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Linda Player-Wingate DeBorde
  • June 20, 1939
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  • January 04, 2017

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Linda Player Wingate DeBorde, 77 (June 20, 1939) New Smyrna Beach Florida for 53 years passed away on Wednesday January 4, 2017 at home with family.

Born in Chester, South Carolina the daughter of the late Mary Janet Gulledge Player and Clyde Louis Player. Linda was also predeceased by her husband Robert A. Wingate, Jr. and a Son Robert Todd Wingate.

Linda moved to New Smyrna Beach with her family in 1964, she became a community activist soon after. She started her Real Estate career at Max R. Kreis Realty on Flagler Ave and then moved on to work at Indian River Real Estate. She then opened her office, Nu-Day Realty, Inc. in 1978. She served New Smyrna Beach area as a Real Estate Agent/Broker for 37 years before retiring in September 2010. Upon her retirement, September 30, 2010 was officially named Linda P. DeBorde Day by the Mayor. Linda served as the Chaplain for the Elks Lodge #1557 in New Smyrna Beach, she was the first female elected officer of this organization. A longtime member of the New Smyrna Beach Board of Realtors, she served in every official capacity including President. She also served as Chair of their Professional Standards Committee for over twenty years. NSBBR presented Linda with an honorary lifetime membership for her dedicated service. She was an active member of the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce and served as President. She also served on the New Smyrna Community Redevelopment Agency for twenty years, sixteen of which she served as Chair. She was also an active member in the American Business Women’s Association.

Linda worshiped and was an active member, served in multiple ministries, at Coronado Community United Methodist Church in New Smyrna Beach. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading and caring for her family.

Linda is survived by her three daughters, Cynthia Wingate Cory (John, Jr.), Tyna Lynn Wingate Hilton (Dave Griffin) and Janetta Wingate Hilton Gamache (Brian) all of Edgewater, her grandchildren Tina, Brad, Sandra, Amanda, Stephanie, Ginger, Stephen, Matthew, Grant, Courtland, Alicia, Brianna, Shelby, Bobby, Dawson, 10 Great-Grandchildren with one more arriving soon and 1 Great-Great-Grandchild and her devoted little dog Coffee, whom she adored. She is also survived by her sisters Beverly Davis Gill (Newton) of Marietta, Ga, Hope W. Player (James Pappas) of New Smyrna/Fort Lee, NJ, a Brother Donald Louis Player (Vicki Faile), Lexington, SC together with many loving nieces, nephews and longtime friends.

Family will receive friends at Baldwin Funeral Home on January 9, 2017 from 5-7pm.

A celebration of Life in Linda’s honor will be held on January 10, 2017 at 11 am at Coronado Community United Methodist Church, New Smyrna Beach with the Burial following immediately after at Edgewater Cemetery in Edgewater. The Rev. Laura L. Berg, Minister of Congregational Care at CCUMC will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Coronado Community United Methodist Church in Linda’s name.


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  1. 10 Jan 2017
    Vincent Sando lit a candle:
    Lit since January 10, 2017 at 1:39:49 AM

  2. 10 Jan 2017
    Renee Maskall says:
    One of the greatest Neighbor,Friend and RealEstate Broker's in New Smyrna Beach. Al and I will miss you greatly. We have wonderful memories . Our love goes out to the family. Sincerely, Al and Renee

  3. 08 Jan 2017
    JoAnne McCallister says:
    So sorry for your loss. Linda was such a loyal friend to so many and I feel blessed to have know her.
    She helped me so much when I first got into Real Estate, she was always there to help.
    She will be missed by all who were blessed to have known her.

  4. 08 Jan 2017
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    Lit since January 8, 2017 at 1:39:29 AM

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    Lit since January 8, 2017 at 1:38:59 AM

  6. 08 Jan 2017
    Wayne & Rosemarie Frutchey says:
    Linda was a very professional person in all her endeavors! I do not know anyone that gave as much to her community as she did. She loved her family and will be missed by so many! May you Rest In Peace and will never be forgotten! ❤

  7. 08 Jan 2017
    Danny and Carolyn Wehmeyer says:
    Thankful to have known this woman. Great realtor and business woman. Always a smile and warm greeting and a hug. We ask God to comfort the family and friends.

  8. 07 Jan 2017
    Angi Wallace lit a candle:
    Lit since January 7, 2017 at 1:35:19 PM

  9. 07 Jan 2017
    Sue Bauer Tenney says:
    My memories of Linda will always bring a smile to my face. She and my mother, Marilyn, were such dear friends. Prayers for her family. God bless.

  10. 07 Jan 2017
    Kevin Kotches says:
    I am so sorry to hear about Linda she was a great friend,hard worker. We will miss you.love you Kevin

  11. 07 Jan 2017
    Susan Hounsom says:
    Linda was a great leader and friend. Her progressive outlook and her dedication to her community will not be forgotten

  12. 07 Jan 2017
    Cindi Amaral-Flanagan says:
    I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person and an inspiration to all of us.

  13. 07 Jan 2017
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    Lit since January 7, 2017 at 1:45:31 AM

  14. 06 Jan 2017
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  17. 06 Jan 2017
    Pamela Simmons says:
    Our thoughts are with the family during this sad time. She was a kind , progressive and very giving lady. The community was blessed to have her as part of our town. Pamela and Don Simmons

  18. 06 Jan 2017
    John & Barbara Vazquez says:
    Our sincere condolences to Linda's family and friends. She was a good friend and a big part of the New Smyrna Beach community with many years of dedicated service with the CRA, Chamber of Commerce, as well as being apart of our Realtor family. Rest in peace, Linda.

  19. 06 Jan 2017
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    Lit since January 6, 2017 at 1:55:42 PM

  20. 06 Jan 2017
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    Lit since January 6, 2017 at 1:19:47 PM

  21. 06 Jan 2017
    Jane Sciortino says:
    One of my first transactions was with Miss Linda - she was one of the most professional realtors I have ever worked with. I was blown away that she got 4%, the owner shampooed the carpets, left a gift for my buyers and a wonderful letter. I told her then how impresses I was and she just smiled and said she had some great clients. She was a special lady - always willing to help others. Good-bye Linda, your presence will be missed.

  22. 06 Jan 2017
    Veronica says:
    Linda was one of the most inspirational and intelligent professional's I have ever worked with. My thoughts are with her family and friends.

  23. 06 Jan 2017
    Stephen Williams lit a candle:
    Lit since January 6, 2017 at 1:07:30 AM

  24. 06 Jan 2017
    Beverly Davis Gill says:
    I will miss you, big sister. Thanks for putting up with me coming to visit all these years because I was always welcome and I loved you.

  25. 05 Jan 2017
    Durene Brown says:
    My visit to the beach each year will never be the same now. Miss Linda already. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

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