Celebrating the life of

Bonnie Ann Boykin Sessums

February 09, 1947 - August 09, 2022

Bonnie Ann Boykin Sessums

Bonnie Boykin Sessums, 75, passed away peacefully August 9, 2022, at Candler Hospital with family by her side. She was born February 9, 1947, in Savannah, Georgia, to Geraldine and Roscoe “Bus” Boykin. She attended Savannah High School and graduated in 1964. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by the love of her life, Bill Sessums.

Bonnie loved everything Disney, especially Mickey Mouse, and going to Disney World. She loved playing cards with her friends and family, was an avid reader and baked the best Christmas cookies. She loved watching Duke basketball and rarely missed a game. She was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where she helped found the church library and served on church council. She loved her church family. Most of all, she cherished being a mom and being Grammy to her precious grandchildren.

Nothing was more special to her than her family. She is survived by her daughter, Kelley Cooper Cale (Alan), and her son, Cliff Cooper, and her grandchildren Katey Cale, Carson Cale, Owen Cooper, and Callie Cooper. Also surviving are her sister, Linda Marshall (John), and brother John Boykin (Nancy), nephews Scott Marshall (Amy), Danny Boykin (Kari), Ross Boykin and Ben Boykin, great niece Scottie Marshall Thrash (Stewart) and great nephew Mac Marshall. Close family members Marion, Judi, and Lauren Cooper also held a big piece of her heart. She was blessed to also have her “bonus” Sessums family that she loved so much: Sharon, David, Tracy, and Linda, and their children and grandchildren.

She also leaves behind special friend Bill Bazemore and many, many friends in Pinehurst, Durham, and Savannah. She was loved by everyone who knew her and immediately gave a big hug to anyone she met.

Visitation will be Friday August 12, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Fox and Weeks on Hodgson Memorial. Service will be Saturday August 13 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on W. 31st Street.

Remembrances may be made to or to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.



Sending our love and prayers during the loss of Bonnie, Robbie and Susan

- Robbie and Susan Dunning, Snellville, GA

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of grieving. May God’s light shine on her and may she rest in eternal peace.

- Darlene Boeckman, Burnsville, MN

Sending hugs and prayers asking God to give you comfort and peace during this time. My heart is hurting with yours.

- Sharon Southerly, Kingston, GA

I know that Bonnie will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved her. She was a wonderful Aunt Bonnie to my son, and he loved her very much. I am sure Bill was waiting for her with open arms at the gates of Heaven. May you Rest In Peace.

- Cheryl Puckett, Bethlehem, GA

She was the Energizer Bunny of our little group in Durham, that we christened "The Street Walkers" Always the positive one, with a great laugh and smile. SHE wanted to walk every morning, rain or shine - the rest of us, not so much. How we missed her when she moved to Savannah! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Her family was her joy!

- Donna Monzon, Durham, NC

Bonnie and I were good Friends in High school. I remember Her as a warm, loving and giving person, RIP

- charles d field, Atlanta, GA

Kelley and Cliff, my heart goes out to you in this time of grief. I will keep you and family in my thoughts and prayers that God will give you peace and love with blessed memories of your dear mother.

- Melanie Spikes, Rincon , Ga

We loved Bonnie and are so sorry to hear of her passing. She was joyful, fun, and loving and welcomed everyone with open arms. We will miss her so much and remember her fondly. Sending love and light to all you during this time.

- Katie Pisani and family, Decatur , Georgia

Bonnie will be missed by everyone. She was a beautiful person. My prayers are with the family.


We're sorry for your loss, indeed she goes to a better place! No more crying there, no more sorrows--PTL! We have been and will continue to pray for all of yours well being, in Jesus' name, Amen!

- David n MiSun Sessums, Clarksville , TN

Katey, we are so sorry for the loss of your grandmother and are thinking of you and your family during this time. May you all find peace, comfort, and love in each other. We love you and are here for you.

- Soliant , Peachtree Corners, Georgia

One of the absolute best women o n this planet. Bonnie, you will be missed by so many ❤️

- Gray Casagrande , Richmond , KY

Bonnie easily made many friends of all ages. She knew how to be such a wonderful family member. Whatever and whenever a new life experience was delt her way, she handled it with courage, grace and dignity. She is always in our hearts with lots of love and appreciation for a life well lived. Ann Seyle

- SEYLE, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel