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Ann "Bonnie" Bondurant Young

June 16, 1931 — January 13, 2024

Wilson

Ann "Bonnie" Bondurant Young

Ann Bondurant Young “Bonnie”, widow of Dr. William Beauregard Young of Wilson,

Passed away peacefully on January 13, 2024 at the age of 92. A woman of faith, devoted wife, sister, mother and friend.

 

Bonnie is survived by her sons, Thomas (Thom) Meares Young and wife, Suzanne of Atlanta, Georgia, and Lake Toxaway, William Beauregard (Beau) Young, IV and wife, Ange of Greenville, Vance Bondurant Young and wife, Porter of Wilmington,  and five grand-children, William Eskridge Young (Will), Ann Alexander Young(Ali), Vance Bondurant Young, Jr., William Beauregard Young V and Sara Bondurant Young. She is also survived by two brothers, Gordon Emerson Bondurant (Linda) of Charleston, South Carolina, and William Ledoux Bondurant of Chapel Hill, and sister-in-law, Susan H. Eringhaus of Chapel Hill, widow of Bonnie’s beloved older brother, Dr. Stuart Osborne Bondurant.

 

Bonnie was born June 16, 1931 in Winston-Salem, the second of four children to Stuart and Dorothy Siewers Bondurant. Being raised in the Home Moravian Church, Bonnie and her brothers were taught from an early age to serve others and their community, and each made an indelible impact in the fields of medicine, education and the arts. Raised in a loving community, Bonnie had a true zest and curiosity for life. She enjoyed teenage summers at camp, cultivating a love of the outdoors and the North Carolina mountains. Graduating R.J. Reynolds High School in 1949, Bonnie was May Day Queen, DAR pilgrim and cheerleader forming friendships along the way that have lasted her lifetime. Bonnie attended the Woman’s College at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and Salem College, graduating with a history major. It was soon after that she and Dr. William Beauregard Young (Doc) were married in Home Moravian Church on November 6, 1954, sharing a loving marriage for over 45 years.

 

Bonnie was devoted to her family, her friends and to community life. She was executive director of Canterbury Corners Association. An elected member of the Wilson City Board of Education, she helped parent groups work with schools over integration changes of the 1970’s and with Project Rescue, a program for at risk children. She was a docent of the N.C Museum of Art and served on the NC Art Society Board of Directors, chairing the Fellows program. A founder of the Arts Council of Wilson, she helped form the NC Committee to support the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC and chaired the gallery exhibit for North Carolina women artists held there. She was a member of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church serving on the Vestry, altar guild and as a Sunday school teacher. She was active with Church Women United, the Medical Auxiliary and the Wilson County Heart Association and served several terms on the UNC Ackland Art Museum National Advisory Board. High on her list of enjoyments were sports, travel, family genealogy and learning. Carrying on the work of her mother, Bonnie very deeply appreciated serving with a team in Home Moravian Church where she was a life-long member, greeting visitors from all over the world who came to Old Salem touring and curious with questions about Moravians. Bonnie’s family will always cherish the memories of Easter Sunrise services in God’s Acre, hearing the trumpets sound as the sun rises. 

Bonnie was blessed with loving parents that instilled in her an innate joy of life and uncompromising faith. Her positive disposition transcended all of her relationships and resulted in her life and legacy of love. The family will be forever grateful for her incredibly loving and compassionate caregivers Amanda Durham, Heida Cook and the Healthcare Liaisons team who have cared for Bonnie over the past seven years.

 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 2:00pm, St Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 202 N Goldsboro Street S, Wilson, North Carolina. The family will greet friends at the church following the service.

 

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church P.O. Box 1527 Wilson, North Carolina 27894, Home Moravian Church, 529 S. Church Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101 or Trellis Supportive Care 101 Hospice Lane Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103. 

 

 Condolences may be made online at www.salemfh.com.

 

 Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at www.joyners.net.

 

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Memorial Service

Saturday, January 20, 2024

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St Timothy's Episcopal Church

202 N Goldsboro St S, Wilson, NC 27893

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Saturday, January 20, 2024

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St Timothy's Episcopal Church

202 N Goldsboro St S, Wilson, NC 27893

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