Funeral services for the late Mr. Clifford Dewayne Bonner were held Sept. 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. from Lomax Hannon Auditorium. Reverend Ben Davis, officiated. Burial followed in Zion Rest Cemetery. Hudson Funeral Services, Greenville directed.
Clifford Dewayne Bonner AKA “Texas Red” to some and “Big Red” to others was born Feb. 19, 1969 to the late Mary Alice and John Lee Bonner Jr. We loved him, but God loved him best. God called him to take his rest on Sept. 3 at J. Paul Hospital in Camden.
As a child he attended Pine Flat AME Church. He attended Butler and Wilcox County Schools. He received his Barber’s Degree from Jeff Davis Community College in Brewton. He was a Licensed Master Barber. He put his skills to work at JJ’s Barbershop and Aleka’s Braids and Designs.
He put his finest work on his family and friends. He was a jack of all trade but Barbering was his true passion.
Clifford is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, Daisy and John Lee Bonner Sr., Mary Alice and Cleveland Palmer; two sisters, Ruby Bonner-Campbell and Melissa Bonner; brother, Larry James Bonner. Clifford leaves to cherish his memories, five daughters, Nyoshi Bonner, Jackson, Tenn.; Beauty Bonner, Selma; Aaliyah Wilson, Greenville; LaKetta and Taneisha Bonner, both of McWilliam; sisters, Lena (James) Fails, Pineapple; Jennie (Billy Ray) Bonner, Carrie Bonner, Margaret Savage, all of Greenville; Lynda Maddox, Troy; Debbie Johnson, Forest Home; brothers, Billy (Verdell) Palmer, Pineapple; Willie(Daisy) Bonner, Pensacola, Fla.; Melvin (Nina) Bonner, Johnny Bonner, both of Georgiana; Daryl (Gwen) Bonner, Roydrick (Kala) Bonner, both of Greenville; Patrick Bonner, Killeen, Texas; Clarence Johnson, Detroit, Mich.; three sister-in-laws, two brother-in-laws and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.
He had a host of special friends, to many to name but you know what he meant to you and what you meant to him. Clifford was well loved and he loved well. He’s gone but he will never be forgotten.