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Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Funeral services for Tommie LaJuan Boulware Garner, 86, of Shreveport, Louisiana, will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2500 Southside Dr., Shreveport, Louisiana. Rev. Mike Hawkins will officiate. Burial will follow at Forest Park West Cemetery, 4000 Meriwether Rd. in Shreveport. The family will receive friends on Monday, May 8, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Tommie passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, May 4, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Born October 17, 1936 in Center, Texas, Tommie moved to Shreveport at the age of 21 where she lived out the remainder of her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Buron and Alma Wimberly, of Huxley, Texas; husband of 35 years, Sherrill O’Daniel Boulware and her two stepsons, Jewel Boulware and Jerry Boulware. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, John Garner; her brother, Truman Wimberly and wife, Diane; her daughter, Mollye Brown; son, Douglas Boulware and wife, Sandra; her grandchildren, Amy Cagle, Amanda Fort, Steven Boulware and wife, Karen, Clay Boulware, Katie Walker and her husband, William, two stepsons, Johnny Garner and wife, Donna, and James Garner and wife, Maggie; step-grandchildren Kendall Garner, Chase Garner and wife, Melissa, Kelly Yurdagul and husband, Art, Hunter Garner; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The devoted matriarch of her family, Tommie came from a lineage of strong women. As a testament to Proverbs 31, Tommie was “clothed in strength and dignity and feared the Lord.” She depended on her strong faith to help her through some trying times and passed that faith along to her children and grandchildren.
Tommie’s favorite place was at her kitchen table with her friends and family and a pot of coffee. Many stories were told and problems solved there. Many times, her children heard from friends and strangers alike how Tommie helped them in times of trouble. For those who knew her, she was a solid rock that could always be depended on. She will certainly be missed.
Serving as pallbearers will be David Glass, Johnny Wimberly, Steven Boulware, Clay Boulware, Chase Cagle, and Johnny Garner.
A special thank you to Kissie Milligan, Willie Baylor, the staff of The Gables at Springlake and Springlake Skilled Nursing and Rehab for your loving care of our mother. The family would also like to thank The Guest House Skilled Nursing and Rehab for their loving care.