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Petersburg, VA 23803-4220
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Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018
1:00 PM
9517 E. Quaker Road
Disputanta, VA
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Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018
2:00 PM
J.M.Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc.
102 SOUTH AVE
Petersburg, VA 23803-4220
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Ms. Sonya Dee Pettaway, 58, departed this life peacefully on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 after a long battle with ovarian cancer.  Preceding her in death are her daughter, Myla V. “MyMy” Pettaway; father, Andrew Lee “Bootsy” Pettaway and her infant brother, Andrew Pettaway, Jr.


 


Born and raised in Prince George County, VA, she was the fifth of nine children. She relocated to the Washington, DC Metro Area, where she lived most of her adult life.  Sonya always had a can-do-attitude of the many jobs held.  She served in the Coast Guard, as well as a firefighter, accountant, to a mail carrier.  She received simultaneously two Bachelor’s degrees one in business and the other in accounting.


 


Sonya was an active member of the Prince George Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses.  She was always studying, researching, reading, and making sure of the important things in life.


 


Ms. Pettaway leaves behind a mother, Madeline J. Pettaway; siblings, Lorraine Pettaway, Audie O. Pettaway (Regina), also her best-friend-Marsha D. Fisher (Alfred), Todd Pettaway, Kimberly J. Pettaway, Tammy Pettaway-Cooper (James), and Tabitha P. Brown (Luther); nephews,  Audie O. Pettaway II, Tony V. Foster, Christopher Jordon Pettaway, Andrew L. Pettaway, and Matthew T.A. Squires; nieces, Ashley Pettaway and Lexus A. Brown; great nephews, Little Tony and Jacob; aunts, Roberta Pettaway, Rosa Mae Pettaway, and Gladys Persons; uncles, Walter Pettaway (Glorine), Bobby Pettaway (Sharon) and innumerable list of family and friends.



Service will be held 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the Chapel of J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, Bro. Jeffrey Scott, officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Sinai Cemetery.

Family visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at the funeral establishment.


 


The family will assemble 1:00 P.M. the day of the service and receive friends at 9517 E. Quaker Road, Disputanta, VA. 


 


J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com


Published in J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc. on Dec. 5, 2018
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