Eugene Bonds, 73, of Brandywine, Maryland went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 20, 2012. Family and friends will unite on Saturday, December 29, 2012 from 9:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am at Evangel Cathedral, 13903 Central Avenue, Bishop’s Chapel, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Eugene Bonds was born to Ms Addie Mae Bonds and the late Erskine Caldwell on December 1, 1939 in Spartanburg, SC. He was raised by his late grandparents, Sam and Mary Bell Bonds and their children, Matthew, Jesse B., Eliza, Sam, Annie, and Connes Lee.
He attended Highland School, Carrier Street School, and Carver High. He pursued higher education at Temple Business School, and University of the District of Columbia. He also attended and completed Washington Bible College.
As a child he was a leader and problem solver. He had a lot of friends and was very sociable. He would help you whenever he could. As a result of his many accomplishments he prided himself in helping others and he was service oriented. He was a great entrepreneur and businessman.
He came to Washington DC in 1958 where he worked for Sears & Roebuck Co for several years.
He met and married the love of his life of 52 years, Sallie Mae Carter in May 1960. From this union they were blessed with six children. He was a devoted Husband and father. He would do whatever it took to take care of his family. His motto was, “I would give my right arm if you needed it.”
He later became the Pastor and founder of Washington Fellowship Church in 1966 until his sudden death on December 20, 2012. There he would preach and encourage others to do what was right. His motto was, “Treat others the way you would want to be treated.”
He hosted a radio broadcast entitled, “There’s nothing more important than words of truth.” He authored several books and pamphlets.
His legacy to include, his wife of 52 years Sallie Bonds, children-Benita Bagley, Jean (Kenneth)Allen, Michael (Toni) Bonds, Dr Sharon Bonds, Eugene Bonds Jr. and the late Jether Bonds, siblings, Andrew Miller, David(Stephanie) Miller, Sam(Cassandra) Miller, Ricky(Jeryl) Miller, John Simpson, Claude Simpson, Rev. Frankie (Peggy)Ford, Shirley(Bill) Jackson, Sara Pitts, Mary Miller, Renee (Tiny) Tucker, Emma Shands, Elaine Rice, Deloris Mitchell, and Mary Williams, 13 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grand, and a host of relatives and friends.