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Nelsen Williamsburg

3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, VA

OBITUARY

Bonita C. Reid

June 17, 1956June 27, 2020

Bonita C. Reid passed away suddenly in her home on June 27, 2020, with family by her side. Her life began on June 17, 1956, in Williamsburg, Virginia, the daughter of the late Pernell W. Reid, Sr., and Rachel M. Reid.

At the early age of 7 years old, Bonita was struck by an automobile that left her a paraplegic. However, that did not stop her from taking advantage of all that life had to offer. She participated in the Paralympic Games, where she received medals for throwing the shot put, disc, and javelin.

After graduating from Lafayette High School, Bonita attended Woodrow Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center and Thomas Nelson Community College where she studied Information Technology . She used that technical training to secure employment with the Federal Government, where she was employed at Fort Eustis. After retiring she was appointed by the Governor to an Independent Living Board, because of her success in traversing life despite the limitations of her disability. Bonita also owned and operated her own craft business, preparing floral arrangements for gifts, parties and weddings.

As a young adult, Bonita studied the Bible and became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She became a pioneer, teaching others about the Bible. It was her faith that gave her the joyful attitude, encouragement, and desire to persevere, despite her ailments. Bonita enjoyed traveling, shopping, cooking, crafts, and spending time with family and friends.

Bonita leaves to cherish her fond memories her sister, Lenora G. Reid (son Bradley C. Reid) of Williamsburg, VA; brothers Clifton G. Washington, Jr. (Joyce) of Virginia Beach, VA, and Pernell W. Reid, Jr. of DeQueen, AR; and a host of other family and friends.

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Joey Maynard

July 4, 2020

Once tutored my sister in algebra and she did well on her test. Fond memories of field service in the 70's with her and her family.

Greg Baxley

July 4, 2020

Such a nice article. I never met this dear sister but look forward to in the new world.

David Rose

July 4, 2020

Dear Lenora, Bradley and Family,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your dear family member- Bonita.
Her smile was radiant and I was most fortunate to have met her when attending her Mother’s Funeral. Her accomplishments in life were amazing and no doubt fueled by her unflinching belief in our Dear Lord.
If there is anything we can do for y’all at this difficult time please do not hesitate to reach out.
All our prayers,
David and Linda Rose

Joy Washington

July 2, 2020

My condolences to the family. Sending prayers during this difficult time.

Love,

Joy Washington and Family

Gwen Lawson

July 1, 2020

Hi Geina and Bradley,
we are so sorry to hear about Banita.

We have very fond memories and the love for her mom and the rest of the family.
I know if she had it in her power she would not have left.
Sheila and I would always talk about the care you Bonita gave Rachael.
We laugh about how how nonsense and how she ruled from her chair.
I know she left knowing she was LOVED by her family.
May Jehovah give you strength to get through this difficult times.
Gwen Lawson and Sheila Arthur from the Bronx, NY
2475 Southern Blvd. 22A
Bronx NY 10458
posgwen@aol.com
1 718 367 4543

Kathy Reed-Arrington

July 1, 2020

To my Reid Family
At a time when words are hard to find but love and care are deeply felt. I'm holding you all close to my heart, in my thoughts, and in prayers.
May the one you serve bring you comfort, peace, and strength for each need you face during this difficult time.
Love Always
Kathy Reed-Arrington, 1st Cousin
Williamsburg, VA

Vivian Reed Terry

June 30, 2020

Bonita is my dear first cousin. I am shocked to learn that she has transitioned from this earth. To Genia and Bradley I wish I could be there to support you at this time. Bonita is smiling and telling Jehovah how happy she is to be free. Bless each of you, stay safe
Love you,
Vivian

Jean washington

June 30, 2020

Pernell, Lenora , Clifton and Family
With Love and sympathy

Beulah Davis

June 30, 2020

Sonny,
I am so sorry for your loss of Benita. She fought a valiant fight. I hope and pray that you will gain peace, even through your heartbroken times.
Through this difficult time, take care of yourself.
Mrs. Davis

Timmy pearson

June 30, 2020

My Deepest sympathy to the family. May the blessings of our God give you strength during this lost of your love one. Blessings of Love from my family.

FROM THE FAMILY