Sonjia Lafay (Smith) Eason

July 7, 1945 ~ July 31, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old


Ms. Sonjia Lafay Eason, age 78, of Hazlehurst, died Monday, July 30, 2023 at her residence.

Ms. Eason was born on July 07, 1945 in Hinesville.

She is preceded in death by her father, Dennis Smith, and her mother and step-father, Homer Hutchinson and Lillie Mae Hesters Hutchinson, husband, John Allen Eason, son, Don Allen Eason and brothers, George Verlon Smith and Emmett Jr. Smith.

She was a Homemaker, a great cook, enjoyed watching T.V. and reading her Bible.  She enjoyed arts and crafts, and in her younger years she and her husband were vendors. She loved her family dearly and especially her little companion “Cookie”. She was a member of Mt Zion Baptist Church and will be sadly missed by all.

Survivors include her daughter, Wanda (John W.) Adams of McRae; son, Vincent Wade (Joyce) Eason of Hazlehurst; sister, Kitty (Randy) Dyal of Alabama; eight grandchildren, Amanda Leann Aldridge (Terry), Crystal Lafay Davis (Joshua), Nicole Eason,  Nicholas Eason, Joshua Eason, Matthew Eason (Glenda), Aaron Eason (Elizabeth), Landon Eason, seven great-grandchildren, Peyton Davis, Ty Daniel Aldridge, Kylie Eason, Skylar Eason, Blake Eason, Michael Eason and Addison Eason; two great-great grandchildren, Elijah Allen Russell and Nyliah Davonna Russell; several nieces and nephew also survive.

Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, August 02, 2023 at 3:00 P.M. in the Hazlehurst Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Bobby Lairsey officiating.

The Eason Family and Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home respectfully ask all in attendance to continue to follow social distancing guidelines set by our local health district and the CDC.

Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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Graveside Service
August 2, 2023

3:00 PM
Hazlehurst Memorial Cemetery
38 Cook Road
Hazlehurst, GA 31539


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