Dorothy Marie Hanna Bonney, 79, wife of the late Douglas Gerald Bonney, Sr., passed away peacefully on Friday, September 11, 2020 at her home in New Church, VA. A native of Virginia Beach, VA, she was born August 10, 1941 to the late Mark Hanna, Sr. and Evelyn Savage Hanna.
Dorothy graduated from Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach, and later began her career with the Department of Social Services as a child social worker, serving the Tidewater area. In 1967, she and Doug were married and moved to the Eastern Shore in 1972, where they raised their boys, ran a successful contracting business, and became faithful members of the Onancock Baptist Church. From the time Dorothy and Doug met, you’d rarely find one without the other. The Bonney’s especially enjoyed days spent racing or on the water. Whether they were with their horses at the track, running stock cars at the speedway, or spending the day fishing and crabbing, they were always together and with their boys in tow. Though she will be greatly missed, Dorothy’s family will forever cherish and celebrate her life through the countless memories they shared.
She is survived by her four sons, Blaine K. Bonney and his wife, Martha, of Virginia Beach, Scott Bonney and his wife, Victoria, of Topeka, KS, Douglas Bonney, Jr. and his wife, Jennifer, of Dothan, AL, and David Bonney and his wife, Teressa, of New Church; ten grandchildren; Amber, Kelly, Jacob, Jonathan, James, Blake, Erin, Casey, Raven and Megan; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Mark Hanna, Jr. and Tim Hanna.
A funeral service will be held at the Onancock Baptist Church on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., with Pastor Andy Cobb officiating. There will be a visitation at the church one hour prior to the service. Private interment will be held at the John W. Taylor Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Riverside Shore Hospice, P.O. Box 616, Onley, VA 23418, in honor of the exceptional care and compassion Dorothy received.
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Arrangements by Williams Funeral Homes, Onancock and Parksley, VA.
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Riverside Shore Hospice
P.O. Box 616, Onley VA 23418