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Obituaries 09/01/2022

Bonnie Alexander Showers

OAKLAND – Bonnie Alexander Showers, a retired bookkeeper, passed away on August 26, 2022 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was 72.

Bonnie was born in Charleston on December 7, 1949 to J.W. and Mamie Alexander. Bonnie moved to Greenville where she graduated from Greenville High School. In 1967 she married Millard Filmore Sanders and had two sons. She was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church in Oakland. Throughout the years, Bonnie loved cooking big family meals and working in her yard perfecting growing her flower beds. Bonnie was known for her talent at painting, and she also enjoyed others crafts later in life. She loved spending time with her church family and congregation. She never met a stranger and had big adventures with her famous cat, Ozzie.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, J.W. and Mamie Alexander, a sister, Judy Ann Alexander and her husband, Millard Filmore Sanders.
She is survived by a sister, Dorothy (William) Moore, of Cary; two sons, Steve (April) Sanders and Randy (Ciji) Sanders, both of Oakland; four grandsons, Bradley (Kristina) Sanders of Monette, Ark., and Colson Sanders, Blaine Sanders and Zach Sanders, all of Oakland; and two great grandchildren, Emerson and Ella Rose. She also leaves behind many loved nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation was Sunday, August 28, at Spring Hill Baptist Church from 4 to 5 p.m., with the funeral service at 5 p.m. with Bro. Courtney Selvy conducting. Burial followed at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

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