Mygnone Amazon Lenoir Boone
Services for Mygnone Amazon Lenoir Boone (Nonnie), 106, will be10 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at First United Methodist Churchin Longview, Texas, under the direction of Rader Funeral Home, ofLongview, with Dr. Jack Matkin and the Rev. David Lindwallofficiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at thefuneral home. Burial will be in Rosewood Park.
Mygnone (Nonnie) was born May 7, 1904, in Pike County to Marcus W.and Rosa Johnston Lenoir. She grew up in McComb, the oldest ofseven children. She was married to her husband, Ernie Boone, for 62years. They left their native Mississippi and moved to Longview in1966, and he died in l984. Also preceding her in death were herparents; three sisters; and two brothers.
Left to cherish her memory are one sister, Annice Lenoir Edwards,of Woodlands, Texas; two daughters, Dorothy Lenoir Legg andhusband, Dr. George Wayne Legg, of Longview, and Dr. Anne BooneJohnson and husband, William T. Johnson, of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; hergranddaughters, Christie Kay Legg, of Charlotte, N.C., Cynthia AnnColeman and husband, Darren Coleman, of Longview, CatherineHarrison and husband, Dr. Craig Harrison, of Tyler, and CarolMygnone Foley and husband, Kevin, of Tyler; and her grandsons, AlanBoone Johnson and Andrew Bryan Johnson, of Gulf Breeze.
Surviving also are 10 great-grandchildren: Craig Edward HarrisonII, Christian Lloyd Harrison, Chandler Boone Harrison, VictoriaLenoir Coleman, Robert Boone Coleman, Kevin Michael Foley Jr.,Frances Mygnone Foley (Nonnie), Alexis Ann Johnson, Olivia RoseJohnson and Trent Johnson.
Nonnie had a remarkable memory of events that happened during herlifetime and at age 100 completed her autobiography “My 100 YearJourney” with Dr. Anne Johnson. Time Magazine in “My Turn FamilyHeroes” recognized her at age 95. Mrs. Boone was featured onChannel 7’s Pride of East Texas with Joan Hallmark twice.
During her life she worked as a business secretary in the lumberindustry and as a legal secretary in several law offices inBrookhaven. She and her husband owned and managed a small, lovelyfarm outside Brookhaven in Lincoln County. She passed along herlove of flowers and fresh vegetables to her family. After moving toLongview, she was an invaluable bookkeeper in Dr. Legg’s dentaloffice until retirement at age 87. Throughout her lifetime, she wasan accomplished seamstress, quilter, gardener, babysitter and verysupportive mother and grandmother. She was affectionately called”Gi-Gi.”
Her lifelong loves were her family and church. Stewardship beganearly as a teenager playing the pump organ while her father led thesinging at Centenary Methodist Church in McComb. Mrs. Boone lovedreading the Bible and was a member of Thelma Morgan Sunday SchoolClass at Longview’s First United Methodist Church. While sheregretted not being able to attend worship services in her laterlife, she never missed a Sunday watching televised church servicesand sometimes singing along with the choir.
The family wants to extend heartfelt thanks to caregivers ShayBolton, LaTonya March, Anna Gray and Annie Whitaker, and to Heart’sWay Hospice for their dedicated, loving care of our belovedNonnie.
Mrs. Mygnone Boone will be affectionately remembered and missed bymany friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to First UnitedMethodist Church, 409 Fredonia, Longview, TX 75601, or Heart’s WayHospice, 1304 Pine Tree Road, Longview, TX 75604.
Pallbearers are Dr. Edwin Buckner, Dr. Craig Harrison, William T.Johnson, Jim B. Boone, Darren K. Coleman, Kevin M. Foley and AlanB. Johnson.