Bonita Joy Mularkey

December 22, 1953July 9, 2018
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Bonita Joy Mularkey, 64, of Bagwell, passed away Monday, July 09, 2018, at her home while surrounded by her husband & children. Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 12th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Norris officiating. Private burial will be made in Detroit Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Mularkey, the daughter of Arthur & Dora Warren Lentz, was born Dec. 22, 1953, in Wisconsin. She was an artist and specialized in stained glass crosses. Bonita was a member of Southside Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers; Carl Lentz and Raymond Lentz and a granddaughter, Abby. Survivors include her husband, Mike Mularkey, two sons; Joshua Mularkey & wife Rebecca of Wisconsin and Josiah Mularkey & wife Brittany of Blossom, one daughter, Tabitha Isbel & husband David of Blossom, grandchildren; Brianna, Alden, Caleb, Aaron, Caris, Creed, Libby, Joah, and Kaleb, a brother, Russell Lentz & wife Trish of Wisconsin and a sister, Barbara Miller of Wisconsin along with several nieces & nephews and a host of friends. Anyone that knew mom knew that she looked on every day that the Lord gave her as an opportunity to love those around her and an opportunity to lead as many souls to Christ as they Lord saw fit to cross her path. Mom led her ministry in all aspects of her life, anywhere from behind the wheel of an 18 wheeler, to prison visitation across the country, to using her skills as an artist and writer to spread the gospel to all who would receive.


  • Visitation Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Interment Thursday, July 12, 2018

Bonita Joy Mularkey

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Denise Rhea

July 11, 2018

Mike and family... I am so sorry to hear about Bonnie passing. When Larry was sick, I very often got a card in the mail from her full of jokes, knock knock jokes or scriptures and there wasn't an empty spot left on the card, even the back... :-) I enjoyed those cards and still have them all. She passed away exactly one year after Larry... his funeral was on the 12th also. She was a sweet and special lady and will be missed by all her knew her...

Cindy (Crandall) Bates

July 11, 2018

Mike, my prayers are with you and the family at this time of loss. I was blessed to have seen her faith in God and her love of family when Don and I stopped and visited, and again at his passing. Bonnie will be missed by many.

Doris Evans

July 10, 2018

Mike, We are sorry to hear about the passing of your sweet wife, Bonnie. She was a wonderful Christian, with a great sense of humor, who is now in the presents of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are blessed to have known you and Bonnie. You and your sweetheart will always be known to us as a faithful Christian couple who shared God's love through your beautiful glass crosses and wonderful cards with words of joy and encouragement.
With sympathy and prayers, Denton and Doris Evans
"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him. " 1 Corinthians 2: 9

Melissa & Doug Phillips

July 10, 2018

Oh Bonnie, what a joy to have known you and love you! Your legacy will live on with your beautiful stained glass crosses and art and your incredible ability to write such amazing poetry and words! Without a doubt, we know you are smiling that beautiful smile and rejoicing with our Lord and Savior.
Until we meet again, Love you sister! Melissa & Doug

Cheryl Vanderburg

July 9, 2018

A very special lady who loved with her whole heart despite who you were. She was always encouraging others in their ministry for the Lord through her words, hugs and cards sent. Love you Bonnie and will miss you! I know you are smiling and dancing in the presence of our Lord.

Matthew 25:21 New King James Version (NKJV)

21 His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’