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Sonja Faye Wommack, age 80 of Benton, passed away on Thursday, July 16th at her home of natural causes.
Sonja was born on May 14, 1940 in Hamburg, Tennessee to John James Wommack and Bessie Mae Stephenson Wommack. She was the oldest of 3 children born to the Wommacks.
She loved going to school, learning and reading. She first went to cosmetology school and became a beautician and owned her own salon in Calvert City in partnership with Gladys and Herb Travis. She later sold out her part to the Travis’ and went back to school at Murray State and got her degree in Library Science. She became the Marshall County librarian then later went into the school system in Livingston County as the librarian and school counselor. During her teaching career she took additional classes at Murray State and achieved her master’s degree and beyond. She retired from the school system and stayed busy by working odd jobs, traveling, reading and playing on her Kindle. She had lived a full life until the last few years that she suffered from diabetes and congestive heart failure.
She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband Roy Skinner and a brother Jimmy F. Wommack. She is survived by two stepsons Dale Skinner (Darlene) and Darrell Skinner (Macie); a stepdaughter Songa Skinner; a brother Jerry Wommack (Sissy); several step grandchildren and great grandchildren; five nieces and nephews as well as several great nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be on Monday from 11:00 until funeral service time at 1:00 in the Chapel of the Marshall County Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Marshall County Memory Gardens in Benton.
In lieu of flowers you can make donations to the Marshall County Exceptional Center, 198 Old Symsonia Road, Benton, Kentucky 42025 or Marcella’s Kitchen, PO Box 272, Benton, Kentucky 42025.
Due to the Coronavirus (Covid19) there will be limited capacity. It is required that if you attend the visitation or service that you wear a mask and refrain from shaking hands and hugging as well as social distancing and keeping six feet apart.