Zelena L. Gosby

January 25, 1953 ~ November 7, 2020 (age 67)


Zelena Gosby better known as “Linda” and referred to as “Lady G” a name she received by her wonderful Cancer Care Team at University of Washington, which would carry with her throughout her long courageous battle with Lung cancer, shortly battling brain cancer. She was a true warrior, one who definitely fought the good fight of faith. That is until, November 7, 2020, her Heavenly Father took her up on His wings of love. Zelena Gosby was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to Mr. Burlee and Mrs. Bernice Gosby on January 25, 1953. At the young tender age of three, along with her mother and siblings they moved to Seattle, WA. Linda being the original name giving by her father at birth, that is until the Mid-Wife took upon herself and change our mother’s name to Zelena. She would later move to Arkansas, Texas to live with her older Sister Ann and Brother-in-Law Alvin Hollinquest. However, her final place of rest would be Seattle, WA.

Zelena’s life’s experiences were full of many highs and lows representing life, pretty much like the Heart when it beats full of life. Nevertheless, God always saw her through. It was her strength, faith, passion and love she always persevered. Zelena was a strong advocate for what she believed. It was her strong voice of advocacy a law was passed in early 1980’s; Seattle Public Schools could no longer spank children. Zelena love to cook and feed others, whether it be in her home, community or going to the Pike Place Market to buy lunch meat and bread to feed the homeless. Her compassionated heart sheltered many young and old. Zelena loved art, music, dancing, fashion, cooking, and family gathers. There were many touched by Zelena’s agape love, caring and compassionate heart, and even her wrath, but most importantly, may her love leave a lasting impact on the hearts of many.

Zelena Gosby was a beautiful, strong woman, she would be the one to teach life lessons and be real about it. She was loving. She wouldn’t go anywhere without going in style, her swag, jazz and style would top off her natural glow. Her handmade fresh cooked food, tasty and good would put a smile on your face and leave your mouth watering. She was very skillful and caring! Serenity Banks.

Zelena leaves to cherish her loving memories: Lavette and Ernest West, Darsheen Sargent, Quiana and Douglas Black, Javae’ Johnson, and De’Anthony Rhea. Grandchildren: Ernest Jr. Daviono, Le’shae, Marzella, Sha’Que’la Cole, Kenya Jones, Ezekiel Taylor, Serenity Banks, Aliyah and Kimora Johnson. Greatgrandchildren: Trey Black, Serenity, Ja’Mere, Jaylene, Kavion, Karion, Kannon, Kadence, Orlando, Elisa-Marie, Michael, and Zan. Siblings: Ann Holliquest, Vernest Gosby, and William Carter. Also a host of Family and friends. Proceeded her in death Parents Mr. Burlee and Mrs. Bernice Gosby, Bothers Luther and Felton Gosby, and granddaughter Zamaria West.

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