Bonnie Louella Green Ward passed away after a long battle with lung disease on February 1, 2023, in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. She was born on November 14, 1934, in Lincoln Park, Michigan to parents Winfred Elis Green and Eunice Emmaline Marie Decker. She attended school and grew up in Owosso, Michigan, and she was a longtime member of Owosso Church of Christ. Bonnie married Gerald LeRoy Ward on June 7, 1953, and they were blessed to enjoy 69 years of marriage. She devoted her time working as a Nurse’s Aid in the nursery unit at Memorial Hospital in Michigan. After retirement took her and Gerald to Florida, she spent twelve years serving students through her work in the after-school program at South Daytona Christian Church, where she had also moved her church membership from Michigan.
Bonnie was a loving and greatly devoted mother and grandmother. She also loved flowers and time spent outdoors, especially with family.
Bonnie is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and three brothers.
Surviving is her devoted husband, Gerald Ward and their six children: Helen Ward-Riess, Pamela Steele (Phil), Debra Palmer (Ed), Gerald Ward (Susie), Kevin Ward (Susan), and Michael Troy Ward. She also leaves a very special legacy of 29 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren (with #4 due this month) – all whom she adored.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2023, from 1:00PM-3:00PM at Nelson House Funeral Home in Owosso.
Donations can be made in honor of Bonnie to a Hospice organization of your choice.
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