January 14, 1936 – July 19, 2022

Statesboro, GA / Tarpon Springs, FL

Bonnie Jean Staley Georgiadis left this world after a long illness on Jul 19, 2022 at age 86. She was born to Crawford and Marion Staley on January 14, 1936 in Tarpon Springs, FL at the Villa Plumosa Hotel. Preceded in death is her sister Martha (Marti) Kardinal and her grandson Kevin Murray.

Surviving is her sister Margaret Alderman (Robert) and her daughter Tasula Marie Lee (JC).

Bonnie was married to John Georgiadis for 36 years. Carl Ludwig was her longtime companion for 30 years. In 1953 she became a Weeki Wachee Mermaid for 15 years at Weeki Wachee Springs, FL then became a choreographer for seven years.

She had many interests including her love for canoeing, kayaking, nature and sailing. She was involved in the coast guard reserves. She was a falconer, gardener, and excellent cook. Her house was adorned with many books on American Indians, Florida birds and flora.
Bonnie volunteered at the Train Depot (Historical Society of Tarpon Springs) and also belonged to Brooker Creek Nature Preserve book club of Tarpon Springs.

If you would like to donate a memorial fund to the following organizations, the addresses are:
Brooker Creek Preserve and Environmental Education Center. 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 and Tarpon Springs Historical Society, 160 E.Tarpon Avenue, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689.

Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of arrangements.

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