Bonnie Helen Lawrence, age 86 of New Boston, Texas passed away Monday, September 18, 2023, in a Kilgore Texas Nursing facility. Mrs. Lawrence was born July 1, 1937, in New Boston, Texas to Gilbert and Janie Hanna. She was retired from Red River Army Depot where she worked in Inventory Control and is preceded in death by her parents, husband, James ‘Buddy’ Lawrence, two sisters, Patsy Rains and Mary Lou Wilson and two brothers, Jimmy Hanna and Bobby Hanna.
Bonnie was an avid Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers fan, and she delighted in her rivalry with her Louisiana Saints’ fan relatives. She was an excellent cook and was known for her chicken dressing and potato salad. Fishing was one of her favorite pastimes. She enjoyed both catching and eating fish, in fact fried fish was one of her favorite meals. She loved to tend to her back yard vegetable garden while Buddy maintained their immaculate yard. She loved games, especially bunko, bingo and 42, and was very competitive. She scolded Buddy many times for leading with the Blank Five, unless he wasn’t her partner.
Bonnie never met a stranger and loved to visit with everyone. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with family and friends, whether at cherishing reunions or birthday parties for the grand and great grand babies, she enjoyed every moment.
She is survived by one son, Stephen and wife Karen Lawrence of New Boston, Texas, three daughters, Lisa Lawrence and Randal Ramsey of College Station, Texas, Brenda and husband Bob Bowen of Grandville, Tennessee, Connie Lawrence of Kilgore, Texas, an adopted daughter, Cindy Spurgeon of Kilgore, Texas, one brother, David and wife Chris Hanna of New Boston, Texas, 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchildren and a number of other relatives and friends.
Graveside funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapelwood Memorial Gardens, Nash, Texas with Bro. Anthony Tropp officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. before services at Chapelwood Memorial Gardens under the direction of Bates Rolf Funeral Home, New Boston, Texas.