Saturday August 1st, 2020
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Bonnie MatthewsBonnie June Matthews passed away July 24, 2020, at her home in Lillington. She was born in Sanford on September 11, 1953, the eldest daughter of James and Jean Wicker of Colon. Bonnie graduated from Deep River High School and received her nursing degree from CCTI (now CCCC), then had a forty-five-year career as a nurse and pharmacy technician, mostly at Betsy Johnson Hospital. She was a faithful member of the Greater Vision Fellowship Church in Lillington. Bonnie was known for her kind and loving ways, easygoing disposition, and infectious sense of humor. She enjoyed good food, travel, and thrifting. Bonnie is survived by her husband Fred, son Clint, brothers Jim and Russell (Nancy), sisters Janet Talbert (Richard) and Annette Rankin (Ben), nieces Mackenzie, Emma, Larkin, Savanna, and Agusta, nephew Hunter, and a large, loving extended family of relatives, friends, and co-workers. She will be missed. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Greater Vision Fellowship Church, 135 Dry Creek Road, Lillington, NC 27546. Flowers are welcomed, however, memorials may be made to Greater Vision Fellowship Church. Due to the current health concerns the family understands if you are not able to join them for the services. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated. In accordance with the current NC-COVID19 guidelines, the funeral home suggest practicing social distancing guidelines and the three W's: wait, wash, and wear a face covering. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.roseandgraham.com Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Coats, NC 27521.
Childhood memories are what I remember, prior to moving to Norwood. Her laughter, compassion and kindness as a whole made her nature genuine; and I loved the fact that she would listen and advise with certaintys.
Susan High Lee Aug 7 2020 12:00 AM
Bonnie was my 1st cousins. I remember Bonnie was always the responsible one out of the crowd. She will be greatly missed.
Robert High Aug 1 2020 12:00 AM
We sure will miss the sweet and humble spirit of Bonnie. She gave me many smiles and friendship. Shewill surely be missed by all who knewher. Many prayers to you Fred and Clint.
Donnie Moore Jul 30 2020 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Bonnie Matthews
Tommy and Betty Patrick Jul 28 2020 12:00 AM
Bonnie was such a sweet and special person. She worked in the pharmacy and I was a nurse at Betsy Johnson. Later I taught nursing students at SCC who did their clinicals at BJ. I saw Bonnie a lot as she was there in the pharmacy from the time of Larry Thomas. Her quiet, sweet, demeanor was an inspiration. I have so many memories of her and I pray for peace and comfort for the family because I know her loss has to be very difficult for those close to her.
Rachel Edwards Jul 28 2020 12:00 AM
Clint, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Sounds like she was a great person. My prayers are with you.
Donna McNeill Cummings Jul 27 2020 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Bonnie Matthews
Deborah Whittington Jul 26 2020 12:00 AM
In November of 2002 Bonnie obeyed God and let me know that the chemo drugs she had brought into the room had been prayed over before bringing them in. I had been looking for God to show up and He used her to confirm His presence. From that time on I shared to all about my Angel...Bonnie! I told her too!! Thank you Lord for sharing this precious Angel with us...she will be missed...
Mary Ann West Jul 25 2020 12:00 AM
Bonnie was truly one in a million and we are all better for having known her. I am so grateful that God made our paths cross. Rest In Peace, sweet friend!
Donna Peters Jul 25 2020 12:00 AM
Bonnie was the heart of BJ Pharmacy. From the beginning with Larry Thomas, to the opening of the Lillington hospital, she was the glue of the department. One of my favorite memories is her first airplane ride to Meditech in Boston with me & Joe Fort. We explored Portland, the Green Mts, & Boston. Got lost in the alleys of the North End & ended up in a famous Italian eatery where the waiter sang to her. She was so embarassed. The plane was struck by lightning on the way home & she was so happy to see Freddy in Fayetteville. She still loved to travel though. Her unique sense of humor made her special and brought joy to those who worked with her. So many other memories - "Bonnie's" chair, yearly inventory, Pizza Inn lunches, starting oncology, hoochie Mama party, the girls' trips to the beach, Benson retreat and many more. Now, Bonnie has found comfort in the arms of her loving Saviour. I am sure she is watching over not just Freddy, Clint and her family, but all those she worked with and mentored for many years. She was a special lady who taught me so much. All my love to Bonnie & her family. Alyce Holmes
Alyce Holmes Jul 25 2020 12:00 AM