Mrs. Irma “Amina” Bonne Abdelkader, 89, of Pittsboro died July 29, 2012 at The Laurels of Chatham.
Amina was born August 19, 1922 in Wondelgem, Belgium, the daughter of Aschel Bonne and Marie Louise deWinne Bonne. She spent time in Cairo, Egypt before moving to the United States in 1974. Mrs. Abdelkader moved to Pittsboro, NC in 1988, where she was a very active craftsman with specialty in Belgium Battenberg lace, which she learned at a very young age in her native Belgium.
Amina was honorably chosen to join the “Village of Yesteryear” at the NC State Fair for the past 20 years. She also shared and taught her multiple hand craft talents at the Chatham Senior Citizens Center. Amina also shared her craftsmanship by volunteering and participating as a member of the Parish of St. Julia Catholic Church in Siler City. She was also know for her green thumb since she was always surrounded by plants, and was a member of the Pittsboro Garden Club. During her 20 years in Cairo, Amina collected over 300 different types of cacti.
Mrs. Abdelkader was the widow of the late Eng. AbdelRahman Abdelkader. She is survived by her children, Amira, Adiba, and Amin, all of San Antonio, TX. and six grandchildren, Jackie, Adham, Lena, Rania, Jamel and Caleb.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered by Fr. Jim Fukes at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning, August 1, 2012 from St. Julia Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Lee Memory Gardens in Sanford. Following the interment, guests are invited to visit with the family and share a meal at St. Julia Catholic Church.