She has been a member of Northside Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC for the past 60 years, volunteering faithfully in many areas of the church. She was a choir member, Sunday School teacher, Children’s Choir Leader, as well as leading Bible clubs in various neighborhoods in the Charlotte area. Mrs Bonner worked in Northside Christian Academy from the school’s very beginning in several areas, including being a school bus driver, a kindergarten teacher and daycare director through her years there. Continuing her commitment to children, she worked in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System at Davidson Elementary School for 25 years, retiring in 2006. Mrs Bonner was preceded in death by her Husband, Ernie Bonner, whom she loved dearly, and her Step Son, Ernie (Bud) Bonner.
Mrs. Bonner is survived by her children; Jan Lambert (John), Morehead City, NC, Cliff Sifford (Kathy), Newburgh, IN, and Robin Evans (David), Beaufort, NC. Grandchildren; Michael Lambert (Kate), Emily Nelms (Brandon), Ashlie Lambert (Edsel), Amanda Smiley (Michael), Heather Cone (Trey) and Chris Bonner. Great Grandchildren are Lucas Nelms (10), Izabella Lambert (8), Sam Nelms (7), Indie Lambert (4), Charlotte Smiley (2) and MacKenzie Cone (8 mo). Brother; Frank Christmas (Shirley), Cornelius, NC.
The family will receive friends and family on May 2, 2017 at Northside Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM preceding the funeral service at 1:00 PM in the auditorium. Committal services will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery and Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Northside Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC and/or Community Homecare Hospice, Swansboro, NC.
James Funeral Home, 10520 Arahova Dr., Huntersville, NC 28078, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.jamesfuneralhomelkn.com.