Bonné Morgan Mahler left her earthly home on October 9, 2023. She was born in Danville, VA to James Powell Morgan and Dean Luther Morgan on July 27, 1948. Bonne’ was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, George Lewis Mahler; her parents, James Powell Morgan and Dean Luther Morgan.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Jonathan, Leah Mahler Bowles (Kevin), one grandson Carter Lane Bowles, and one brother, Rev. James P. Morgan Jr. (Mary Dale). Bonne’ graduated from East Carolina University with degrees in speech and drama. In her early career she taught Children’s Theatre at Averett University in Danville, VA and at Paul D. Camp Community College in Franklin, VA. She was also an actress and director with the Franklin Little Theatre. Coming to Richmond, she worked at the Richmond Times Dispatch and Media General for 27 years in Human Resources where she made special lifelong friends especially Debi Stonecipher and Alice Rodriguez. Upon retirement she taught for 5 years as a substitute teacher at Amelia County Schools and she taught Sunday School for a number of years. Bonné was infamously known as the ‘Money Lady’ for Wednesday night dinners at Branch’s Baptist Church and sang in the choir. She was also a gifted seamstress and made beautiful smocked dresses for her daughter. When asked what her greatest accomplishment in life was, it was her children.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Bonne’s special friend & caretaker Rhonda Hines and to thank Crater Community Hospice for their special consideration and care. Her body is resting at Morrissett Funeral Home. The visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. followed by a graveside service at Sunset Memorial Park at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation.