Artener Cook Bonneville, affectionately known as “Tina”, was one of thirteen children born to the late Elliott and Belle Cook on March 9, 1916 in Gilbert, South Carolina. Tina was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters – Mary Lou Cook, Johnny Lee Cook, Sr., Adam George “A.G.” Cook, Julia Geiger, Bessie Mae Davis, F.D. Cook, James Willis “J.W.” Cook, Clara Bell Cook, Arthur Ray Cook, Sr., Elliott Allen Cook and Jimmy Allen Cook. She was married to the late Andy Bonneville.
As a child, Tina picked cotton until she reached adulthood. During her early adulthood, she was shot in the face which resulted in the loss of her vision. In 1946, Tina moved to Chester, Pennsylvania and began caning chairs at The Center for the Blind. Tina worked with The Center for the Blind for more than 70 years. Tina moved into the Stinson Towers in 1978 where she was loved fondly.
Tina was a blessing to the community in which she served. Tina loved her church Calvary Baptist and the people there. Tina was a spiritual and loving individual. Tina enjoyed bowling and going to the casino.
Tina leaves to cherish her precious memories: one brother – Mr. Robert Cook; God-daughters – Evaline Butcher and Mable Green; and a host of nieces and nephews.
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