Bonnie Lynn Weaver was born November 8, 1961 in Youngstown, OH to John Henry and Essie
Mae Weaver. Bonnie was educated in the Youngstown school system and graduated from
North High School. After graduating high school, she relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio to attend the
University of Cincinnati. She also began her career in social services.
Bonnie found pleasure in helping others and spent most of her life and career doing just that.
She worked at Women Helping Women as an Advocate for 16 years, advocating for the
empowerment and safety of others. She was the voice for those who sometimes could not find
their own. Everyone who knew her knew she was committed to leaving those she encountered
in a better space. Bonnie was known for “keeping it real,” a characteristic embraced by those
who knew her and those she served.
Bonnie was a devoted mother and grandmother, lovingly known as “Granny Goo” by her
grandchildren, whom she absolutely adored. Her favorite pastime was hanging out with the
grands. She also loved plants and especially those that required a little extra love, which speaks
to who she was at her core.
Bonnie leaves to cherish her memories: two children, daughter, Marj’Ohanna Harris and son,
Richard Harris II; her grandchildren, Scripture, Se’Yomei, Richard Harris III, Kendrick and
Mi’Lan; her sister, Phalfer Brown and brother John Weaver; a host of family, friends and co-
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Queen City Hospice.