Sonia A. Sutherland, age 71, gained her angel wings on May 16, 2021.
Sonia is survived by her daughters: Darla Rose and Charlotte Holsapple; grandchildren: Kyla Wactor, Sheldon Holsapple, Andrew Holsapple, Hydee Holsapple, and Valarie Rose; step grandson: Devin Rose; Siblings: Gail Tamborella, Gerald Arceneaux, Audrey Kingstad, and Yvonne Smith. Godmother to Timmy Danos and Val Tamborella. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elfage and Viola Arceneaux and her late husband of 43 years Lee Roy Sutherland. Sonia was born on October 31,1949 to Elfage and Viola Arceneaux in Marrero, LA. and throughout her life resided in various areas: Laplace, La; Bay St. Louis, Ms; Lumberton, Ms; Jarreau, La; Soda Springs, Id; and gained her wings in Pocatello, Idaho. She was a graduate of West Jefferson High School in 1967. Sonia earned her LPN license in 1987, and received her degree as a registered nurse in Louisiana on April 27, 2001. She earned her pilot’s license in 1998; she was also a licensed beautician, and an exceptional cake decorator. Sonia was a devoted mother and gave new meaning to “living life.” She found joy in helping others; being amongst nature; gardening; painting; crabbing; traveling; snorkeling; listening to live music at festivals; hosting holiday events for her family; special outings with her siblings; special outings with her daughters. Sonia had many interests and dabbled in a multitude of activities, and she excelled at anything she put her heart into. She had a smile that would light up any room. Deceaseds Funeral Arrangements: A memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on June 19, 2021 at Faith Baptist Church in Livonia, LA, Pastor Fred Rodrigue will officiate.