Bonnie Worley was fighting the battle against pancreatic cancer for a long time, however, she succumbed to it on Tuesday, June 25.
Born as Bonnie Jones in 1939 in Wayne County, Tennessee, she was the daughter of Lillian and Robert Lee Jones. She was married to Tommy Jack Worley Sr. for more than sixty years, since 1957. She was a talented basketball player in high school and then participated as a coach of various teams.
She always supported the interests in sports of her three children Darryl, Tommy, and Barrell. She was also an active member of the Wesley's Chapel United Methodist Church, where she was known as a woman who loved to encourage people.
Throughout her life, she maintained that each person can reach the maximum of their potential with hard work, dedication to God, service to others, and love for humanity. She was an outstanding worker in two well-known companies in her area.
She is survived by her husband and son, the country singer, his wife Kimberly and their daughter Savannah, their other children, Tommy Worley Jr. (and his wife Rene) and Barry Worley, along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, her family is requesting donations to Savannah's Darryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center, which opened in late 2010. Worley was inspired to help create the center in Savannah after losing both of his grandfathers and an aunt to cancer.
The singer created the Darryl Worley Foundation, which includes the Cancer Treatment Center, in 2002 to assist residents in his hometown and the Hardin and McNairy Counties area in West Tennessee, as well as the surrounding areas of West Tennessee, Northwestern Alabama and Northeastern Mississippi.
According to Bonnie's obituary, the funeral will be held on Friday, June 28, in Savannah, Georgia. Worley has his next show scheduled on July 6 in Port Charlotte, Florida.
“Second Wind” is the name of Darryl's latest album and was released to the market last April. With 15 songs recorded, it includes new versions of some of his past hits such as "Good Day to Run," "I Miss My Friend" and "Have You Forgotten," among others as well as new songs.
This reminds us of the sweet story of a young man that helped an old lady to go to a country music concert an have a great night. The man was later praised as a hero for his act of kindness.