Annie Louise Tomlin-Bonner, age 84, of South Elgin, IL, passed away on September 23, 2021. She was born March 26, 1937 in Humboldt, TN to her loving parents, Flora Turner and Charlie Cooley Tomlin.
At a young age, Annie migrated to Elgin, IL where she settled her roots and raised seven amazing children that she adored and loved selflessly and unconditionally until her last breath.
Annie accepted Christ early in life under the teachings of Superintendent Elder Spates Sr. of Spates Temple C.O.G.I.C. She then became a lifelong member of Community Center C.O.G.I.C. with founder and Pastor Emeritus Andrew L. Johnson Sr., which was later changed to Destined to Reign, officiated by Pastor Andrea Johnson-Williams.
Annie had an extensive career in food service. She worked for more than a decade at Sherman Hospital, then worked for School District U-46 until retirement.
Annie was preceded in death by her grandmother, Mama Lucy; both her parents, Flora and Charlie; her sisters, Helen and Mary Lee; her brother Isaac; her eldest son, Nathaniel; and her grandson, Terron “Bollie.”
Annie leaves behind to cherish her memory, her siblings, Jasper, Sim, Charles, Gloria Ann, and Shirley; her loving children, Timothy, Teresa, Luann (all of Elgin), Lucy (Daryl) Hawkins, Charlie (Theresa) Tomlin (both of Racine, WI), Shontell (Lavell) Henyard (of Chicago), and Gloria and Stephanie Jane (both of Elgin); 21 grandkids; way too many great-grandkids to count, though her heart was big enough to love them all; plus a host of extended family and friends.
Visitation will be 9:00am until funeral service at 11:00am, Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Destined to Reign Church, 375 North Drive, South Elgin, IL 60177. Pastor Andrea Johnson-Williams will be officiating.
Interment to follow at Bluff City Cemetery, 945 Bluff City Boulevard, Elgin, IL 60120.
Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadison.com.