Bonnie Lou Brewer, of Essex, daughter of the late Raymond Wilburn and Vergie Rhema Lane Gaines, was born in Dexter on October 31, 1938, and passed away at the Southeast Health Center of Stoddatd County in Dexter, Missouri on January 8, 2015, at the age of 76 years, 2 months and 8 days.
Bonnie lived in Essex the past 24 years. She had worked as a cook at Polly's Drive In and The Pig along with many other jobs. She had attended the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Dexter for many years.
Surviving are one son, Sylvester Stewart of St. Louis, Missouri; three daughters and son in law, Sheila & Derek Dodson of Essex, Missouri, Sylvia Stewart and Janet Marler both of Dexter, Missouri; six grandchildren, Shawn Midgett, Robert Metz both of Dexter, Angela Johnson of Bernie, Sylvesster, Samantha and Larry Stewart all of St. Louis; eleven great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; two brothers, Rick Gaines and Leon Gaines both of Dexter, Missouri; two sisters, Betty Moore and Peggy Evans both of Dexter, Missouri. Many other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by two children, Barbara Jean and Gilbert Brewer, two grandchildren, Cynthia Weaver and Melissa Stewart, two brothers, Billy and Junior Gaines, and one sister, Wanda Lee McRoy.
Friends may call on Thursday, January 15, 2015, after 2:00 pm at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Services will be held on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 3:00 pm at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. James Malloy of Essex officiating with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.