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.