Bonnie Louise Hyde, 76, a lifelong resident of Niota, passed away on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Niota on Nov. 30, 1942, a daughter of the late Clarence and Lena Mae Thompson. Miss Bonnie was a true witness for the Lord and was loved by all who knew her. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Jo Ann Gunter. Bonnie leaves behind to cherish her memory a loving husband of 27 years, Eddie Hyde; two daughters and their spouses, Shirley and Kenneth Hall of Sweetwater, and Michelle and Ricky Strickland of Niota; one stepdaughter, Lisa Hyde Coleman; grandchildren and their spouses, Jessica and Chuck Long, and Louis “Louie” and Rachael Bartlett, all of Sweetwater; great-grandchildren, Jase, Levi and Cooper Bartlett; brother-in-law, Charles Gunter of Niota; and sister-in-law and her husband, Kathy and R.N. Millsaps of Decatur. She is also survived by a host of special friends who called her Mom, Sister and Grandmotherm including her pastor and his wifem Eric and Twannia Hines. The family would like to say a special thank you to her daily caretakers: Polly Montooth, Alice Farley and Janie Sweet. Also, thanks to Hospice Care of Chattanooga for their host of services with a special sincere thanks to Miss Bonnie’s daily CNA, Felisha Taylor. You will always be a part of her family. Thank you for seeing her through from start to finish of her final journey. The family will receive friends on Monday evening, Oct. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Community Baptist Church, located at 120 County Road 287 in Niota. A service celebrating her life is planned for 7 p.m. on Monday evening at the church following the visitation with the Rev. Eric Hines and the Rev. Vernon Webb officiating. The interment and committal service will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m. in the Community Baptist Church Cemetery. Share a memory of Miss Bonnie and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com Companion Funeral Home of Athens is honored to assist her family with these arrangements.

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