On Monday April 25th, 2016 Jesus came and took our father home. He leaves behind a family with broken hearts. Lonnie (Sonny) was born in Galveston, TX on December 4, 1944 and passed away on April 25, 2016 at the age of 71. He is survived by his son Michael Minter, daughter Michelle DiStefano & husband Nick, granddaughter Dezirae Jones & husband John, great grandson Evan Jones, Sister Bobbie Jean Minter, niece Pamela Tyler and many other family members. Lonnie met and married his wife Barbara in 1966 and they were happily married for 49 years. He trained to become an electrician and later used these skills at Arco Chemical/Lyondell for over 30 years. He also volunteered his time for the Special Olympics for many years. Lonnie will be missed by many people who he has touched in this lifetime. His Celebration of Life was held on May 14, 2016 at San Jacinto Baptist Church 310 W. P. Street Deer Park, TX 77536 at 1:00 pm.