Bonnie Little Byerley


Bonnie Little Byerley, 94, of Telford, TN, went to her Heavenly reward on Saturday, May 4, 2019, following a brief illness.
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.

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05-08-2019 Cathy Taylor
I am happy to have known Bonnie. She was always such a bright spot on my schedule of dental patients. Somehow we would manage an hour long conversation during our treatment time. I remember her optimism and her loving outlook and her strong faith. She seemed to love her children so much and she spoke of their spouses very lovingly. Her eyes would light up when we talked of her flowers. I send Love and support for Bonnie’s family and know that she is a bright Light continuing to shine in a new place.
05-08-2019 Larry and Nancy Reece
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your loved one. We truly hope that all the memories and traditions that have accumulated through the years will sustain you now, and in time to come. And may our Heavenly Father, in His infinite mercy, provide you comfort during this difficult time of bereavement. We'll continue to keep you in our hearts and prayers.
05-08-2019 David and Sandra Holt
Dear Family, We are so sorry for your loss. You all are wonderful people who loved their Mother. We appreciate all the kindness that your family has expressed to us through the years. We always feel special when we are near you and that is because of the special training, in part, that you had from your gifted parents. This Mother's Day and always we can be thankful we had great Mother's who cared so much about us. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Special Hugs, David and Sandra
05-07-2019 Marty Mullenix
My thoughts and prayers are with you all, Bonnie was a beautiful person inside and out. There was never a time that she would ask how we were doing and how my mom was doing she was such a thoughtful and loving person. She will be missed. Love to you all and if there is anything I can do please let me know.


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