OBITUARY

Natasha Denise Christian

October 15, 1973January 8, 2021
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Natasha Denise Johnson Christian was born in Abilene, TX on October 15, 1973 to Carol Burman Johnson and Billy Johnson. She accepted Christ at an early age and stayed actively involved in her church home throughout her lifetime.

Mrs. Christian attended Abilene Public Schools and was a proud graduate of Abilene High School. After high school, Natasha attended Hardin-Simmons University where she studied English and History, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1996. While attending Hardin-Simmons, she met her future husband Anthony, and the two were married in December of 1997. From this union, three children were born to complete their loving family.

Natasha spent her entire adult life devoting herself to public education. For the past 25 years, she has enhanced the lives of students at Arlington Heights High School, R.M. Shoemaker High School, San Antonio Southwest High School, John Paul Stevens High School, Waco High School and finally finished her career at Roosevelt High School. During her time in public education, she built lasting relationships with countless students and teachers alike and enjoyed keeping in touch with them long after they had left her class or moved on. Mrs. Christian’s passion for teaching and learning was contagious. Her desire to see students grow academically and her fellow teachers advance professionally was incredible. She was well known for having an infectious smile that she would happily share with anyone she encountered. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, teacher and friend of many and will truly be missed.

Natasha was preceded in death by her father Billy Charles Johnson and her mother Carol Darlene Burman Johnson in 1996. She is survived by her loving husband of 23 years Anthony Dale Christian; her three children: Devon Elise, Grayson Bryant and Desmond Miles; her brother Brian Burman of Minnesota and her sister Katina Johnson of Azle, Texas and many other countless relatives.

Most of all, Natasha leaves behind a legacy of love, a passion for lifelong learning, and countless friends and students who loved her dearly.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

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  • Committal Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

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Matthew Reynolds

January 20, 2021

Earlier this month, we lost one of the most powerful and caring souls I have ever known.

First my teacher, and years later, one of my most valued coworkers and advocates, Natasha Christian was passionate, approachable, and hilarious, in and out of the classroom. She helped me learn to love writing, she welcomed me to the community where I had my first "grown-up" job, and she was consistently one of my greatest supporters. She has impacted me more than I may ever fully understand.

I will miss you dearly, Mrs. Christian. Thank you for all you taught me, for your grace and love, and for being the model educator and person that you were.

john smith

January 20, 2021

she was cool, and a nice teacher.

Caryl Miller-Compton

January 17, 2021

This world lost an inspirational and unconventional woman last week.

Natasha, your love of language, English, family, will move me for years to come. Your love of all students will never cease to amaze me.

You made me a better teacher; you made WHS a campus of learning; you made this world a better place. You will light the next world . . .

Megan pursley

January 17, 2021

I met Mrs.Christian at Devon's Denim and Diamond Party She was So sweet Amazing and I am deeply sorry for the loss of such a amazing woman , educater. Devon And Her Brothers and Mr.Christian prayers for y'all she is looking down and smiling ! I pray that. Y'all know that she is now your Angel in heaven 💕 she us so proud of y'all and I know she loves y'all! Please reach out if y'all Ever need anything 💕💕
God loves you
Y'all now have a Beautiful Guardian Angel to look down and Smile at you!

Devon ,
I have known you since middle school and then we lost touch of each other . please know that I have always Thought your mom was amazing , sweet , kind , loving , funny and a amazing Educator! ❤. You are always going to be in my prayers


Renae Pedroza

January 16, 2021

Although I didn't have the honor and pleasure of working closely with Natasha, every time I would see her she would put a smile on my face. She had such a beautiful soul and persona about her and will be greatly missed. The Pedroza family sends our condolences to Coach Christian and his family during this difficult time.

Collin McCormick

January 16, 2021

I had the pleasure of meeting Natasha, Katina, Brian and Mr and Mrs Johnson my very first year at Hardin Simmons University in 1990. I can say they all made you feel at home. I can say Natasha's family is the first family I met at HSU. I thought I had a loud laugh Natasha had that huge laugh and pesonality that can make anyone smile.
To my brother AC and family I want you guys to know Danielle and I are praying for you and if it's anything you need just let us know.

Chris McNair

January 15, 2021

AC,
I know that words cannot take away any of the sting and loss that you and your lovely family are feeling. You and Natasha have touched countless numbers of lives and the world is a much better place for it. I am praying for you and I am thinking of that huge grin you used to show me in anatomy class back in the old days when you were sharing your gifted talents on the football field with all of us who loved watching you play. I am here for you if you ever need me.
Chris McNair

Kat Roark

January 14, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Natasha at both Southwest High School and now at Roosevelt High School. She was the loveliest person I have ever met and she was well loved by her students and the faculty and staff of both high schools. I miss her terribly and think of her often. I know she is in God's loving hands and she is looking down smiling at us all. Heaven has a wonderful addition to its grace! I love you, Natasha!!!

Rosemary Villanueva-Delaney

January 13, 2021

Natasha was one of the most beautiful souls inside and out. She was so kind and patient. She was happy to have any ESL student in her class. She was so positive and patient with her students and her fellow teachers. I was bleased to work with her and know her. My thoughts and prayers to all the family.

Guadalupe Smitha

January 13, 2021

May the love of our heavenly father remian in your hearts Christian family. Know that your loved one is resting in Peace, taken from your lifes too early. Gods grace, love, and strenght shall never abanoned each of you, your pain is shared in my heart, my prayers are with you now and never ending. She left an imprint in my life my thoughts in my daily life. May Perpetual Light Shine on Her Rest in Peace Mrs. Christian
Your friend: Ms. Smitha

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