Sonja Conner

Born in Chattanooga, TN on July 30, 1957

Departed on March 11, 2019 and resided in Fairview, TN

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Mrs. Sonja Conner, age 61, was surrounded by her family and friends as she went to be with her heavenly father. Sonja was born July 30, 1957 in Chattanooga, TN to the late Charles and Barbara Ragan. She is also preceded in death by her brother, Sonny Ragan and sister, Beverly Brown.

Sonja is survived by her husband of 35 years, John Haley Conner; daughter, Haley (Chad) Boyd; daughter, Kristi (Christopher) Glass; son Chase (Mandy) Conner; and Chad Fewell, whom she loved liked a son. Grandchildren, Brack Boyd, John Thomas Glass, Rosa Mayanne Glass, Karalyne Boyd, Beverly Ragan Glass and Tucker Jaxxon Glass. And a host of nieces, nephews, friends and all of the people she “adopted” as her kids.

Sonja, also known as “Momma Conner” loved loving people. She “adopted” many kids and loved them as her own. She was an amazing cook and had an incurable love of decorating for Christmas. Her Christmas decorations would make the house glow for miles. Everyone was always welcome in her home.

She attended Pasquo Church of Christ, Fairview Church of Christ and Berry’s Chapel Church of Christ. Sonja loved her job as office manager for the Rivergate Skate Center. Sonja also enjoyed styling hair and fixing nails for the young women going to prom. Her indulgence was getting her nails fixed, and they had to be perfect. She gave much of her time to the Community Recreation Center where she enjoyed helping and watching her kids play ball.

Sonja had many nicknames like “ankle biter” and “Chihuahua”. She had such a beautiful, kind heart but could also take a joke. Sonja has also been known to be quick witted and full of humor.
Through her lengthy illness, she never complained. Outside of her family, you never knew when she was in pain. Her family remembers her as a fighter and she put down her armor on Monday, March 11, 2019. She has taken residence at the feet of Jesus.

The family will receive friends Friday from 4 – 8 p.m. and Saturday from 1 – 2 p.m. at Fairview Church of Christ. A life celebration service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16th at the church with Mr. Jason Shepherd speaking. Interment will follow at a later date in the Garden of Atonement of Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Harpeth Hills Funeral Home assisting the family.

4 Comments to Sonja Conner

  1. Dan Clark
    March 14, 2019 12:06 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. Sonja was a sweet lady. it was such a treat to see the slideshow with pictures of Barbara, Charles, Sonny and Beverly with Sonja. May God comfort you.

  2. Jammie Lowery
    March 15, 2019 7:37 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    We love you Hailey, Chad, and family

  3. Steve Justice
    March 15, 2019 9:51 pm

    Very sorry for your loss, I use to live one street over from Sonja, and would sometimes go to her house to catch school bus in elementary school.

  4. Michael Rogers
    March 18, 2019 10:50 am

    What a beautiful tribute. The picture of you and your dear sister ( the way i remember you both) brought tears. Knowing your together brought comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. May God Bless them all.

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