Lavonnia "Bonnie" L. Bunton Messick

November 16, 1944February 25, 2018

Lavonnia L. “Bonnie” Bunton Messick, 73 years old, of Statesville passed away on February 25, 2018 at Maple Leaf Health Care Center. Lavonnia was born on November 16, 1944 in Iredell Co. to the late Ralph Franklin Bunton and Naomi Hollar Bunton. Mrs. Messick retired as a secretary at South River Baptist Church in Statesville.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 49 years, Leroy Messick; her daughter, Sarah Messick of Statesville; her brother, Bobby Bunton and his wife Kathy of Statesville; her sister-in-law, Colene Small of Mooresville; her beloved 4 legged companion “Coco” as well as several nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 12-1pm at the Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home, 705 Davie Ave., Statesville with a 1pm funeral service in the Westmoreland Chapel of the funeral home. Burial will follow in Iredell Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Lavonnia’s memory to the Bristol Drive Baptist Church or the ASPCA.

Online contributions can be sent to the family at

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Messick Family.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Lavonnia "Bonnie" L. Bunton Messick

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Kim Fifield

February 26, 2018

Sarah and Leroy, I'm so very sorry for your loss. She was loved and we will miss her. Hugs

Kay Nicholas

February 26, 2018

Leroy and family, I am sorry to hear about your wife. I just saw you and as usual you were nice and helpful. I wish only the best in the future and I hope you find consolation from your faith and friends. Kay Hoover Nicholas

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home

February 26, 2018

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.