Bonnie Jean Andresakes
April 17, 1953-September 9, 2019
ANDRESAKES, Bonnie Jean Burns, of Powhatan, peacefully passed away at home on September 9, 2019, at the age of 66, surrounded by her family.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Akery, and father, Edward Burns. She is lovingly survived by her husband, James Andresakes; her daughters, Ashley Broseker Tremper, Jeannie Andresakes Elder (Rob) and Molly Andresakes; siblings, James Burns (Elaine), Donna Pham (Vu) and Christopher Akery (Hope); granddaughter, Miranda Elder; and nephews, Cory Spiers (Ellie) and Matthew Akery.
Bonnie was born and educated in Richmond, VA, where she attended Virginia Commonwealth University. Her highly successful professional career included positions as Administrative Assistant to the Chief Medical Examiner of the State of Virginia, Director of Tours for Historic Richmond Foundation, Virginia Credit Union where she served as the Business Development Manager, and Belvoir Federal Credit Union Representative to Underserved Communities.
During her professional career in finance, Bonnie was instrumental in designing and implementing a highly successful financial literacy program for adolescents. She was publically recognized for her passionate work.
Known for her love of God, joyful spirit, deep compassion for others, strong moral compass, and love of family and friends, Bonnie was admired as a role model, mentor, and true friend.
Bonnie’s family offers its sincere gratitude to the nursing and medical staff at Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center for their unceasing, compassionate and competent care.
A visitation will be held at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2480 Batterson Road, Powhatan, VA 23139 on Thursday, September 19 from 5-7 pm, followed by a wake beginning at 7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 20 at 10:00 am, followed by interment and a reception in the church’s Father Val Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org/donate.
My sincerest condolences to Jim and children.
I only met Mrs Bonnie once, but I knew that she was the love of Jim’s life.
I am incredibly sorry to hear of this, and I know that she is with God and is no longer in pain.
Prayers to the family, especially her children and Jim.
Our sincerest condolences. May her soul rest with the Lord and may God bring peace and loving memories to her family, Betty and I were blessed to know such a kind and loving soul while on earth
I’m so sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with Jim and with their families at this sad time.
We are so sad to hear of Bonnie’s passing. She was the sweetest lady ever! When Elliot and I moved onto the Island, Bonnie greeted us with sweet bread. She was a class act. She will always be in our hearts.
I met Bonnie 20 + years ago at ITMI in LA. She was my roommate in the tour school, and we lost contact a few years later as both of our lives became super busy. I was looking for her and wondering how she was. I’m so sad to hear she has passed. She was so kind and encouraging. RIP, bonnie.