Lacy, Sonya Natalie

Friend To All, Hospitable, And Loved Being With Family

  • Sunday, November 26, 2023
Sonya Natalie Lacy
Sonya Natalie Lacy

Our dear mother Sonya Natalie Lacy, sadly passed away on November 15, 2023. She was a wonderful mother who was always there when needed. Our world will be a bleaker place without her, the infectious laughter and fantastic sense of humor. She was well-loved by all.

Sonya was born on March 16, 1968, in Chattanooga, to Scott and Dorothy Lacy. She was preceded in death by her parents; her aunt, Theresa McShan; uncle, Eugene Lacy; sisters and brother-in-law, Brenda Holloway, Alicia and Dwight Langston; nephew, Edward Mikes Jr.

Sonya was a member of Second Missionary Baptist Church and was a 1987 graduate of Brainerd High School. Growing up in a household of 10, dubbed as one of “The 4 Little Ones” her siblings named her “Miss Mouth”, one of many nicknames she would collect along the way.

“Miss Mouth” often came in handy at sporting events. You could hear Sonya rooting for her favorite players at crowded games. Whether it was across football/track fields, basketball courts, baseball fields, or over the telephone screaming, “How About Them Cowboys”, you heard her.

She had the biggest comical personality, one of the most favorable was “she never met a stranger”. She was a friend to all. Whatever Sonya had, she didn’t mind sharing it with others or opening her home to those that were in need. She had a kind, loving spirit. Sonya loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Her home was the most visited house by all family members and friends. Family would often gather there for early Saturday mornings, family breakfasts and for delicious Sunday dinners. There was plenty of cornbread and white beans or pinto beans to go around. She was very fashionable. There were times when leaving the house, her hair would match her outfit, shoes, and her iconic red lipstick.

Her house was a haven. She has hosted many family celebrations, gatherings, and pop-up visits. She was “home” to all of us.

Sonya is survived by her two beloved children, Anthony (Chynna) Starr and Keaiosha (Darrell) Starr-Easting: her sisters, Angela Denis, Priscilla (Travis) Lacy-Rivers, Charlotte (Eric) Appleberry, Deborah, Venus, and Theresa Lacy, Stephanie (Trayvon) Burton; brother, Scott (Valerie) Lacy; aunt, Betty Johnson; great uncle, Sammy Shedd; brother-in-law, Robert Holloway; grandchildren, Keamiyea, Keaniyea Bonds, Antonio, Anthony “Tre”, Alijuh, Aidyn, Airyn, Ci’yah Starr, Darrell Jr., Daylin Easting; devoted cousin, Yolanda Moss; significant other, Anthony Jones; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, beloved family and friends.

At 3 p.m. celebration of life memorial service will be held Monday, Nov. 27, at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home 1101 Dodds Ave., Chattanooga, Tn., 423 622-9995.

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