Sonya White


This is the story of Sonya (Sonie) Jean White.  Sonie was a Beautiful Soul who was born September 8, 1970 to Charles Lee Givens and Delores Givens in Columbus Ohio. A member of the National Honor Society, she graduated from Mifflin High School in 1988; prior to attending Columbus State Community College for an Associate Degree.  Sonie was employed with Pactiv for 20 years where she worked as a Machine Operator.

Sonie lived a life full of Love; Laughter; and Prosperity all the while wearing several different hats.  She was a giving Mom to her daughters: a gracious Gigi to her grandbabies; a doting daughter; a darling aunt; an amazing sister; a fun niece; a loving companion; and a proud owner of two fur-babies.  Sonie had a laugh that would light up the room and a heart made of pure gold. In addition, Sonie shared an avid love for sports that was unparalleled; rather it was attending an OSU Football Game, a Cleveland Cavs Basketball Game, watching tennis at 4 AM or attending a family member’s sports event, she was there focused; a commentator and you better not ring her phone until the game was complete. Sonie was an all-around Wonderful Woman who will be missed and whose memory will continue to be cherished.

Our beloved Sonie went to be with the Lord on January 6, 2022 at the age of 51, in the comfort of her residence.  She is proceeded in death by father Charles Givens, grandfather Lawrence Harden, grandmothers Naomi Harden and Hattie Givens.  Survived by mother Delores Givens, daughters Kourtney White and Kevina White, brothers Kurtis Givens and Scott (Shalawn) Havener, sisters Kishia Givens and Gail Havener-Williams, grandchildren, Dezion, Amare, Amone, Amier, Amuad, DeKenzie and Dior; a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, 2 fur babies, loving companion Dion Coleman and a host of other relatives and friends.


GO BUCKS!!!!!!!!










Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Mischelle Akwei

    My deepest condolences and prayers for your family May god comfort you in your time of need

  2. My prayers and condolences to your family. May God comfort and strengthen you during the season.

  3. Lydia Valentine

    Delores, I’m thinking of you and Jan during this difficult time and praying for your strength.

  4. Deborah D. Swayne (Hampston)

    May God comfort you all and give you peace during your time of bereavement. Sonya was a remarkable woman & she will truly be missed!!!!!

  5. My deepest condolences to the family of Sonie..She was my childhood best friend, good memories.Sonie and reconnected after many years of seeing each other. We went to lunch and it was like we were kids again. I’m so glad we had that chance. She loved her Daughters and her beautiful grand children… I enjoyed the laughs we shared discussing our families. This new came at such a shock to me, she was always full of life and laughter. Rev 21:3 ,4: With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”… until then old friend… resurrection hope for sure.❤️

  6. Dana Harden-Freeman

    My deepest condolences to Kourtney and Kevina. Stay strong and carry on your Mother’s legacy, with love,
    Cousin Dana Harden-Freeman

  7. Victor & Brenda Layne

    The Layne Family wish to express our heartfelt thoughts in the loss of your beloved Sonya. No one can know the depths of loss and grief you are experiencing now, but the Lord knows. So, we are praying that He, the Holy Ghost will be the Comforter that you need now and the days to come. As you go through this period of time, you have beautiful memories of her and thank the Lord for such a precious being that He blessed you to have. God bless you all!

  8. Sallie, Shaamora, Sharney

    Rest In Peace, Sonie.

    God called your name so gently, that only you could hear. No one heard the footsteps of the Angel drawing near. Softly from the shadows, there came a gentle call, you closed your eyes and went to sleep. You quietly left us all.

    We will miss you but your warm, beautiful smile will live on in hearts and in our memories.

  9. Joanne Delawrence

    May God comfort you in your time of need.

  10. My heart goes out to the entire family. Praying for your strength during this time.

    Sonie you will be missed dearly.

  11. My deepest condolences to the family. Sonya was a true friend and fun to work with , She always kept me laughing .I will miss her.

  12. Marsha Payne-Coffey

    To the Givens & White families, my heart goes out to you in the loss of your beloved Sonya, She was a loving caring woman and will be surely missed by many. May you find strength in the Father and comfort in your many fond memories

  13. Marsha Payne-Coffey

    Dion, while your time together may have been cut short know that it was full of love and laughter. May you find Peace and comfort in the many beautiful memories you have. Always know I’m here for YOU

  14. my prayers to the givens family at this time Sonya will be truly missed your cousin Tracy walker

  15. My heart breaks for you and your family. May the Lord ALL Mighty be the light of your life! Thinking of the family during your time of need.

  16. To my dear cousin Delores may the Lord our God comfort you and the family during this time. Rest on young Queen Sonya.

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