Bonnie Medlock

Obituary of Bonnie Ruth Medlock

Obituary of Bonnie Ruth Medlock

Due to Covid-19 Restrictions the family will hold a private memorial service on:

Date & Time: Friday December 11, 2020 (11:00 AM)

Location: Black & Clark Funeral Chapel

      2517 E. Illinois Ave.

      Dallas, TX 75216

We invite everyone to participate in the service via live stream at:


In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation to the Body and Soul Homeless Ministry… Donations can be made in the following ways:


Thank you all so much for your support.

The Family of Bonnie Ruth Medlock


Bonnie Ruth (Waters) Medlock was born March 20, 1934 in Mexia, Texas, Limestone County.  She was the youngest of two children born to Ceola Rhodes Waters and Leon Waters.  Her only sister, Minnie Lou Waters-Taylor, preceded her in death.

At an early age, Bonnie professed her faith in Christ at Lonza Chapel United Methodist Church in Mexia, Tx. When her parents moved to Dallas, in 1950, they immediately joined St. Paul United Methodist Church. Bonnie remained a lifelong member of St. Paul. Bonnie served her family, her church and God. She was a faithful member of St. Paul United Methodist Church for more than half a century. Some of her key ministry involvement was with the United Methodist Women, the Willing Workers ministry, the Young@HeartOlder Adults Ministry and the St. Paul UMC Body and Soul Homeless ministry, her favorite.

Bonnie graduated from Lincoln High School Class of 1951 in the Dallas Independent School District. She had wanted to become an interior designer, but instead, eventually pursued a career with the U.S. federal government. Bonnie’s career with the federal government began with the General Services Administration for many years until she transferred to the U.S. Postal Service, where she served in various management positions. She retired after more than two decades of service as a Postal Building Services Supervisor.  Bonnie was a member of and served in leadership positions of the National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS) and the African American Postal League United for Success (A-PLUS). She loved these organizations and traveled every year with them to nearly every state in the U.S., including Alaska.

Bonnie had a “spirit-filled” personality which made her an amazing storyteller filled with lots of drama, sprinkled with a wide-array of emotions.  She’d captivate you with stories of her childhood, her children and their many accomplishments, her family members and friends,  and even a story or two of her sometimes bazaar and comical experiences on the job at the U.S. Post Office, where she worked tirelessly for more than 25 years.

  Bonnie entered into eternal rest on December 4, 2020, but her spirit will live on through “The Medlock Nation”, her children and their families and friends who were all touched and nurtured by her as a warrior for the community of Faith in Christ.



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1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Black & Clark Funeral Home
2517 East Illinois Ave.
Dallas, Texas, United States
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