Celebrating the Life of Bonz Hart

1955 - 2022

Featured Video

Six weeks before his death, Bonz was filmed sharing reflections for his family and future generations. Some excerpts from that footage were used to create this video that was shown at Bonz’s life celebration service.


Service Videos

On December 11, 2022, friends and family gathered in Roanoke, VA, to celebrate Bonz’s life and share stories, memories, and reflections.

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Featured Writings

Throughout his two-month journey with pancreatic cancer, Bonz shared his thoughts, wonderings, and hopes on his CaringBridge page. Below are some select passages, organized by theme.

Facing Death

2 Corinthians 4:6-18

Trusting God

Philippians 4:4

Loving Others

John 13:34-36

Impacting Lives

2 Corinthians 1:4

Parting Thoughts

“I could be debilitated by sadness and a sense of loss or unfairness. That’s human and easy. It’s the default position. But then I go back to what I know to be true:

  1. God has a perfect plan.
  2. My days were numbered before I was born.
  3. I’m not the star of the show.
  4. I’m part of a plan that’s coming together to glorify God, and I hope to have some impact on others’ lives.

If I think that way, I just have to rejoice and be happy and thankful. I have no need to be resentful—instead I get to praise Him for this opportunity.”

- Bonz Hart