Virginia Bonner Green
September 19, 1927 – November 26, 2015
Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Green was born on September 19, 1927, in Thomasville, GA, to the late George Pierce Bonner and Maggie Mae Wiley Bonner. On July 24, 1943, she married Wilmon R. “Snooks” Green, who preceded her in death on January 13, 2005 after 60 and one-half years of marriage. She retired as a fiscal analyst with Southwestern State Hospital in Thomasville, GA. She was a charter member of Gordon Heights Baptist Church in Cairo; and, she remained a faithful member until she left this earth to meet her heavenly father.
Mrs. Green was fondly referred to by many names throughout her 88 years. These names include: “Aunt Virginia,” “Sister,” “Momma,” and of course, “Nanny.” Mrs. Green valued every moment spent with her four granddaughters and her eight great-grandchildren. She kept records of their accomplishments by gathering every newspaper article or by creating handwritten notes herself to proudly document each life event.
“Nanny,” was a staple in her family; and above all else, she encouraged them to develop a personal relationship with the Lord, to go to church, and to love one another without hesitation. Mrs. Green’s limitless patience, selfless nature, and giving spirit shone brightly for all she encountered. Her life was dedicated to God and to her family. This Christ-like love and devotion will be her legacy.
Survivors include: son, Larry Green (Karen) of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Melissa G. Morton (Gary) of Cochran, GA, Kimberly G. Crapps (Ben) of Cartersville, GA, Ginny G. Hopper (Ed) of Cairo, GA, Laren G. Carlton of Macon, GA; great-grandchildren, Kendall Morton, Trace Morton, Major Green Morton, Jake Crapps, Parker Roy Crapps, Brice Hopper, Will Hopper, Charleigh Carlton; nieces, Mae Belle Griffin of Valdosta, GA, Becky Hartsfield of Cairo, GA, Glenda Erdmann (John) of Cairo, GA; nephew, Wayne P. Bonner of Cairo, GA; best friend, Helen McRory of Tallahassee, FL.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, George and Maggie Bonner; her husband, Snooks Green; son, Wilmon Lee Green; and brothers, Theo Bonner, Alton Bonner.
Memorials may be made in Mrs. Green’s memory to: Gentiva Hospice, 432 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, GA 39819; or Archbold Foundation, Attention, Vann Middleton, (designate Hospice of Southwest Georgia), 910 South Broad St., Thomasville, GA, 31792.
The family will receive friends at Gordon Heights Baptist Church on Sunday, November 29, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., the funeral hour.