Sonja Schafer

Sonja Louise Schafer (Byron)

Monday, January 15th, 1945 - Thursday, October 17th, 2019
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A celebration of life for Sonja Schafer is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Mt Zion Baptist Church, 8758 CR 3704 Murchison, Texas 75778.

Sonja Schafer, 74, of Murchison, passed away October 17, 2019 in Athens.

Sonja Louise (Byron) Schafer was born January 15, 1945 in Athens, Texas, the daughter of Lou T. Byron and Oree Lavell (Hallmark) Byron.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Lou and Oree Byron; husband, Samuel LeRoy Schafer; two sisters, Eddie Williams and Judy Prevost; and son, Sammy Schafer.

Sonja was a loving mother and Granny who enjoyed crocheting and watching movies. She was also an avid gardener and collector.

Sonja is survived by children, Susan Davidson and husband Barry of Spring, Deborah Hammond and husband Kenny of Murchison and Pamela Schaefer of Canton; siblings, Peggy Lawrence of Lufkin, Carolyn Duckworth and husband Tom of Canton, Mitsy Morgan and husband David of Lufkin, Kathy Carpenter of Houston, Mike Byron and wife Jane of Magnolia and Karon Tolbert and husband Tony of Athens; seven grandchildren, Mischele Chapman, Jamie Bishop, Amanda Hammond, Stacey Freeman, Tammy Schaefer, Samantha Watkins and Katie Schaefer; and ten great grandchildren, Matthew, Oakley, Ashton, John, Miakoda, Jaden, Jace, Vaellyn, Tate and Tye Carter.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home family.
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    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 1:00pm
    Mt Zion Baptist Church
    8758 CR 3704
    Murchison, Texas 75778
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bobbie ruffridge

Posted at 10:31am
Pam, wish we could be with you to share your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers. Bob and Bobbie Ruffridge

Jane Jones Byron

Posted at 06:44pm
I have many memories of us and will treasure them always. Fly High Sweet Angel. Love you forever. XXXOOO Jane

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