Rita Mae Bonner
Rita Mae Bonner
January 19, 1923 — June 20, 2011
Rita Mae Michel Bonner, a lifelong resident of Morgan City, passed away Monday, June 20, 2011, at Morgan City Health Care Center.
Rita Mae was a caring and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her family. She loved cooking, and caring and spending as much time as she could with them. Her family was her life, like so many South Louisiana women.
Rita Mae is survived by her two sons, Brent A. Bonner Sr. and his wife Laurie of Baton Rouge, and Steven G. Bonner and his wife Monique of Covington; three daughters, Sandra J. Bonner of Dallas, Susanne B. Shockley and her husband Stanley of Morgan City, and Mary B. Ashman and friend Gregg Campbell of Morgan City; one daughter-in-law, Kaye Bonner of Morgan City; one sister, Sister Joyce Michel, MSHC, of Opelousas; 11 grandchildren, Sunya Aucoin and her husband Thane, Jayme Ryan, Colleen J. Bonner, Genie G. Bonner and her fiancé Travis Crouch, Kelly B. Marcantel and her husband Sherman, Meridith M. Bonner, Brent A. Bonner Jr. and his fiancé Melanie Bourgeois, William E. Ashman II, Tyler G. Bonner, Kyle P. Bonner and Blake Bonner; 12 great-grandchildren, Larayme G. Jones, Amy K. Desomeaux and her husband Chris, Kody Written and his wife Lauren, Alyse Aucoin, Scottie Bailey, Dakota Bailey, Madison Bonner, Ava Bonner, and Dallas, Cameron, Carson and Tiffiny Marcantel; four great-great-grandchildren, Tate, Rylee, Hayden and Rhett; and also two special great-grandsons, Matt Olivier and Devin Leonard.
Rita Mae was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Eugene R. Bonner Sr.; her parents, Myrtle and Lawrence Michel Sr.; her son, Eugene “Boo” Bonner Jr.; her son-in-law, William E. Ashman; five brothers, Lawrence Michel Jr., Hilton Michel, Floyd “Nookie” Michel, Mitch Michel and Daniel Michel; and two sisters, Theresa M. Canty and Angeline M. Guidry.
A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, starting at 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Twin City Funeral Home and resumes at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Thursday, June 23, 2011, starting at 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. with a Memorial Mass beginning at 10 a.m. Rita Mae will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Morgan City Cemetery.