Bonnie Lee King
Departed on July 19, 2020 in Melbourne, Florida
Bonnie Lee King, age 70 passed peacefully Sunday July 19, 2020 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Beloved sister, aunt and friend. Bonnie is survived by sisters Maria Byrd, Gloria King-Ryals, brother-in-law Wade Ryals. Other surviving family members are; nephews Darrin Kent Pierce, Albert Byrd (Rachel), Richard Collin King (sons Ryan, Nathan), niece Mary Nicole Rich (Adam and children Cameron, Casey). Bonnie also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Predeceased by Parents: Richard Arnold King, Sr. and Doris James King, brother Richard Arnold King, Jr. and brother-in-law Raymond Jefferson Byrd.
Bonnie was born in Burlington, NC on March 29, 1950. The family moved to Merritt Island in the mid-fifties. Attending school from 2nd grade at Merritt Island Elementary (MILA), Edgewood Jr. High, graduating from Merritt Island High with the Class of 1968. Collage years at Brevard Community College (Eastern Florida State) and Florida State University.
After college, married Mike Lee, an Air Force Pilot, which presented the opportunity to live and travel in numerous places throughout the United States and other countries.
Bonnie was very artistic, with great visual skills that guided her to an early career choice of Interior Design. Later she found her true calling to be a Kindergarten, First grade school teacher. She loved the children as if they were her own.
At a very early age Bonnie dedicated her life to God. During the years of living on Merritt Island, she was a member of the First Baptist Church. Bonnie enjoyed visiting numerous Churches and denominations. As her health declined, she found comfort in listening to Church services on the radio or internet.
By her request, there will be no Memorial Service. A private family gathering will be held in the near future. If you would like to remember Bonnie by making a donation to Nana’s House or a Children’s Home of your choice.
She requested we use her writing in the obituary; “Rather than brag about my life, places I’ve traveled, famous people I met, where I lived, my loves, my accomplishments, etc. or all of my challenges and hardships…
I choose to tell of how Jesus became my savior when I was five years old in the Baptist Church in North Carolina. That day I began to believe in Jesus and continued to learn, grow up with him and know him more, my inner strength, confidence and faith. Throughout life he was my rock, my strength. As I followed Jesus, sometimes I stumbled, but he carried me. Sometimes he helped me climb the mountains and at the top I fell to my knees so grateful. There were times I flew like an eagle under the shadow of His wings!
The only thing that matters now is that I’m seeing Jesus, the Son, Father God, and the Holy Spirit in Heaven. Seeing my dear loved ones and everyone… I hope to see you someday in eternity! Believe in your heart that Jesus, Son of God, died on the cross in place of you and be sorry that you sin. Then plug in to His power to fill and guide you! Only you make the choice to live eternally in paradise or hell. He gave you the gift, but you choose to unwrap it.”
Written by Bonnie Lee King