She was born on September 20, 1924, in Washington County, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents, James J. and Nellie Simmons Little, four siblings and their spouses: Ruby (Dean) McCracken, Jessie (J.C.) Saylor, Louise (Charles) Gresham, Estel (Della) Little; two nieces: Nelta McCracken and Susan Gresham; one brother-in-law: John McFeature.
Bonnie graduated from Boones Creek High School and worked at Klopman Mills/Burlington Industries in Johnson City before becoming a full-time homemaker and mother. She enjoyed quilting, crossword puzzles, and growing irises. She loved her family and friends very much.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Wilbur Steele “W.S.” Byerley, her children and their spouses: JoAnn (William “Bill”) Price, John Harvey (Jennifer) Byerley, James Earl (Tammy) Byerley; four grandchildren: Lucas Byerley, Preston Price, Lara Byerley, and Marissa Byerley; two great grandchildren: Cayman and Marley Price; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Bonnie was a longtime member of Boones Creek Christian Church, where she was a member of the “Quilting Ladies” group.
She will be cremated per her wishes.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Friday, May 10, 2019 with visitation from 5:00-6:00 pm. Service will follow immediately, with Dr Dick Morris officiating. A private interment will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to the Byerley family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN 753-3821