Alvene (Bonnie) Whitehead Gerdine was born on October 4, 1926 in Newton County, MS to the late Clarence Cooper Whitehead and Ora Whitehead. She departed this life on Wednesday April 28, 2020 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS. Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband William Gerdine, her parents, and her brother Oscar Whitehead. She was known to entertain people that she knew with her awesome sense of humor.
At a very young age, Bonnie and her family moved to Jackson, MS where she united with Central United Methodist Church on Farish Street in Jackson. Bonnie attended Lanier High School in Jackson, MS. Bonnie later moved with her Uncle Boxx to St. Louis, MO, where she met and married her husband. She was employed as a bartender for many years. In 1994 Bonnie relocated to Jackson, MS to take car of her mother. When Bonnie’s health began to fial she was admitted to Pinehaven Nursing Home in Jackson, MS where she resided until her death.
Bonnie leaves to cherish her memories: her devoted god brother, Robert L. Catchings (Nellie) of Ridgeland, MS; two nephews, Ricky and Dron Whitehead of St. Louis, MO; cousins, Alice Cavtt of St. Louis, MO, Abdul Beyah of Pine Bluff, AR, Edith Moore (Bennie) of Gulfport, MS, Kinita Lewis (Gregory) of Mansfield, TX and Jamila Young of Orlando, FL; special friends, Linda Andrews (Robert) of Jackson, MS and Brenda Cox of Jackson, MS; and a host of other relatives and friends.