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Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home & Cemetery

14501 North Ih-35, Pflugerville, TX

OBITUARY

Sonia D. Alexander-Okafor

10 August, 196016 May, 2020
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Sonia Danette Alexander-Okafor was born to Elbert Nathaniel Alexander and Virginia Delois Johnigan on the 10th of August 1960 in Tyler, Texas. She was 59 years old when she passed away on the 16th of May 2020, at Saint David’s South Austin Medical Center.

Sonia graduated from Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, Washington. She went on to pursue her college education at Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana, where she met her future husband, Chris Okafor. In 1983, Sonia earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She began her professional career as a juvenile probation officer and later served as an adult probation officer. Later in her career she worked with various Austin area non-profits as a career counselor.

Sonia and Chris were happily married for 34 years and are blessed with two adult children, Alex and Anderson. Alex is a graduate of The University of Texas in Austin and Anderson is a graduate of The University of Texas in Arlington. Sonia was devoted to her family and was actively involved in her son’s academics, mental, physical and spiritual growth. Sonia was an avid sports fan and enjoyed attending and watching sporting events involving her sons. She had a very giving nature and blessed family and friends with finds from her “special bargain shopping trips”.

Sonia will certainly be missed by her loving husband Chris Okafor; two sons: Alex and Anderson Okafor; her father Elbert Alexander; four sisters: Audrey Alexander Nelson, Marian Alexander, Deanna Alexander-Porter and Donna E. Alexander; one brother: Rodney Tod Alexander; and a host of relatives - nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Visitation for family and friends will be conducted on Friday, May 22, 2020 at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 North Interstate Highway 35, Pflugerville, Texas, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a private family funeral service will be conducted at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 North Interstate Highway 35, Pflugerville, Texas. Pastor Carey Marcellus Casey will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Sonia's name to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at https://donate.lls.org/lls/donate

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Chris Okafor, Honorary
  • Alex Okafor, Honorary
  • Anderson Okafor, Honorary
  • Ben Nelson, Honorary
  • Dejuante Alexander, Honorary
  • Eric Alexander, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, 22 May , 2020

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Donna Alexander

21 June 2020

I will always Love you sis💕

Tianna Clark

19 June 2020

My condolences go out of to the Family of Sonia. I didn't know her personally, but I remember her being a career counselor at Capital Idea when I went there to pursue my degree.

Fortune Okonkwo

24 May 2020

Chris & family

Please accept our condolences on the loss of your wonderful wife and mother, Sonia. May the almighty God console you in this difficult time and accept her soul to rest in perfect peace.

Fortune and family

Sharron Alexander

24 May 2020

You are forever in our hearts Aunt Sonia. You will be missed dearly. Rest well until we meet again. I love you ❤️

Anthony Williams

24 May 2020

I first met Sonia when I invited her son Alex to the Army All American bowl game. We spent time with Sonia and Asked while in Hawaii when Alex played in our USA vs Hawaii All Star game. We got to Sonia and the family even more at Texas Longhorn football james since both of our son’s played there. Our seats in the family section were close and we would laugh, cheer and enjoy watching ours sons compete in DKR Memorial Stadium. We will miss seeing Sonia wonderful smile and contagious personality. We pray for the entire Oakfor family during this difficult time and trust that God will sport you and give you strength due this difficult time. Peace and blessings from the Williams family.

Alva Learmonth

23 May 2020

Dear Chris, Alex and Anderson,
I will always hold a special place in my heart for Sonia. She inspired me to be a strong and independent woman.
Her sweet smile will be remembered and her soft spoken voice too..

Praying for all of you during this time.

Alva

Ella (Edmondson) Scott

23 May 2020

Sonia may you rest in peace sweetheart. I remember Sonia from childhood. We were neighbors. We play together as kids. They moved away and we never saw the kids again. I have thought of them often. We had so much fun playing with her and her sisters and brother. To the family. Losing love ones is heartbreaking. Take some comfort in knowing she is in Gods arms. God Bless you all.

Robinson Smith Family

23 May 2020

We are praying for the families comfort and strength. She was a very sweet soul who we spent countless Saturday’s with as part of the Texas Longhorns Football family. Got to see her at a couple of NFL games as well. Heaven received another beautiful Angel.

Jordan Haywood

23 May 2020

Greetings Alex & Anderson,

On behalf of the Haywood family we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to your family. Know that our prayers are with you, and that you have our love and support during this time.

Warmest Regards,
Jordan Haywood & Family

Jonathan Obiagwu

23 May 2020

Chris & Family,
My family and I extend our heartfelt condolences to you in this difficult moment. May God of all comfort comfort you and strengthen you. The joy of the Lord is your strength. May Sonia’s soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.
Joe Obiagwu & Family

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Biography

Sonia Danette Alexander-Okafor was born to Elbert Nathaniel Alexander and Virginia Delois Johnigan on the 10th of August 1960 in Tyler, Texas. She was 59 years old when she passed away on the 16th of May 2020, at Saint David’s South Austin Medical Center.

Sonia graduated from Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, Washington. She went on to pursue her college education at Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana, where she met her future husband, Chris Okafor. In 1983, Sonia earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She began her professional career as a juvenile probation officer and later served as an adult probation officer. Later in her career she worked with various Austin area non-profits as a career counselor.

Sonia and Chris were happily married for 34 years and are blessed with two adult children, Alex and Anderson. Alex is a graduate of The University of Texas in Austin and Anderson is a graduate of The University of Texas in Arlington. Sonia was devoted to her family and was actively involved in her son’s academics, mental, physical and spiritual growth. Sonia was an avid sports fan and enjoyed attending and watching sporting events involving her sons. She had a very giving nature and blessed family and friends with finds from her “special bargain shopping trips”.

Sonia will certainly be missed by her loving husband Chris Okafor; two sons: Alex and Anderson Okafor; her father Elbert Alexander; four sisters: Audrey Alexander Nelson, Marian Alexander, Deanna Alexander-Porter and Donna E. Alexander; one brother: Rodney Tod Alexander; and a host of relatives - nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Visitation for family and friends will be conducted on Friday, May 22, 2020 at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 North Interstate Highway 35, Pflugerville, Texas, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a private family funeral service will be conducted at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 North Interstate Highway 35, Pflugerville, Texas. Pastor Carey Marcellus Casey will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Sonia's name to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at https://donate.lls.org/lls/donate