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Bonnie Baynum

August 15, 2021


Bonnie Baynum, of Houston, passed away at Seaford Genesis Center, on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, at the age of 65.  She was the daughter of the late Jeannette and Louis Welch, Sr.

Bonnie worked over 28 years at Hardees in Harrington, Dover, Milford, and other locations prior to retiring as a manager.

Bonnie had a large family and enjoyed last minute BBQs and reunions which allowed others to enjoy her cooking and baking.  She enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint, and reading.  Bonnie was a tough but fair lady who had to have a lot of patience raising 4 ornery boys.  She liked to have fun and laugh but wasn’t afraid to tell you how it was.  Bonnie will be deeply missed by her family, friends and all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, Bonnie is preceded in death by her brother, Louis Welch, Jr and sister, Brenda Morris.

Bonnie is survived by her loving husband, Ernest Baynum Sr.; children, Robert Smith Jr. (Tanya), Chris Smith Sr (Tamara Foster), Kevin Smith (friend, Christine), Brian Smith (Rose), Ernest Baynum Jr. (Sherri), Carol Stewart (Ken), Jimmy Baynum (Susan), Billy Swiggett (Tammy), John Baynum, Teresa Clegg (Charles), Tina Baynum (friend, Jaime); siblings, Edward Welch, Donald Welch, Millie Stewart, Debbie White; brother in law, John Morris; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service will take place at the Harrington Moose Lodge #534, 16268 S. DuPont Hwy., Harrington, DE on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 2 PM.

Arrangements are by the Thomas E. Melvin & Son Funeral Home Inc, Harrington.  Visit us at to sign the condolence book.

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Celebration of Life
August 29, 2021

2:00 PM
Harrington Moose Lodge #534
16268 S. DuPont Highway
Harrington, DE 19952

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