Jimmie Ruth Brown Bonner

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Anniston - Funeral services for Jimmie Ruth Brown Bonner, 84, of Anniston, were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at Parker Memorial Baptist Church in Anniston with the Reverend Dr. Mack Amis, the Reverend Dr. Billy Harris, the Reverend Kevin Garrett, and the Reverend Andrew Jenkins officiating. Music was provided by Jennie Mallory Wall. The family received friends from 1 p.m. until the service hour at the church. Interment followed at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Chambers County. Mrs. Bonner passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013, in Anniston. Mrs. Bonner was born on June 16, 1929 in Milltown, Chambers County, Alabama to Jessie Thomas Brown and Nettie Lou Brooks Brown. Mrs. Bonner graduated from Hanley High School in Roanoke in 1947 and then attended Southern Union Junior College. Upon graduation, she worked as a secretary for the Department of Pensions and Securities in LaFayette, until she married her faithful companion, Blount Stevenson "Buddy" Bonner on December 22, 1956. After moving to Anniston and spending a few years with her young children, Mrs. Bonner began working for Alabama Power Company as a stenographer in 1965. She worked there until her retirement in 1990, at which time she became actively involved in Alabama Power Company's retiree organization, the Energizers. She was also an active member and officer in the Anniston Study Club. Mrs. Bonner was a devoted member of Parker Memorial Baptist Church for over 50 years and a member of the Joy Sunday School Class, the Women's Missionary Union (WMU) and the Senior Adult Ministry. Mrs. Bonner loved caring for her family more than anything in the world, and took great pleasure from just spending time with her family and friends. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, a loyal friend, and a proud and nurturing grandmother. She was a truly Godly woman with an unwavering faith, and her sweet spirit was evident to all who knew her. She loved arts and crafts, scrapbooking, reading and working the daily crossword puzzle. Mrs. Bonner was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Blount Stevenson "Buddy" Bonner; her parents, and brothers, John Thomas Brown, killed in World War II, and Jessie Milford Brown. She is survived by her daughter, Debra Bonner Taylor and husband, Lee, of Birmingham; son, Don Keith Bonner, of Birmingham; grandson, Matthew Yarbrough Taylor; granddaughter, Emily Brooke Taylor; brother, Donald Brown and wife, Kay; sisters, Reatha Brown Richardson and husband, Jack, and Rosalyn Brown Brazell; many nieces, nephews and friends. Those wishing to make memorial donations may make them to Parker Memorial Baptist Church, P.O. Box 2104, Anniston, AL 36203; or to Bethel Baptist Church, 1436 County Road 247, Roanoke, AL 36274. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.klbrownmemorychapel.com. K.L. Brown Memory Chapel 620 Golden Springs Road Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 231-2334
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620 Golden Springs Road Anniston, AL 36207
(256) 231-2334
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Published in The Anniston Star from Sept. 17 to Sept. 19, 2013
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