Claudia B. Benning "Bonnie", 69 of San Diego, CA, formerly from Lorain County transitioned March 8, 2021 at UCSD Medical Hillcrest Medical Center. She was the daughter born to the union of the late Claudia G. Benning and the late Noble Benning Sr. on November 5, 1951.
Bonnie, as everyone called her had a heart of gold and would help anyone at any time if she could. She loved her family. Even her friends became family. She knew no strangers.
Bonnie retired from General Motors early with the help of her best friend Steve Davila. He made it possible for her when she was first diagnosed with the lung disease called Sarcoidosis at the tender age of 35. She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, crocheting, talking to her friends and family via chat or phone, going to church, reading her daily bread, laughing with her loved ones, bingo and dressing her beloved Bella.
Bonnie is survived by her 3 children and 1 honorary child Sinus Shephard OH, Eboni Shephard AZ, Melissa McNeil (Terrence), OH, and David A. Lucky, KY; Twelve Grandchildren, Takia F., Tiera S., Anthony F. II., Thomas P., Taquana S., Aaliyah P.,Khadijah P., Malik S., Adrian S., Eionna S., Samantha S., and Gabriel S., Seven Great Grandchildren; Her ever so loving nieces, nephews, great nieces & great nephews and brothers; Richard I., Noble B., Michael B., Joey B., and sisters; Sonjia A., Kelly C.,Yvette L., and Stephanie L.
Proceeding her death is her daughter Baby Girl Shephard, her sisters Deborah Ann Montague, and Mary Francis Benning
Family and Friends will be received on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 614 W. River Rd. N., Elyria, OH. Walk-Thru will begin promptly at 10:00A.M until 11:00 A.M. and Service starting immediately after. Burial will be on Monday, March 29, 2021 at Brookdale Cemetery/Elyria at 11:00 AM. Social distancing and Mask are required.
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