Bonnie Jeanette Eppling Anderson, of Pearisburg, after a long illness went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 with her Sister Merinda, Brother and sister-in-law Tommy and Phyllis Epperley and niece Leslie by her side. Born on September 18, 1944 at home and delivered by her Grandmother (midwife) Etta Eppling in Waiteville, WV, Bonnie was a daughter of the late Dolly Porterfield Williams of Waiteville, WV and Frank S. Eppling and the late Lois Eppling of Pembroke. She was also preceded in death by her husband Alfred K. Anderson, Sr., daughter Kerry Woodbury, and a brother Donald Eppling. Bonnie was in the first graduating class at Giles High School, and she retired after several years in the Twisting Dept. at the Celco Plant in Narrows. She had been a long time resident of Giles County until her illness, which led her to the Bland County Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Bastian where she lived for several years.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her Father Frank S. Eppling of Pembroke; daughter and son-in-law Tonya and Rodney Vaden of Blacksburg; son and daughter-in-law Alfred K. Anderson, Jr. and Angie of Pulaski, Co; her five grandchildren Christopher K. Anderson, Walker Heath Woodbury, Samuel and James Vaden, Emily and Emma Anderson and Tanner Moore. She will be deeply missed by her sisters and brothers-in-law Connie and Jimmy Fisher of Pembroke, Charlotte and Mike Epperley of Blacksburg, Merinda and Jeff Williams of Pembroke; also her brothers and sisters in-law Monte and Irma Eppling of Pembroke, Ricky and Teri; Eppling of Pembroke and Tommy and Phyllis Epperley of Dublin; she will be remembered by numerous supportive nieces and nephews with special nieces who were always there for her, Angie Falls and Kim Neice.
The family would like to say a special thanks to the Bland County Rehab and Nursing Staff for being a part of Bonnie’s life, she was a part of that family also; a thank you to the Pembroke Assembly of God; and a very special thanks to Dr. Scott and Kay Souther, Jamie Wright, and Gateway Baptist Church for their love and support through Bonnie’s illness and to Carilion Clinic Family Medicine in Blacksburg.
Even though our hearts are hurting and we will miss you deeply, we are so happy that you are now with our Lord and Savior. We can only imagine what it was like to see you walking and holding your hands our to meet our Lord.
The family will receive visitors on Saturday, April 7, 11:00 am until 12:00 pm with a memorial service following at 12:00 pm at the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with Pastor Eddie Kendall and Dr. Scott Souther (who led her to the Lord) officiating. At Bonnie’s request she was to be cremated and buried following the service beside her husband Alfred in the Anderson Cemetery on Guinea Mt. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.
“Dear,Lord, Thank you for this beautiful day and now that Ma Ma Bonnie is in heaven with you, she won’t be sick any more.” Spoken by her five year old grandson, Samuel, after Bonnie passed away.