Bonnie  Ragsdale

Bonnie Belle Ragsdale

Monday, November 29th, 1943 - Wednesday, May 5th, 2021
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Friends and family gathering for Bonnie Belle Ragsdale of West Monroe, LA will be held from 5:00pm until 7:00pm, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 in the chapel of Griffin Funeral Home, 911 Warren Drive, West Monroe.

Bonnie B. Ragsdale, aged 77, passed peacefully on May 5, 2021 in West Monroe, LA. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Sylvia Alice, and Franklin Briggs, and brother Douglas Briggs.

Bonnie was blessed with a full life. She was a devoted mother, animal activist, and a proudly independent woman. She had one son, “Danny”, who was the most important part of her world. In 1992, she was diagnosed with, and beat, breast cancer. She retired from Texas Tech University, where she helped grow her department, and received numerous achievement awards for her excellence. One of Bonnie’s biggest passions was animal rescue. She was closely connected with multiple rescue organizations with whom she helped trap, give medical treatment to, and take in feral cats. Bonnie was also a published writer whose poetry can be found between the pages of a few good books. Bonnie was also an amateur photographer. She was never afraid to learn something new and didn’t let the modern age hold her back. She was a brilliant woman with a very open mind. She is loved greatly and will be missed by many.

Survivors include her son, Daniel Ragsdale, and wife Maranda; her siblings, Sylvia Parton, and husband, Ben, Penny Hobby, Beverly Braswell, Kaye Newton and husband John, Phillip Briggs and wife Rosa; Grandchildren, Cody Ragsdale, Sierra Reboul and husband Adam, Tiffany Vivaldi, and husband Chris; and many nephews and nieces.

Griffin Funeral Home
West Monroe, LA
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Griffin Funeral Home West Monroe
    911 Warren Drive
    WEST MONROE, LA 71291
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Kay Newton

Posted at 08:05pm
Sweet Bonnie, you left this Earth too soon, but we know that you are in the presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, where there is no pain or disease. I know that I will see you again in that Heavenly realm and be reunited with our family members that have gone before us. I love you and will miss you. You sister, Kay

Chanda,Dena,& Drew

Posted at 04:05pm
Sent with love and remembrance,
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Lance and Shannon Mercer

Posted at 11:59am
With deepest sympathy,
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Dan Ragsdale

Posted at 11:21am
A poem my Mom wrote (and was published) in memory of her mother. I wanted to share her poem in memory of my Mom as well.

"This poem is dedicated in loving memory of my mother, Sylvia Alice Briggs." -Bonnie B. Ragsdale

Flight in the Night

While flying high one night above the clouds so grey,
I saw a star so bright,
As it twinkled in the night.

The twinkling star seemed to say,
Hello! What brings you to my home tonight?
I say, I am passing by, and saw your twinkling in the sky this night,
So I paused to admire your light.

As I went on my way,
The star twinkled and seemed to say,
"So Long," "Goodbye,"
Till we again pass each other's way.

Marc Ragsdale Posted at 05:56pm

I never knew of that, Dan. Thank you for posting. All of us who know Jesus as our savior will, meet again someday. I know I will see your Mom. Sorry for your loss, Dan

David Briggs And Family.

Posted at 10:35am
In honor of a beautiful soul.
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Marc Ragsdale Posted at 06:01pm

Dan, I am sorry for the loss of your Mom. Hold on the the memories of her and they will last you a lifetime.

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