Bonnie Laura Minor McFerrin
December 26, 1926 -
March 4, 2019

Visitation

March 7, 2019
11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Service 

March 7, 2019
1:30 PM

Interment

Obituary

Graveside funeral service for Mrs. Bonnie Laura Minor McFerrin of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 1:30 PM on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Blanche Cemetery with Elder Joe Parks and Bro. Mike Johnson officiating. Burial will be beside her husband, Mike McFerrin. Visitation with the family will be held at 11 AM until 1 PM on Thursday at Higgins Funeral Home.

Bonnie was born on December 26 in Madison County, AL to the late Sam and Annie Steadman Minor. She worked as a daycare teacher at Fayetteville First Presbyterian Church and was a member of West End Baptist Church. She loved to travel the world. She also enjoyed to play bingo at the Lincoln County Senior Center and crochet with groups at church. Mrs. McFerrin passed away on March 4, 2019 at Covenant Manor.

Survivors include her daughters, Bridget McFerrin (late Russell) Parks of Fayetteville, TN and Renee McFerrin (Manny) Lopez of Gallatin, TN; grandchildren, Amanda Williams Cavanah of Petersburg, TN and Michael Williams of Cookeville, TN; and great-grandchildren, Kara Minor, Will Minor, Jessa Cavanah and Emma Williams. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Malcolm Minor, James Minor, WC “Dub” Minor, Coleman Minor, Nellie Hall, and Bernice Moorehead.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 10 Glenlake Pkwy NE South Tower, Ste 400, Atlanta, GA 30328, or Alliance for Recreational Empowerment, c/o Maria Edlin, 7430 Sugar Camp Hollow Rd, Fairview, TN 37062 www.allianceforrecreationalempowerment.org/pages/donate.php. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. McFerrin.

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22 Comments

  1. Shirley Ward

    My condolences to the family
    Bonnie your smile will be miss and I’ll always remember our times together.
    Rest in peace and smile upon all

    Reply
  2. Heather McCormick

    We loved our visits with Bonnie #1 . She will definitely be missed at FNB. Prayers for your family .

    Reply
  3. Danny & Patricia Bryant

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. She was a loving & caring person and was so good to our daughter when she was a teacher’s assistant. She had a beautiful smile and was a fun loving lady. She will be greatly missed.

    Reply
  4. Mark M Jackson

    I am sorry to hear this. Bonnie was one of a kind, always good to me. Praying for your family.

    Reply
  5. Odessa

    I am so sorry to learn of Ms Bonnie’s passing. As others have said, she was truly one of a kind. It was impossible to be in a bad mood with her around. She loved to smile and laugh and just have fun. I waited with somewhat nervous anticipation of what she would say! All in good fun, of course! Rest in Heaven Ms Bonnie! The sun will shine a bit brighter with you up there!

    Reply
  6. Suzette McCrorey

    Your mother brightened many a dull day in my office. I always looked forward to her calls or, when she could, her visits. My affection for her was instant.

    Reply
  7. DeLois O'Neal Thompson

    Bridgett and Renee,
    I am just learning of Ms Bonnie’s passing. I’m so very sorry for your loss. I thought the world of your mom and dad, they were great people!!

    Reply
  8. Cheryl Moore Hobbs

    Bridget, I’m so sorry to read about your precious momma. Know we are praying for you and Renee.

    Reply
  9. Effie Huddleston

    I didn’t know this sweet lady but wanted to send Prayers to her family.

    Reply
  10. Jackson Family

    We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time .
    Isaiah 25:8

    Reply
  11. Betty Lou Dunivan

    Bonnie was a hot mess. I loved her and all the fun things she would do or say. When Ronald and I were planning to get married, she told everybody that he was her son. I will always remember her. She and my mother-in-law were friends. It’s hard to lose a Mother and I’m so sorry for the entire family. Memories are made to live on after someone passes. Blessed be!

    Reply
  12. Cathy Pitts

    Bonnie was one of a kind! Loved working with her at First Presbyterian Child Care. I think of her often and the hugs she so freely gave to not only the children, but also their parents. Never a dull moment when “Miss” Bonnie was around. Thinking of you during this time—she was so proud of her girls.

    Reply
  13. Anne Beddingfield

    My deepest condolences to you, Bridgette and family. Praying for comfort during this difficult time.

    Reply
  14. Mary Ann Tackett

    Well Bonnie B as I called her was one of a kind. She took me in at the young age of 18. I was right out of school and working for Dr. Hatcher. Lots of days I didn’t have a way home and I stayed with Bonnie and Mike. She and I loved each other very much all down thru the years. It’s hard to realize she won’t be around here. We will miss her so very much. If I can help yall in anyway, please don’t hesitate to call. I will see u on Thursday. Love Yall maryT

    Reply
  15. Sheila Stahl

    I am so sorry about Miss Bonnie, she was a very special lady. I know she will be greatly missed.

    Reply
  16. Barbara Faulkner

    Sorry to hear about Bonnie. She seem to enjoy life, and a pleasure to be around.

    My sincere sympathy to her family. May God comfort your hearts.

    Reply
  17. Linda Holland

    Bonnie was indeed a unique individual and I loved her dearly. If she wasn’t kidding with someone or picking on someone, she wasn’t happy. I can see that wicked grin on her face right now. You were one in a million my friend.

    Reply
  18. Rexine Douthit Pigg

    BONNIE WAS A HOOT!!! She lived her life as we all should, with vigor & passion. In her travels with the First National Bank she & my Mom (Cat Douthit) no doubt could have had a stand-up comedy act. What one couldn’t think of, the other could. This proved to be a strong friendship thru the years. Poor Bonnie McCown & Kellie Smith tried their best to keep up with them on trips & bring them back safely, no easy feat! Mu thoughts are with you Bridget, Renee & family as you say “see ya later Mom, thanks for everything”. How blessed you are to have had such a dynamic Mom with so many friends, myself included. Love, Rexine

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  19. Gina Warren

    Ms. Bonnie has always been one of my favorite people in Lincoln County. I am so sad to hear of her passing. That precious lady always made me smile. I know Bonnie will be missed, but her life and her wittiness and humor will always be a wonderful memory of that dear lady. Praying for you.

    Reply
  20. Nanette Faulkner Taylor

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Bonnie was one of a kind…the life of a gathering and you never knew what she might say kidding or picking on someone. I know she will be missed

    Reply
  21. Wanda Shelton

    I am so sorry to see this. Praying for your family. Your parents were always so good to me.

    Reply
  22. Becky Bell Lane

    Bridget and Renee,
    I worked with your Dad at Fayetteville Electric System for many years before he retired. And I knew your Mom and her brothers. I also remember you both when you were youngsters. Your parents were special, wonderful people. My sympathy to you both in your loss.

    Reply

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22 Comments

  1. Shirley Ward

    My condolences to the family
    Bonnie your smile will be miss and I’ll always remember our times together.
    Rest in peace and smile upon all

    Reply
  2. Heather McCormick

    We loved our visits with Bonnie #1 . She will definitely be missed at FNB. Prayers for your family .

    Reply
  3. Danny & Patricia Bryant

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. She was a loving & caring person and was so good to our daughter when she was a teacher’s assistant. She had a beautiful smile and was a fun loving lady. She will be greatly missed.

    Reply
  4. Mark M Jackson

    I am sorry to hear this. Bonnie was one of a kind, always good to me. Praying for your family.

    Reply
  5. Odessa

    I am so sorry to learn of Ms Bonnie’s passing. As others have said, she was truly one of a kind. It was impossible to be in a bad mood with her around. She loved to smile and laugh and just have fun. I waited with somewhat nervous anticipation of what she would say! All in good fun, of course! Rest in Heaven Ms Bonnie! The sun will shine a bit brighter with you up there!

    Reply
  6. Suzette McCrorey

    Your mother brightened many a dull day in my office. I always looked forward to her calls or, when she could, her visits. My affection for her was instant.

    Reply
  7. DeLois O'Neal Thompson

    Bridgett and Renee,
    I am just learning of Ms Bonnie’s passing. I’m so very sorry for your loss. I thought the world of your mom and dad, they were great people!!

    Reply
  8. Cheryl Moore Hobbs

    Bridget, I’m so sorry to read about your precious momma. Know we are praying for you and Renee.

    Reply
  9. Effie Huddleston

    I didn’t know this sweet lady but wanted to send Prayers to her family.

    Reply
  10. Jackson Family

    We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time .
    Isaiah 25:8

    Reply
  11. Betty Lou Dunivan

    Bonnie was a hot mess. I loved her and all the fun things she would do or say. When Ronald and I were planning to get married, she told everybody that he was her son. I will always remember her. She and my mother-in-law were friends. It’s hard to lose a Mother and I’m so sorry for the entire family. Memories are made to live on after someone passes. Blessed be!

    Reply
  12. Cathy Pitts

    Bonnie was one of a kind! Loved working with her at First Presbyterian Child Care. I think of her often and the hugs she so freely gave to not only the children, but also their parents. Never a dull moment when “Miss” Bonnie was around. Thinking of you during this time—she was so proud of her girls.

    Reply
  13. Anne Beddingfield

    My deepest condolences to you, Bridgette and family. Praying for comfort during this difficult time.

    Reply
  14. Mary Ann Tackett

    Well Bonnie B as I called her was one of a kind. She took me in at the young age of 18. I was right out of school and working for Dr. Hatcher. Lots of days I didn’t have a way home and I stayed with Bonnie and Mike. She and I loved each other very much all down thru the years. It’s hard to realize she won’t be around here. We will miss her so very much. If I can help yall in anyway, please don’t hesitate to call. I will see u on Thursday. Love Yall maryT

    Reply
  15. Sheila Stahl

    I am so sorry about Miss Bonnie, she was a very special lady. I know she will be greatly missed.

    Reply
  16. Barbara Faulkner

    Sorry to hear about Bonnie. She seem to enjoy life, and a pleasure to be around.

    My sincere sympathy to her family. May God comfort your hearts.

    Reply
  17. Linda Holland

    Bonnie was indeed a unique individual and I loved her dearly. If she wasn’t kidding with someone or picking on someone, she wasn’t happy. I can see that wicked grin on her face right now. You were one in a million my friend.

    Reply
  18. Rexine Douthit Pigg

    BONNIE WAS A HOOT!!! She lived her life as we all should, with vigor & passion. In her travels with the First National Bank she & my Mom (Cat Douthit) no doubt could have had a stand-up comedy act. What one couldn’t think of, the other could. This proved to be a strong friendship thru the years. Poor Bonnie McCown & Kellie Smith tried their best to keep up with them on trips & bring them back safely, no easy feat! Mu thoughts are with you Bridget, Renee & family as you say “see ya later Mom, thanks for everything”. How blessed you are to have had such a dynamic Mom with so many friends, myself included. Love, Rexine

    Reply
  19. Gina Warren

    Ms. Bonnie has always been one of my favorite people in Lincoln County. I am so sad to hear of her passing. That precious lady always made me smile. I know Bonnie will be missed, but her life and her wittiness and humor will always be a wonderful memory of that dear lady. Praying for you.

    Reply
  20. Nanette Faulkner Taylor

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Bonnie was one of a kind…the life of a gathering and you never knew what she might say kidding or picking on someone. I know she will be missed

    Reply
  21. Wanda Shelton

    I am so sorry to see this. Praying for your family. Your parents were always so good to me.

    Reply
  22. Becky Bell Lane

    Bridget and Renee,
    I worked with your Dad at Fayetteville Electric System for many years before he retired. And I knew your Mom and her brothers. I also remember you both when you were youngsters. Your parents were special, wonderful people. My sympathy to you both in your loss.

    Reply

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