Frances Foster Bonney

August 20, 1944 - April 14, 2024
Frances Foster Bonney

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Frances Foster Bonney, age 79, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2024 at River Trace in Washington, N.C. She was born in Beaufort Co. on August 20, 1944 to Rosa (Crick) Foster and Ralph Foster.

Her early years wer spent in the Pamlico Beach Community. She attended elementary school in Belhaven for awhile before the family moved to Viriginia in the early 1950s. She continued her schooling in Virginia and later married and became mother of two sons. She remained in Virginia until1972 when she returned to North Carolina with her family.

Frances worked as an in home caregiver to the elderly for many years. She later received her CNA certification and worked with home health as long as her health allowed.

In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting and watching old western movies. Frances was a unique individual who lived her life on her own terms. She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her sons Perry Bonney (Sarah) and Brian Bonney (Betsy) both of Belhaven,N.C. Four granddaughters Candace Bonney (Andrew Hartley) Jennifer Shore (Jacob) Erin Hassell (Phillip) and Rebekah Blackman (Zachary). Five great-grandchildren Teagan Hartley, Eden Hartley, Addison Hartley, Jared Blackman, and Goldie Hassell.

There are no services planned at this time. The family will hold a private memorial at a later date.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made directly to the Dementia Alliance of North
Carolina, 9131 Anson Way, Suite 206, Raleigh, NC 27615 or online by clicking here; or directly to River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 250 Lover's Lane, Washington, NC 27889 or online by clicking here.

The family would like to thank the staff at Autumnfield and Rivertrace for the compassionate care given to Frances during her time there.

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to be serving the Bonney Family.



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  • April 25, 2024
    Doris C Taylor says:
    Sending 🙏

  • April 25, 2024
    Doris C Taylor says:
    I am so sad to here for your lost sending 🙏 to the family I have miss my friend 🧡 I would love to talk to her again

  • April 18, 2024
    Olivia Moore says:
    I will miss you very sweet lady she kept us on our feet

  • April 18, 2024
    Sheila (Allen) & Randy Holliday says:
    Perry & Brian, so sorry to hear this!! Hugs and prayers to you and your families!

  • April 17, 2024
    Willie and Thala Sawyer says:
    We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort.

  • April 17, 2024
    Freda Hopkins says:
    Deepest Condolences

  • April 16, 2024
    Cathy & Bryan Daniels says:
    So sorry for your loss .. God bless you and all the extended family!!!!