Linda Rochelle Cozart Streeter was born on December 3, 1954 in
Miami, Florida to Ruth and William D. Cozart Sr. She was the oldest
girl of six children raised in the City of Miami, where she attended
Miami-Dade County Public Schools, graduating from Miami Central
Senior High, in 1972, In the same year, she met a handsome young
man by the name of Adlia Stevenson Streeter. The two became good
friends and later husband and wife. To this union, three beautiful
children were born. After marriage, Linda was so special to Adlia, that
he wouldn’t allow her to work outside the home and made her a
housewife. Linda spent most of her life taking good care of her
husband and children by spoiling them with delicious home-cooked
meals every day. Later in life, she worked for Keat Organic Foods,
where she was employed more than 18 years, before retiring in 2014.
Linda, affectionately known as Shelly or Shell and was of the Catholic
faith. She attended Mass for many years and was active in the Sisters
of Light Ministry.
Linda’s hobbies were that of a simple yet fulfilling life. Her favorite
past times and hobbies were gardening, traveling, especially cruising
with the family; doing karaoke with her favorite songs “Mr. Wrong
and “My Ship is Coming in” and probably more life itself, she enjoyed
cooking and loving on her grandchildren. Speaking of cooking, most
people knew Linda by her famous seasoning, “Shell’s Soul Food
Seasoning”. Linda was able to create a seasoning that allowed others
to make the best pot of collard greens, just like she did.
As we remember Linda today, we remember a loving woman who was
funny, a jokester, and pretty much said whatever she felt like saying.
We remember that she’d cooking Sunday dinner for more than fifty
people, every Sunday. She had an amazing way of making everyone so
special. Losing Linda, our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother,
aunt and friend is a great loss to our family; but we find comfort in
knowing that she is no longer in pain or suffering…and we will smile
every time we remember. her favorite line: “Love you once, love you
take your rest. We will love you forever.
you more than beans and rice”, LOL. Rest on Mother and
On June 10, 2021, surrounding by many loved ones, Linda Rochelle
Cozart Streeter peacefully departed this life. Her loved ones: John
Rollins, Williams D. Cozart, Jr., Jerome Cozart and Octavia Sawyer;
and one grandson Stevie Streeter preceded her in death. She leaves
behind to mourn her passing three children: Adlia (Kentanta) Streeter,
Denitra Streeter and Adlay Streeter; their father Adlia Streeter;
grandchildren: Adlia III (Shanice), Kenzel, Anaya, Alyasia, Dayla, andi
Adlay Jr., Lintonia; two great granddaughters: Ania and Asya; sister
Melanie Cozart and a host of many she called her children, nieces-
nephews, other relatives and sorrowing friends.
- John Rollins
- Peaceful Zion Missionary Baptist Church
- 2-4:00 PM