Regenia Gay Bonnett Harris

Regenia Gay Bonnett Harris, 90, of Jane Lew, passed away peacefully at 3:44 p.m. on September 10, 2018, in the loving atmosphere of her home while surrounded by family.
She was born in Orlando, WV, on March 19, 1928, a daughter of James Lewis Miles Bonnett and Lessie Gay Greynolds Bonnett.
Regenia married Alva Leo Harris, Sr. on December 3, 1949, and they enjoyed 54 years of marriage before his passing on July 18, 2003.
Left to cherish the memory of their beloved mother are her sons: Kenneth Bonnett and wife, Sharon, Alva Harris Jr. and wife, Christine, and James Martin Harris and wife, Terri all of Jane Lew; daughters: Donna Harris, Charlotte Barnett and husband, John, and Joyce Elaine Harris all of Jane Lew. She will also be missed by her 13 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren with three on the way, and six step-grandchildren whom she loved very much.
In addition to her parents and husband, Regenia has been reunited in Heaven with her brothers: Hugh Bonnett, Albert Bonnett, Roy Bonnett, Pete Bonnett and Buster Bonnett; sisters: Pauline Bonnett, Irene Bonnett, Mary D’Angleo, Mona Smith; step-brother, Floyd Bonnett; and step-sister, Viola Bonnett.
She handcrafted beautiful creations through crochet, sewing, and beaded jewelry, leaving behind heirlooms that her family and friends will treasure. Regenia adored her family and took great pleasure in cooking for her loved ones, hosting wonderful holiday dinners and visiting family. She loved to sing in church as well as at home with her family.
In keeping with her wishes, Regenia has been cremated and private services will be held at a later date.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Regenia Gay Bonnett Harris. Online condolences may be made at


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