Rader Funeral Home - Kilgore, TX

Bonnie Louise Sistrunk
January 22, 1945 - November 9, 2018
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It is with great sadness we share the passing of Bonnie Louise (Morgan) Sistrunk on November 9th 2018 at the age of 73. Bonnie passed peacefully while taking a late afternoon nap. God chose to take her reigns,on this afternoon , lift her up and set her free of Parkinson’s and the rigorous rehabilitation and complications of recent shoulder surgery. She is now reunited with her beloved husband, Billy Wayne Sistrunk and her mother and father, Allen and Dagma Morgan, who preceded her in death. Bonnie was born on January 22, 1945 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1963. She received a Business Degree from Norton Business School in Shreveport, LA. During her high school years she loved attending summer church camp where she met her husband-to-be, Billy Wayne Sistrunk. They were married in June 1967 in Shreveport, LA. Bonnie and Billy moved to Kilgore, Texas in 1969. They both became active members of St. Luke’s Methodist church and the church adopted and took them in as family immediately. Bonnie served in many capacities during her years being a member of St. Luke’s. (Greeter, Choir and Hand Bells) She also played on their softball team when her children were younger and participated in many St. Luke events for almost 50 years she was a member. Bonnie was a god serving wife, mother and grandmother. She studied the Bible and was a faithful servant of her church and god. Bonnie was no ordinary women. She was a very unique individual that many loved and appreciated the commitment, love, strength and the devotion she had toward her husband, who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, just after marriage. She was a force to reckon with and fought long and hard for many years to provide for her family and take care of the man she so loved. She never faltered and made sure they had the most normal life and experiences as any other couple or family. She had an unconventional and extraordinary free spirit, she did not apologize for the way she was - not for a second. She was truly unique and everyone that knew her loved this about her. She had her ideas, convections, lifestyle…. and never cared what others thought.

Mid life, Bonnie enjoyed being a service dog trainer and had a couple of dogs she would take to visit several nursing homes and hospitals. She participated in a few agility dog shows when her kids were in high school/college and enjoyed her dog’s companionship. She was involved in the local Kennel Club for many years. She loved to travel with Billy, experiencing many parts of the United States. She never let his disability prevent them from doing the things they wanted to do. She was a really great wife and showed her kids how to live without the restraints of society and other’s opinions.

She has two loving sisters, Dorthy Williams(Bossier City, Louisiana) and twin sister Betty Rowell (Broussard, Louisiana). Bonnie would tell you she is a proud mother and grandmother. She is survived by her children- Frances (Sistrunk) Ritter, from Atlanta, GA, John Sistrunk, from Frisco, TX and Rebecca (Sistrunk) Stephenson from Kilgore, TX. Bonnie loved her grandchildren Cole Ritter, Luke Ritter, Ava Ritter, Avery Sistrunk , Christian Stephenson, Bethany Stephenson, Preston and Austin Stephenson. She has many special nieces and nephews, including Paul Williams, Pat Williams, Pam Williams, Adena Tulloh and Morgan Rowell. She will be buried next to Billy Wayne Sistrunk at the Danville Cemetery.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 17 at 10am at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 401 East Main Street, Kilgore, Texas 75662.
Visitation will be held Friday, November 16 from at 6-8pm at Radar Funeral Home, 401 N. Martin, Kilgore, Texas 75662.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 401 East Main Street, Kilgore, Texas 75662

“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:18-31

Bonnie Louise Sistrunk
January 22, 1945 - November 9, 2018
Visitation Schedule
Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore
401 North Martin Street
Kilgore, TX  75662
Friday, November 16, 2018
6:00 P.M. - 8;00 P.M.
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Service Schedule
Funeral Service
St. Luke's Methodist Church
401 East Main Street
Kilgore, TX  75662
Saturday, November 17, 2018
10:00 A.M.
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Burial Schedule
Danville Cemetery
Danville Rd.
Kilgore, TX  75662
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Memorial Contributions
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
401 E. Main
Kilgore, TX 75662




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