Miriam J. Bonito, born September 17, 1943, in Panama City, Florida, was called home to be with the Lord August 30, 2021; two weeks before her 78th birthday and 59th wedding anniversary. She is now reunited with her Mother and Father, Winston and Jeanette Johnson, and older brother, Rev. Johnny Johnson, Jr.
Miriam was very well-known in her community and had many family and friends she loved and adored and who felt the same about her.
Miriam grew up in Panama City, Florida graduating from Bay High School in 1961. While attending college at Gulf Coast Community College, Miriam met George Bonito. On September 15, 1962, they were married in Panama City. When they married, George was serving in the USAF. Together they traveled the world and the USA from 1963-1981. Miriam lived in Turkey, South Korea and across the USA. While stationed in South Korea, they adopted their two children, Michael and Colleen. In 1971, Miriam and the family returned to the USA residing in Florida, Nevada and Colorado. In 1981, after 20 years of service, George retired and the family moved to Ft. Worth, Texas. In 1985, they made their final move to Atlanta, Georgia where she lived for the next 36 years until her passing. To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Miriam and George toured Italy, Sicily, Greece, Turkey and Crete.
She is survived by her husband, George Bonito; son, Michael Bonito (Tracey) of Stone Mountain, Georgia; daughter, Colleen Adams of Cumming, Georgia; brother, Richard Johnson (Christie) of Panama City, Flordia brother-in-law, Raymond Bonito (Betty) of Weare, NH; 'grandsons', Austin and Avery Adams and Sebastian Bonito; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Services for Miriam will be held Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Tucker First United Methodist Church, 5095 Lavista Road, Tucker, Georgia 30084. Visitation will begin at 1 PM, followed by the memorial service at 2 PM.
In lieu of flowers, Miriam would love donations be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee or www.stjude.org.
(Isaiah 40:29 NIV) He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.