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Wilhelmina Geraldine (Evans) Bonhom

May 27, 1942 ~ February 10, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old


Mrs. Wilhelmina G. Bonhom affectionately called “Momma or Mina” was born to the late Mrs. Anna Saunders Evans and Mr. Robert Lee Evans Sr. in Washington D.C. on May 27, 1942.  Momma grew up in D.C. and attended D.C. Public Schools.  


Momma started a cleaning business named “The Right Connection Cleaning Company” and managed the business for about two years. Eventually momma worked for Fairfax County Public Schools in the cafeteria. Later she got a Commercial Driver’s License and drove for the Reston International Bus (RIBS); now known as the Fairfax Connector. She retired as a school bus driver from the Fairfax County Department of Transportation.   


Momma gave her life to the Lord around 1972.  She loved the Lord.   The most important work momma did was working for The Lord/Jesus.  After retirement from Fairfax County School System, momma started working more for the Lord from her home.   She started an Outreach Ministry.  The Outreach Ministry was a telephonic approach.  Momma read scriptures, sang gospel songs, prayed, encouraged family, friends and people that came as a referral.  Did we say she loved this work?  Yes we did.  There were times that we (her children) would call her, and she wouldn’t answer the phone. When she would get back to us she would say “I was on the prayer line and working for The Lord/Jesus".


“For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain move from here to there and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you (Matthew 17:20-21).  Momma had that mustard seed of faith.


Over twenty years ago, momma was having chest pain and she went to an urgent care. The attending physicians’ plan was to admit momma for further cardiac evaluation. My late sister Catherine Bonhom and I were with her and tried to convince momma to stay and she disagreed.  Momma called her late sister Anna Mary by telephone and the decision was final because Aunt Anna Mary also believed that God would heal momma.


Over twenty years later momma lived on, our mother never returned to any doctor. Obviously she didn’t take any medication and never had a surgical procedure. Momma lived a very independent life in her own place.  She had the full capacity of her mind and rarely used a walker.  Momma said she had cancer many years ago and God healed her. Someone asked us, how she knew she had cancer? The answer is, we don’t know ..but we believed her.  About a month ago momma started saying” the cancer has come back with a vengeance.”  


The week of February 5, 2023, momma’s health started declining.  She was still able to provide care for herself up until February 9, 2023.  Momma passed away in her sleep between the hours of 8 p.m. on February 9th and 12:45p.m. on February 10, 2023.  We miss momma but one day we will find joy and rejoice just like she asked us to.


Momma was preceded in death by Mrs. Anna Evans (Mother), Mr. Robert Lee Evans Sr. (Father), Mr. Lorenzo Bonhom (Husband), Mrs. Anna Mary Nichol’s (Sister), Mr. Robert Lee Evans Jr. (Brother), Mr. William R. Evans (Brother), Mr. Stanley Evans (Brother), Mrs. Frances Bonner (Sister), Mrs. Annette D. Turner (Sister), Ms. Catherine Bonhom (Daughter), Mr. Douglas Bonhom (Son) and Mr. Jeremy Richey (Grandson).


Momma leaves to cherish her memory with her two living siblings Mrs. Carol Lewis of Baltimore Maryland and Mrs. Dorothy (Charles) Glasgow of Laurel, MD; both of whom she talked to daily; her loving children Mr. Keith Bonhom (Stephanie), Mr. Michael Bonhom, Mrs. Tawana Evans (Amos), Mr. Arville Bonhom (Marie), Mr. Daniel Bonhom and Mr. Vance Bonhom (Maria); nineteen grandchildren, Keithisha, Brittany, Christopher, Catherine, Ke’vonta and Keiara (Keith). Michael Jr. and Marcus (Michael), Jarell (Tawana), Lamar, Lamont, Alexys, and Naomi (Arville), Giannis (Vance), T’Ziah and Jameer (Catherine), John and Julian (Douglas); twelve great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.



A message from “The Family”

Our mother gave us instruction on what to do after she passed.

Her services will be private for her immediate family. We will have a memorial dinner. We appreciate all the family that assisted momma in her time of need. We love and appreciate everyone that called and texted us after finding out about the passing of our Mother.


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