Mildred Bailey Bonner

(ROANOKE) Graveside services for Mildred Bailey Bonner, 97, of Roanoke were Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Randolph Memory Gardens with Ray Weaver.

Mrs. Bonner passed away Oct. 9 at Lake Martin Community Hospital in Dadeville.

Survivors include her brother, John Benford Bailey of Columbus, Ga.; son-in-law, G. Sanders Dupree of Atlanta; nephews, Warner C. Bailey of Roanoke and John G. Bailey of Hattiesburg, Miss.; and nieces, Karen Bailey Versola of Atlanta and Megan Bailey Busby of Roanoke.

A Randolph County native, Mrs. Bonner was born April 4, 1923, the daughter of John Grover and Viola Mae Bailey. She was Christian by faith and had been a loyal member of Rock Mills United Methodist Church for many years. For many years she worked at Wehadkee Yarn Mills under the leadership of her uncle Oliver "Ol" and her father. The aforementioned resulted in a successful career and a source of good memories. Mildred believed in her community and often recounted the wonderful times she had in Rock Mills. She shared many life lessons she learned over her 97 years, most of which centered around inclusion, her faith in God, strong family ties and wonderful adventures with her friends. She will be greatly missed but her kind spirit will shine in us forever. Mrs. Bonner was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Bonner; only child, Robert A. Bonner Jr.; her parents; brothers, Clyde L. Bailey, Coy D. "Buck" Bailey, John G. Bailey Jr.; and sister, Nora Bailey Yarbrough.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Rock Mills Methodist Church. Online condolences may be expressed at

Quattlebaum Funeral Home, Roanoke.