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Bonita Webb

d. July 30, 2023

Bonita Webb

One of her long-time friends described Linda Bonita Dabbs Webb as someone with a "Caring and Generous Attitude. Her love of life was so evident.”

Bonita, 82, arrived at her Heavenly Home on July 30, 2023.

She, aka “Aunt Beet”, was as positive of a person as you could ever be around. Her wonderful attitude was very evident to all who knew her and was contagious to those who did not. She was so proud of all the friends and co-workers she has been associated with over the years. You could always find her talking fondly of the friends and acquaintances she formed. Simply put, she never met a stranger.

Her education began in the Becker school system and continued at Amory High School where she graduated with the Class of 1958. She acquired a BS degree from MSCW in 1962 majoring in Elementary Education. As the years ensued, she received a Master’s Degree in Education from Delta State University.

Her teaching career began in Greenwood, MS as a student teacher at Pillow Academy prior to graduating from the “W”. Upon receiving her degree, she was employed by Pillow Academy as an elementary grade teacher and ultimately assumed the role of school principal. She remained in the Leflore County, MS area for the remainder of her life and that is where she met and married Wilford “Will” Webb in 1969. Her working career ended in June, 2021 when she retired as a Psychometrist for the State of MS.

Among her hobbies were gardening (flowers and food), culinary experiments (Will was always bringing home wild game from a hunting trip) and Ole Miss Football. She was an avid fan and followed their games especially when family members were players.

If you try to really define her life, you cannot help but land on music. She was taught both piano and organ lessons by professional teachers. She served as pianist and organist for numerous churches beginning at Quincy Methodist-Baptist and continuing thru her adult life in the Greenwood area where she routinely played for Enon, Blackhawk, and Acona Baptist churches. She frequently was asked to play for weddings and social events, and lastly at Indywood Glen, where she lived and provided many hours of piano music for the many residents there.

At a very young age, she experienced a severe case of scarlet fever. With God’s blessing, a young doctor had begun his pediatric practice in Amory, MS and he brought with him the knowledge of Penicillin. He diagnosed her condition as rheumatic fever, recommended using the “new antibiotic” drug and that was credited for saving her life.

She is survived by two siblings; Ernest “Mickey” Dabbs (Paula) and Nadine Hays, both of Trussville, AL; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and her extended Webb family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Will Webb; parents, Lucian Riley Dabbs and Lillian Roberts Dabbs; brother Robert Lowell Dabbs; sister-in-law, Delores Pennington Dabbs; brother-in-law, Richard “Hop” Hays and nephew Dr. Clifton Dabbs.

A Celebration of Life Graveside Service was held on Friday, August 4, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at Boggan Cemetery, Hatley MS with Bro. Dennis Smithey officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 207 W. Jackson St., Ridgeland, MS. 39157.

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Friday, August 4, 2023

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