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Frankie Lonadier, 93, Bridge City

Frankie Lonadier, 93, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on September 18, 2023, at her home. Graveside funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 22, 2023, at Autumn Oaks Cemetery in Orange, Texas. Born in Lufkin, Texas, on June 3, 1930, she was the daughter of Steve Sullivan, Jr. and Lela Bond Sullivan. She is preceded in death by her parents, Steve Sullivan, Jr. and Lela Bond Sullivan. Frankie married Aurbin Earl Lonadier in 1948 and settled in Bridge City to raise their family. Earl passed away after 50 years of marriage in 1998. They had 5 children. She is survived by her son, Stephen Alvin Lonadier of Mauriceville, Texas; her daughters, Gwendlyn Marie Deselle of Bridge City, Texas, and Karen Denise Knight of Weston Lake, Texas. And following in death of two of her daughters, Kathryn Earlene Nelson of Vidor, Texas, and and Phyllis Ranee Delli of Bridge City, Texas. She is survived by her older sister, Emma Ray Arrington and leaves behind a family tree full of 9 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Frankie is described as a “quiet force of nature”, she was very dedicated to her family and was lovingly considered the matriarch. Frankie loved sudoku puzzles and games of all kinds that she could play around the table with family. She loved friendly competition. Frankie was also known to spoil her pets rotten and in return they were very protective of her. Serving as pallbearers will be Aurbin Lonadier, Kevin Holley, Cimaron Carter, Shaun Carter, Jarod Knight, and Blake Ferguson.


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