Bonita L. Davenport departed this life March 26, 2022. Family will receive friends Monday, April 4, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 p.m. at White's Funeral and Cremation Services Chapel. Interment Green Lawn Cemetery.
Bonita Lovella (Roberts) Davenport, transitioned from this life on Saturday, March 26, 2022. She was born on June 21, 1960, in Nelsonville, Ohio to the late Lovell and Charlene Roberts. When Bonita was eight years old, her family moved to Columbus, Ohio where she attended South Mifflin Elementary, Mifflin Middle, and Mifflin High. While in high school, Bonita was a majorette, played volleyball and excelled in softball.
Bonita attended The Ohio State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and worked for The Lantern. Her experience at OSU’s The Lantern proved to be the foundational steppingstone which helped her obtain a job with the Columbus Call and Post. Working at the Call and Post brought much joy to Bonita’s life and allowed her to network and engage with the community. Bonita continued to engage with the community as a team mom for the Mifflin Sharks, and manager of the concession stand for many years.
When Bonita was in her late-20s, she developed an interest in accounting and began working for the Ohio Department of Taxation. After several years of working in taxation, she went back to school and earned a second bachelor's degree in Accounting from Franklin University. In 2020, Bonita retired from the Ohio Department of Taxation with over 30 years of service.
Bonita lived a full life. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with friends and family. She took cruises often and loved flying internationally. Her favorite destinations were the Bahamas, United Arab Emirates, and Costa Rica.
Bonita is survived by her loving husband of almost 40 years, Larry; beloved children Anita, Aaron, and Austin; fierce-loving sisters Izetta (James) Harmon, and Yvette Roberts; kind-hearted brother William Kim (VanNessa) Roberts; and darling granddaughter Teigan. Additionally, Bonita is preceded in death by her dear cousin Sherrie Flannagan and leaves behind cousins Faren and Keith Flannagan; nieces Rokeesha Harris, and Alisha Peoples; nephew Stanley (Cynthia) Harris; cherished friends Doris Peaks, Ellis McBride, Bridget Thomas, Lillian Burger, Ivette Barnett, Judy Heskett, and Janet Edley. Bonita and her beautiful personality will be missed, and her memory cherished forever by a host of additional relatives, friends, and neighbors.
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