Bonita Gail Cotton
July 8, 1956 - May 4, 2019
Bonita Gail Cotton, beloved mother, sister, and friend passed away peacefully on May 4, 2019 at her home after a lengthy battle with endometrial cancer.
Bonita was born in Mobile, AL and grew up in Memphis, TN. She practiced passions for art, theater and basketball while attending Frazier High School and later Memphis State University. Bonita was an avid reader, eclectic painter, and critic of music and food. She could often be found at home listening to Led Zeppelin while reading with her loving pets in her lap (Oscar, Lily, and Graceland). Her craft and wit can be found in creations including home murals, paintings, sculptures, costumes, and photographs. She was employed as a drafter by TVA in Scottsboro, AL and later Savannah River Plant in Augusta, GA. She retired from Traffic Engineering Augusta-Richmond County. She was a Daughter of the American Revolution, Watauga Chapter. There will be a Celebration of Life in Memphis at a later date near her sixty-third birthday, July 8th.
Bonita is survived by her son and caregiver, Kyle L. Cotton of Augusta, GA, her mother, Helen A. Brooks of Memphis, TN, her sisters Brenda (Terry) Grinder of Memphis, TN [Freddy, Brett, Justin] and Barbara (Sherry) Walton of Cookeville, TN [John, John David]. She leaves 2 great-nieces and 4 great-nephews as well as numerous cousins. She is predeceased by her father, Q T Cotton and her nephew, Brian Clark Walton.
Her family wishes to thank Augusta Oncology, Trinity Hospice and her dear friends Barbara Roberts and Michelle Pearman for their support.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com Arlington Burial & Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909. (762) 994-0311
Kyle & Family, I am so sorry to hear this. She was one of my favorite patients! You are in my prayers.Jessica (Augusta Oncology) - May 20 at 8:44 AM
I knew BOnita from the county. Swas a wonderful and sweet person. Her friend Michele kept me updated on Bonita...Happy Mother's Day in Heaven.Runetta Rigdon - May 12 at 8:21 PM
I went to school with Bonita in Memphis. We had many good times growing up. Sorry I did not know she was ill. We lived together for a while, and I have many fond memories of her and her mom. God bless and happy mothers day, my friend.Sandi Hale - May 12 at 12:33 PM
I worked with Bonita in Traffic Eng for 16 years. She was a good hearted person. We would laugh and cry together thru our mishaps. Im so sorry for ur loss Kyle and family. U was her Everything ! God bless u. Sorry I didn't get to tell my friend goodbye. Happy Heavenly Mothers Day Bonita.Thelma Jones - May 12 at 9:21 AM