Remola Marie (Busby) Bond was called to heaven on October 9, 2020 in Mobile, Alabama, after a sudden brain hemorrhage in August that left her in a coma until her death.
She was born in Vidor, Texas on December 28, 1953 to Ophelia and Lee “Sonny” Busby; the fourth of their 5 children. She was extremely close to her family, both immediate and extended. She is preceded in death by her older sister Judy Nicholas, and both her parents. She is survived by her brother and sister-in law “Bub” and Pauline Busby, and three of their four children. She is also survived by her 2 sisters; Rev. and Mrs. Doug Bartlett, their three children and the youngest sister Lisa Busby, and her two sons. She is also survived by many great and great-great nieces and nephews; all of whom she loved dearly.
Remola married James “Jim” Bond on June 16, 1972 and had 2 children, whom she is survived by, Garnette and Gregory Bond. She remained married to Jim until his death in 2012 and was his primary caregiver for the 13 years prior to his death, after a traumatic brain injury. She is also survived by her precious granddaughters, her daughter Garnette’s children, who were the light of her life, Ophelia, Ames, and Lena Ladner.
Throughout her life, Remola was the ultimate caregiver. To anyone, anywhere, who was in need, she was there. She became a Certified Nursing Assistant after her children were in High School and cared for many other people and families, but her own family always remained first. She was an extremely hard worker and could typically work circles around people half her age. She loved to “go see” and “check in on” her family and friends almost daily. She never missed a party or ‘get together’ she was invited to, no matter the occasion or the size. She loved to dance, and was often the first on the dance floor, as well as in her kitchen while cooking and singing. She had the spirit of an angel. She loved collecting and reading about them, as well as her deep Christian faith. She saw the good in everyone and never turned away someone in need.
Although her daughter and granddaughters lived far away, she never minded the drive from her home in Mobile, Alabama to see them in Brunswick, Maine. She called and texted almost daily and planned multiple trips during the years. The pandemic represented the longest period of time, ever, she had been separated from them, and she was planning a September trip when she died.
She traveled all over the world and lived many places. When her husband Jim was building a business, they often moved 3 times a year. They settled in San Angelo, Texas in 1985, until Jim’s accident when she moved back home to her supportive family in Mobile. She took annual “sister” trips with her beloved sisters, and was always busy, up early and late to bed.
She was involved in the PTA when her children were at home, TBI support groups and multiple church groups throughout her life. She gave more than she would ever accept in return and left every place better than she found it; including all the lives of those who knew her.
She was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.
Services will be held at:
Evangel Temple of God in Theodore, Alabama on Tuesday, October 20th at 12 PM followed by interment at Serenity Gardens Cemetery, where she will be buried at the feet of her beloved mother, Ophelia. Visitation will precede the services at the church from 11 AM until the service begins.
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