The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Zion Hill Baptist Church, Allen Street, Leslie Georgia. Burial will follow in the Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Pastor James Hill will officiate.
Sonya was born May 1, 1970 to Dorothy Thomas Verrett and the late Charles Carter. She is the stepdaughter of Joseph Verrett. She was preceded in death by her aunt, Catherine Mercer and uncle, Eugene Carter. She was a 1988 graduate of Sumter County Comprehensive High School. She received her Certificate in Cosmetology from South Georgia Technical College.
Survivors are two sons, Jamison Russell, Jacksonville, Florida, and Deratio Baisden, Americus, Georgia; two daughters, Mary Barthell and Shantell Mack, both of Americus, Georgia; three stepchildren, Brandon Price, Michael Lewis, Lynette Carter (Michael), and Treyvon Russell, all from Americus, Georgia; mother, Dorothy Verrett (Joe), Americus, Georgia; granddaughter, Delilah Baisden, Americus, Georgia; companion, Willie Frank Mack, Americus, Georgia; siblings, Valerie Westbrook (Timothy), Americus, Georgia, Laticia Wilson (Rogers), Atlanta, Georgia, Charles Sullivan, Atlanta, Georgia, Shawn Walker, Chicago, Illinois, Zakaya Carter, Chicago, Illinois, Alexis Haygood, Anniston, Alabama, Rico Johnson Verrett, Americus, Georgia, Katina Garrett, Americus, Georgia; grandparent, Clara Bell Thomas, Leslie, Georgia; aunts and uncles, Willie Thomas (Shirley), Eddie Thomas (Velma), Leroy Thomas, Jr. (Debora), Alice Reddick (Ned), Ethel Franklin (Berlin), Joann Green (Willie), Carolyn Whitehead, Betty Day (Rogers), Norma Jean Montgomery, Rose Carter, Macy Carter, Barbara Carter, Silva Lee Thomas, Ann Thomas, Debra Harvey, Dennis Carter, all from Anniston, Alabama, William Carter, Chicago, Illinois and Roy Carter, Oklahoma; two nephews she reared Marquellis Jenkins (Deandrea), Americus, Georgia, Marquis Green; great niece, Deasha “Cupcake” Jenkins, Americus, Georgia; one great nephew, Chaston Green, Americus, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends, including five devoted friends, Carolyn Ross, Jennifer Clark, Clinton Carter, Fred Mack, all from Americus, Georgia and Shonda Johnson, North Carolina.