Sonia C. Blevins

October 17, 1942 - October 19, 2018

Sonia Blevins, daughter of Irvin and Ruth (Bramble) Crowe, passed away on October 19, 2018, after an extended illness. She was born on October 17, 1942 and was a lifelong resident of Newark, Delaware. Sonia retired from Christina School District after a career serving as a dispatcher and bus driver.

Sonia’s greatest pleasure was spending time with her family, celebrating holidays, especially Christmas and taking rides on country roads. Most recently she traveled to Mt. Rushmore.

In addition to her parents, Sonia was predeceased by her son, Daniel Kerry Dempsey (1993), and daughter Karen Faith Dempsey (2012). She is survived by her daughters, Kandie Dempsey and Gena Dempsey; grandchildren, Naomi (Ross) Stump, Tony (Samantha) Price, Derrick Dempsey, Darren (Jess) Dempsey; and great grandchildren, David, Alannah, Mikey, Oliver, Gavin and Jayde. She was looking forward to the November arrival of great grandson, Dax. She is survived by a brother, James Crowe and his family, and grand-nieces, Donna and Diane Bramble. Sonia was also survived by her dearest friend, Jean Kusching and her daughter, Kathy who brought great joy to her life.

A special thanks to Seasons Hospice personnel for their care over the past year.

Funeral services will be private.

If desired, donations may be directed to charities supporting children who have been victims of sexual abuse.


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11 Condolences for Sonia C. Blevins

  • Dear Kandie and Gena,
    Very sorry for your loss.
    Please accept our deepest sympathy.
    With love,
    Gary and Tamara Dempsey Families.

  • Things I will remember most about Aunt Sonia,
    her uncanny memory, unconditional love, generous nature, and the smile that could light up a room. I am so very lucky to have had her in my family and hope she is in heaven with my mother, Karen, and Danny.
    Aunt Sonia, I’m certain there are mushrooms and pole beans up there.

  • Gena and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I wish I could be there for you at this sad and difficult time. But I’m so glad you all have each other. I keep thinking how I bet Karen and Danny are greeting her and what a reunion they must be having together. I’m praying for you all–for comfort and peace through this time and for joy in sharing all the wonderful memories.

    I love you!
    Deb <3

  • Jimmy, Cindy,Susan, Brian, and Alice, sorry to hear of Sonia’s death. Our sympathies to your families.Susan and Brian.

  • All my love to ALL of you!!! With deepest sympathy and prayers for peace!
    Love Always,

  • Dear Kandie
    My prayers to you and your family at this time of sorrow. May you find comfort in this old poem
    “Do not stand by my grave and weep. I am not there. I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on the snow, I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain.
    Do not strand by my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.” (auther unknown)


  • I am sorry for the family’s loss. She loved her family! I was thankful for her kindness to Hazel when they found themselves together in the same nursing home last year. She was full of fun!

  • So sorry to the family for there loss.
    I worked with Sonia, she was a caring , loving person. Her personality was in her eyes.
    R.I.P. God has an angel

  • Gina and Kandi thoughts and prayers to you and family

  • Old friend from Elkton rd paul jenks just wanted to say sorry for your loss will be praying for your family

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Sonia’s passing. I have fond memories of visiting the dispatch office and drivers with my mom. May you find comfort I the loving memories you have or made with Sonia during this most difficult time. Blessings to all.