April 6, 1959 ~ March 16, 2016
In the early morning of March 16, 2016, Sonia Gabriela Fernández, age 56, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the cherished and beloved mother of Enrique and Alejandro Ramirez. Sonia was born April 6th, 1959 in Veracruz, Mexico. She spent most of her childhood in Mexico and Cuba where her quick smile and warm heart made it easy for her to make friends. Enthusiastic and fearless, Sonia was well known for her tireless energy and vibrant spirit – traits that made for a few interesting teenage years. After moving to Atlanta, GA, Sonia enrolled in North Fulton High School where she immediately created a group of tight friends. It was there where she met her high school sweetheart, who would later become her husband and father to her two sons. Even after their divorce, the two remained very close. Extremely protective of her loved ones, Sonia raised her two sons with her unique blend of grace and strength. While raising her sons, she began a career in the medical field as an ER Nurse and as a Lab Technician – all while earning a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Mercer University. She will forever hold the distinction of being the first in her family to earn a college degree. Even through the ups and downs, Sonia always stayed true to her one priority: teaching her boys that the world is theirs for the taking. Regardless of circumstance, she never stopped pushing and encouraging her sons to never stop short of achieving their dreams. This generous, yet steadfast trait earned her the admiration of both her sons, and virtually every other kid in the neighborhood. But her unwavering love and support for her children was rewarded when she saw both of her boys go on to become college graduates. Sonia will always be remembered for her love for her children, independent nature and zest for all life had to offer. Sonia is survived by her father, Sergio Fernández; her mother, Eloisa Fernández Her sister, Beatriz Fernández Her former husband Oscar Ramirez Her son, Enrique Ramirez; her daughter-in-law, Lashonda Ramirez Her son, Alejandro Ramirez Her niece, Maggie Wade; Maggie’s husband, Tamir Wade Her niece, Monica Buigas; Monica’s husband, Manuel Buigas Her nephew, Daniel Perera; Daniel’s wife, Lidi Perera And our family pet, Kiki Ramirez Private services will be held for immediate family members. Friends and loved ones are encouraged to bring a dish and/or drinks to celebrate her life Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. at Alejandro’s home at 986 Colony Creek Drive, Lawrenceville GA 30043. For more information please contact Alejandro Ramirez at 770-337-3166.