ForeverMissed
Sonia Charaletta Johnson- Black ascending from her earthly home on Saturday August 21, 2021, at 11:08 am EST, surrounded by her loved ones at Kettering Medical Center, Dayton Ohio.

Sonia was born on July 3, 1968, in Lewisburg TN to Sarah M. Johnson of Shelbyville and James W. Murray, Sr. of Nashville TN.

Sonia graduated from Shelbyville Center High School in 1986.  She obtained her Associates Degree in Medical Billing and Coding. She worked for over 20 years for Tyson Inc. in Shelbyville TN.  Sonia received her certification as a Certified Ambulance Documentation Specialist during her employment with Kettering Health Networks, Dayton Ohio.

Sonia accepted her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at an early age.She accepted her calling into the ministry at Church of the FirstBorn where she served under Pastor Keith Ireland until God lead her to Believers Faith Fellowship where Pastor Jason Scales is the Shepard. She was a faithful member of Believers Faith Fellowship where she served as Church Administrator until shemoved to Dayton Ohio where she was a member of Progressive Baptist Church and served as Church Administrator there as well. Although her body fell ill her faith in God never wavered.  

Sonia is proceeded in death by her Maternal Grandparents Virginia Braden and RG Johnson and her Parental Grandparents Lilian and Ben Murray, and brother James William Murray, Jr.

Sonia leaves to Cherish: Husband: Allium Black Dayton Ohio; Sons: Kavaris Kelso, Sr. and Jamal Carter (Bianca) Dayton Ohio; Grandchildren: Kavaris Jr, Willow, and Gypsy; Sisters:Tamika Johnson- Murfreesboro TN, Vonderri Morris- Huntsville AL, and Tabitha Murray- Atlanta GA; Brothers: James W. Murray, Jr. (deceased), Joshua (Yasmine)Murray -Atlanta GA, Jonathan Murray -Winchester TN and Jermaine Murray-Nashville TN. A host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and Friends.

Sonia also leaves to Cherish special friends: Vanassa Gainey, DeSherri Braden and Desiree Mears, fellow sister in the gospel Minister Lisa Sanders.

Memorial Services will be held at Believers Faith Fellowship- Shelbyville TN located at 2011 South Cannon Boulevard,Shelbyville TN 37160 Saturday August 28, 2021 @ 1:00pm CST. Repass to immediately follow for the family. 

Mask are Required for those in attendance.

Professional arrangements entrusted to W.E. Lusain Funeral Home and Crematory.
Posted by Rita Newsom on August 27, 2021
Dearest Sarah,
Remember the good old days on Depot Street? You and Sonia against DayDay and I on your front porch in a game of Spades.
I moved away and didn’t get to see Sonia grow up, but I always knew she was going to be successful at whatever she put her mind to.
Heaven has gained a true angel.
My deepest condolences to you and your family. She will truly be missed.
            Much Love,
            Rita
Posted by Sheri Phillips on August 27, 2021
Praying for y'all's comfort peace and strength in the name of Jesus.
Posted by Sheri Phillips on August 27, 2021
Fond memories of playing spades at your apartment on Elm St.
Posted by Paulette Hill on August 27, 2021
Sara Mai and family,I'm so sorry for your loss.I pray that God comforts all of you with the peace that only He can give.
Much Love
Posted by Barbara Draine on August 26, 2021
My sincere condolences thoughts and prayers
Posted by Keith Ireland on August 25, 2021
Sonia Johnson was a gentle, caring, and encouraging soul. She was a very integral part of both Mt Zion Baptist Church as well as Church of the Firstborn. I shall never forget how she'd empower me to remain in character despite difficult atmospheres. As my administrator, she kept me on target with my appointments and constantly reminded me of my engagements. Sonia was also an avid giver and this challenged me to step up my game. One thing I could count with Sonia, she was going to be faithful. There would be no doubt, if she said she would be in place, she would be there. Sigmund Freud said of death, "It is the gravest of misfortunes." But as believers, we know that she only sleeps. Family, you have my deepest condolences in the loss of such a stalwart in the faith.

Bishop Keith Ireland 
Posted by Shelly Walker on August 25, 2021
Sorry for your loss praying for your family

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Posted by Rita Newsom on August 27, 2021
Dearest Sarah,
Remember the good old days on Depot Street? You and Sonia against DayDay and I on your front porch in a game of Spades.
I moved away and didn’t get to see Sonia grow up, but I always knew she was going to be successful at whatever she put her mind to.
Heaven has gained a true angel.
My deepest condolences to you and your family. She will truly be missed.
            Much Love,
            Rita
Posted by Sheri Phillips on August 27, 2021
Praying for y'all's comfort peace and strength in the name of Jesus.
Posted by Sheri Phillips on August 27, 2021
Fond memories of playing spades at your apartment on Elm St.
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Shared by Ms. Brown B on August 27, 2021
To the family of Sis. Sonia,
The news of Sonia's passing was saddening but one thing I know the Word of God is true.
Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't heal. 
You are in my prayers. 

Mother Freya Brown