Tina Bohnet, age 37, went to be with the Lord on October 8, 2013 at Christian Ministries Hospice in Griffin. Her six year battle with cancer ended with love from all and peace in her heart. Tina was born June 13, 1976 in Atlanta. She was the first born of 2 girls and lived her life as the leader of the pack. She played softball and rode go-carts. Tina was the epitome of a tomboy and could dress the part of a prissy girl all in the same day. She carried a free spirit that was infectious to anyone who had the chance to cross her path. Throughout her young life she was a caregiver to many, animals and people alike. She was a people person and that showed in her work at Murphy's Restaurant as she knew each customer by name. Tina had a heart that was full of compassion and care for others to the end. On May 20, 2002 Tina married her soul mate, Billy Bohnet. Their life began a new chapter in her journey. Their love for one another was then and always will be the love that people write stories about.
As this chapter unfolded, Tina was blessed to be a stay at home mom to 2 incredible children, Taylor and Anthony. She loved the job of mother most of all. Tina was the kindest and most selfless person who was adored by everyone who knew her. She would do anything for her children and each one of them would consider her their best friend. She loved the beach and worshiped the sun and all activities that kept her outside. In the spring of 2007, Tina was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer and the outlook was grim. This news began her final chapter that she and Billy faced every page of this one head on. She armored up with help from so many to fight the battle that was to consume the next six years of her life. The Cancer Warriors, Emory Healthcare and many nurses, doctors, church members, family and friends would line the edges of her path with support, prayers, and a shoulder to cry on. The latter of which was not often. Her strength and determination to live and raise her babies was the fuel that kept her going tirelessly every day of her cancer journey. Tina lived life to the fullest for each day was a gift from God. Through every obstacle that was thrown into her medical pouch, cancer and leukemia that came too, Tina pulled out the weeds and grew a beautiful flower bed. She never heard or accepted the word NO, CAN'T or WON'T, she always believed that with God all things are possible. She was a walking miracle with a smile every day. "We don't ever give up, we are all dying just not today". Her 30 year old body had a lot of fight and her spirit was full of life and love for God, family and friends. She traveled and lived with her wonderful husband and children and made the most of each day the sun rose. As her body began to falter a year ago, the end was coming, Tina knew God was calling her. Her family and friends drew closer to steady her walk. Her trips to Emory were a daily travel for the majority of this last sprint. Her final weeks were fast and furious. From a football game and Anthony's birthday party at the skating rink one weekend, to the hospital with a fever the next. She breathed in deep and knew it was the end of this road. She came home and her body would stop living, but her spirit is alive and her new home is full of peace and love, the motto of her life, even in death. Tina is survived by her devoted husband, Billy Bohnet and two children, Taylor and Anthony; parents, Wendell and Judy Blalock; one sister, Rhonda Brownlee; nieces, Haley, Ashley and Hannah; beloved Aunt Susan, Dana, Lisa, Melissa, Josh and families.
A memorial service for Tina Bohnet will be held Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Voice to the Nations Worship Center.The family requests that in lieu of flowers please make donations to TheCancerWarriors.org
in Tina's name.
Haisten McCullough Funeral Home, 1155 Everee Inn Rd. is in charge of arrangements.