Linda Merle Christian Bomar, 73

Linda Merle Christian Bomar was born on December 29, 1947 in Center, Texas to Clarence Whitfield and Bernadine Leetch Christian. 

She attended Shelbyville Schools from grades 1-12.  She continued her education at Panola College and graduated from Stephen F. Austin University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education.  She was an excellent student and received many academic awards.

She married Irvin Bomar in 1979 and they lived in Montana for a few years.  They returned to Texas and remained.  She taught elementary school at Shelbyville, then began working in the banking industry.  She has been employed by Farmers State Bank for 20 years, working as an Executive Assistant in the Loan Department, for Terry Allen.  She was a dedicated employee and cared deeply for her fellow employees.

Linda was a member of The Jackson Missionary Baptist Church and loved her Sunday School Class where she occasionally taught the lesson.  She enjoyed traveling and recently made a trip to Ireland where one of the stops was home to her Mother’s ancestors.  She loved sharing news about her Family, Children, Grandchildren, and Great-Grandchildren.

Linda is survived by her beloved husband, Irvin, of Joaquin- Daughter, Teresa Lemoine and husband, Joey; daughter, Mylinda Barter and husband, Alan; daughter Tana Miller and husband, Austin.

Grandchildren: Crystal Kennon and husband, William; Alexander Barter; Jeremiah Lemoine and wife, Alex; Whitney Lemoine McLemore and husband, Patrick; Kiara Guzman and Skylar Barter, Alana McKenney and Elisha McKenney.

Great Grandchildren: Aaliyah Lemoine, Jenaveve Lemoine, Alivia McLemore, Isabella McLemore, Emma Kennon, and Christian Kennon

Sisters Millie Alford and husband Rick, and Laura Christian; Brother Wayne Christian and wife Ava-Many nieces and nephews and a host of wonderful friends.

Linda was truly a beautiful Soul and always had words of encouragement for everyone.  When learning of her death, her nephew, Brian, had these words to share, “A better place indeed! In a flash, in the twinkling of an eye… is exactly how fast our Lord took hold of your Mom this morning…I won’t pretend there won’t be sadness or pain because we miss her.  But we haven’t lost her- we know EXACTLY where she is.  She is in Heaven with Our Lord and Her Savior!” Death has been swallowed up in victory.” (I Cor.15:55) “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? (John Donne) Jesus has overcome the grave.  Now, we look forward to a glorious reunion.” Rest in Peace, Our Beautiful Linda.

Funeral service will be held at Noon, Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation at 11:00 a.m.  Bro. David Long will officiate.  Interment will be held at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at

The Light and Champion

137 San Augustine St.
Center TX 75935