Bonnie Sue Spence

Bonnie Sue Spence

May 13, 2021, 79, Goldsboro –

Bonnie Sue Spence, 79, was received into the arms of her Heavenly Father on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Bonnie was born in Grand Falls, Texas to the late Henry Hutchinson and Hazel Simmons Cooke on February 17, 1942. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Teresa Gupton; sister, Deloris “Polly” Thompson; and brothers, Willie Hutchinson and Richard Hutchinson.

Bonnie will be remembered for her unconditional love as a wife and mother, and a friend to all. So too will she be remembered for her compassionate spirit and soul, and her gift of finding joy in doing random acts of kindness for others. Family was paramount to Bonnie, and her love abounded for her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchild. Her contagious smile and outgoing personality broke down barriers and opened doors to an exciting and fulfilled life.

The talent contained in Bonnie’s hands and spirit went far beyond her gifts as a hairstylist. Given even the simplest of flowers, Bonnie could create the most beautiful arrangements. What looked like a piece of junk furniture to the ordinary person found new life after Bonnie refinished and restored it. Her talent as a decorator was exceptional and offered as a gift to many throughout her life.

With a strong dedication to her Lord and Savior, Bonnie worshipped regularly with her church family at Thunder Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church.

A graveside service to celebrate Bonnie’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 17, 2021, in Willow Dale Cemetery with Dr. Glenn Phillips officiating. The family will greet friends immediately following the service on Monday at the cemetery.

Bonnie is survived by her husband, Edward Eugene Spence; son, Terry Gupton and wife Donna; daughter, Janet Brock and husband Howard; grandchildren, Garrett Gupton and wife Allison, Dr. Olivia Robertson and husband Nevin, and Kassie Rapp; and a great-grandchild, Camden Gupton. She is also survived by her step-children, Scott Spence and Holly Osborne; and step-grandchildren, Victoria Murphy and Brady Osborne.

Bonnie’s family would like to acknowledge the staff of Kitty Askins Hospice Center, as well as the friends, caregivers, nurses, and physicians who had a profound impact on the quality of Bonnie’s life in recent months.

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