Sandra Leah Vaught “Sam” Bonner

Sandra Leah Vaught “Sam” Bonner, 77, of Dale City, Virginia passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital.

A funeral service will be held for Sandra at 11 A.M. on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Maddox Funeral Home 105 W Main St. Front Royal, Virginia with pastor Vince McLaughlin officiating. Following the service a procession will take place to Prospect Hill Cemetery for Internment. Guests are welcome to visit the family one hour prior to the service, which starts at 10 A.M.

Sandra was born on March 10, 1943 in Front Royal, Virginia to the late Hunter and Edna Vaught. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Junior Bonner; her maternal grandparents, Walter and Carrie Settle; her paternal grandparents, Eli and Annie Vaught; and her brother, Hunter Sonny Vaught.

Sandra worked with IBM for 15 years and retired in 1994. Sandra’s second career was with the federal government for 20 years, retiring in 2017. During her time of service she served as Bureau Chief at the Central Intelligence Agency along with a few other job titles during her career there. Her career spanned forty five years, also working for Prince William County during her earlier years.

Sandra was an avid reader and inspiring poet. Her passion for gathering family for special occasions and holidays around the dinner table inspired her to be a great cook, baker and excellent host.

Surviving Sandra are her loving children, Temple Renee Suggs and Scott Landon Robinson (Blanca); her brother, Donald Vaught (Sue); her grandchildren, Amber Leigh Suggs, Ryan Leslie Suggs, Anthony Keith Suggs and Natalia Sofia Robinson; her great- grandchildren, Jayden Alexander Suggs, Christian Baylee Murray, Anthony Keith Suggs Jr. and Mia Rose Suggs; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Anthony Suggs, Ryan Suggs, Chris Carter, Zachary Landin Vaught and Wade Hunter Vaught.

  8 comments for “Sandra Leah Vaught “Sam” Bonner

  1. Jenni Lapke
    October 28, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, I know how much my dad (Sonny) loved his sister. I wish I could be there for you all. Know I am thinking of everyone and sending all my love!

    Jenni Lapke (Vaught)

  2. Ric Rovira
    October 28, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Scott, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. It looks like your mom was a very special and accomplished lady. I’m very sorry for your loss.

    • Marco & Veronica Sanchez.
      October 29, 2020 at 2:26 pm

      Scott, Blanca, Natalia, whole Family. Words cannot express our sorrow for your loss. We know that the physical separation is hard. Our faith comforts us and we are sure that Mrs. Sandra Bonner already enjoys in the presence of our good and merciful Father. Amen.

  3. Carolyn Brown Butler
    October 28, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Sorry to learn of Sandra’s passing. I had not seen her recently, but we had a life long connection through our Mothers who were friends in their youth. My sympathy to her family.

  4. Familia Villarreal Flores
    October 29, 2020 at 12:34 am

    Unidos en oración por su eterno descanso, que el recuerdo y las enseñanzas prevalezcan y fortalezcan a su familia por esta sensible ausencia !! QEPD🙏🙏 FAMILIA VILLARREAL FLORES

  5. Carol & Brad Robinson
    October 29, 2020 at 12:49 am

    Our hearts are heavy and there are no words that can adequately express our sadness. Sam and I became friends immediately. She was a lovely and kind lady and she will be sorely missed!

  6. Maura and Zakaria Mawloud
    October 29, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    Scott, there’s no way to fulfill the emptiness that a loss of a mother leaves in your heart. Even if she is not here with you now, she will live in your heart and memories now and always. Her legacy will continue through you and your family. Our deepest sympathy!

  7. Tina Settle Presley
    October 29, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    Thoughts and Prayers to the family.

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