Bonnie Lee Roof

Died — November 7, 2018

Bonnie Lee Roof, 74, of Mt. Washington, returned to the Lord on Tuesday, November 7, 2018 at her home.  Bonnie served in numerous positions during her life.  She was employed for several years at First National Bank in Louisville, KY.  While living in Sevierville, TN, she served as house mother at the Smoky Mountain Children's Home, and was a cast member of the Passion of Jesus Christ Musical in Gatlinburg.  She was an avid reader, and in her later life she enjoyed writing and publishing online reviews of fiction books written by several successful Christian authors.  She and two other friends, formed the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat that has grown into a popular annual retreat.  She was also a member of First Baptist Church of Mt. Washington.  She was preceded in death by her father, Melvin M. Porter; her beloved uncle and aunt, Amos and Mildred Brown; and cousin, David Brown.  Bonnie is survived by two sons, Jon Kalewski and Micah Redman (Wendy); one granddaughter, Madison Redman; her mother, Dorothy Dean Porter; one brother, Murrell Porter (Judy); along with several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church, Mt. Washington, Building Fund or to Hosparus of Louisville.  McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.


Bonnie has been an important part of my life for the last three years and I will always cherish her friendship. Dance with Jesus, my dear friend.
I'm so sorry for Bonnie's family and close friends for their loss of this lovely woman. I had the pleasure and honor of meeting her at the Christian Fiction Readers' Retreat and am thankful she championed Christian fiction. My condolences.
I meet Bonnie through the Overcoming with God Blog. Bonnie was a beautiful person inside and out. I'm so sorry for your loss but I rejoice for Heaven's gain of another precious soul!