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Sonjia Ray Starks

September 28, 1958 — September 10, 2022

Kansas City, Mo

Sonjia Ray Starks


Sonjia Ray Starks was born September 28, 1958, in Kansas City, Kansas to Virginia Jean Willis and    Edward Starks.

Sonjia met Dale Williamson who was the love of  her life. She was blessed with two children and four grandchildren. Sonjia enjoyed spending time in the neighborhood with long time friends. She loved devoting her time to helping her family, cooking, spending time with her grandchildren, and modeling her latest fashions.

Sonjia departed this life on Saturday, September 10, 2022. Her parents, Edward and Virginia Starks, grandmother, Hattie Glasby, two nephews, Bilah   Alwan, and James Ragsdale, and niece, Ayanna Saunders, all preceded her in death.

Sonjia leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Marion La'Man Ross, and Derrick Reginald King II; grandchildren, A’Mariye, La’Marion, Ma’Raya, Rah’Mir Ross; significant other,  Dale Williamson; brothers, Kevin “Suliaman” Harbin I, Leon Gibson, Orlando Starks (Tarshish), Tony Butler, Edward Butler, Michael Butler, and Michael Starks; sisters, Sharon Saunders (Roger), Sandra Kelby (Alfonzo), Lisa Butler, and Joann Butler; aunts, Connie Barrett, Louise Washington, and Lelouisa Jean Pielot; nieces and nephews, Dani Baltimore, Gena Johnson, Keshawne Alexander, El’Teainte Ragsdale, Kevin Harbin II, Tiara Milligan, Orlando Starks, Royce Weaver, Airryona Starks, Ernest Abbott, Gabrielle Shackleford, Aliyah Abbott, Alantra Starks, Suliaman Harbin, Anton McCant, and DeAwnta Staley; special friends, Patricia Richard, Grace Arrington, Ethel Wells, Harvey Hamilton, James Johnson (Warfield); special cousin, Tina  Barlow, and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.


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Funeral Service

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Golden Gate Funeral & Cremation Services LLC

2800 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64127

Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday September 20, 2022, Visitation will be held from 3P.M. - 4 P.M. with the services beginning at 4 P.M. at Golden Gate Funeral & Cremation Services, LLC 2800 East 18th St. Kansas City, Mo 64127

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