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.
- Keri Gardner(Monday, October 07 13 03:05 am EDT)
I am very sorry for your lost... She will truely will be miss, but never forgotten. Just remember she is watching over ya'll. To Jamison I knew you was close to your mom because you always talk about her so much at abac and I knew she was a loving person. And I will pray that you your brother and sister will stay strong and come closer than ever.
- David and Essie Shields and Family, Philadelphia PA(Friday, October 04 13 11:06 pm EDT)
"Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal" Remembering you and your family in our prayers, Be Blessed and strong in the Lord; we love you. Prov 3:5,6
- Michael and Mary Holloway(Friday, October 04 13 05:43 pm EDT)
Our thought and prayer are with the family @ this time.
- Sherry Streeter(Friday, October 04 13 12:56 pm EDT)
My prayers go out to the family.
- Michelle Lane and Family(Friday, October 04 13 08:21 am EDT)
May God continue to bless your family through these difficult times.Valarie I understand the pain that your are going through and I want you to know that you are in my prayers.
- Janet Aldridge & Family(Thursday, October 03 13 12:10 pm EDT)
To the Family,
God, will never leave you nor will he forsake you.
To Valerie and Katina, may God comfort you during this time. I love you and I am praying for you.
- Mary Jones-Furlow(Thursday, October 03 13 11:05 am EDT)
My dear cousin's lovely daughter has joined others of our family who left before her. 'Candy', as we often called her, was so much fun as she became the lovely young woman she was. My last visit with her was full of love and hugs. Rest in Peace my darling cousin. My spiritual thoughts are with your children, your mother, your sister Val and all others who were so very close to your heart.
- Sonya Walker(Thursday, October 03 13 10:17 am EDT)
My thoughts and prayers for the family. I will always remember how Sonya would give the most geniune tight hugs. To my classmate Valerie & the rest of the family. May God continue to comfort you during these times.
- Pagie & MaeBelle Thomas(Thursday, October 03 13 09:16 am EDT)
Praying that God will keep you in His loving Arms as you mourn the loss of your beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend.
- Stephanie Daniels c/o 88(Thursday, October 03 13 06:59 am EDT)
Earth has no sorrows that heaven cannot heal...You will be missed but never forgotten...