Margaret Evelyn Sonnier, age 89 of Buna, passed away Monday, Jan. 18, in Orange. Services will be at 1:00 PM Saturday, Jan. 23, at Dorman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rusty Dollar and Chris Eppler, with burial to follow at Ida Wilson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 9:00 PM Friday, Jan. 22, at Dorman Funeral Home.
Margie was born June 3, 1926 in Orange, to the late Frank Johnson Hill and Marie Evelyn Frillou Hill. She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Buna. Margie loved the outdoors, gardening, sewing, cooking and quilting. She was a homemaker for her loving family and will be greatly missed.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Joseph Ivy Sonnier; four brothers, Frank Johnson Hill, James Irvin Hill, Charles Alexander Hill and Raymond Edward Hill.
Survivors include her daughters, Phyllis Henderson and husband Bill of Orange, Lorna Robinson and husband Russell of Arapaho, OK, Melissa Best and husband Tommy of Buna; five sons, Steve Sonnier and wife Judy of Wasilla, AK, Toby Sonnier and wife June and John Sonnier and wife Matilda, all of Orange, Charles Sonnier and wife Helen of Clayton, GA and Thomas Sonnier and wife Kim of Mauriceville; sister, Cynthia Tuter of Mauriceville; 17 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
Special thanks to Rhonda Cheatham, Linda Ponthieu, River City Hospice and the staff of Pinehurst Nursing and Rehab for all of the love, care and support given to Margie and her family during her illness.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org 1-800-272-3900.