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.

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  1. My sincere condolences go out to family and friends. May you be comforted by loving memories. Isaiah 41:10

  2. I love you Mom more than anything. You​ will forever have a special place in my heart. I thank you so much for being such a great Mother. And we love and miss you so much.

  3. Ricky & Alex,
    Sending my condolences during this time. I am greatful to have very fond memories of your mother from such a young age. I will always remember the vacations we took together, the fun party’s at your house and the laughter in her voice. Keeping you and the family in my thoughts and prayers. Love always ?

  4. I am so sorry for your loss Enrique and Alex. Sonia was funny, and the times that I did see her were so enjoyable. My thoughts are with all of you

  5. I will always remember your laugh and beautiful smile. You always reminded me if you are not living like a free spirit and sweating the small stuff in life you are not living. You always made any outings an adventure even if it was just to the waffle house. There really are no words on how much I miss and love you.

  6. Nuestras mas sinceras condolencias para todos por la solo rosa partida de Sonia. Es muy grato saber que siempre estara en los corazones de todos sus seres queridos. Familia Diaz

  7. Our sincere condolences to all for the painful departure of Sonia . It is very gratifying to know that will always be in the hearts of their loved ones. Diaz family

  8. Praying for all the family at this time. May all your great memories help your heart heal. Sonia always brought laughter to all she did. Rest in peace, friend.

  9. Alex and Ricky,
    I will never forget the first time I met your mom. She welcomed me into the family immediately and was so happy Alex had found a Cuban girl to be friends with. ?She was a woman that nurtured and welcomed us all to her home without judgment or reservations on who we were or what part of the neighborhood we came from. May you rest now Sonia and know that you did what every mom wishes to do; raise two amazing sons that will continue to instill the values you taught them with the world.
    Lots of love from Miami,
    Krisanne Besil-Lopez and the Besil family.

  10. Sonia is living in GOD’s arms now. She will always be watching and guiding you Ricky and Alex. Call if you need us. Love you Vivian and Jack.

  11. My sincere condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Sonia.
    Jacqui and Hector

  12. With all my love, I can hear her laugh as I write this!!!!! She was a special person and she will be missed dearly. My prayers and thoughts are with you all !!!
    Love Always
    Marsel Ramirez

  13. My prayers are sent to you and your family I will never forget you my dear friend ! I love Sonia … Maria

  14. Wow! I remember her being an amazing mother! Alex I’m so sorry for your loss. I know its been a while but my prayers remain. RIP Sonia!

  15. In heaven with God and your beloved ones. Life seemed as it was just starting to get interesting again. All the chatter about the weekend and the giggles and laughter outside the office. No more waiting for a consultant to send in their time and expenses, Your finally free of all the pain. I’ll miss you and miss all the girl talk. I know your looking down upon all of us and hopefully you will steer us on the right path.

    My sincere condolences to the family….

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