Karen “Bonnie” Bonita Hummel age 67 of Gainesville, Florida passed away on January 15, 2017 at Haven Hospice.
Bonnie was born in Gainesville, Florida June 17, 1949 to Dewey Levis and Doris Boals Bochette. She graduated High School in Virginia where she also attended Bible College. She was a homemaker and was active in serving in her church and community. She worked with the Children’s Home Society and other foster agencies to provide care for over one hundred children while raising her own family. She founded the Feed My Sheep food ministry and was involved in the Interfaith Hospitality Network. She worked at the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank and cooked for the Fire of God Downtown Ministries. She was a minister who believed in indiscriminately serving all in need.
Bonnie is survived by her husband, Douglas “Dear” Hummel, children Tracy Riggins of Jonesville, South Carolina, Stacy Hummel of Duncan, South Carolina, Scott Hummel and Joseph Hummel of Gainesville, Corey Hummel of Manchester, Tennessee and Nicole Hummel of Gainesville. She has 12 grandchildren and 8 great grand children. Siblings include: David Bochette, Sheila Sisk, Brenda Edmond-Drain of Gainesville, Carmen Morgan of Booneville, Kentucky and was preceded in death by two sisters Cheryl Galuza and Pamela Carmean. She loved and was loved by 16 nieces and nephews.
Service will be held on Thursday January 19th at 3 pm, at Greenhouse Church, 2925 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, Florida. Family will receive friends for visitation at Milam Funeral Home, 311 South Main Street, Wednesday January 18, from 5pm to 7pm. Anyone wishing to donate to the burial fund can send donations to 5200 N.W 43rd St. Box 102-127, Gainesville, Florida 32606 in care of Douglas Hummel.