Von Ella “Bonnie” Broussard, 84, of Orange, passed away on April 6, at The Meadows in Orange.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 9, at First Baptist Church in Orangefield. Officiating will be the Rev. Cody Hogden. Burial will follow at Mary William Cemetery in Orangefield.
Visitation will be 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, at First Baptist Church in Orangefield.
Born in Athens, Texas, on July 21, 1930, she was the daughter of Alonzo Calvin Mills and Margie Ella Jackson Mills. Bonnie has been a resident of Orangefield for 58 years. She graduated from Lamar with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and certified to teach physical education. She taught at West Orange-Stark for over 20 years. Bonnie was a very active member of First Baptist Church in Orangefield and was a former writer for the County Record and the Vidorian; her column was called “Country Cooking”. She genuinely cared about people and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her two sons, DeWayne Ware and Keith Broussard.
Bonnie is survived by her husband of 58 years, the Rev. Charlie Broussard of Orangefield; children, John Ware and wife, Marcia of Mauriceville, Elaine Foster and husband, David of Boulder City, Nevada, Leslie Broussard and wife, Merri of Orangefield and Bill Broussard and wife, Pam of Mauriceville; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers will be Brad Broussard, John Ware, Caine Blackburn, Robert Schlicher, Brian Scherry, Joel Fowler, Tim Allen and Branden Blackburn.