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Bonita Lynn McGraw


December 20, 2019

Bonita Lynn McGraw

May 1, 1953 - December 16, 2019

Bonita "Bonnie" Lynn McGraw, 66 a resident of New Baltimore, MI passed away peacefully on December 16, 2019.

Bonnie a Native American Indian was born on the Chippewa Indian Reservation in Red Lake, MN on May 1, 1953 to Ruby Blackwell (Barrett) and the late David Chaboyea.

She was a long time supporter of the Van Dyke public school system, where she served as a member of the Band Boosters and as the supervisor for the Lincoln High School Performing Arts Center. Bonnie devoted her life to not only serving her family and loved ones, but served in the lives of so many friends. She committed her life to making a difference in the lives of others. She was a friendly, loving, sweet, caring, generous and devoted soul that truly left her legacy on so many people. She will be missed dearly by all.

She is survived by her loving husband Gerald McGraw Sr, who's love they shared for 50 years when they committed in marriage on November 8, 1969.

She is also survived by her 3 children; Gerald McGraw Jr (Lynne), Wendy Good (Brian), Crystal Borle (Curtis), her 7 Grandchildren; Jason McGraw, Jessica Elliot, Brooke McGraw, Faith Good, Jordan Good, Corey Good, Alexis Good, her 3 Brothers; Houston Brown, Gary Chaboyea, Arnie Chaboyea, as well as her 6 Sisters; Jeanette Whitener, Willie Chaboyea, Debbie Chaboyea, Connie Chaboyea, Dorla Chaboyea, Shelly Chaboyea, As well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her 3 Sisters; Karen Chaboyea, Polly McMaster(Chaboyea), and Tracy Cook


DEC 20. 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)

E.J. Mandziuk and Son - Sterling Heights

3801 18 Mile Rd

Sterling Heights, MI, 48314


DEC 21. 10:00 AM (EST)

E. J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc. - Sterling Heights

3801 18 Mile Road

Sterling Heights, MI, 48314


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