Christopher Bonilla

Christopher Emmanuel Bonilla

Sunday, September 11th, 2005 - Friday, January 25th, 2019
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Athens – A Funeral Mass for Christopher Bonilla of Athens is scheduled for 11:00 am, Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Athens High School Gymnasium with Father Nolan Lowry officiating. Interment will follow at Athens Cemetery.

Christopher went to be with the Lord on January 25, 2019 in Athens.

Christopher Bonilla was born September 11, 2005 in Athens, Texas the son of Lourdes Bonilla. He was a member of the St. Edwards Catholic Church and was active in the youth group. He played football at Athens Middle School and enjoyed playing soccer with the Henderson County Soccer Association. Christopher loved spending time with his friends and was very smart and outgoing. He enjoyed going to the movies every Friday night and also enjoyed playing Fortnite.

Christopher is survived by his mother, Lourdes Bonilla of Athens; grandmother, Maria De’ Jesus Catano of Athens; sister, Leslie Bonilla of Athens; uncles, Alvaro Bonilla and Elizabeth Ruiz of Athens, Abelardo Bonilla and Rosa Maria Suarez of Mexico, Eliazar Bonilla and Raquel of Mexico; aunts, Alejandrina Serrano Bonilla and Raul of Tyler, Abelina Rodriguez and Nicolas Miranda of Mexico, Artemia Avila and Francisco of Athens; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Serving as pallbearers are Alvaro Bonilla, Enrique Rodriguez, Nicolas Miranda, Antonio Miranda, Victor Silva, Raymondo Silva, Manuel Miranda, Raul DeLaFuente and Neftali DeLaFuente.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm with a Rosary at 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home family.

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Athens: una misa fúnebre para Christopher Bonilla de Athens está programada para las 11:00 am el viernes 1 de febrero del 2019 en el gimnasio de la Athens High School, con el padre Nolan Lowry oficiando. Seguirá el sepelio en Athens Cemetery.

Christopher fue a estar con nuestro Señor el 25 de enero del 2019 en Athens.

Christopher Bonilla nació el 11 de septiembre del 2005 en Athens, Texas, hijo de Lourdes Bonilla. Fue miembro de la Iglesia Católica de San Eduardo y participó activamente en el grupo de jóvenes. Jugó fútbol americano en Athens Middle School y disfrutaba jugar al fútbol con la Asociación de Fútbol del Condado de Henderson. A Christopher le encantaba pasar tiempo con sus amigos y era muy inteligente y extrovertido. Le gustaba ir al cine todos los viernes por la noche y también le gustaba jugar Fortnite.

A Christopher le sobreviven su madre, Lourdes Bonilla de Athens; abuela, Maria De ’Jesus Catano de Athens; hermana, Leslie Bonilla de Athens; tíos, Álvaro Bonilla y Elizabeth Ruiz de Athens, Abelardo Bonilla y Rosa María Suárez de México, Eliazar Bonilla y Raquel de México; tías, Alejandrina Serrano Bonilla y Raúl de Tyler, Abelina Rodríguez y Nicolás Miranda de México, Artemia Avila y Francisco de Athens; Y numerosas sobrinas, sobrinos y primos.

Sirviendo como portadores del féretro están Álvaro Bonilla, Enrique Rodríguez, Nicolás Miranda, Antonio Miranda, Víctor Silva, Raymondo Silva, Manuel Miranda, Raúl DeLaFuente y Neftali DeLaFuente.

La visita se llevará a cabo de 5:00 pm a 7:00 pm con un rosario a las 7:00 pm el jueves 31 de enero de 2019 en la funeraria Hannigan Smith en Athens.

Los arreglos funerarios fueron confiados a la familia de casas funerarias Hannigan Smith.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 31st, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, January 31st, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Hannigan Smith Funeral Home
    842 SE Loop 7
    ATHENS, TX 75752
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  • Rosary Service

    Thursday, January 31st, 2019 | 7:00pm
    Thursday, January 31st, 2019 7:00pm
    Hannigan Smith Funeral Home
    842 SE Loop 7
    ATHENS, TX 75752
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  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, February 1st, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, February 1st, 2019 11:00am
    Athens High School Gym
    Address Not Available
    Father Nolan Lowry
  • Interment

    Friday, February 1st, 2019 |
    Friday, February 1st, 2019
    Athens Cemetery
    400 S. Prairieville
    ATHENS, TX 75751
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Posted at 12:28pm
My deepest condolences to the family. May God's future promises at John 5:28,29 of an earthly resurrection and Revelation 21:3,4 of no more suffering or death bring you comfort.

dianne mullins

Posted at 01:59pm
So very sorry for the tragic loss of your precious young son.
There is little that anyone can say or do to ease your pain and suffering. Life is so short and those we love are gone from our lives too quickly. Ecclesiastes 9:11 tells us that" unexpected events effect us all."
Psalms 37:29: promises "The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it." and the beautiful resurrection promise found at Acts 24:15:"And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous" May the love of family and friends and the God of all comfort be with you at this difficult time .please visit where much comfort from the Bible can be found.
most sincerely
dianne mullins


Richard Melville

Posted at 01:02am
My condolences from a former Teacher. I am sorry for the loss this young man's life. May God be with the family at this time.
Richard Melville, Lubbock, Texas


Posted at 04:32pm
Even though I didn’t Christopher or any of his family, I want you all to know that I’m grieving for loss and I will be lifting you all up prayer, may the God of heaven and earth give you strength, comfort, and peace.
Bertha Gomez, California

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Posted at 03:26pm
My thoughts and prayers for Christopher Bonilla (Que en Paz Descanse) for your mother and sister. I cannot say how I feel but I am a mother of a child in Athens and I can imagine the loss of an innocent child. May he rest in peace and give his family the comfort of knowing he didn't suffer and is now with GOD. Mi mas sincero pesame para toda la familia de Christopher que tengan paz y consuelo saber que no sufrio y sera su angel guardian, de parte de mi y mi familia Elvira Chairez, Tyler,TX

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