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Sonya D. Christmas

March 25,1966 - January 08,2019

Obituary for Sonya D. Christmas

Sonya Darnette Robinson Christmas was born to the late Doctor Lee and Helen Fleming Robinson on March 25, 1966. She departed this life on Tuesday, January 8th at her home.

Sonya accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at an early age and was a member of St. Mark Baptist Church. She was educated in the Hanover County school system and received Bachelor and Masters degrees from Longwood College and Virginia State University. On April 6, 1996, Sonya married Cedric Christmas of Richmond, VA. From this union they were blessed with two children. Lauren Bailey and Lance Bailey Christmas.

Sonya worked for Anthem Health for over 20 years, followed by a short stint in the Henrico County School District before choosing to stay at home to raise her children. She was a loving and devoted mother to Lauren and Lance, dedicating the majority of her time to their pursuits and well – being.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband Cedric Christmas, two children Lauren and Lance, one brother Doctor Lee Robinson III, brother in-law Desmond Christmas, sister in-law Dechelle Brandon, neice Daijah Christmas, ten aunts Willeta Woodson (Henry), Linda Fleming, Elvira Fleming, Margaret Taliaferro (William), Nellie Garlick (Taylor), Janie Watson (Edward), Flora Cromwell, Florence Foller (Junious), Dora Price and Patricia Bolling; two uncles Floyd Robinson (Brenda) and Frank Robinson (Carolyn), devoted friends Sonja Kinney, Leonida Southerland and a host of family and friends.

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17
Jan

Funeral Service

11:00 AM
St. Mark Baptist Church
4596 Factory Mill Rd
Maidens, Va 23102
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As a colleague of Sonya’s at Anthem, I remember her smiling face, and kindness. She was a joy, and she will be missed! God bless her friends and family.
- Mike Richardson
May God give you peace at this difficult time. Continue to give him praise.
- Kim walker
We love and will miss ur laugh.. they way u dance (inside family joke) and your beautiful smile... Luv u big cousin .. my condolences... Luv y'all...
- Ashley David
Sonya was my line sister and Soror. We had so much fun at Longwood College. She has this contagious laugh. She was so full of life and fun. I have looked for her and looked and was sad to learn today of her transition. To a woman who lived life to the fullest. Condolences to her family.
- Charlene Hill
Sonya was my dearest friend at Longwood. We shared so many wonderful times together. I was a bridesmaid at her wedding and was so happy to witness her special day. Eventhough we lost touch over the years, the love in my heart remains for her. My condolences to Cedric and the family. Bonita
- Bonita Turner
My most sincere condolences go out to you and your family, Cedric. I pray your comfort in these difficult days.
- Kermit Rose
Dear Christmas Famil- I am so sorry for your loss. Lauren and Lance- I have such great memories of your mom- she cared so much for you all. You all are in my heart and prayers. Take care-
- Andrea McSweeney
My heart is heavy today. Sonya was my roommate during my freshman year in college. We lost track after graduation but I thought about her often, especially around the time of her sororities' founder's day (AKA) January 15. They say that when your roommate goes on line you do too, and it's true. I will never forget the night she crossed. I don't know who was more happy me or her. I'm sorry we didn't keep in touch, I will miss her greatly. I pray peace for her and her family during this time.
- tracy
Dear Christmas Family, I am writing to express my condolences. While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the JOY of having our Heavenly Father return your dear one to you. The Bible offers words of comfort at 2Corinthians 1:3, 4, were it says in part, “the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, comforts us in all our trials.” May you all find comfort in knowing that your dear one is in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about her and reunite her with you all again. My Deepest Sympathy
- Deborah
Our deepest sympathies go out to Cedric and your family. Our hearts break for you and your family and are truly sorry for your loss. Praying that GOD will see you through and comfort you all in this time of need. Please let us know if we can do anything for you and your family.
- The Lopez Family
Sincerest condolences to her family. Worked with Sonya at Anthem. she was a sweet lady. Praying for the family,
- Audrey Hatten
I am sending my condolences and my prayers for love and healing to Cedric, Lauren, and Lance, as well as all of Sonya's other friends and family at this extremely difficult time. May the Lord bless you all with many great memories of the wonderful times you shared with Sonya. She was a strong, intelligent, and beautiful woman, and her loss will be deeply felt by all who knew her. God bless.
- Teresa DiServio
My heart is saddened to learn of your loss. Sonya was a very caring and loving person. We shared many conversations together. I remember her SMILE it was the symbol of her HEART and how she felt toward everyone she met. My prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
- Deborah Mallory
My prayers and thoughts to the family during this difficult time,
- Pamela Thomas
Cedric my heart goes out to you and the family during this sad time. I will be praying that GOD will confort you and the children.
- Dinita Jackson
Condolences and deepest sympathy to Cedric, Lauren, Lance and the extended family! Praying for your strength during this difficult time!
- Dechelle Brandon
Heartfelt condolences to the family. Robert and I will always remember her beautiful smile..
- Dorothy Brooks
Words cannot express how saddened I was to hear of your great loss. My prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
- Beverly Harris
I am deeply saddened by the loss that your family have encountered. My heart goes out during this trying time and may my prayers serve as comfort to your loved ones.
- Delora Mathis
I was heartbroken to receive the news of your lost. When I remember my years at Anthem, in the Training Department, they are filled with fond memories of Sonya. “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10). God promises to be with you and get you through this time of intense disappointment and loneliness.
- Donna Blanks
Saddened by the news that really rocked through the hearts of all her Anthem Colleagues and Friends. Sonya was a beautiful soul with fierce determination to always give her best. Sending hugs of comfort and peace to her family.
- Elaine Casper
Heartfelt condolences to the Christmas & extended family. I am truly sorry for the loss of Sonya. May you be consoled by knowing that God has the power to bind up the broken hearted and to comfort all who mourn. Isaiah 61:1, 2
- Priscilla
Sincerest condolences to the family of Sonya and Cedric on this devastating loss. You will be in our prayers for comfort during this difficult time.
- Gayle Lewis

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