Florence “Ponke” Sonnier, 73, of Orange, passed away Nov. 5, at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur. Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory.

Born in Orange, June 20, 1942, she was the daughter of Julious Carpenter and Inez Hubbard Carpenter. Florence was very active. She rescued and took care of animals and enjoyed spending her time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, John Sonnier.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, C.J. Sonnier; brothers and sisters, Jerry Carpenter, Nelda Morgan and her daughter Lesa Morgan, Robert Carpenter, Lynda Scott and David Carpenter; grandchildren, Dillan Sonnier, Danielle Sonnier, Amy Landry and Ryan Thibodeaux and her great-grandchildren, Weston Sonnier, Emma Landry and Peyton Landry.