US Marine Corps

Dennis Ray Bonner

July 7, 1957 ~ September 5, 2022 (age 65)
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Dennis Ray Bonner was born on July 7, 1957, in Monroe, Louisiana, to the late Neicy Mae Bonner and Dennis Freemont. After the passing of his mother in 1960, Dennis was reared from a little boy to adulthood by Alberta “CuBud” Scott and West Brown. He confessed his faith to Christ at an early age and later attended church in Kosciuscko, Mississippi. His life was transformed from the physical to the spiritual on September 5, 2022, in Jackson, Mississippi.

Ray, as everyone called him, was a 1975 graduate of Wossman High School. Upon graduation, he joined the United States Marine Corps in 1976, and in later years, he eventually received an honorable discharge. Upon his return home, he started work in Louisiana and then moved to Mississippi where he continued to work and ultimately retired from Cosmo Company. Never a dull moment, he always traveled and was the life of the party with his family and friends. Ray loved to watch Old West cowboy shows along with wrestling every Monday night. Anyone who knew him was touched by his humor. He made his whole family laugh with his outrageous and exaggerated stories, silly sayings, and dancing.

Dennis was preceded in death by his mother, Neicy Mae Bonner; father, Dennis Freemont; oldest brother, Sidney Bonner; oldest sister, Bernice Green (Willie).

He leaves to cherish his memories: his long-time partner, Bonnie Reed; two sons, Keetron Green and Shaun’Kendrick Sillers; grandchildren, Sha’Kiah Mitchell, Shaunia Sillers, and Shaun’Kendrick Sillers, Jr.; sister, Minnie Gibson (the late Donald, Sr.); godsister, Gale Smith; best friends, Gregory Gibson and James Ricks; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

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Funeral Service
September 16, 2022

11:00 AM
Greater Free Gift Baptist Church
5510 US Highway 165 S
Monroe, LA 71202

September 16, 2022

NELA Veteran Cemetery
2412 US-425
Rayville, LA 71269

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