Sonya Joan Johnson VanEpps

Sonya Joan Johnson VanEpps, 72, of Geneva, Fla., passed away Sunday morning, June 29, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Sonya was born on Nov. 22, 1941, in Jamestown, N.Y. As a twin and the youngest of eight children, she developed a love for family and faith that lasted a lifetime.

A loving, hardworking and devoted wife and mother, she moved with her family to the Orlando area in 1979 and started a successful wallpapering business. She leaves all who knew her with a kinder heart and many fond memories.

She is survived by her husband, Charles William VanEpps; children: Sherry Manville, Brad Hoskin and Brenda Hoskin-deLeon; stepdaughters: Gina VanEpps and Valerie Kelley; sisters: Marilyn Osman, Ann Marie Kelly and her twin, Sandra Tidquist; brothers: Donald Johnson, Paul Johnson, Ralph Johnson and Marvin Johnson; several nieces and nephews; and several grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Thurday, July 3, at the First Baptist Church of Geneva, 325 First St., Geneva, FL 32732.

In lieu of flowers, Sonya’s family asks you to send memorial contributions to Hospice of the Comforter, 605 Montgomery Road, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.