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Bonnie Lee Dear

February 1, 1956 December 10, 2020
Bonnie Lee Dear
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Obituary for Bonnie Lee Dear

Bonnie Lee (nee. Bates) Dear of Highland Michigan, died at her home on December 10, 2020 at the age of 64.

Bonnie was born in Detroit, MI, the daughter of Theodore B. and Marilyn Ruth (Dearth) Bates.

Bonnie enjoyed giving, loving and helping others. She was mother to MANY who were not natural born children. Her five nieces, Dana Masters, Deanna Reason, Danyal Reason, Dena Reason and Delray Reason and her nephew Justin Bates were a few of her favorites. Bonnie was one of the most generous and hard working women you could have ever met. She will be sorely missed by everyone.

She is survived by her fiance, Shawn Mancogna; her children, Jennifer Zeits-Gasko (Joseph), Jeri Zeits-Baruzzini (Daniel) and Jamie (Ryan) Sherrod; grandchildren, Shelby and Joseph Burris, Linzi Shelton, Joeslee Sherrod, Simon Baruzzini, Ryan Sherrod Jr. and Jamison Sherrod; great-grandchildren, Mollie and Theodore Burris; her mother, Marilyn Bates; her sister, Deidra Bates, and many extended family members and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Theodore Bates, her sister, Wanda Bates, and brother, Michael Bates.

Memorial contributions can be made in her name to Open Door Outreach Center.


For further information phone 248-684-6645.

Memorial Contribution

Open Door Outreach Center

7170 Cooley Lake Rd.
Waterford, MI 48327

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