Bonnie Jean Mahalik, 59, of Lillington, NC, died unexpectedly Monday evening. Her husband of 37 years is Dr. Michael P. Mahalik, Vice Dean at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine. He truly cherished every moment with his wife.
Born in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of Jean Lowe Just and Dominick Just. Bonnie was a licensed pharmacist who earned her pharmacy degree from Temple University, where she first met her future husband.
Spending time with her family was Bonnie’s greatest joy in life. She loved her children and enjoyed cooking and shopping with her daughter, and working with her sons on various projects. She also appreciated spending time outdoors and visiting the Myrtle Beach area. Bonnie was a kind, strong, and supportive person who died in her husband’s arms, with two of her children nearby.
Surviving are son, Matthew, a meteorologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD, daughter, Megan, and another son, Michael, of Lillington. Her children describe Bonnie as an incredibly loving and selfless parent with a great sense of humor, and they appreciated everything she was able to provide for them. They will forever miss her unwavering support and kind, guiding spirit.
Bonnie would ask all to spend time with your family, take a walk on the beach with your loved ones, and appreciate what you have in life.
The funeral will be Friday morning and is private for immediate family only. There will be no public calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (https://www.lls.org/) in honor of her late sister, Christina Marie Struckus.
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