In loving memory of

Sonja Elaine Beaty
December 10, 1944 - April 14, 2019

Sonja Elaine Beaty
Canton - Sonja Elaine Beaty (nee Taylor), of Haffner Boulevard, entered her Lord's eternity at age 74, on Sunday, April 14, 2019 after many health challenges.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Jennings R. Beaty Jr., of over 52 years. Her survivors also include three children: Catherine Beaty Surowka (Griffin), of Richmond, Virginia: Christopher Raymond Beaty (Veronica), of Virginia Beach, Virginia: and Craig Hunter Beaty (Diana), of Canton, Illinois. She was blessed with seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Sonja is also survived by three brothers, William Wayne Taylor, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; James Robert Taylor Sr., of Rocky Mount, North Carolina; and Luther Ray Taylor Jr., of Hanover, Pennsylvania, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Our Memories of Sonja will forever supply peace, comfort, and expectation of seeing her again.
Sonja was a courageous person blessed with an inspiring sense of humor. She must have pleased God greatly as she always honored her mother and father; because of love and what God wanted of her Sonja was a faithful wife and mother. She cared deeply for her husband and children. Her love for her husband and his love for her is rarely equaled, and their love for each other was carried over to her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and her extended family. Always faithful and true through rough and smooth times; an example set for many. God's holy word says it correctly, "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Sonja's loving family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her memory, to the Illinois Cancer Care Center at
A burial of Sonja's ashes will be held at a later date at her family cemetery in North Carolina.
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Sharyl Nuske wrote on Apr 18, 2019:

"My thoughts and prayers are with Jennings and the rest of Sonja's family and friends. She was a very sweet lady who will be missed by many. With heartfelt sympathy, Sharyl Nuske "

Stacey Lynn Loewenstein wrote on Apr 17, 2019:

"I wanted to share my last conversation with Aunt Sonja. I had told her that Ken and I had set a date for our wedding. It was to be 10-3-2020. She told me how she would love to be there but may not be able to make the trip. I told her no worries! I will bring my wedding gown to her and put it in and we will celebrate with her in Illinois! She said I love you so much. I can still hear her saying those words. I will never forget the love she showed me and how she touched my life. "

Kelly Sullivan wrote on Apr 16, 2019:

"Jennings, Cathy, Chris, Craig, Wayne, Buck, Lukie and the rest of our family....I?m so sorry about Sonja?s passing. I will always remember her as a happy cousin whenever we visited when I was younger and one that loved her family very much. She will no longer suffer from health challenges or pain. I know you are hurting and will miss her terribly. But this is not is just ?until we see you again?. Lots of love and prayers, Kelly and Kim"

Cecelia Bracy wrote on Apr 16, 2019:

"I am so sorry to hear this news. Sonja was such a ?fun? cousin to be around. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."

Scott Stockman wrote on Apr 16, 2019:

"Mr. Beaty, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Sonja. I know I was only your driver on occasion, but I always enjoyed our conversations and laughs. I consider you both friends and am very sorry for your loss. You, Sir, were an amazing, model husband. We could all learn from your example of love and devotion. My prayers for peace and comfort for your family. Sincerely, Scott"

Marian Hull wrote on Apr 16, 2019:

"Jennings, I?m so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing you and Sonja at craft shows. She was always teasing me about something. She was a sweet lady and will be missed by many! God bless you and your family. Marian Hull"

Janet Edmonds wrote on Apr 16, 2019:

"My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family, May God provide you with peace and strength during this difficult time. Psalms 29:11"

Ileen Grebner wrote on Apr 15, 2019:

"I was blessed to have gotten to know Sonja through the many craft fairs that Sonja, my mom and I participated in together. Her caring smile will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family both now and into the future. May God bless all of you. All my love, Ileen Grebner "

Selina wrote on Apr 15, 2019:

"We are deeply sorry for Ms . Sonja, Mom Beaty. Our hearts go out to all of The Beaty family. May you find strength and support of your family and friends during this time. Our hearts and prayers are with you all. Love, The Renner family (Selina, Mike, & Barrett-Va Beach)"

Stacey Lynn Loewenstein wrote on Apr 15, 2019:

"What a blessing this sweet woman was on Earth to many. To be in the company of Our Lord now, she has earned her wings. Her memory lies safely in my heart until we meet again. I Love you, Aunt Sonja"