2024ObituariesJuanita Z. Linton

May 21, 2024by SealeUser13

March 5, 1963 – May 18, 2024

Juanita passed away Saturday. May 18, 2024 in Baton Rouge at the age of 61. She was a contract compliance specialist with the DOTD. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, 1720 South Range Ave., Denham Springs, LA 70726 on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM with religious services at 6:00 PM in the funeral home chapel conducted by Pastor Kirk Jones. She is survived by her loving husband, Raymond H. Linton, Jr.; children, Ladaina Gonzales, Jeremy Saltzman and Bohdi Linton; sisters, Jana Stevenson and Sue Morris; brothers, Jimmy, Jeff, Chuck, Jerry, David and Ronnie Zollner; numerous grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, James and Betty Zollner; son, Justin Saltzman. Her favorite pass time was riding her motorcycle and was a firearms advocate and enthusiast. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Caras House, 9894 Airline Hwy., Sorrento, LA 70778. Please sign our online registry book.




  • Chuck Zollner

    June 6, 2024 at 12:35 am

    Juanita was there for so many people in her life- giving a helping hand, pitching with a job/jobs that needed to be done and giving advice
    when needed. She had done the same for me, too, with advice, and I was glad again to be able to spend time with a few of my brothers and
    sisters and other family before and after my Dad’s funeral. I was able to be there for her a few times in her life, the last one when she was
    searching and searching for a horse-themed T-shirt my Dad had for my Mom for her funeral that he wanted to wear during his funeral.
    She finally found it, in a dresser in my Dad’s bedroom between other shirts. “I Found It, I Found It” she yelled out as she pulled the T-shirt out of the closet. She started breaking down as she was walking toward me as I stood in the hallway, and her tears started flowing freely, and began
    sobbing and put her head on my shoulder and I just held my sister, just being there for her.

    I hope to do the same, in one way or another for the rest of my brothers and sisters and the rest of the family. Ray, Jeremy, LaDaina, and Bodie- my condolences to you. Juanita will be greatly missed by so many.
    at your loss, too.


  • Veronica (Ronie) Pollet

    May 29, 2024 at 10:43 pm

    I wish to convey deepest heartfelt condolences to the Linton/Saltzman family. Nita and I had a close relationship that started 24 years ago this month. She was a co-worker in Legal, a close friend and confidant after she moved to compliance & then after I left LADOTD. She & I have laughed and cried together so many times over the years, which was certainly a source of strength not just to me, but also to many others. I gain comfort in the thought of her being together with her loved ones already past and watching over the rest of us. May she rest in the arms of our Lord, Jesus Christ forever! Love you Nita! See you on the other side …


  • Cassandra Harbor

    May 29, 2024 at 8:36 pm

    I extend my condolences to the family. Nita was a co-worker who was pleasant to be around, we worked together in the Compliance Section, not a long time; but, long enough to know she handled what life gave her with strength and sound mind. I will miss seeing her in the building. She would speak with a smile and ask how you are doing?


  • Lisa Carter

    May 29, 2024 at 1:03 pm

    Nita was a dear friend of mine. I will miss her. We use to travel together when I worked in compliance. We both lost our oldest sons so we had that in common and we supported each other through our grief. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.


  • Yolanda G. Jolivette

    May 23, 2024 at 7:39 pm

    I extend my deepest condolences to the Linton family. I have known Nita since 2011 when we worked together at DOTD in the Compliance Programs Section. Nita was always kind and friendly and always willing to help. Even when I no longer worked in the Compliance Program Section, I would often see Nita in the building and she would always say Hello and ask me how I was doing and how things were going. She will truly be missed.


  • Jana

    May 23, 2024 at 12:17 am

    Juanita was one of a kind. She told it like it is and put you in your place if you tried to fool her. She didn’t sugarcoat anything, and didn’t care if you liked her or not. If you didn’t, I guarantee it wasnt because of her. and you couldn’t help but admire how real and brave she was. Please, everyone, tell your loved ones you love them, every chance you get. I wish I had one more chance.
    I love you Juanita 💔


    • Keycha Alexander-Green

      May 24, 2024 at 4:57 pm

      This is so true! She was a REAL person, and I loved her for that! We shared those attributes. She was so much fun to be around. We travelled together a lot for work and we use to laugh so hard going and coming. I will miss those rides, and I will miss her dearly.


      • Jana

        May 26, 2024 at 1:08 am



  • Jana

    May 22, 2024 at 10:50 pm

    Lord knows the whole family has been through alot. Juanita was a source of strength for many, including myself. She suffered so many losses but still managed to laugh through it all. She ALWAYS got back up, no matter what. Sometimes she helped people with her logic and reasoning, to get one back on course. I’ll never forget the 3 plus weeks she helped after our dad passed. I hadn’t laughed so much in a long time. I find myself going back to childhood, trying to remember key memories of her, sad because all we have now is memories.
    I love you Juanita💔


  • Jerry Zollner

    May 22, 2024 at 2:42 pm

    Jaunita, you’ll always be my baby sister. You will be missed so much by your family and friends. And especially by me. There was always comfort when you were around in times of need for everyone. Even when you had those difficult times yourself. You are a star in the sky and we all have you, mother and daddy to watch over us from now on. I love you so much.

    Your loving brothers and sisters


  • David Zollner

    May 21, 2024 at 9:29 pm

    Tears from heaven comfort our grief. Prayers and great big hugs to Ray, Ladaina, Jeremy and Bohdi.
    I’m really glad we got to spend some time with Juanita this year, even though it wasn’t the best of times, I will always remember your humor and your laughs, I want to have a Margareta just for you, I will miss you Little Sister.

    🙁 Love you always and forever

    David and Kathy


  • Joyce Brignac

    May 21, 2024 at 2:41 pm

    My deepest and most sincere sorrow to Nita’s entire family. She was and will always be a beacon of Love, Light, and Joy. Nita welcomed me into the DOTD Compliance Programs office in 2017. She was always my “go-to” source for sharing information and assisted me in all aspects of the multiple roles our office was responsible for. But more than that she was a friend, she cared deeply for her family, and that included her “DOTD family”. Nita’s heart guided her through a lot of personal pain and suffering. And that shining light was the brightest with the loss of close family members and others close to her. Nita will always be remembered as a kind, caring, and loving woman, always willing to share knowledge and wisdom…and always from a heart of filled with love.


  • Keycha Alexander-Green

    May 21, 2024 at 2:21 pm

    I extend my deepest, most sincerest condolences to the family. Nita was not only a coworker, but also a dear friend for 16 years. I am so grateful for the time the Lord has allowed me to bond with her. I will forever treasure the memories we have created. I know that no words can heal your broken hearts at the present time, but I pray that you all will be granted the strength you need to walk this path. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I am truly going to miss my friend and coffee/travel buddy! May she rest peacefully.

    Keycha Alexander-Green
    LADOTD – Compliance


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