Obituary of Bonnie Mae Gist
Bonnie Mae Gist
Beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Bonnie Mae was born May 15, 1938 in Memphis, Tennessee and passed away January 17, 2021 in Tacoma, Washington.
Bonnie was preceded by mother, Lillian Robinson; father, BW Marhsall; beloved husband Olen Gist; sister, Charlene Booker; brother, Willie (Billow) Marshall and daughter Charlene Gist.
Bonnie was a baptized Jehovah's Witness and she loved Jehovah, God and always enjoyed going to the Kingdom Hall and conventions. She believed in an earthly hope of the resurrection in paradise to greet loved ones.
She lived in Germany, Jamaica, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington State was her home. Traveling was one of her favorite past times, visiting many countries. Bonnie loved traveling to many states with her family in their motor home. She also enjoyed playing the piano and listening to classical music. She was very educated, a classy dresser, loved to shop, sing, sew, and go camping. She worked as a nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital, but was primarily a dedicated homemaker.
She leaves behind to cherish her memories:
Loving daughter and caregiver, Toiya Chavalae Gist, WA; grandchildren, Markus Gist-Fields, WA. (Daina), Britaney Gist, WA, Breonna Gist-Friday, VA (Marcus); great-grandchildren, Jaylen, Iyonna, Raqiyah, Markus Fields Jr., Za'Coury, Kailani, Kimara, Adrianna, Jeremiah and Israel. Son, Myran J. Gist, CA, daughter Angela Gist, FL. grandchild, Cydnee Wiseman. Son Shawn Gist, FL. (Donna); grandchildren, Shonna Santa Cruz (Lucas), Shawn Gist Jr. (Kierra), Dominiq Gist, Alixandra Luskey, VA (Jordan); great-grandchild, Margo arriving 03/2021. Son, Jeffrey Gist, WA; grandchild, Jordon Lopez. Daughter, Tammy Gist, WA. (deceased) grandchildren: Brandon Gist, Jonathan Gist; and numerous extended relatives and lifelong friends.
In lieu of a memorial service, please direct all condolences to her daughter, Toiya Gist, P.O. Box 98824, Lakewood, WA 98496-8824.
On behalf of the Gist family, I would like to thank the support of loving relatives, the Narrows Congregation, many lifelong friends, St. Joseph Hospital, CHI Franciscan Hospice House and Edwards Memorial Funeral Services for the loving support of our mother Bonnie.