Hattie Brown Bonner, 94 of Buckhead, went to her heavenly home on April 9, 2021. Mrs. Hattie was born September 15, 1926 to the late James and Carrie Hensley Brown. She had nine brothers and sisters. The Brown family grew up in Morgan County. As a child, Mrs. Hattie would pick cotton and tend the garden among many other typical rural life duties. As a young teenager, she began to work at the Guy Thurmond sewing plant in Madison. She was working at the plant during World War II and sewed numerous tents for Uncle Sam to use in the war. She married William “Big Bill” Bonner in 1949. They had two children, William “Little Bill” and Penny. They lived a happy, active life in Buckhead. They went on to open Bonners Triple “B” Restaurant in 1971, where Mrs. Hattie remained active and hands on, well into her later years. Mrs. Hattie or “Me-Maw” loved her family and her church and adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an excellent cook, seamstress, housekeeper, wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was a dedicated servant to the Lord and had amazing faith. She loved to witness to others and enjoyed talking to anyone and everyone. Mrs. Hattie was one-of-a-kind and will be deeply missed.
Hattie Bonner was preceded in death by her beloved husband Bill and daughter, Penny as well as Grandchildren Stan Bonner and Molly Joe Bonner. She is survived by her son Bill Bonner & Debra, brothers, Bobby Brown, and David Brown a son-in-law, Timmy Saye and her adopted Nephew Sidney “Doodle” Atkinson. Her grandchildren are Dusty “JD” Bonner & Jennifer, Dallas Bonner, Ryan Saye & Emily and Robert Saye & Erica. Great grandchildren are Dustin Bonner & Chelsea, Anna Bonner Moon & Jon Brooks Bonner, Grayson Bonner, Abbi Wren Saye and Hazel Saye. She also leaves two great-great grandchildren, Kylie Bonner Vining, and Gunner Moon.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Fountain of Praise from 3-4 PM. The funeral service will begin at 4 PM. Interment will follow at the Buckhead City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fountain of Praise Fellowship 4071 Eatonton Road Madison, GA 30650.
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