Aulpheda (Freada) M. Powell Bonner

Published 1:19 pm Saturday, January 8, 2022

Aulpheda (Freada) M. Powell Bonner, 77 went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022 in a local hospital. She was born on Nov. 18, 1944, to Dewitt C. and Iretha Corkran Powell in Lake Charles, La.

She attended Lagrange High School, and after graduation went on to pursue a career in nursing as a dedicated Labor and Delivery nurse. She married the love of her life at the age of 17 and they embarked on their beautiful journey together. She loved spending time in the kitchen with her family, passing on her famous recipes. She was an active participant in her church choir where she and her husband attended for many years. She loved the Christmas season and the traditions she created with her loved ones. Her unconditional love will be felt for generations. We will never be able to fill the space left behind by her.

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Left to honor her memory are her three children: Belynda Bonner Fruge’(Dale Fruge), Kelly Bonner Gifford (Duane Gifford), and Jimmy Joseph Bonner (Kristy Bonner). She also leaves behind her grandchildren: Taylor Gifford (Kristen Gifford), Jacob Meche (Natasha Meche), Maggie Boudreaux (Ashton Boudreaux), Katie Vallot (Tyler Vallot), Baylee Gifford, Dillon Bonner, Luke Bonner, and Ethan Fruge; Great grandchildren, Dalton Vallot, Emma Gifford, and Elodie Boudreaux; her grandkids by choice, Julia Courville Schecher and Jamie Granger; brother and sister-in-law, Kathy and Charles Ryder, and her precious nieces and nephews.

She is reunited in heaven with her beloved husband Jimmy Bonner; and her two brothers, Victory Powell and Joseph Powell.

The family extends their deepest gratitude to Dr. Todd Peavy, Scott Duplechin, Rehab One, Dr. Pourciau, Wound Care, Joshua Leach and all of their staff.

The celebration of her remarkable life will be on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 at 1 p.m. at University Baptist Church, located at 4505 Lake St, Lake Charles, La.  The Rev. Lamar Huffman will officiate. Burial will follow in Prien Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the church from 11 a.m. until the start of the service at 1 p.m.

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