On March 18, 1957, in Kingston, Jamaica, a beautiful baby girl was born to Vincent and Phyllis Roberts. She was the second of two daughters.
Sonia Cecilia, as she was named, received her primary education at the Saint Joseph Girls School on Duke Street in Kingston. She was a quiet child who loved to stay close to Mom.
Seeking better opportunities in life, her parents made the decision to emigrate to the United States, and in 1970, sent for her to live with them in New York City. Sonia attended Prospect Heights High School in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from there in 1975. She went on to spend a year at New York City Community College, then opted to take a position with the New York State Workers Compensation Board. There she moved through various support staff positions until late 2013 when she retired from her position as secretary to one of the Board physicians, due to illness.
In 1990 Sonia met William Rose whom she later married in 1992. Their union produced a son, Daryl Brandon Rose, who brought great joy to the couple’s household. Sonia made a noticeable effort to spend quality time with her son and to look out for his best interest in every way she could. She took pleasure in taking him on weekend trips to South Street Seaport in Manhattan, The Bronx Zoo, and other places of interest around the city. She also took time to monitor his performance in school as best she could.
Sonia loved enjoying vacation trips with the extended family and visited many interesting and fun places in the United States and the Caribbean.
As mentioned before, Sonia became ill in 2013 and could no longer enjoy life as she had been doing previously. God in His grace and mercy however, placed people around her to provide the assistance she needed to keep her as comfortable as possible until He decided to put her to rest on January 1, 2023.
She leaves to mourn, and cherish her memory, her beloved son Daryl Rose, mother – Phyllis Roberts, Sister – Sandra Mitchell (Oswald Mitchell-husband), nieces -Tenille Phang (Randall Phang – husband), Camille Mitchell, Nicole Cason (Samuel Cason – husband), and a host of grand nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.
Our hope and prayer are to see her at the first resurrection when the dead in Christ shall rise first. Our hope is to share a place in heaven with her where there shall be no more illness, suffering or death.
Sleep in Jesus, our dear beloved. Take your rest.