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Bonnie Boyd (Clayton) Breedlove

Bonnie Boyd (Clayton) Breedlove, 77, peacefully passed away at her home on Saturday, February 26, 2022, with James, her husband of 54 years, by her side.

Bonnie was born in Moore County, North Carolina, on May 19, 1944, to the late Hunter and Bonnie Clayton. She graduated from Creedmoor High School and Croft Business College before falling in love with James in 1967. They married a year later in South Carolina, and she spent the rest of her life close to her family and friends in Creedmoor. A beloved mother and grandmother, she proudly raised their three sons—James, David, and Clayton—and enjoyed having her eight grandchildren nearby to celebrate the important moments in their lives. She also enjoyed planting and tending her beautiful flowers and caring for her cats.

After retiring from Nortel several years ago, she participated in several organizations within the Creedmoor community. She was a member of the Granville County Board of Elections where she was appointed as the secretary. She also served on the Granville County Senior Services Advisory Board and belonged to the Granville County Genealogical Society. In addition, she was an active member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and valued her relationships with her Sunday School family.

She will be dearly missed by her husband, James Breedlove, and her family: James Breedlove, Jr., his wife Mary, and their son Elijah Epps; David Breedlove, his wife Amy, and their children Caitlin Chappell, Dylan, Logan, Lucas, and Meghan; Clayton Breedlove and his children Elaina and Logan; her sister-in-law Christine Smith and her husband Marshall; and several other family members and close friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church by Rev. David Herman. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens.

A visitation will be held in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Sanctuary on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 from 1:00 to 1:45 PM.

11 Comments

  • Brenda Brogden Posted February 27, 2022 10:29 pm

    James, Jay, David, Clay and family, I am so sorry about Bonnie. She was a true friend and neighbor for many, many years. We will all miss her, her sweet smile, and laughs. She truly enjoyed life and her precious family. Rest In Peace my sweet friend and neighbor.

  • Linda Smith Posted February 27, 2022 10:47 pm

    James and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing. She was a true and faithful friend who I will always remember. We worked together at Nortel and she ,and several of us would go out on many Saturday mornings and have a girls time together. She always spoke highly of her family and shared some special moments with us. My thoughts and prayers go with each of you. If there is anything we can do, please let us know.

  • David and Marilyn Lynch, Christie Ebert Posted February 28, 2022 12:12 am

    We will miss our dear cousin deeply. She was the spark plug of the Pittard / Clayton family, initiating, hosting, and managing numerous wonderful “cousins” reunions. We are so very sad, and we share sincere condolences with James Sr., her three sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren. May she rest in peace.

  • Ron, Heather, and Gracie Posted February 28, 2022 1:02 pm

    We will miss Bonnie dearly. She always treated our daughter like she was part of her family. Many prayers for the family. Rest peacefully Bonnie.

  • Eva Spears Posted February 28, 2022 4:24 pm

    James and family, I am so deeply sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing. Bonnie and I worked together at Nortel and remained friends over the years. She was a wonderful woman and I am blessed to have known her. My deepest sympathy to her family for her loss.

  • Linda Self Posted February 28, 2022 6:10 pm

    James and family we are so sorry for your loss. I had known Bonnie since she was 16 yrs old. Over the years we worked together at Nortel and was always friends. Sonny and I have enjoyed many memories with you guys over the years. Bonnie was a beautiful person inside and out; she will be missed but we will cherish the memories.

  • Joanne Tippett Posted February 28, 2022 8:28 pm

    James and family I am so sorry to hear about Bonnie. You all are in my prayers. I don’t have to tell you how wonderful she was. You already know. I will never forget her sweet giggle and smile.

  • Janet Player Posted March 1, 2022 1:19 am

    Bonnie was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known. This world would be a better place if there were more Bonnie’s.

  • Jodie and Brad Vogel Posted March 1, 2022 6:00 pm

    James and family. Our sincerest condolences. Wishing you comfort, peace, and lots of love at this time of sorrow.

  • Connie Johnson Posted March 4, 2022 8:34 pm

    Bonnie was one of the nicest person I knew. Every time she would come into the Dr. Office we would exchange a piece of chocolate or candy. I will always remember her. Gone but will not be forgotten. RIP

  • Carol and John Montague Posted March 16, 2022 3:47 pm

    Dear James and Family, We just found out today about Bonnie’s passing. We will surely miss her smiles and her happy personality. We are new friends to your family, but will always remember how she gave us her yellow kitten last year. The kitty is happy and thriving at our house. The grandkids love to play with him. Thank you, Bonnie.
    You are so missed. Saying prayers for your family and especially you James. John and Carol

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