Gainesville - Sunita "Sunny" Ramayya, 48, longtime resident of Gainesville, Florida, died Monday, August 26, 2013.
Sunny was born on June 27, 1965 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and soon after moved with her family to Gainesville. She graduated from Buchholz High School, Class of 1983, and from The University of Florida
, Class of 1986, with a Bachelors degree in Journalism. After graduation, Sunny worked as a writer for the Florida Times-Union and for the Tampa Tribune. She then began working as a teacher's aide, working for many years at Kimball Wiles Elementary. She attended the Campus Church of Christ. Sunny was preceded in death by her father, Dr. D.P. Ramayya and her brother-in-law, Thomas Piziak.
She is survived by her mother, Sarla Ramayya of Gainesville; brother, Harsha Ramayya of Jacksonville; sister, Dee Piziak of Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin; nieces and nephews, Brent and Margaret Ramayya of Jacksonville, Adriana Piziak, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado and Elizabeth Piziak, of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:00 P.M., in the Chapel of WILLIAMS-THOMAS FUNERAL HOME DOWNTOWN, 404 North Main Street, Gainesville.
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