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Sonja Marie Norwood

HAVERHILL: Sonja Marie Norwood was born April 15, 1975 in Boston. Growing up in Massachusetts, France, and Chicago, Sonja developed a great love for teaching. She graduated from Western Kentucky University and then received her Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Illinois in Chicago. She then went on to teach in the field of English as a Second Language in Tennessee, Maryland, and Virginia.

Formerly living in Laurel, MD, Sonja was highly involved at Grace Community Church in Columbia, MD. She brought joy and compassion to all she met. Additionally, she loved hiking, reading, painting, and “antiquing”, as well as, being with family and friends.

Sonja’s strong faith in Jesus Christ came to fruition as she passed to be with Him after suffering a long illness on July 20, 2015. She is survived by her parents, Richard and Suzanne Norwood, her two sisters, Juliana Norwood and Marguerite Barigala, and three nieces, Hannah, Tanusha, and Reeya. She will be greatly missed by all.

Paslm 23: 4-6: Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for You are with me. Your rod and Your staff comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil. My cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Arrangements by Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street, Haverhill.

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