Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home

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Bonnie Lou Donovan

December 21, 1931February 12, 2020

Bonnie Lou Donovan, age 88, went to be with the Lord on February 12, 2020.

Bonnie was Born Dec. 21, 1931 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to John Walker Shoup and Thelma Hester Shady. She grew up in Zanesville and graduated in 1949 from Union Center High School, Markel, Indiana. She graduated from Fort Wayne Bible College where she studied the Bible, and voice and piano pedagogy. Bonnie was married to Clarence Henderson in 1954, and had 3 children, Melody Paules (Roger) of Matthews NC, Scott Henderson (Cindy) of Greensboro, NC, Eric Henderson (Joan), of Havre de Grace, MD. Bonnie and Clarence resided in Fort Wayne, Indiana and she taught piano students in the home while she finished her college degree. In 1966, the family moved to Boone, NC. There she taught music in a county school, directed church choirs, and managed Watauga House of Lighting before moving to the Charlotte area where she traveled as a manufactures representative in the lighting and home accessories industry, owned a home décor retail store, and owned a salon. Bonnie moved to Greensboro NC in October of 2018 where she enjoyed visits from her family and life with her constant companion, Luke, a miniature Schnauzer. Her favorite hobby throughout her life was dancing; tap dancing, square dancing, and ballroom dancing among others. She was an avid reader and wonderful cook. Mrs. Donovan is also survived by 8 Grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, by visiting www.curealz.org/ or donations can be mailed to, Cure Alzheimer's Fund, 34 Washington St., Suite 310 Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.

Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel is assisting the Donovan family with arrangements.


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Claude Sheppard

February 19, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers to the family of Bonnie. My wife and I do a weekly Bible Study and a once-a-month House Party for the residents at Morningview. Bonnie would come to both, but I always loved her coming to Bible Study because she could sing so well. Sometimes she would do a solo and would always help lead the singing. I never realized until I read the obituary that she was a music major. Bonnie would usually bring Luke to Bible Study and my wife always had a little treat for him. When he came in, he was looking for that treat. Your Mom was very a very special lady and I thank God we got to know her. May God comfort and bless you with His peace at this difficult time. Taylor and Susan Sheppard