Paul Willis Bonner Jr.

November 21, 1960February 17, 2021

PAUL WILLIS BONNER JR, was the 3rd child born on November 21, 1960 to the late Paul Willis Bonner, Sr. and Constance Jean Cavanaugh Davenport, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

PAUL accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the tender age of 10 years old and became a member of the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorship of Pastor Frank Roy Hatcher.

PAUL was educated in the Indianapolis Public School System and was in the graduating class of Shortridge High School in 1979. PAUL joined the United States Army after High School where he became a dedicated soldier, traveled the world, fought in Operation Desert Storm against Iraq, and received an Honorable Discharge after serving for 14 years.

PAUL was united in marriage to Christina Kochis Bonner and out of this union became the proud father of 2 sons, Paul Willis Bonner III and Derek Erman Bonner.

PAUL began working for the United States Postal Service as a Mail Handler in 1993 and retired in April 2020, after 27 years of service.

PAUL lived life to the fullest and was a fun-loving person who never met a stranger. He had a heart of gold and loved helping family and friends whenever they needed a hand. PAUL was ALWAYS the life of the party! He was an avid gun collector. He enjoyed vacationing, bowling, riding his motorcycle, and rooting for his favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys. Relaxing with the Food and Travel Channels, cheating in a good game of Spades (while not caring who caught him at it), and bragging that he was a U.S. Army Vet were also some of his favorite things to do. PAUL loved life – especially spending time with his family and friends. There are TONS of great memories for all who encountered his presence during his time on earth with us.

PAUL was blessed with “His Wings” on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at the age of 60 years old. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Anna Cavanaugh and Deacon Erman Cavanaugh.

PAUL leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Constance Davenport; sons, Paul Bonner III (Brittany Davis), Derek Bonner (Sage Bonner); brothers, John E. Cavanaugh (Ellen Cavanaugh), Troy Bonner (Kim Bonner); sisters, Michelle Bonner, Monique Bonner; nephews, John C. Cavanaugh (Anita Cavanaugh), Trent Bonner; nieces, Angela Parker (Bernard Parker), Jasmine Bonner, Ashley Bonner; great-nephews, Elijah Cavanaugh, Timothy Cavanaugh, Nehemiah Cavanaugh, Bernard Parker, Jr., Brennen Parker, and Andreas Bonner; great niece, Breana Niles; special cousin, Zurlene “Sugar” Morgan, and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation will be held at Crown Hill Funeral Home on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 10:00am-11:00am with a private family funeral service immediately following. Entombment will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery.


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Carl Williams

March 2, 2021

Paul's laughter could change your day, it was so rich and genuine that you couldn't help but laugh with him.
I'll truly miss you brother.

Regina Brown

February 26, 2021

My Condolences go out to the Family, may GOD Bring you Peace and Love at this Time of Grieving

Ivinea (ivy) Hughes

February 26, 2021

I remember all the fun times and laughter we shared. The music was a joy to hear when you rode by on the forklift. You always had a joke and a belly laugh to go with it. Love you my friend.

Ronda Randall/Willis

February 26, 2021

Not only did I work at the US Postal Service with Paul Bonner post office friends Shortridge High School where we attended I graduated with his sister last class of 81 truly will be missed always the life of the party always a kind word always a smile always something positive..... rest in peace my friend till we meet again🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Patricia Davis

February 26, 2021

Rest in peace my dear friend. I will always cherish the laughs, talks, teasing and working together. Our first date was very rememberable dinner then going to see Tyler Perry, it was so much fun. You will be missed dearly my dear friend. RIH

Lillian Payne

February 25, 2021

February 26, 2021

To: Family of Paul Bonner Jr.:

The Bereavement Ministry of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church extends its sincere condolence to Sister Connie Davenport, Sister Michelle Bonner, all siblings, family members and friends of Paul Bonner Jr. We encourage everyone to remember that God is sovereign and he will be the God of all comfort for you during this time of sorrow.

To all believers of Christ we encouraged you to remember and believe that God will never leave you nor forsake you. God will be there to comfort you as he promised in Isaiah 41:10. ”Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”(NLT)"

The Bereavement Ministry of Emmanuel thoughts and prayers are with you and we encourage you to “Cast all your cares upon the Lord for he cares for you”…I Peter 5:7.

Prayerfully Submitted,

Rev. Dr. Darryl K. Webster, Senior Pastor
Sister Lillian Payne, Bereavement Ministry Leader


February 25, 2021

God love will be your strength during this season, remember the memories of your love one. Love Linette Payne-Wilson

Charlene Watson

February 25, 2021

Dearest Paul (CLOWN), I'm missing you already, we used to go back & forth to see who would get the last word, i was always Ms. Clown and you were a CLOWN or old clown even tho' i was older....when we weren't bantering back and forth we were discussing our kids and what they were doing....i was always his pawn shop, he's always wanting cameras, computers, etc....he'd always check with me before he went to the store.....forever in my heart.........Charlene aka Ms. Clown

Gerry Duncan

February 24, 2021

Paul had a great sense of humor always was smiling or joking about something he was a great guy my prayers are with his family may god bless his soul very thankful I got to meet him may he Rest In Peace

Connie Gilbert

February 24, 2021

Paul was a very interesting person to be around. He kept me laughing every time he worked for me. I was one of his favorite supervisor at the post office. Paul will truely be missed.Rest Easy my friend. See you on the other side one day. May your family stay focus on the good times with you. Remember the Lord took him cause he needed him more and his life on earth is done.