2011-09-17 / Obituaries

Bonita M. Shepherd

Bonita M. Shepherd, age 95, of Thurston, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2011, at Lanfair Center in Lancaster.

Bonita was a member of the Walnut Creek Baptist Church in Baltimore. She was born March 13, 1916, in East St. Louis, Illinois to the late John and Hazel Dickinson.

She is survived by a daughter, Shirley (Robert) Boelk, of Lancaster; a son, Rick Long, of Rockbridge; four grandchildren, Robert (Heidi) Boelk, of Naples FL, Brian (Angie) Belk, of Logan, Cindy (Mark) Swinehart , of Lancaster, J.D. (Vicki) Long, of Nelsonville; 13 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Hollie Shepherd and Homer Long; and seven brothers and sisters.

Funeral service was held September 12, 2011, in the Johnson- Smith Funeral Home, Baltimore. Burial followed at the Fairfield Baptist Cemetery in Thurston. Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 5 pm at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given in her name to the American Heart Association , 151 Collection Center Dr., 15120=Lbx 11, Chicago, IL 60693.

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