Born: July 9, 1938 - Deceased: June 11, 2022
Sondra Juanita “Sonny” Lee, 83, of Belleville, IL passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 7:58 p.m. with loved ones by her side, while under the care of Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Born on July 9, 1938 in East St. Louis, IL, she was the daughter of the late Robin Clayton Berry and Flora Juanita, nee Stone, Miller. She married Harry F. Lee and he preceded her in death.
Sondra graduated in 1956 from East Side High School in East St. Louis and enjoyed assisting on the reunion planning committee over the years, and staying in touch with her former classmates. Prior to retirement in 2011, she was employed as a unit secretary for over thirty-five years at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Diana Rozell; brothers-in-law, Jim Lee and Stan Lee; step-brother, John Morrison; son-in-law, Michael Jones; step-mother, Dorothy Berry; and step-father Norman Miller.
She is survived and will be greatly missed by her:
Memorials: Memorials may be made to Variety St. Louis.
Visitation: Visitation from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Sunday, June 19, 2022 at Kurrus Funeral Home, 1773 Frank Scott Parkway West in Belleville, Illinois.
Service: A service honoring and celebrating Sondra’s life will be Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at Kurrus Funeral Home.
Committal Services: Friends are also invited to join the family for the Committal Service and Entombment on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, 3412 Frank Scott Parkway West in Belleville.
Our sincerest condolences from the Lee Boys. Some of the best childhood memories I ever had were playing with my cousins at Aunt Sonny’s house. She will be sorely missed.
I am so thankful I got to visit with Aunt Sondra last week, loved the feisty and funny back and forth we had going. You all are in my prayers during this season of grief. Love you.
Deb, Tiffany, Michael and families,
There are no words that can truly express the sadness and heartache I have for all of you in the loss of your dear mom. We all are so blessed to have had her in our lives. She was my Sister of the heart and her love and kindness will forever live on in our hearts. May you find comfort in all your beautiful memories of her, she will be so missed by everyone who had the privilege to know her. My deepest Sympathy, love you all, Joan (mom #2).
God Bless and keep you Sondra.
Luke 6.31. Jesus said treat people in the same way that you want them to treat you. SANDRA/Mom 2 treated everyone with kindness and generosity. She will be remembered and missed. Please bless the family and friends what they are going through at this time. My heart is full of memories of my mom 2. Love you deeply!
Loved Sondra! She was truly genuine and always treated you like a best friend forever! She will be missed by many. God got a true angel!
Condolence to all Sondra’s family from an East Side classmate. It was good to have a chance to catch up with her at our many class reunions through all these years.
Deb, I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family during this time.
Debbie and Tiffany and Mike, my sincere sympathy goes out to you all for the death of your mother. At her last birthday party I could see how she was loved and cherished by family and friends. I felt honored to be included. My prayers are with her and all of you.
Forever my homegirl. I will miss you so much Sondra. Tiffany and Debbie and all the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Heaven definitely gained an Angel.
Debbie…so sorry for your loss. May memories of your Mom live on forever in your heart.