Born in Fire
The busy and social mother of the Cross family.
Linda Cross (formerly Linda Sterling) was born in Augusta, Michigan. She met Andy during his travels through the country, and though she was a teenager and he was in his twenties, they were soon married and expecting their first child. When Andy moved back to Georgia, Linda came with him, and put most of her time and effort into building ties in the local church community, which in turn gave her resources to help raise her daughters—particularly Cassidy, who was troubled in youth.
As her daughters got older, Linda attended hairstyling classes, and has worked in that capacity ever since. She enjoys socializing and the arts, which are the primary ways she relates to her daughters now that they’re adults.