Bonnie Ellen Greenwood
12/5/1942 - 6/14/2022
||Coker-Mathews Funeral Home
5100 Interstate 30 (at US-69)
Greenville, TX 75402
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Celebration of Life
Highland Terrace Baptist Church
3939 Joe Ramsey Blvd.
7/23/2022 at 2:00 PM
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Bonnie Ellen Greenwood, 79, of Greenville, passed away on
June 14, 2022, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. A celebration of life will be July 23, 2022,
at 2:00 PM at Highland Terrace Baptist church with Dr. Chet Haney officiating.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
Bonnie was born on December 5, 1942, in Shattuck, Oklahoma
to Fearing H. Terbush and Tessie Caldwell Terbush. Bonnie met Gary when she was 8 years old and
by the time she was 13 they began a love affair that would span 67 years. Their journey which began in Buffalo,
Oklahoma, took them from the early years in Stillwater, Oklahoma at Oklahoma
State University to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and their final destination in
Greenville. Bonnie was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church and Highland
Terrace Baptist Church. Bonnie served in many facets of church ministry from
WMU to director of GA’s. One of her
favorite things was helping with the music at Ridgecrest which she did behind
the scenes for many years. She had a
work ethic second to none, in the early years in Greenville she began sewing
for the public, and the went on to run Greenville Trophies a business which she
and Gary began together. In 2005 they
sold the business allowing her time to focus on her grandchildren that loved
her dearly. She continued to stay
active in the church working with CEF a children’s evangelism ministry here in
North Texas. Her greatest desire was to
serve the Lord which she did faithfully till the end. She was from a large family; she often
boasted she had 41 first cousins, all of whom she was close to and enjoyed
spending time with.
Bonnie is survived by her husband of 61 years Gary Greenwood
of Greenville, daughter Tonnie Julian & husband Larry of Georgia, son
Michael Greenwood & wife Deena of Oklahoma, grandchildren Amanda Wilson
& husband Jason of Oklahoma, Aaron Groves & wife Stephanie of Virginia
and Ashlyn Greenwood of Oklahoma.
Bonnie is preceded in death by her parents, her second child
Teresa Marie, sister Marie, brother Victor and grandson Andrew, and a host of
relatives too many to mention waiting to welcome her home into the
Memorial contributions may be made to CEF (Child Evangelism
Fellowship) Lone Star Prairie PO Box 8161 Greenville, TX. 75404-8161, Highland
Terrace Baptist Church 3939 Joe Ramsey Blvd. Greenville, TX. 75402, or in any
charitable organization of your choice in honor of Bonnie Greenwood.