Bonnie Sue Willey, 61, peacefully passed on Sat. Feb 11, 2017 surrounded by family. Born on July 4, 1955 to James and Margaret (Peg) Walker. Bonnie lived her life unselfishly devoted to her family, friends and community. She gave 23 years of service to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, retiring as the Director of the Day School.
Among many mission trips, most notably was travel to establish the first pre-school in Belize. Bonnie was active in rendezvous with Old Virginia Primitive Riflemen (OVPR), making many lifelong friends and memories.
She is survived by her husband Winston, sons Thomas and James and six sisters; Barbra Payton, Linda Nuttall, Peggy Brownawell, Gail Snyder, Jeanne Gibson and Beth Johnson.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Patty Walker.
The memorial will be held at One City Church, 3310 Indian River Rd Chesapeake, VA 23325 on Sat. 18, 2017 at 2pm.
Please share a memory with the family via the “Condolences and Tributes” tab.Send Flowers
Dear Sister, you are missed terribly 🙁 Our hearts are broken but we know you are in a better place now, pain free. Hanging out with Momma, watching over us. Till we meet again, together forever! I love you Bonnie Sue.
Bonnie was a great friend for many years when I was at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. She was candid, upfront, honest, and in your face but had the gentlest spirit a person could have. She was always the first to help and her devotion to the Kids in her charge at the day school was undeniable. She was a mom to all of them teaching them and comforting them. She was Miss Bonnie to even the children of children she taught. She will be missed physically but she will live on in the lives and memories of those she touched.
Bless you Bon Bon.
My deepest sympathies go out to Wink, Tommy, Jim and Sarah. We are here for you. We all love you, stay strong. Miss Bonnie, I will miss you beyond words.
Bonnie you will be missed by many.I know you are at peace no pain.Praying for your family love you, untill we meet a again.
I will always remember Bonnie as a funny and kind friend to all of my family. She had a way of sharing the love by just Being. I will always picture her with a twinkle in her eye and a big playful smile on her face. My condolences to you, Wink, and all of your family. We were blessed to know her.
MY heart goes out to all of you–the pain is so real—what a wonderful person–have some great memories–her and Jack are living it up—
I could never say thank you enough for all the good Bonnie did for me and my family, she truly was a saint. We will miss you and cherish your memory forever. The Leth family.
Winky, so sorry for your loss. I have been in Florida and just read on FB of your wife’s passing. I did not know her but dying at such a young age is such a shame. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts.
Sharon Levinson Edwards
To Winston and his family we want to extend our
condolences. We will miss her kindness and friendship. God Bless and keep you.
Edward & Peggy
My heart is full of much gratitude for the contribution that Miss Bonnie made into the life of my grandson Wyatt. As well for the wonderful hospitality she always gave to our family at the restaraunt. It was as if we were visiting her in her home. In a short time my family came to love Miss Bonnie for sharing her warm, loving, jovial and kind spirit with us all. Wyatt will be heartbroken from the loss of his Miss Bonnie. Our hearts as a family are saddened by this loss as well yet we rejoice in the blessing of having known her. Rest in peace our friend until we meet again. Our love and prayers are extended to the family. May God give you peace that surpasses understanding. May you find great comfort and joy as you reflect on the wonderful memories made and the legacy she leaves behind.
All my heartfelt sympathy!!God bless and comfort you all!!Hugs!!!
As a young girl I would have many fond memories of you as a child.
The memories had as a child included your warm smiles, boisterous laugh and even times when we would walk down to your mother’s on a cold afternoon day and pick flowers off the side of the fence or the honeysuckles on the way.
You always made me feel welcome and it influenced my own way of how I raise my children 30 years later.
Thank you for being a part of my life.
My sincere apologies and grief to Mr. Wink, Tommy and Jimmy as your passing came as a shock and to many who have also had the blessing to remember your brilliant smile.
With warm condolences
Karen A Maupai,husband Joe and our 4 children