Sonja Watkins Steele

Sonja Watkins Steele

Sonja Watkins Steele, 65, passed away at her residence on Sunday, January 7, 2024.  She was born in Jacksonville, Florida on April 16, 1958 to the late Richard B. Watkins and Nova Castle Brewer.

She was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville and a 1976 graduate of Andrew Jackson High School.

Sonja loved plants and flowers, all animals and crocheting and collecting cookie jars. She was very outgoing and never met a stranger. She was always willing to help any and everyone in need regardless of her own personal situation and circumstances.

She is survived by 2 daughters; LeAnn Barfield (Mike); Cindy Powell (Bradley); son; Earl Steele (April); 3 brothers; Rick Collier (Karen); John Collier; and Scott Watkins; sister Diane Finley; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and multiple nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 13, 2024 in the chapel at Evergreen Cemetery and Funeral Home, 4535 North Main Street with Rev. Edward Hall officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM prior to the service.

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  • Nova Diane Finley Posted January 11, 2024 9:36 pm

    Words cannot express how I feel about the passing of my sister. But I am thankful that she is no longer suffering and take comfort knowing that I will see her again.

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