Brenda Mae Bonner Rice was born November 11, 1951 to Elzie Bonner, Jr. and Beulah Langley Bonner in Refugio, Texas. She lost her battle with cancer on July 31, 2019 but gained everlasting life with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Brenda had a long career as a cook in Refugio, Texas. She was also a member of Free Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Blessing, Texas for many years. Brenda is reunited with her father, Rev. Elzie A. Bonner, Jr. and her mother, Beulah M. Bonner as well as her brother and sister, Glen Bonner and Debra Bonner Foley. She leaves three sons and one daughter to cherish her memory; Darrell O. Bonner, Charles H. Cheeks, Jr. and Coqurece Cheeks Johnson, seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren along with her siblings; Larry N. Bonner, Charles A. Bonner and Martha R. Bonner. Brenda has gone on from this life and will forever remain in our hearts. Mama, we will see you again and love you always.

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