Born Bonnie Lee Kenon on November 8th, 1924 in Hastings, Florida to Elton and Simmie Kenon, Bonnie was the youngest of 5 siblings. Bonnie attended Hastings Vocational Training School where she was a member of the basketball team, graduating in 1944. Shortly after, Bonnie relocated to Trenton, New Jersey with Robert Monroe Williams Sr., where the two married and raised their 6 children. Bonnie was a home-maker, but was also employed with the Visiting Nurses Association of Trenton.
Affectionately known as "Mommie" and "Nana", Bonnie was the matriarch of the Williams family. Not only did she raise her children, she also had a hand in raising her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. A blessing to each one at many times in their lives.
Bonnie was a member of Greater Mount Zion AME Church of Trenton, New Jersey. She loved watching the Philadelphia 76er’s basketball team and the Philadelphia Eagles football team. She also enjoyed watching Good Times, 227, The Waltons, In the Heat of the Night, The Parkers, The Wendy Williams Show, Steve Harvey's Family Feud, The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Action News. She was a great chef and baker, making all of the cakes and pies for the holidays. She had many relatives and close friends that she kept in contact with daily, you could often hear her laughing, reminiscing on old times and speaking about her faith and love for God.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her father Elton Kenon, mother Simmie Kenon, brothers Buddy Kenon and Wilford Kenon, sisters Cora Kenon and Juanita Kenon, daughters Cassandra Williams, Laura Sheila Williams-Chery and Lunetta Williams, son Robert Williams Jr, granddaughter Nakia Barnes and husband Robert Monroe Williams Sr.
Bonnie is survived by her daughter Vermel Williams-Bradley (David), son Ronald Williams (Diane), granddaughters Isadora Tansheia Williams, Kesha L. Williams, Tarakara Williams-Lang (Dearty), Ila R. Williams and Kali S. Williams, grandson Robert Williams III, great-granddaughters Brooklynn T. Hicks, Irijah M. Williams (Jonathan), Iyanis Williams, Kori C. Hicks and Germany G. Hicks, great-grandsons Chance J. Semmon, Carnail Dubois and Dekari Lang, great-great granddaughter Amaya Halaby and great-great grandsons Airis S. Holman, Bronx M. Campbell, Emir Jenkins and Romir Jenkins - including a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral service will be 1pm Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Hughes Funeral Home, 324 Bellevue Ave, Trenton, NJ 08618. Calling hour will be 12pm until the time of service. Interment will be at Colonial Memorial Park, Hamilton, NJ.
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