Nancy Bonniwell


Mrs. Nancy Bonniwell, 88, wife of the late Edwin Marshall and the late Thomas Sidney Bonniwell Sr. and a resident of Onancock, formerly of Exmore, passed away Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, at her residence. A native of Willis Wharf, she was the daughter of the late Milford Thomas Smith Sr. and the late Nannie Ennis Smith. She was a retired teacher’s aide for Northampton County Public Schools and member of Epworth United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two children, Thomas Sidney Bonniwell Jr. and his wife, Dawn, of Belle Haven, and Elizabeth Holland Bonniwell, of Columbia, S.C.; two grandchildren, Raven Bonniwell and her husband, Kiernan McGowan, of Washington, D.C., and Thomas Cain Bonniwell, of Hope, New Zealand; and one great-granddaughter, Eland McGowan. She was predeceased by her brother, Milford T. Smith Jr.

A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, at 3 p.m., at Belle Haven Cemetery with the Rev. Mikang Kim and the Rev Tammy Estep officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 488, Exmore, VA 23350, or Community Fire Company, P.O. Box 706, Exmore, VA 23350.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.
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