We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Knotts Funeral Home - Sanford
Ms. Bonnie Jean McDougald, age 57 of Sanford, NC transitioned into eternal rest on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at her residence.
Ms. Bonnie Jean McDougald was born on April 12, 1964, in Lee County to the late
Mary Jane McLean and Elbert C. McDougal, Sr. She transitioned to her heavenly home on Sunday, June 20, 2021.
Bonnie became a member of Johnsonville AME Zion Church at an early age and participated in the youth choir and the Usher Board. She was introduced to Christ at an early age at the guiding hand of her maternal grandparents. Upon her acceptance of Jesus Christ, as her Savior, Bonnie began her journey through life of learning to trust in Him and experiencing His love for her. She was all too eager to share her faith and trust in the One Who lifted her so many times.
A Lupus Warrior herself, she was a dedicated and active supporter of the Lupus Foundation.
Bonnie received her education from the Harnett County School System and was a member of Western Harnett High School graduating Class of 1982.
Bonnie enjoyed traveling and living life. She loved to laugh, which was often started by her making remarks that would make you laugh, no matter how you were feeling at the time. She was known as “the clown” of the family because when she showed up, you knew some serious laughter would be taking place sooner or later. She was also affectionately known as “Sunni” by her siblings.
Throughout her illness, she often encouraged others rather than focusing on herself. She loved her family and was especially proud of her nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews whom she encouraged to get an education. Bonnie also deeply loved her grandmother and spoke with her and visited her often until the decline in her health prevented her from traveling as she desired.
Bonnie leaves to cherish her memories: her father, Elbert C. McDougald, Sr., of Sanford, N.C., ten siblings: Teresa McDougald French, Katherine Winston, Linda (William) Beck, her twin brother, Ronnie D. McDougald, and Elbert C. McDougald, Jr., all of Sanford, N. C., Angela Warren of Fayetteville, N.C., Jennifer (Bruce) Lee of Broadway, N.C., and Veronica McDougald of Cameron, N.C.; Deceda (Anthony) Edwards of Charlotte, N.C. and Charles Hope of Lemon Springs, N.C.; three stepsisters: Debra (Marvin) Lee of Sanford, N.C., Sabrina (Terry) Wicker of Sanford, N.C. and Marcella(Gil ) Johnson of Germany; one step brother: Milton (Elsie) Lamar of Alabama. Bonnie also leaves to cherish her memory, her maternal grandmother, Etter Winston of Sanford, N.C., and a very special friend, Michael Thorpe of Richmond, Virginia. She also leaves three nieces: Jasmine Beck, Brittany McDougald, and Destany McSwain, three nephews: Tyshonne McSwain, James Wesley Warren, and Rashon King; three great nieces: Nyla, Imani, and Deborah, and four great nephews: Xavier, Noah, Nasir, and Cristian; special friends: Ethel King, Marilyn Harris, and Charles Mellieon. Special neighbors: Julia, "Coach", and family, Jonathan, Rebecca, and children and a host of aunts and uncles, cousins, extended relatives and friends.
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