She retired from Virginia Tech after 40 years.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, William Bentley Akers; her nephew, Steve Meredith; and two brothers, Avery Dolinger and Rob Dolinger.
She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Robert Auvil, Bill and Debbie Akers, and Johnny and Lily; daughters and sons-in-law, Amber and Lee and Cindy and Floyd.
Bonnie was also blessed with 11 grandchildren: Amanda, Jessie, Kali, Beth, Ashley, April, Harley, Kennedi, Liam, Margaret and Jordan; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Lena Meredith-Hites; and a brother, Clate Dolinger.
A memorial service was held on Monday Nov. 15, 2021, at McCoy Funeral Home in Blacksburg at 5 p.m.