OBITUARY

Linda June Bates

July 27, 1944March 9, 2021
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Linda June Sims Bates had her heavenly homegoing on March 9, 2021. She passed away peacefully at home in College Station surrounded by her family.

Linda was born July 27th, 1944 in Norfolk, Virginia while her mother Flo served in the women's auxiliary corp of the Army. They soon moved back to College Station where Linda grew up and attended College Station schools, graduating from A&M Consolidated in 1963. She married Dan Bates in 1964 and they served in several churches in Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, and Florida while raising their 4 children, moving back to College Station Texas in 1987, where they continued serving in churches in the area, and in their spare time they enjoyed volunteering their talents for The Theater Company of Bryan College Station. Linda used her incredible sewing skills as costumer for several years and many shows. Linda fought Alzheimer's for the past 8 years, ultimately robbing her of the many things that brought her joy.

Linda is preceded in death by her mother, Flo Sims; father, Bill Sims; husband of 50 years Dan. She is survived by her 4 children, Dana Hart, Keri Isbell and husband Mitch, Jeff Bates and wife Stephenie, Lisa Bradshaw and husband Billy; her 19 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren with 2 more arriving soon.

Visitation will be held 10:30 am to 1:00 pm on March 12, with a funeral service at 1:00 pm, at Memorial Funeral Chapel College Station. Interment will follow at College Station City Cemetery on Texas Avenue.

If you would like to join a live stream of the funeral service, please click the following link, www.facebook.com/MemorialBryan

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, March 12, 2021

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  • Interment

    Friday, March 12, 2021

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Cheryl Clark

March 11, 2021

Linda radiated love, her smile was beautiful and infectious and filled my soul with joy. She was passionate about her family and all those she loved. One of her goals was to share God's love. I remember her coming to work exhausted after staying up late working on costumes for the theater group and I would encourage her to get more rest and her comment would be, I need to do this, I need to be there for the young people in the group and be a witness of a faithful life, someone they can talk to, someone to love them. Linda's playful side brought joy on many occasions, you'd see her smile and just know she was up to something mischievous. I loved the way her face would light up when one of children or grandchildren came up to Crestview to help Flo in the beauty shop or to visit. She was so proud of all her family. I can only imagine the heavenly celebration and rejoicing when Dan and Jesus welcomed Linda to her final home. Thank you Father God for the gift of Linda and the love she shared.


Jamie Schultea

March 10, 2021

Such a wonderful lady. She will be deeply missed! Condolences to her family & friends of her passing. Sending Prayers & Hugs!

Alice Mendez

March 9, 2021

It saddens my heart to hear of her death but she has joined her beloved husband Dan in heaven. It was a pleasure knowing and working with her and getting to know all of her family. Linda was hoot full of laughter and happiness and her faith in God. I remember in one of our ladies night we went to eat at a Mexican restaurant she dip her chip in the salsa it was pure green chili had to get some milk for her. She thought it was Guacamole I love you Miss Linda may you RIP

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Beautiful bride

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Rocking Ella to sleep.

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She made my wedding dress-1998

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1998-She made all the dresses pictured here and the bow ties.

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Beautiful bride

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Rocking Ella to sleep.

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She made my wedding dress-1998

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1998-She made all the dresses pictured here and the bow ties.

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Mary Ann Isbell & Linda Bates

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Biography

Linda June Sims Bates had her heavenly homegoing on March 9, 2021. She passed away peacefully at home in College Station surrounded by her family.

Linda was born July 27th, 1944 in Norfolk, Virginia while her mother Flo served in the women's auxiliary corp of the Army. They soon moved back to College Station where Linda grew up and attended College Station schools, graduating from A&M Consolidated in 1963. She married Dan Bates in 1964 and they served in several churches in Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, and Florida while raising their 4 children, moving back to College Station Texas in 1987, where they continued serving in churches in the area, and in their spare time they enjoyed volunteering their talents for The Theater Company of Bryan College Station. Linda used her incredible sewing skills as costumer for several years and many shows. Linda fought Alzheimer's for the past 8 years, ultimately robbing her of the many things that brought her joy.

Linda is preceded in death by her mother, Flo Sims; father, Bill Sims; husband of 50 years Dan. She is survived by her 4 children, Dana Hart, Keri Isbell and husband Mitch, Jeff Bates and wife Stephenie, Lisa Bradshaw and husband Billy; her 19 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren with 2 more arriving soon.

Visitation will be held 10:30 am to 1:00 pm on March 12, with a funeral service at 1:00 pm, at Memorial Funeral Chapel College Station. Interment will follow at College Station City Cemetery on Texas Avenue.

If you would like to join a live stream of the funeral service, please click the following link, www.facebook.com/MemorialBryan