Linette Machel Wiggins, of Harrisburg, departed this life on Wednesday, November3, 2010 at the tender age of 48.
Born July 18, 1962 in Harrisburg, she was the only child of Elyse Wiggins and the late Willie Wiggins.
She received her formal education in the Susquehanna Township School District and later went on to attend Harrisburg Area Community College.
A Commonwealth of Pennsylvania employee, she had previously been employed at the Patriot News and Metro TeleConnect.
Linette was a bright and loving spiritual woman who was compassionate, warm and had a joyous love for life. She had a warm and peaceful touch that reached out and touched everyone who crossed her path. Once she became your friend, you knew you had a friend for life. Her favorite pastime was being with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed cooking and making people laugh.
She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Chante' Johnson and Michael Broadnax (Tyrone); a son, Austin Johnson; her mother, Elyse Wiggins; six grandchildren, Ariel, Amir and Adaiah Graves, and Aiyauna, Malay and Laylah Broadnax; a loving companion of 16 years, Brad A. Gantz; two aunts, Margarette Allen and Romaine Payne; and a host of other relatives and friends.