April 29, 2018
Date of Service: May 3, 2018
Interment Location: Garden of Freedom
Bonnie Louise Tipton Montgomery, age 86, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at her residence. Bonnie was born in Roan Mountain, Tennessee to the late James Blaine Tipton and Julia Ann Miller Tipton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oral Condon Montgomery; two sons, Jack Montgomery and Michael Todd Montgomery; a great grandson, Mason Todd Montgomery; and several siblings.
Bonnie retired from Kennametal, where she worked as a press operator and was of the Baptist faith. Bonnie was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother and enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.
Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Tami Denise Montgomery Peters and husband John, of Johnson City and Marcia Beth Braswell and husband Rick, of Elizabethton; her grandchildren, Jennifer Laine Braswell, Jason Adam Braswell, Nathaniel Blake Braswell, all of Elizabethton, Kimberlen Haley Bryant and Laurel Michelle Bryant, both of Johnson City, Matthew Todd Montgomery, of Elizabethton, and Rachel Noelle Montgomery, of Mnt. Carmel; her great grandchildren, Noah Alexander Braswell, Andy Montgomery and Zachary Mahoney; her sister, Genevieve Tipton, of Roan Mountain; two brothers, Ted Tipton, of Hampton and Johnny Tipton, of Roan Mountain; a special brother-in-law, J.E. Montgomery, of Elizabethton; and a special daughter, Pam Tipton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to celebrate the life of Bonnie Louise Tipton Montgomery will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Thursday, May 3, 2018 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Rev. Todd Hallman, officiating. Music will be provided by her great grandson, Andy Montgomery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Thursday, or at the residence at other times.
The graveside service will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be John Peters, Rick Braswell, Jason Braswell, Blake Braswell, Scott Tipton, Tracy Tipton, Noah Hammons and Alex Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be Zach Mahoney, Andy Montgomery, Ted Tipton, Johnny Tipton and Noah Braswell.
The family would like to thank Dr. Diaz, Dr. Jurdi and the staff and doctors of Amedysis Hospice, especially Debbie Hinkle, for the loving care given to Bonnie during her illness.
Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Mrs. Montgomery and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office 423-542-2232, service information line, 423-543-4917.