Wallace of West Lafayette, Ind., and David Ebarb and wife Michele of Shreveport; sister, Lavon Sell and husband Jack of Bossier City; brother, Tommy Michwich and wife Rebecca of Shreveport; grandchildren, Annabelle, Reese, Kate, Maddie, Jac and Jon; as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and their families.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Winford and Mattie Michwich; and sisters, Dorothy McCoy, Bobbie Dennis and Eloise Michwich.

Linda was a 1961 graduate of C.E. Byrd High School, Shreveport. She was a longtime employee of Louisiana State University School of Medicine and Medical Center – Shreveport, first in medical records then hospital administration and medical education, and finally the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. After retiring from LSU, she worked at Mid-South Orthopedics and Orthopedics Specialists of Louisiana. The many dear friends and colleagues Linda made during her work years are fondly remembered and appreciated by her sons.

Linda loved her family, her friends, mockingbirds, John Wayne, Mexican food, Emmylou Harris, consignments shops, Carolina Herrera perfume, Jason’s Deli, public radio, Community coffee, white pants and chicken décor. She was funny and loved to dance.

Services in Provencal, La., will be private. A celebration of life will be at a later date.

Her sons would like to thank Cumberland Pointe Health Campus and St. Mary Healthcare Center for taking such beautiful of care their mother in her final months.

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