Bonnie S. Jeffcoat

February 20, 1962November 11, 2018

SWANSEA – The family of Bonnie S. Jeffcoat will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel. Memorials may be made to Pawmetto Lifeline, 1275 Bower Pkwy., Columbia, SC 29212. Ms. Jeffcoat was born February 20, 1962 in Aiken, SC, and passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018. She was a daughter of the late Paul and Shirley Gunter Berry. She enjoyed cooking, crafting and spoiling her grandchildren and dog. She was known for her infectious laugh and generous and compassionate spirit. Bonnie never missed an opportunity to make the people in her life feel appreciated and loved. She is survived by her son, Elvin L. Jeffcoat III (Keri), of Summerville, and their children, Lily, Norah and Belle; daughter, Contessa L. Struckman (Isaac), of Gaston, and their children, William, Gabriel and Peyton; sisters, Paula Smith, Coresa Pruitt; brother, Thomas Berry, and her dog, Button. She was predeceased by her sister, Donna Brayboy and Thomas and Ida Mae Gunter.


  • Pawmetto Lifeline


  • Visitation Thursday, November 15, 2018

Bonnie S. Jeffcoat

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Contessa Struckman (Jeffcoat)

November 14, 2018

Mom and I shared so many joyous memories together. I was blessed to have her by my side for all the challenges, too.

When my boys were younger, she would pick them up early from daycare and have them all to herself. She would cook Will and Gabriel their favorite meals and play board games with them, just like she did with me as a child. She loved to color with my daughter and watch her dance. She insisted it was her job to spoil her grandkids and grandmas outrank moms!

She always encouraged me to do my best and to not be so hard on myself when I made a mistake. She made sure I knew she was proud of me, my husband, our children and the life we built.

I'm grateful for the long conversations and heart-to-hearts. I'm especially grateful for the memories she made with my sons. I'm sorry that my daughter, Peyton, won't get to have those.

Christ became the cornerstone of her life before she became ill. She had faith that could move mountains. I know she's at peace now, no more fighting against the weaknesses and limitations of her body. No more worries or stress. She's finally at peace.

I'll miss so many things about her. She had a great sense of humor and was abundantly generous. She loved her family and friends so much.

I love you, Mom. I'll remember you in everything I do.