Funeral Services honoring the life of Mrs. Bonnie Marie Leone Springer, 76, will be held Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at San Patricio Baptist Church in Converse, Louisiana. Interment will follow at Cassell Cemetery in Converse, Louisiana. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00p.m. Officiating the service will be Brother Danny Asbell.
Bonnie was born to Florence Ebarb Leone and Bonnie Eli Leone on June 2, 1945 in Zwolle, Louisiana and entered into eternal peace on October 18, 2021 in Mansfield, Louisiana.
Bonnie was a resident of Converse, Louisiana and worked as a substitute teacher for Sabine Parish for many years. During that time, she was loved and quickly became a favorite amongst the students whose lives she touched. A resident of Sabine Parish, Bonnie graduated from Ebarb High school in the class of 1963. Shortly after, on February 4th, 1967, Bonnie married her soulmate, Johnnie “Boy” Lewis Springer, Jr and spent 54 amazing years with him. In 1976, Bonnie was baptized and became a faithful member of San Patricio Baptist Church of Converse, Louisiana. She was the church clerk and substitute pianist and served her Lord in every aspect of her life. Bonnie was a dedicated Ladies’ Auxilary member for post 5187 in Zwolle, Louisiana. For 20 years, Bonnie and her husband participated in the Old Spanish Trail Ride, also referred to as “OSTR”. She also served approximately 12 years as a first responder for the North Sabine Fire District. Bonnie enjoyed music, dancing, making wreaths, and playing bingo with her friends- and winning. Everyone that knew Bonnie knew how much she loved and cherished her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Don Michael Leone. She is survived by her husband; brothers, Elzie, Thomas, Harvey and Dale Leone; sister, Jackie Lee children, Sophia Renee Springer Gibson, Shannon Lewis Springer, Shelly Marie Springer Sepulvado,; grandchildren, Adam Gibson, Josh Gibson, Erica Gibson, Chancey Gonzalez, Elizabeth Merriman, Samantha Merriman, Phillip Springer, Trevor Merriman, Brandon Merriman, Shine McGahan; great-grandchildren, Skylar and Jaxon Gibson, Alonso and Johnnie Gonzalez, Daxten Merriman, Scarlett Remedies, Florence Rivers due in October 2021, Mason McGahan, Abigail, Baylie, Wyatt and Branson Merriman, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Honoring Bonnie as pallbearers will be Adam Gibson, Chris Ebarb, Jonathan Springer, Elbulon Springer, Santiago Gonzalez, Bryan Leone, Robert Dale Leone and Wesley Sepulvado . Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Ethan Meshell, Lucas Springer, Ryan Ebarband Zachary “Butterbean” Lee.
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