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First Broad Street United Methodist Church
Tuesday November 2nd, 2021
11:00am - 2:00pm

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Bonny Beth Breeding

Bonny Beth Bernshausen Breeding, 59, of Kingsport, died Friday morning, October 29, 2021, at Holston Valley Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Okinawa, Japan, she grew up in Elizabethton where she graduated from Elizabethton High School in 1980. Bonny graduated from Columbus College of Columbus, Georgia to become a registered nurse. She worked as a registered nurse for many years in Kingsport and Johnson City.

Bonny’s gift in life was to find beauty in everything. This gift allowed her to create a special relationship with everyone she met, especially her husband, children, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren. One of her greatest joys were the times she spent at her lake house with all of her family. She had a deep connection with nature where she found peace and solace and the presence of God.

Bonny attended First Broad Street United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fritz and Joy Bernshausen; and brother-in-law, Mike Breeding.

Bonny is survived by her husband of 35 years, Pat Breeding, of the home; daughter, Alex Breeding, Nashville, Tennessee; sons, Spencer Breeding (Brittany), Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and Austin Breeding, Cambridge, Massachusetts; grandchildren, Zoë, Ava, Jack and Emmett; sisters, Kerry Johnston, Tammy Bernshausen, and Cindy Bernshausen, all of Elizabethton, Tennessee; brother, Todd Bernshausen, Aurora, Colorado; father and mother-in-law, Buzzy and Martha Breeding; sisters-in-law, Kelli Hopkins and Dudley Breeding, Johnson City, Tennessee; brother-in-law Mark Breeding (Kelley), Kingsport; several nieces and nephews – each of which Bonny had a personal and very special relationship with.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at First Broad Street United Methodist Church, Kingsport (masks are encouraged). Funeral services will follow with Dr. WM Randall Frye and Dr. Marvin Cameron officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christine LaGuardia Phillips Cancer Center at Holston Valley Medical Center, 130 West Ravine, Kingsport, Tennessee, 37660.

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Kerry and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you.
Gwen Bradley Smith

Gwendolyn Smith Nov 2 2021 4:58 PM

One could not have met Bonny, and not be affected by her radiance and Grace. Bonny was a beautiful soul…heaven has gained an angel.
Our heartfelt condolences to Pat and all of her beautiful family. You will be in our prayers.

Mary and David Bush Nov 2 2021 12:18 PM

Pat we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Bonny. She was such a sweet and beautiful person.Thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this most difficult time.

James & JoAnn Crawford Nov 2 2021 11:41 AM

Ken and I are heartbroken for your tremendous loss. Bonny was such a kind and loving person with a beautiful spirit! Every time I spoke with her I felt like i could talk to her forever and was looking forward to spending more time together at the lake. I can only imagine the sorrow you must be experiencing with her untimely passing and we extend our deepest condolences to the entire family. No doubt her memories fill the hearts of all who knew and loved her. You are all in our hearts and in our prayers!

Lindy Cutshall Nov 2 2021 11:32 AM

Bonny was such a special person. She will be remembered as someone who cared deeply for others and shared her joy and optimism with everyone she encountered.

Austin Ledzian Nov 2 2021 11:29 AM

My condolences to Pat and the entire Breeding family on Bonny's passing. God Bless You .

Charlie Stahl Nov 2 2021 8:00 AM

Caleb said the other day he didn't think he had ever seen Bonny when she didn't have a smile to offer. We will always remember her smile and joyful spirit. Being blessed as her neighbors, we know she sowed many seeds and many flowers bloomed because of her labors. More importantly, we know she sowed seeds of kindness, and joy blooms because of her precious spirit in our lives. We are holding all of you in our hearts and lifting you up in our prayers.

Becca and Jeff Burleson and family Nov 1 2021 7:48 PM

Thinking of our friend and co-worker, Erik Miller. Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one.

ReVIDA Recovery Centers, LLC Nov 1 2021 6:53 PM

What a beautiful person And what a beautiful legacy she leaves behind. So thankful for the memories and love shared with our boys. Many prayers for all of you❤️

Karen Throp Peace Nov 1 2021 5:51 PM

So very sorry to hear. Wonderful memories of Bonnie from EHS as a fellow classmate. Our deepest condolences to the family. Jeffery Campbell

Jeffery B Campbell Nov 1 2021 3:35 PM

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