Ernestine L. "Ernie" Bonds, 90, went to be with her Lord November 29, 2014. She was born on January 9, 1924 to the late Joseph and Allie Lorton of Radford, VA.
Ernestine was a longtime resident of the Virginia Beach, VA area and once served as president of the Norfolk Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Since relocating to Raleigh, NC she has affiliated with the local women’s club and has been a devoted member of St. Marks United Methodist Church for many years. Ernestine believed in being healthy in mind and spirit. She participated in both tennis and daily exercise, playing tennis regularly into her late seventies. Ernestine was always a joy to be around and her bright, social and vivacious personality will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Ernestine was preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, Robert L. Bonds, Jr. She is survived by two children, Thomas L. Bonds and wife Judith of Clifton Park, NY and Barbara Kramarcy of Raleigh, NC. She is also survived by her brother, Stanley Lorton, and was predeceased by 5 other siblings. She has been blessed with five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, December 5, 2014 at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC. The family will receive friends prior to the service, beginning at 1:00pm.
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