Bonnie (Huggins) Northrup

Born: Sun., Apr. 30, 1944
Died: Sun., Mar. 20, 2016


6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 03, 2016
Location: A.S. Turner Funeral Home

Gathering of Family and Friends

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 03, 2016
Location: A.S. Turner Funeral Home

Memorial Mass

11:00 AM Mon., Apr. 04, 2016
Location: St. Thomas More

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Bonnie Joanne (Huggins) Northrup, age 71, of Atlanta passed away peacefully on Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016. Born April 30, 1944, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, she was the daughter of the late Harwell Steed Huggins and Monica Muriel (Seheult) Perry. Although her family returned to the United States when she was a small child, Bonnie always thought of herself as an island girl, and just a few years after graduating from St. Pius X High School in Atlanta, she moved to the island of Maui where she lived for 12 years before returning to Atlanta and settling into a career as a legal secretary and office manager and eventually meeting the love of her life, Ernie Northrup. Bonnie loved in-town living and could often be seen jogging and taking long walks through her Virginia Highland neighborhood. She ran in the AJC Peachtree Road Race for 20 consecutive years, and never met a person who was not a potential best friend. Bonnie also enjoyed hiking, cycling, traveling, and relaxing with Ernie at Hilton Head. She was a voracious reader, especially of biographies and history, and an artist at conversation with all she met.For 20 years Bonnie volunteered at the Gift of Grace House run by the Missionaries of Charity and never hesitated to take on whatever duty the Sisters asked. When Bonnie entered her final illness, the Sisters were there to comfort her regularly. She shared her beautiful graciousness and smile with everyone who walked into her hospital room. Preceded in death by her parents, Bonnie is survived by her husband, Ernest T. Northrup, two sisters, Sandra McKay and husband John of Winder and Patricia Dale and husband Thomas of More-head City, NC; three brothers, Kenneth Huggins and wife Barbara of Staunton, VA, Roger Huggins and wife Doris of Berkeley Lake, and Michael Huggins and wife Lisa of Smyrna; 10 nieces and nephews, and 4 great nieces and nephews. An evening visitation will be held from 6-9pm on Sunday, April 3, at Turner Funeral Home in Decatur. A requiem mass will be held at 11 AM on Monday, April 4, at St. Thomas More Church in Decatur, followed by a reception at the Church and then interment at Honey Creek Woodlands at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Missionaries of Charity, Gift of Grace House, 995 St. Charles Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306. Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting

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Val McIntyre
   Posted Fri March 25, 2016

Tom and I were very saddened to read about Bonnie today. He joins me in extending heartfelt sympathy. We hope that your many warm memories and the love and support of family, friends and the people whose lives Bonnie has touched will bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Val McIntyre

Gary and Jeannie Simpson
   Posted Sat March 26, 2016
Gary and I are so sad at Bonnie's death. She was the 1st person I, Jeannie, met in the family. Gary had taken me to Hawaii, and we just happened to run in to Bonnie. I loved her immediately! She was so outgoing and positive. We didn't see much of the family over the years, but loved all of you. The times together were wonderful and memorable and forever in our hearts. We are so sorry for the loss of Bonnie from this world, this family.
Love forever,
Jeannie and Gary Simpson

Dinah Guay - Montreal
   Posted Sat March 26, 2016

I had the opportunity to spend time twice over the years with Bonnie. The first time when she came down to Trinidad to visit Robin, and again, when Robin invited me to go with her to Hilton Head to stay with Bonnie and Ernie. Both times I so enjoyed her joie de vivre and sense of humour. Will always remember her. Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss. God Bless. Dinah

Thaddeus Rollins
   Posted Sat March 26, 2016
Prayers and thoughts are with the family. Rest in Peace, Bonnie...a friend always.
Just 4 Today group, Thaddeus

   Posted Mon March 28, 2016
My sincere condolences to the Bonnie's family. She was certainly a unique personality and an enjoyable person. She will be remembered daily in my prayers, included with fellow classmates and friends.

Terry Doherty
St Pius X High
Class of 1962

John Hoyle
   Posted Wed March 30, 2016

Very sad to learn of Bonnie's passing. She was a lovely, fun and devoted companion. Our thoughts are with you.


K.L. Banks
   Posted Thu March 31, 2016
Please accept my condolences for the loss of Ms. Northrup. My prayer is that you are comforted by Jehovah's promise of the resurrection in his word the Bible at Acts 24:15. Warm Regards, Ms. Banks

Tom and Vera Forkner
   Posted Sat April 02, 2016
We are sad that we will miss the services - and seeing all of our dear Huggins family. We're making a donation to the Gift of Grace HOuse in Bonnie's memory and honor. Tom & Vera

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