Mr. Harrison Bonner Jr. of 1509 Floyd St., Petersburg, departed this life on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg. The son of the late Harrison and Melvina Scott Bonner. He retired from Allied Chemical in Hopewell and spent a number of years working with E. B. Washington Masonry.
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Harrison was a man of great faith and determination who cared for and loved his family. Until his health declined he would meticulously care for his cars, lawn and home. Harrison was always particular about his appearance and dressing appropriately for the occasion. He made a lasting impression on many and leaves a great legacy for us to cherish.
He faithly attended the Rocky Branch Baptist Church until his health began to decline.
Harrison is survived by: his loving and devoted wife of 65 years, Virgie Edwards Bonner; one son, Harrison Bonner III of Chester; and two daughters, Gloria Brown, Prince George, Terri Bonner-Williams of Chester; one daughter-in-law, Debera Bonner and one son-in-law Donald Williams, both of Chester; one devoted sister, Bertha Pryor of Sutherland; two brother-in-laws, Richard T. Edwards (Ruth) of Carson, and Booker W. Edwards (Ida) of Petersburg; five sister-in-laws, Mrs. Glovenia Patterson, Mrs. Vernice Walker, Mrs. Mary E. White, Mrs. Lille Mae Bonner, all of Dinwiddie, and Mrs. Elise Johnson, goddaughter (Ernest), of Carson; five great-grandchildren, Michael Goode, Kamron Bonner, Jarea Lewis, Madison Hubbard and Mason Hubbard; one godson, Daris Johnson of Dinwiddie; a host of nieces and nephews including a devoted niece, Alesia Johnson of Petersburg; and other relatives; and friends to include a devoted neighbor, Pete Hargrove.
Special thanks to all of his caregivers.
A homegoing service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at the Rocky Branch Baptist Church, Sutherland, with the pastor, the Rev. Lynn G. Robinson eulogizing and the Rev. Dr. Herbert Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at the Dinwiddie Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Joseph M. Johnson & Son Funeral Home, 530 S. Sycamore St., Petersburg, 804-863-4411.
Joseph M. Johnson and Son Funeral Home - Petersburg
530 S. Sycamore Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Published in The Progress-Index on Oct. 23, 2013