Lina Love


Lina M. Love was born to Albert and Genevieve Centollela on June 2, 1943.

Lina attended and graduated from Michigan State University and received her Masters in Education at Antioch University in San Francisco, California. Lina searched for the meaning of her last name and practiced at Ashrams’ in California, Pennsylvania and Ohio, loving women and children, serving the disenfranchised, helping the poor and lonely, and loving her family and friends.  Lina became a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church where served with the African American Historical Ministries and taught Children’s Church.

Lina was proceed in death by her parents, Albert and Genevieve Centolella; brother Robert Centollela and a sister.

Lina is survived by her daughter, Michelle R. Love; son, Michael W. (Angie) Love; brother, Paul (Diane) Centolella; 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; and a host of other family and many friends.

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00 noon Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church 428 E. Main St. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. Tina Shavers and family

    You fought a tough fight. RIH Ms Lina you were always the rock that kept everything in line. My prayers are with my dearest friend and the family. May you find joy in your memories.

  2. To: The Love Family.
    I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in God’s word the Bible. Jesus said: At John 6:40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him (her) on the last day.
    May the hope and promises in this Scripture bring you comfort and strength to endure the difficult days ahead.
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  3. So sorry Michelle and Michael to hear about your mom’s passing. She always took good care of me and my brother when we spent the night and hung out at your house.
    Peace be with you both.

  4. RIP Lina love

    Iam so sorry for u lost Michelle and the rest f the family. Be strong it’s hard to loose strong woman like Lina …
    God bless you all

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