November 26, 1967 - December 18, 2021
RILEY, Ms. Sonja Michelle - Age 54, passed away Saturday, December 18, 2021 at her residence. Family Hour 1:30 PM Tuesday, December 28, 2021 from the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., with funeral service commencing at 2:00 PM, Pastor Kenneth Stewart, officiating. Friends and family will assemble at the chapel 1:30 PM Tuesday. Ms. Riley will lie in state in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home and may be viewed from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Monday.Sonja Michelle (Esters) Riley was born November 26, 1967, in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of Jimmie Lee Esters and Dorothy (Davis) Chappell. Ms. Riley attended Flint Public Schools, and graduated from Northwestern High School. Sonja adored her family. Sonja enjoyed spending time with her mother and granddaughter on their weekly shopping trip to Walmart, her favorite store. Sonja enjoyed cooking, she called herself a “Chef”. She loved trying new recipes and often shared them with her family. Sonja also, loved watching movies with her granddaughter, Zarah. Sonja had a kind and gentle soul with a beautiful smile. Ms. Riley leaves to cherish her memory: 2 sons, Antonio (Tia) Thrower of Newport Richey, Florida and Dequan West of Flint, Michigan. 2 daughters, Ashlee West of Burton, Michigan, and Tara Simpson, of Flint, Michigan. 2 stepdaughters, Tatiana and Tanay Riley, both of Flint, Michigan. Mother, Dorothy Chappell of Flint Twp, Michigan. One grandson, Antonio Thrower, Jr of Newport Richey, Florida, 5 granddaughters, Zarah Johnson of Burton, Michigan, Zyrielle Lawson of Columbus, Ohio, Quayana West of Phoenix City, Alabama, Mireya Bracy of Flint, Michigan and Braelyn Thrower of Newport Richey, Florida. 2 brothers, Abdul Stone (Amanda) Stone of Salisbury, North Carolina and Chris Conley of Flint, Michigan. 2 nephews, Jalen Esters and Tyler Frazier, both of Flint, Michigan. Three nieces, Kayla Heddins of Shelby, North Carolina, Jazlynn and Abigail Stone of Salisbury, North Carolina. 2 uncles, Ollie (Audrey) Davis of Cleveland, Ohio, Henry Robinson of Grand Blanc, Michigan. 4 aunts, Bettie Britt of Grand Blanc, Michigan, Helen Davis, Caroline (John McGinnis) Davis, both of Flint, Michigan, Jessie Mae Esters of Chicago, Illinois. Great uncle, Josh Dixon of Panama City, Florida. Host of other relatives and friends. Ms. Riley was preceded in death by her husband, Timothy Riley, father, Jimmie Lee Esters, Sr, brother, Jimmie Lee Esters, Jr. (Jay Jay), grandparents, Mack and Willie Mae Davis, 2 aunts, Rosie Robinson and Sylvia Young. Favorite cousin, Erika Hubbard. The family would like express special thanks to everyone for their prayers, love and support and a special thank you to cousin, Greg Leverette.
RILEY, Ms. Sonja Michelle - Age 54, passed away Saturday, December 18, 2021 at her residence. Family Hour 1:30 PM Tuesday, December 28, 2021 from the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., with funeral service commencing... View Obituary & Service Information
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