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Bonnelle Price Ladner

Graveside service for Bonnelle Price Ladner, of Bay St. Louis, will be Monday, May 1, 2017, at 4 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Bogue Chitto. Riverside Family Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ladner, 86, died peacefully at her home comforted by family on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. She was born to Claude and Gertrude Price in Bogue Chitto. Upon graduation from Bogue Chitto High School in 1948, she entered the Baptist School of Nursing in Jackson, graduating in 1950.  In Jackson, she met her future husband, Cornelius Ladner, then a member of the Mississippi State Senate.  Upon their marriage, the couple moved to Bay St. Louis where she lived continuously until her death.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Ladner; husband, Cornelius J. Ladner; parents; siblings Claude S. Price Jr., Glendon Price Raab (husband Roger), and Billy “Buck” G. Price (wife Dorothy Timms); and her two best friends and neighbors, Mrs. Bertha Lee Necaise and Mrs. Carol Goeffrey.

Survivors are her children, Stanford G. Ladner (Sandra Throop Ladner) of Garden City, New York, Cornell A. Ladner (Betty Bevilacqua Ladner) of Bartlett, Illinois, Kathi Denise Ladner of Bay St. Louis and Desmond C. Ladner of Gulfport; grandchildren, Sheri Ladner Repicci (Greg) of Old Greenwich, Connecticut, Andrew J. Ladner (Hannah Dudley Ladner) of Nashville, Tennessee, Elizabeth Bonnelle Ladner of Charlottesville, Virginia, and James S. Ladner (Jessica Kerr) of Ashford, Massachusetts; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Claude S. Price Jr. (Nell Marie Price) of McComb.

Mrs. Ladner was a wonderful wife who worked as a paralegal at her husband’s law office beginning in the 1960s, and was the best mother and grandmother who unconditionally loved and devoted her life to her family, especially her children and grandchildren.  She always had a bright smile, a welcoming word and a great capacity to listen and care about others, as well as a great sense of humor and a ready laugh.  She will be remembered with much love and missed for her fantastic chocolate chip cookies and incredible pies.

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Bonelle Price Ladner