Ernesto Andres Bonilla

May 02, 1970 - November 13, 2021


Obituary For Ernesto Andres Bonilla

Ernesto Andres Bonilla, 51, beloved husband of Kathy Lewis Bonilla, of Jacksonville, was unexpectedly called home to the Lord on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, May 2, 1970, the son of Gloria Trevizo Bonilla, of Chandler, , and the late Ernesto Bonilla, he had proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps for 29 years until his retirement. Besides his wife Kathy and mother Gloria, he is survived by his daughters, Kiana Bonilla, Sydney Walden and her husband Bailey, and Ashley Stuart all of Jacksonville; her son Kenneth Stuart of Oceanside, CA; and his sisters, Carla Rowan and her husband Dave of Hendersonville, NV, and Nina Johnson and her husband Ryan of Germany. He was predeceased by his sister Lia. His family will receive relatives and friends in the Johnson Funeral Home, 2685 Henderson Drive in Jacksonville, Sunday, November 21, 2021 from 1 to 2 p.m. followed by services and military honors at 2 p.m. Share memories or condolences to the family by clicking the “Condolences” button above.

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  • 11/27/2021

    I may have not known him personally but the brief time that I met him and his wife Kathy it was just an absolute pleasure to be able to work with them they are great people. May his soul Rest Easy. Semper Fi Mr. Bonilla. My deepest condolences.

  • 11/20/2021

    Kathy, I am saddened to hear about the loss of your husband Ernie. I know that God will comfort and strengthen you during these difficult times. Ps.30 vs 5 Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning. I appreciate Ernie 's altruism by serving in the Marine Corps for 29 years. Angie.

  • 11/19/2021

    Ernie is my big brother and now my angel warrior. I will carry your memory and cherish your stories always. My heart breaks for his kids and wife, his everything's in this world. I will always be there to laugh and cry with you.

  • 11/18/2021

    Dear family, Ernie and I crossed paths early at the Viper Family and we were close until his blessing to guard the gates of heaven!. Many days of communication and shared the path of CWO in our careers! His smile and spirit will always be the reminder of his kindness and when he told you he was your friend it was forever. Ernesto is my friend and we all were blessed to have enjoyed time that will live inside of us. Blessings and prayers from your Marine Corps family. Much love to your joy and sadness! Vipers forever! Flight line for life! Crew Chiefs internal! Fly high my friend!

  • 11/18/2021

    I had the honor of meeting E in the 90's right before his deployment to Desert Storm. We have kept in touch ever since. I will miss his pep talks and words of wisdom. My heart is broken tonight. Prayers to all three of his daughters and his wife. He loved being a Marine and most of all being a dad. Rest in paradise my friend forever. Love, Dana DiEugenio.

  • 11/18/2021

    I remember meeting and training PFC Bonilla to become a USMC Huey Crewchief. Worked together off and on for years. Good man, good Marine! 'Til Valhalla, Semper fi!

  • 11/17/2021

    I always remember Ernie as a kind person. Semper Fi, HMLA-169.

  • 11/17/2021

    My sincere condolences for your loss. I only had the pleasure of knowing and working with him for a short time but I was very impressed by him. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. RIP, Sir

  • 11/17/2021

    My condolences to the Bonilla family. You left your mark on this earth for eternity and u touched so many lives in a positive manner. You were a true friend and brother. We shared many great times together all over this big blue marble. You my friend will be missed greatly. Love u Brother Semper Fidelis R.I.P.

  • 11/17/2021

    RIP Brother, my thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.

  • 11/17/2021

    Ernie and I came out of the same recruiting substation in Mesa, AZ. We were together in the same platoon in recruit training and roommates in Millington. I am so sorry to hear of this loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • 11/17/2021

    From Mike Company MCRD, to Millington, to HMLA-169; Desert Storm and beyond we learned together, worked together, partied together, and faced danger together. You were a great friend and an Outstanding Marine! Rest In Peace; Small Cool One! -Wildabeast

  • 11/17/2021

    My heart is broken brother, I will always cherish the talks we had about life, Marines, and future plans. God's Peace Warrior, until Valhalla...Semper Fi.

  • 11/17/2021

    Rest In Peace Marine. Semper Fi

  • 11/16/2021

    Dear Kiana, We are extremely sadend by the loss of your father Ernesto; may the Lord Jesus Christ carry U and the Bonilla family through this difficult time and may your father rest in peace in Gods glory. Your friend Alma Alvarado

  • 11/16/2021

    May God give you strength and comfort during this painful time. Psalms 46:1 - God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

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