November 25, 1927 - February 15, 2021
Emma Conner Bonner “Mother Bonner” the daughter of the late Mary Ann Ables & Ulysses Conner was born on November 25, 1927. Mother Bonner attended school at Bayside School in Bath NC until the loss of her father. At a very young age she had to work and help her mother provide for the family. During this time she gained valuable experience on how to nurture children and families. She was able to use this wisdom and knowledge to become a skilled domestic worker, housewife and support families on various levels. Mother Bonner was proudly known as “Mrs. Weedie” by her family and the neighborhood. Mother Bonner joined St. Stephen’s church over 50 years ago. She faithfully served and was consecrated as a Mother. She loved her church family and most of all she loved the Lord with all her heart. Mother Bonner was married to Pernell C. Bonner on July 10, 1944 and celebrated 60 years of marriage and to this union they had 11 children. Mother Bonner was preceded in death by her husband and her son, Jeffery E. Bonner. Mother Bonner leaves to cherish fond memories of her life, seven sons, James Nelson Bonner (Frances) of Rocky Mount, VA, Pernell A. Bonner (Jackie) of Simpson, NC, Alfred U. Bonner (Darlene) of Brooklyn, NY, Ray Bonner (Debra) of Greenville, NC, Tommy Bonner of Sidney, NC, Anthony Bonner (Keisha) and Billy Bonner (Tracy) both of Washington, NC; three daughters, Arnita B. Howard (Pastor Bobby) of Greenville, NC, Angela B. Parker (Ronnie) of Woodbridge, VA, and Liz B. Wiggins (James) of Winterville, NC; two sisters, Annie Murl Minor and Shirley Conner; 22 grandchildren; 44 great grandchildren and 20 great-great grandchildren; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, all who loved her dearly and will miss her very much.
Emma Conner Bonner “Mother Bonner” the daughter of the late Mary Ann Ables & Ulysses Conner was born on November 25, 1927. Mother Bonner attended school at Bayside School in Bath NC until the loss of her father. At a very young... View Obituary & Service Information
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