Bonnie Rosetta Boone
August 8, 1943 - September 8, 2021
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Wake - 10:00am
Service - 11:00am
2294 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601
Heritage Memorial Cemetery
13472 Poplar Hill Rd, Waldorf, MD 2060
2210 Old Washington Rd Waldorf, MD 20601
Bonnie Rosetta Boone, affectionately known as “BB” was born on August 8, 1943, in Hallsboro, North Carolina. She was the second oldest of six children to the late David Boone and Titia Rosetta Boone.
During her youth, Bonnie’s primary and secondary education was obtained in the Columbus County Public School system. She earned her high school diploma from Artesia High School in 1961. Also, while there, her effervescent personality assisted her in becoming the head cheerleader of the AHS’s official squad. She led her squad with abundance of pride at every athletic event.
Bonnie accepted the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the age of twelve. She was a God-fearing woman who loved the Lord. She was a member of New Light Missionary Baptist Church where she was baptized and was a part of the Youth Gospel Choir. As an adult, she became a member of Evangel Church located in Upper Marlboro, MD.
Bonnie left North Carolina shortly after graduating with just a few dollars in her purse and traveled to New York City, New York to live with family for a brief period. She then migrated to Washington, D.C. in the fall of 1961.
In the summer of 1963, while out dancing at a club with friends, she met and fell in love with Hughson Marshall Grooms. They were inseparable. Please note, their love superseded even the war, as it is said “love conquerors all,” showing they were soulmates after his three year tour of duty and return in 1967. They lived happily and committed to each other for over 54 years.
Bonnie cherished and loved being the best mother to her two daughters, Lolita and Kimberly. They were her greatest joy and purpose in life. This unbroken love was passed on to all her grandchildren as well.
While creating roots in Washington D.C. in the early 1960s, she attended the Calvin a Beauty College where she received her Cosmetology license and then worked as a stylist. Work was no stranger to BB. She committed over thirty years of employment with the Department of Labor as an EEO Specialist in Human Resources. Giving back to the community through her generous heart, Bonnie served as a candy striper at Children’s National Hospital in the maternity ward where she cared for sick infants. She was a nurturer at heart and always tried to find ways to assist and support, leading to her continuous volunteer services by distributing food at the local food shelter in recent years.
BB loved her soap operas, game shows and westerns. She had a very high-spirited sense of humor and a distinguished laugh that could be heard in any crowded place. She was well known for her cooking and baking skills and was always requested to make special dishes for every occasion. But most of all, she loved to dance! She enjoyed all types of music and had dance moves to suit any tempo. She loved to “cut a rug!” Let’s not forget BB’s extra-curricular activity – the casino. Often BB would travel there to unwind, relax and have some fun! By the way, let’s not forget about her love for animals, especially the PUPPIES.
Bonnie is preceded in death by her parents, David Boone and Titia Rosetta Boone. She leaves to cherish her precious memory, her devoted companion of 54 years, Hughson Marshall Grooms; two daughters: Lolita Rosetta Grooms and Kimberly Grooms; three grandchildren: Logan Anderson, Kymora Grooms and Zahir Link; five siblings: Majorie Boone (deceased), Doris Belinda Mitchell (Jerry Mitchell (deceased), Llowelyn Boone (Minnie Boone), Elsie Pickett (Darrell Pickett (deceased) and LaSandra Brown (James “Buzz” Brown) and a host of nieces, nephews, loving family, endearing friends and her furry babies.