Velma Bonner

Velma Counts Bonner, 88, of Pomaria, widow of Glenn Bonner, Sr., died Thursday, September 24, 2020.

Born on November 4, 1931 in Pomaria, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Maggie Richardson Counts. Mrs. Bonner was the retired owner of Bonner's Snack Shop and a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Sandra B. Goodman and devoted son-in-law, Mike Goodman and their children, Michelle Goodman, Michael (Jackie) Goodman; grandchildren Austin (Tiffany) and Raelynn Goodman, Kaitlynne Goodman, Savie Goodman, Mattie Powers and Christilyn Powers; sons, James Carroll Bonner and his children, Jennifer (Merrick) Estes and her children, Tradd Estes and Cara Estes and Jessica (Brandon) Parise and her children, Valerie Parise and Livia Parise; Glenn (Brandy) Bonner, Jr. and their children, Crystal Bonner, Jonathan (Grace) Bonner, Kelby (Evan) Pinion, Justyn Burley, Bose (Katelyn) Burley, Trey Bonner, Grayson Bonner and Maddox Bonner and he has thirteen grandchildren. Mrs. Bonner was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Carl Counts and a grandson, Roger Dale Goodman.

A private family funeral service will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church by the Rev. Arden Hallman and the Rev. Steve Jackson followed by a public committal service in the church cemetery on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 2:30 pm. Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 209 New Hope Road, Pomaria, SC 29126

Active pallbearers will be Michael C. Goodman, Austin Michael Goodman, Aubrey Horne, Harvey Kinard, John David Ruff and Stanley Shealy.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sheriff Lee Foster and Senator Ronnie Cromer.

We extend our sincere thanks to everyone who, in some way, made her life on this earth a peaceful one. Whether it was with a card, a visit, a smile, kind words or a prayer. She certainly appreciated all of you and we are eternally grateful for the love you showed our precious mother.

Everyone is reminded of the COVID 19 social distancing requirements and masks are encouraged.

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#20 Phyllis B Jolley 2020-09-29 06:57
Sandra, Jimmie & The Bonner family - Sending sincere sympathy in the loss of your Mother. May God, family and friends provide strength and comfort during this difficult time.
#19 Judy Sebesta 2020-09-28 17:38
Dear Sandra and family, I was saddened to her of Ms Velma’s passing. I will always remember her as a warm and loving person. I also remember how much she liked wearing her rings. I will always have her in my memories. May Gods grace and love keep you held closely in his arms during this time. With much love in my heart for all of you. Judy Sebesta
#18 Pam Bush 2020-09-27 19:44
Sending our deepest sympathy to all the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers!
#17 Mark Richardson 2020-09-25 20:30
So many memories. ALL GOOD. Spent a lot of time at the skating rink and snack bar growing up. Thinking about y'all. Mrs. Velma was a very special lady.rmsmark
#16 Carl Williams 2020-09-25 17:05
My condolences to the family. My prayers are with you all.
#15 Myrtie Mallach 2020-09-25 15:58
Bonner Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
#14 Betsy and Bo Black 2020-09-25 13:18
Jimmy and family, please know our thoughts and prayers are with y'all. She was a special lady and loved her family. I know the Lord has his arms wrapped around you all.
#13 Edith Hite 2020-09-25 11:35
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Bonner's death. She was such a lovely person. A real southern belle. She was a wonderful roommate with my Aunt Bernice Connelly, at White Oak. May your memories bring you peace.
#12 Carolyn Kibler 2020-09-25 10:51
Mrs. Velma was such a gracious roommate to my Aunt Bernice at White Oak. We loved her. She was always smiling and so generous. My heart is truly saddened by her passing. I know she is in our savior's arms. May God bring peace to you, Sandra, and all your family.
#11 Janice Smith 2020-09-25 10:09
My deepest sympathy to the family. Heaven gained another sweet angel. Prayers for healing. Sincerely, Janice Smith and family
#10 Susan Smith 2020-09-24 23:03
We're so sorry for yalls loss! May your memories lift you up and prayers for God to give you comfort and peace!
Love, Susan and Virgil Smith
#9 Connie a Rayfield 2020-09-24 22:08
Deepest sympathy to all. Prayers lifted.
#8 Don & Debbie Dennis 2020-09-24 22:06
We were so sorry for your loss. Keeping the Bonner family in our thoughts & prayers.
#7 Diane Eagar Metts 2020-09-24 18:47
Sandra and family,
Steve and I are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Cherish your memories of the good times. May God comfort all of you in these difficult days. Find peace in knowing that she is with her Lord and Savior. What a blessing it is to know that she is whole again and has joined her loved ones in the presence of her God. Our prayers. thoughts and love are with all of you.
Steve & Diane Metts
#6 Edgar and Cathy Lind 2020-09-24 17:06
Glenn, we were so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family in this very sad time. May God bless you and keep you in his loving care. Edgar and Cathy Lindler
#5 Cathy Corey-Standiel 2020-09-24 16:25
My deepest sympathy to the Bonner Family. May God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Prayers lifted up for all of you
#4 Linda Lever 2020-09-24 13:07
Bonner Family, you had such a sweet Mother - I know you all will have fond memories.. Curtis & I offer our deepest sympathy and let God give you the comfort and peace you will need during the days ahead. Love, Linda
#3 Kim Lipsey Mitchell 2020-09-24 13:02
Sandra and Glenn and the rest of the family:

"Granny" was a beautiful soul. She was always so sweet to me every time she saw me. I am very sorry for your loss. May you take GREAT comfort in knowing she is now with Jesus! I will be praying very hard for your family!
#2 Sheriff Lee Foster 2020-09-24 12:32
What a wonderful lady, living a wonderful life. If there was anyone I could count on for love and understanding it was Ms. Velma. She treated me with so much kindness that it would warm me to my core. Ms. Velma loved her family, her community, and her Church family. Although she has gone to Heaven, she is now whole, knows everyone and everything, and is at Peace. I can guarantee you she is there waiting for the rest of us when it is our time to join her. She will be there with open arms and unconditional love. I am sorry this virus robbed her and your family of precious time. Please know you did everything you could to make her final days blessed. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia
#1 Lydia Merchant 2020-09-24 12:30
Bonner Family, we are so sorry for your loss. She is at peace now and no more suffering. Cherish all of the good times and memories. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Lydia & David Merchant

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