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Daisy M <I>Meriwether</I> Bonnafon

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Daisy M Meriwether Bonnafon

Birth
Todd County, Kentucky, USA
Death
7 Aug 2011 (aged 71)
Indiana, USA
Burial
Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA Add to Map
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Daisy Bonnafon, 71, was born Dec. 9, 1939, in Kentucky, to Ellis W. Meriwether and Laura Bell (Killebrew) Meriwether. "I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me and heard my cry," Psalm 40:1. Daisy departed this life at 4:10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011.

Daisy graduated from Kokomo High School in 1957. She was the first black woman hired at the Howard County Clerk's Office, where she was employed for 16 years. She also was the first black woman employed at Indiana University Kokomo. Daisy finished her employment with Delco/Delphi after 24 years of service.

She was a faithful member of Second Missionary Baptist Church. Her life was a living testimony of her faith and love for her savior Jesus Christ. She was active with the Sr. Usher Board, Pastor Aide Committee and as an advisor. She was a faithful Sunday school and Bible study member, and had a special love and bond with her Lydia Circle. Her love of children was also displayed by overseeing the church nursery. She was active in her community, volunteering at the Carver Center lunch program.

She loved traveling and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She invested so much time in her grandchildren, guiding and helping rear them with patience and love.

Daisy is survived by three children, born a son to her first union, Juan Dino (Gina) Fears, Indianapolis, to the late Johnny Fears; two daughters, Marisa Bonnafon and Michelle (Melvin) McNeil, from her second union to Lawrence Bonnafon, all of Kokomo; sisters, Dorothy (William) Stevenson and Edna Meriwether, both of Kokomo, April (Eric) Meriwether, Indianapolis, Elaine Meriwether, Kokomo, Darlene Nevels, Texas, and Carletta Rogers, Alabama; brothers, Joe Earl (Maria Livingston Meriwether), Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Ellis Meriwether Jr., Kokomo; grandchildren, Monicia Fears, Jennifer Fears, Brittney Jones, Michael Bonnafon, Juan Fears, Nia Bonnafon-Mosley, Brielle Bonnafon, Tiara Bonnafon, Denna (Tyrone) Evans, Kasey and Kelly Rucker; great-grandchildren, Bria Walker, Jaden, Joshua, Jamal and Jasmine Smith, all of Kokomo, Robert McIntire, Kaleigh, Johara and Tasha Evans, all of Arizona, Kameron Bush, Kamar, Kamiyah, Brooke and Bria Westmoreland, Jesse Anders, JaJuan and Jayanna Anderson, all of Indianapolis; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and dear friends.

Daisy was preceded in death by her parents, Laura Meriwether and Ellis Meriwether Sr.

In Daisy's own words, "FAITH, God has been good to me! His mercy and grace has brought me through."

Special thanks to Jackie Orndorff, RN, who helped care for our mother at home. Her two grandchildren, Monicia Fears and Michael Bonnafon, for their countless days and weekends caring for mommy, and Southern Care Hospice Team employees Nona Bell, BSN, and Sarah Seele, aide.

Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Missionary Baptist Church, 818 N. Apperson Way. Pastor Robert A. Lee will be the officiant and eulogist. Entombment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation is 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.

Arrangements were entrusted to Bluitt and Son Funeral Home. Online condolences can be left at www.williamsandbluitt.com.
Daisy Bonnafon, 71, was born Dec. 9, 1939, in Kentucky, to Ellis W. Meriwether and Laura Bell (Killebrew) Meriwether. "I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me and heard my cry," Psalm 40:1. Daisy departed this life at 4:10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011.

Daisy graduated from Kokomo High School in 1957. She was the first black woman hired at the Howard County Clerk's Office, where she was employed for 16 years. She also was the first black woman employed at Indiana University Kokomo. Daisy finished her employment with Delco/Delphi after 24 years of service.

She was a faithful member of Second Missionary Baptist Church. Her life was a living testimony of her faith and love for her savior Jesus Christ. She was active with the Sr. Usher Board, Pastor Aide Committee and as an advisor. She was a faithful Sunday school and Bible study member, and had a special love and bond with her Lydia Circle. Her love of children was also displayed by overseeing the church nursery. She was active in her community, volunteering at the Carver Center lunch program.

She loved traveling and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She invested so much time in her grandchildren, guiding and helping rear them with patience and love.

Daisy is survived by three children, born a son to her first union, Juan Dino (Gina) Fears, Indianapolis, to the late Johnny Fears; two daughters, Marisa Bonnafon and Michelle (Melvin) McNeil, from her second union to Lawrence Bonnafon, all of Kokomo; sisters, Dorothy (William) Stevenson and Edna Meriwether, both of Kokomo, April (Eric) Meriwether, Indianapolis, Elaine Meriwether, Kokomo, Darlene Nevels, Texas, and Carletta Rogers, Alabama; brothers, Joe Earl (Maria Livingston Meriwether), Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Ellis Meriwether Jr., Kokomo; grandchildren, Monicia Fears, Jennifer Fears, Brittney Jones, Michael Bonnafon, Juan Fears, Nia Bonnafon-Mosley, Brielle Bonnafon, Tiara Bonnafon, Denna (Tyrone) Evans, Kasey and Kelly Rucker; great-grandchildren, Bria Walker, Jaden, Joshua, Jamal and Jasmine Smith, all of Kokomo, Robert McIntire, Kaleigh, Johara and Tasha Evans, all of Arizona, Kameron Bush, Kamar, Kamiyah, Brooke and Bria Westmoreland, Jesse Anders, JaJuan and Jayanna Anderson, all of Indianapolis; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and dear friends.

Daisy was preceded in death by her parents, Laura Meriwether and Ellis Meriwether Sr.

In Daisy's own words, "FAITH, God has been good to me! His mercy and grace has brought me through."

Special thanks to Jackie Orndorff, RN, who helped care for our mother at home. Her two grandchildren, Monicia Fears and Michael Bonnafon, for their countless days and weekends caring for mommy, and Southern Care Hospice Team employees Nona Bell, BSN, and Sarah Seele, aide.

Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Missionary Baptist Church, 818 N. Apperson Way. Pastor Robert A. Lee will be the officiant and eulogist. Entombment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation is 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.

Arrangements were entrusted to Bluitt and Son Funeral Home. Online condolences can be left at www.williamsandbluitt.com.

Bio by: John C. Anderson



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