Fannie Mae Bonaparte was born on January 5, 1935 in Lee County. She was the loving daughter of the late Fred and Juanita Alford Evans, Sr. She received her education in the public schools in the area and graduated from Butler High School with the Class of 1956. Fannie was employed for over 30 years in private homes caring for families. With great love and joy for children she worked diligently and faithfully until her retirement. Fannie was a longtime member of Kay Branch Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed worshipping with both her natural and spiritual family. Her involvement and dedication has exhibited in her numerous positions within the church including the Mighty Wonders, Willing Workers, Sunday School Teacher & Union, Sunshine & Sunbean Choir, Usher Board, Young Ladies Society and Missionary Society.
Those left to carry Fannie’s legacy are her daughter, Linda “Cheryl” Henderson of Charlotte, NC; Bonus Children, Francine Cozier of Wake Forest, NC, William Bush, Jennifer Bonaparte and Michelle Bonaparte all of New York, NY; Grandchildren, Atina Bonaparte and Fannica Henderson both of Charlotte, NC; Great grandchildren, Angel Bonaparte of Greensboro, NC, and Queen “Laila” Henderson of Charlotte, NC; one brother, Robert Evans of Hartsville, SC; Bonus Sibling, Mallorie (Lois) Forte of Hartsville, SC; one God-child, Carmen Jackson of Hartsville, SC and James Bonaparte of Middletown, CT; God-sister Shirley Jackson of Hartsville, SC; Special children, Jonathan McCay of Raleigh, NC, Alex McCay of London, Lyric Brown of Georgia and Carolyn Forte of Hartsville, SC and many others; Former husband, William Bonaparte of New York, NY; a host of nieces, nephews and other close relatives and friends.
Fannie was preceded in death by her parents Fred and Juanita Alford, Evans, Sr.; Siblings, Eula Thompson, Annie Lee Ings, Willie Evans, Sr., Harman (Lila Mae) Evans, Fred Evans, Jr. and Marion E. Bishop