Bonita Joyce Carbins, 69, of Merrillville, IN, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at the Spring Mill Health Campus in Merrillville. She was born on July 31, 1950 in Lambert, MS to Evelyn Shaw. She leaves to cherish her memories her loving son, Gregory Carbins; sisters, Linda (George) Quinn, Robbie (Willie) Jackson; brothers, Willie Shaw, and Robert Shaw; aunts, Marie Jones, Pearl Cotton, Doris Jones, Vera Johnson, and Jessie Dumas; niece, Nikki (Doug) Hudgins; brother-in-law, Charles Carbins; her special group of friends; many other relatives and dear friends. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Willie Carbins; and her mother and father, Evelyn and Robert Shaw, Sr. Bonita received her Bachelor Degree from Purdue University – Northwest. She was a retiree from Gary Community Schools after 47 years of service. She also worked for over 25 years in retail at Gantos and Talbots. She was a member of New Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Gary where she served faithfully on the Senior Usher Board. There will be a visitation on Monday, October 28, 2019 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. with Funeral Services to follow at New Mount Moriah Church, 1917 Carolina St., Gary, IN 46407. Bonita will be dearly missed by her loving family and dear friends.