Bonnie Fay Bobbitt
Bonnie Fay Bobbitt
  • October 6, 1940 - November 15, 2017
  • Houston, Texas

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Bonnie Fay Bobbitt passed from this world on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in Houston, Texas and is now in the arms of the Lord. Bonnie was born on October 6, 1940 in Horry Country South Carolina to Otha Malcolm and Bessie Geneva Goff (nee Russ). She was preceded in death by her parents, step-mother Minnie Goff (nee Brigman), mother in law Lucille Gardner Seamans, father in law Earl Jack Seamans, brother John George Goff, brother Donald Lenox Goff, brother Otha Malcolm Goff, Jr., husband Kelsey Roy Seamans, husband Delmer James Bobbitt, brother in law Frederick Leon Seamans Sr., sister in law Barbara Jean Seamans (nee Knight), brother in law John Pander, and niece Karen Ann Seamans.

She is survived by sister Nola Jane Morris and her husband Ruther, half-sister Linda Sellers, half-brother Bobby Russ, step-sister Hazel Ann Mintz and her husband Edwin, sister in law Ann Seamans, sister in law Linda Seamans Pander, sister in law Patsy Seamans Hardin, sister in law Carrol May and her husband Don, sister in law Joanne Ewalt, brother in law Larry Gardner Seamans, brother in law William Bobbitt and his wife Vivian, daughter in law Suzan Matulik, daughter in law Karen Bobbitt, son in law Manfred Bobbitt, and step-daughter in law Rita Franco.

She also leaves behind nephew Earl Jack Seamans II, nephew David Wayne Seamans, nephew Frederick Leon Seamans, Jr., nephew Shawn Phillip Pander and his wife Beth, nephew Patrick Stephen Pander and his wife Sarah, niece Barbara Kay Seamans Mitchum, niece Kimberly Ann Saunders and her husband Brandon, niece Carolea Ann Trusler and her husband Bruce, niece Jonna Bette Pander, heart daughter Rita Whetstine and her husband Mark, numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews, and many loving friends.

The Seamans family would especially like to thank the members of Bonnie's church family who were so loving, attentive, and supportive during Delmer's illness and death and then throughout Bonnie's illness and death with special thanks to Pastor John Bray and his wife Jennifer and Diane Johnston and her husband Terry.

A celebration of Bonnie's life will be held for family and friends on Wednesday November 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home located at 13102 North Freeway, Houston, TX 77060. Visitation will be also be held at funeral home on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 as follows: family visitation 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and public visitation from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Bonnie will be laid to rest in the Houston National Cemetery with husband Delmer J. Bobbitt however there will not be a graveside service. If you would like to remember Bonnie in some way other than sending flowers, donations can be made to the North Houston Baptist Church, 10420 Grant Road, Houston, Texas 77070.

A Few Thoughts About Bonnie by Ann and Jack Seamans

When Bonnie joined our family, in the fall of 1963, she loved us. And we loved her right back. She had lived through a harsh childhood but she embraced us as a "family who loved each other." Those were her words and she said them often. She saw things in us we didn't see ourselves. She had gone through things we couldn't even imagine. We are grateful that she has been loved in the same way by her remarkable church family.

Bonnie went out to face the world at a very young age; she didn't have a formal education. But she was smart. She taught herself. She was a bookkeeper for a furniture manufacturing firm, and for her church. She had many interests, and she excelled at everything she attempted to do. Roy and Bonnie started a business when they were young; of course, they named it the R and B Furniture Company. Roy and Bonnie, along with a friend, later started another business venture called Foam Fabricators of Houston which Bonnie went on to run for over a year after Roy passed in 1998.

Bonnie was brave. She stood up to threatening health issues throughout her life. She had to battle painful memories from her childhood but managed to be cheerful in the face of it all. Yet Bonnie enjoyed a good life, too, with her husband Roy whom she loved very much. Bonnie also loved her home, dogs, neighbors, church, family, and hummingbirds. Bonnie was especially fond of the folks at the local grocery store and gas station she used for years knowing the names and stories of the workers at each.

About two years after her marriage to Roy, Bonnie began a new life with her Savior. I took her arm and led her up to the baptismal because she was as frightened and excited as a child. I have a vivid memory of her trembling in her wet robe and wet hair, crying into her hand.

The young Bonnie was striking in appearance. I remember walking with her in downtown Houston. She was headed to a job interview, and she was decked out in a business suit. Every man we passed gave her a second long look. It was all lost on her. It didn't appear to me, that she noticed she was creating a stir. Bonnie turned into a vintage beauty and as her niece Carolea said, she had so much class.

The third act in Bonnie's life was spent with a great guy named Delmer James Bobbitt who everyone called "Corky." Many people may not know that Corky was actually Bonnie's first husband whom she married and divorced in the 1950's. Remarkably, they found one another again a few years after Roy died and re-married. To his credit, Corky knew that Bonnie would always be a part of the Seamans family and didn't want to take her away from us which is why they remained in Houston. Corky and Bonnie would join Seamans family events for several years until health issues prevented them from attending.

We were all very saddened at the loss of Corky last month and our hearts are absolutely broken now that Bonnie has also left us. She fought