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Bonnye "Bonnie"  Bell Bayless  Reed

Bonnye "Bonnie" Bell Bayless Reed
  • February 20, 1925 - June 11, 2017
  • Hammond, Louisiana

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“I'll never forget watching Mrs. Bonnie and her husband leaving my office hand in hand. Knowing them was knowing that true love really does exist. ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Mary MILLER - HAMMOND, LA

“My condolences. ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Johnny Dollar

“So thankful to have been privileged to call this beautiful lady my friend for a brief time. Sorry to learn of her passing. ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: DEBBIE KELLY - HAMMOND, LA


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Bonnye "Bonnie" Bell Bayless Reed, of Hammond, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Belle Maison Nursing Home at the age of 92.

She was born February 20, 1925 in Marlow, Oklahoma Territory; the daughter of the late John W. and Ella Bayless. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Charles D. Reed of Hammond; two sisters and four brothers; and son, Dr. Michael D. Reed of New Orleans.

She is survived by daughters, Pam Shepherd (Mike) of Downsville, LA, and Debbie Teel (Greg) of Humble, TX; son, Chuck Reed (Terri) of Hammond; grandchildren: Mike and Matt Shepherd; Elliot and Elizabeth Reed; Charles M. Reed; and Eric and Aaron Teel; and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 5:00 pm until a Prayer Service begins at 6:00 pm.

Bonnie was a Worthy Matron of the Camellia Chapter (Amite) of the Eastern Star. She was a "stay-at-home" mother and homemaker who saw her children graduate college, becoming a medical doctor, business executive, journalist/law enforcement officer, and teacher.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Alzheimer's Association Memorial Fund at www.alz.org.