The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday morning, May 25, 2013 at the Union Hill A.M.E. Church, Spivey Street, Ellaville, Georgia. The Reverend Jefferson Davis, III, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Zion Road, Buena Vista, Georgia.
Sonya Nicole was born January 9, 1974 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia to the late Charlie Rogers, Jr. and Helen Ruth White Rogers. In 1992 she graduated from Allen Pope High School. She later attended Devry Institute of Technology from 1993-1995. In 2010 she attended Colorado Technical University where she earned an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She was employed with State Of Georgia Board Of Parole from 2000 - 2011 as a data transcriber and assistant supervisor.
She was married to Trojuan Ricks July 25, 2009. She was blessed to be the mother of two children, Kierra and J’uan.
Survivors are her husband, Trojuan Ricks, Union City, Georgia; two children, Kierra Nicole Rogers and J’uan Rogers both of Union City, Georgia; brother and sister-in-law, Charlie Rogers, III (Joy) Conyers, Georgia, Lisa Williams, Union City, Georgia; mother-in-law, Marilyn Marie Ricks; aunts and uncles, Turner Rogers (Sandra), Eddie Rogers (Delois), Michael Rogers, Irene Rogers, Steve A. Rogers, Will Rogers, Charlie Rogers IV, (Tania), Stella Rogers, Barbara Hayes, Joann Murray, Vivian Lawson (Emmett), Janice Cattle (Donald), Elaine Fudge (Tracy), Mary Rogers, James White (Martha), Joe White (Gail), Clarence White, Marjorie White, Ann White and Dorothy Varner (Eddie); one nephew, Travious Williams; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jimm Dyer, Luria Watson and Lakesha Dyer, Issac Dyer, Brandon Anderson, and Ernest Johnson, III; and a host of beloved cousins and friends.
- DeLois P. Wilson(Tuesday, May 28 13 12:47 pm EDT)
To the family of Mrs. Sonya Ricks, may you find God's gracious love in every precious memory of your dear loved one. "Happy are those who mourn, since they will be comforted." (Matthew 5:4) May you find a source of inner strength just knowing that God is watching over you during this difficult time.
- ANNIE PEARL ARCHIE(Sunday, May 26 13 05:10 pm EDT)
Ours prayers are with you at this time. WEEPING MAY INDURE FOR A NIGHT;BUT JOY COMES IN THE MORNING.GOD BLESS YOU FAMILY, ANNIE PEARL ARCHIE JUNCTION CITY, KS
- Bobby White(Friday, May 24 13 09:57 pm EDT)
Uncle James and Aunt Martha White.With love and sympathy.God is watching over you and your family.Always he cares for.
- SARA CLEMONS(Thursday, May 23 13 11:58 pm EDT)
MAY THOSE WHO KNOW[SONYA] BEST HOLD ON TO THE FOND MEMORIES AND ENDURE.PLEASE FIND COMFORT IN GOD'S WORD THE BIBLE WHERE WE ARE TOLD OF A RESURRECTION.[JOHN 5:28-29]
WITHIN YOUR STORE OF MEMORIES,
SHE HOLDS A PLACE APART,
FOR NO ONE ELSE CAN EVER BE,
MORE CHERISHED IN YOUR HEARTS.
- Nathaniel and Katie Milliner(Thursday, May 23 13 02:10 pm EDT)
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ricks and Rogers family.
- Elaine Storey Westbrook(Thursday, May 23 13 10:29 am EDT)
Rest in peace, my cousin Nicki. I can feel you smiling down on us from heaven. Your beautiful smile and the sparkle in your eyes will always be remembered.
- Wilhelmina Hicks(Thursday, May 23 13 03:48 am EDT)
May God give you strength during this time, especially to her husband and children.
- A.Clara Champion Shaw(Wednesday, May 22 13 09:41 pm EDT)
Missing u Nikki! U will never be forgotten! Rest in His Arms
- Varney & Berdia Honaker(Wednesday, May 22 13 07:03 pm EDT)
Our Prayers are with the Rick's and Rogers Family.
Weeping may endure for a night. But joy comes in the morning.
God Bless You
Varney & Berdia Honaker
- Teyona little(Wednesday, May 22 13 03:45 pm EDT)
I love u cousin Nikki now your soul can rest and be at peace with God. luv & blessings to you and our family during this difficult time
- Zadrien White(Wednesday, May 22 13 12:32 pm EDT)
Family is the most important thing in the world, without family there is no you. LOVE each other while we are here when we leave we are gone. BE
STRONG AND COURAGOUS IN THE LORD!!! Much love.
- LaJohnda(Tuesday, May 21 13 11:09 pm EDT)
Sonya was a beautiful soul. She always had a smile on her face. Fly with Angels now, and rest in peace. Your Children will alway be a reminder of the beautiful soul you were.
- Sheila Butler(Tuesday, May 21 13 07:17 pm EDT)
Sonya, you was one of the most beautiful spirited person's I have ever met. I know your beautiful smile will shine above us. I love you and you will be deeply missed. Friends forever.
- James White Jr(Tuesday, May 21 13 04:32 pm EDT)
Rest In Peace my cousin.
- Linda Winston(Tuesday, May 21 13 02:58 pm EDT)
Praying for the family at this time. Sonya was a beautiful young lady and will be missed.
Co-worker State Board of Pardons and Paroles
- Wanda Smith-Grier(Tuesday, May 21 13 11:02 am EDT)
I was a co-worker and friend with a common bond we were both Capricorns and then our children J'uan and Erica was born on February 28. She was a very beautiful person both inside and outside I will miss her infectious smile and how she stayed photo ready all the time. Kierra I often asked your mother how you were doing every since we played hangman and and tic-tac-toe at my desk when you came to work with your mom (Sonya). Your mother spoke highly of both her children J'uan and Kierra all the time we shared stories of our children accomplishments and vacation ideas was just a few subjects we shared over the time we sat next to each other at work. Trojuan your loving ways was often spoke of also as well as how great of a cook you were. I will miss you and God Bless you and your family.
Always the Grier Family;
Eric, Wanda, Erica, Letitia, Alyssa, Alanna, Adonis
- Naomi Storey(Monday, May 20 13 10:06 pm EDT)
God saw you getting tired, He did what he thought best; He put His arms
around you, And said, "Come and rest." **REST IN PEACE DEAR COUSIN NICKI **