Linda May Horwitz, 74, a devoted mother, grandmother, daughter and sister, passed away in Atlanta on Monday, May 4, 2015. Linda was preceded in death by her loving husband, Donald C. Horwitz, and her father, Isaac May.

Candle FlameLinda was born in 1940, the first of seven children to Rebecca and Isaac May. She grew up in Jasper, Ala., and attended the University of Alabama, where she received a degree in education and was a member of the Sigma Delta Tau sorority. Linda moved to Atlanta after college and taught biology at Grady High School. Linda met the love of her life, Don Horwitz, in 1964, and they celebrated 45 wonderful years together.

Linda lived her life paying honor to all of her relationships. Her family and close friends were always in the forefront, giving meaning to her every day. She was a fighter, a long-term survivor of breast cancer and pragmatic in how she lived her life. She was loyal, loving and kind and cared about her community and beyond. Linda loved traveling and collecting photography, and she was a recent lover of playing bridge. Linda was active in the community and worked tirelessly for the Brandeis Women’s Committee, serving as chair of the Brandeis Book Sale. Linda very recently retired from her position as bookkeeper at Henry Spiegel Milling LLP.

Linda is survived by her mother, Rebecca Leibovici May of Jasper, Ala.; her daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Dennis Williams; her son, Jeff Horwitz; her daughter-in-law and her husband, Clarrissa and Steve Hulett; and her most beloved granddaughters, Emma and Chloe Horwitz, to whom Linda was their devoted Nana, all part of Linda’s life in Atlanta. Linda is also survived by six siblings and their spouses, Norma and Sandy Goldberg of Charleston, S.C., Marlene and Rick Beringer of Montgomery, Ala., Fred and Susan May of Jasper, Ala., Joel May and Kevin Kirby of Hudson, Fla., Gloria and Paul Sternberg of Nashville, Tenn., and Robert and Stacy May of Menlo Park, Calif.; her nieces and nephews, Michael and Lydia Beringer, Leigh Anne and David Nomberg, Stephanie May, Ryan May, Matthew Sternberg, Zachary Sternberg, Austin May, and Benjamin May; and six great-nieces and -nephews. In addition, Linda is survived by her wonderful and devoted friends and their families who have always been there for her, as she has always been there for them.

Sign the online guestbook at www.edressler.com. A graveside service was held Thursday, May 7, at Arlington Memorial Park with Rabbi Elana Perry officiating. Contributions may be made to the Rebecca and Isaac May Fund at Temple Sinai or the Weinstein Hospice. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.