Bonnie Jean Brooks Mayer
Bonnie Jean (Brooks) Mayer was born July 18, 1925 in Tulsa, Okla.
She was the daughter of Leroy and Sarah (McRay) Brooks.
She joined the "Waves" (US Navy) serving during 1945-1946.
After leaving the Navy, she met her husband, Richard B. Mayer (the love of her life) when she returned to Tulsa to work at a local hospital.
She and Richard married and had seven children-Richard (Cindy)
Mayer, Beckie (Tom) Rutherford, Debbie Handlos, Betsie Doktorski,
Stephen Mayer, David (Helen) Mayer, and Dan (Tonya) Mayer.
She earned her Associates of Arts degree in 1974 at St. Petersburg Junior College with an emphasis in nursing - even though she was a busy mother and homemaker.
She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her seven children, 23 grandchildren, and 51 great-grandchildren.
She was an avid reader, enjoying many genres; the Bible and other Christian works, history, fiction and cookbooks.
She was extremely patriotic - a conservative Republican - and loved the Abraham Lincoln quote "Those who deny freedom to others deserve
it not themselves; and under a just God cannot long retain it."
She treated everyone with love and respect and lived by 2
Corinthians 12:9 and 2 Timothy 1:7 and 2:15.
She helped start two churches in Tampa, Fla. where she resided for 40 years.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Monticello.
She was actively involved in the mission of connecting people to Jesus and to one another.
Other activities included volunteering at the Wayne County Hospital and at Mill Springs as a member of the Woman's Club.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 23, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Monticello First Christian Church with Bro. Joe Tipton officiating.
Burial was in the Church of Christ Cemetery in St. Louisville, Ohio.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, expressions of
sympathy take the form of donations to: Mountain Mission School, 1760 Edgewater Drive, Grundy, VA 24614
Hicks-Vaughn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Published on August 27, 2019


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