Bonnie Durden Seymour, 98
by Halei Lamb | April 12, 2018 4:32 pm
Graveside services for Bonnie Durden Seymour, 98, WILL BE HELD aPRIL 16, 2018, at Antioch Primitive Baptist Church in Twin City with Dr. Keithen Tucker, pastor of Eatonton First Baptist Church, officiating. She died Sunday, April 8, in Eatonton.
Mrs. Bonnie Durden Seymour was born August 15, 1919 to the late Lilla and Perry Durden. She grew up on a large farm near Metter and often spoke of fond members of the farm life with her seven brothers and sisters. In 1941, she met Lewis Albert Seymour while he was serving in the US Air Force. They married and lived in many places but raised their two children in Rock Hill, South Carolina, where the family attended First Baptist Church and made many friends. Seymour worked in an office until she decided to open up her own monogramming business, which enabled her to work from home. She did this for many years and was very successful. Seymour also taught sewing for the recreation department in Rock Hill. Her dear friend, Peggy Angel, talked her into taking a china painting class that set the beginning of a lifetime of painting in all mediums of art. She loved to share her paintings with friends and family. Later in life, she painted with dear friends on Mondays at the First Baptist Church in Eatonton. She loved her painting buddies. Seymour was also an excellent bridge player and stayed active in her bridge club. Her other loves were reading the Bible, reading interesting books, and keeping up with the loves of her life who called her “GiGi,” her great-grandchildren. She loved God and you knew it by just being with her. After her husband’s death in 1993, she moved to Atlanta to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Jerry, who she loved like her own son, for 24 years. Seymour truly appreciated his kindness. She will be missed by so many. Seymour was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Lewis Albert Seymour; and son, Lewis A. Seymour Jr.
Survivors include her daughter, Fleta S. (Jerry) New of Eatonton; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Antioch Cemetery Care Fund, Nacny Gross (Sec/Tres) P.O. Box 29, Twin City, GA 30471.