May 27, 2022


Bonita “Bonnie” Lee Burris (Drew) was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 4, 1943, to her parents, Selvie William Burris, Sr., and Faye Elizabeth (Porter) Burris.

Bonnie attended Shortridge High School and graduated in 1963. Bonnie later enrolled in the School of Practical Nursing in Indianapolis to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was an LPN at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for over thirty years until she retired.

Bonnie was a caring mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Bonnie confessed a belief in Christ and is a former member of Berean Bible Church. She married James E. Drew on September 25, 1965. Bonnie and James shared 56 years of marriage and raised five children together. Bonnie enjoyed spending time with her immediate and extended family, and she loved to dance, travel, read, and complete jigsaw, crossword, and sudoku puzzles in her spare time.

Bonnie departed from this life on May 27, 2022, at 79 years of age. She will be missed by all of those who loved her. She was preceded in death by her father, Selvie Burris, Sr.; her mother, Faye E. Burris; her brothers, Edward H. Burris, Tyrone L. Burris, Sr.; and Duane L. Burris, Sr.; and her sister, Zoe L. Wafford.

She is survived by her husband, James E. Drew; her children, Karen R. Drew; James R. (Diane) Drew; David L. Drew, Sr.; Joseph E. Drew; and Kelly R. Drew; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her sisters, Carolyn Norwood; and Vera Gilbert; brothers, Selvie Burris, II; Gregory L. Burris; Phillip L. Burris; and Myron Burris; ; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and other relatives.


Petals of Her Life

As beautiful a rose to see,

Was her life she lived so gracefully

She made things precious by her touch

Her selfless love lives on in each of us.

The petals of her life fell one by one,

Each a gift of her heart till there were none.

Yet her radiance blooms once again

In fields of glory with no end.


Humbly Submitted             The Family


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 Service Program - Bonita Drew


June 3, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Stuart Mortuary Chapel

Celebration of Life
June 3, 2022

11:00 AM
Stuart Mortuary Chapel

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