Sophia Kantelis Pappas

December 20, 1918September 11, 2013

On September 11, 2013, Sophia K. Pappas of Mobile, Al passed away at home surrounded by her daughter, Elaine and granddaughter, Kristen. She was a beloved wife, Mother, Grandmother and friend. Sophia was born in Birmingham, Alabama on December 20, 1918, to her parents, Ellen and James Kantelis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chrisostomos (Tom) Pappas. She is survived by her two loving daughters, Elaine Clikas (Steve Clikas, Jr) of Mobile, Al and Florence Carr (Neil R.E. Carr) of McLean, VA; her grandchildren Steve Clikas III, Kristen Clikas Murphree, Tessa Carr and Thomas Carr; cousins, Georgia Flesser, Tasia Paulk and William Triantos and many friends. For over 60 years she was active in the church she loved, the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Mobile. She was a member of the Ladies Philoptochos Society and a lifelong participant in the cooking and baking for the annual Greek Festival. She was an excellent seamstress and baker that patiently taught her children and grandchildren the art of sewing and baking. She had a kind heart and a very sweet nature with a smile on her face and a positive attitude that will be sorely missed. Her spirit will live on in her children and grandchildren for eternity. Visitation will be at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 50 South Ann Street, Mobile, Al 36604 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with the funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Pine Crest Cemetery, Dauphin Island Parkway. Pallbearers will be Steve Clikas, III, Thomas Carr, Mark Murphree, Neil Carr, Greg Saad, John Saad, James Saad, Billy Triantos, George Coumanis, Jimmy Pafudakis and Jimmy Lignos. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in her memory. Condolences may be offered at Arrangements by:


  • Visitation Monday, September 16, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 16, 2013

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irene grubbs

September 30, 2013

Dear Florence and Elaine,
Although it has been many years since I'd seen your mom, I will always remember her sweet spirit and strength of character.
Blessings for you & you families,

Polly van Gelder

September 23, 2013

We were all saddened to hear that Sophia had passed away and our thoughts and prayers remain with you at this sad time. She was undoubtedly a lady of great presence and charisma. When she visited the UK some years ago she came, she saw and she conquered! The extended family here met her and instantly loved her. We will always hold the memories of her warm smile, her natural charm and her radiant personality. The tears are with you for now, but they will be replaced later by smiles when you think of her.
Much love from Aunty Fanou, Polly and all the family.

Maureen & Don Womack

September 22, 2013

Pleasae acept condolences for the loss of your Mom. Our prayers awith you. With love, Maureen & Don

Sayl Patronas

September 19, 2013

She was such a sweet lady, I did her yard work for a while, She was also close to my Aunt Penny Patronas. I,m so sorry for your loss. Will always remember and miss her.

+Dean & Elaine Gigicos

September 18, 2013

We have all lost a dear and special friend. Her smile and kind gentle ways will always be remembered ~ We will forever treasure our friendship. May her memory be everlasting.

September 18, 2013

Elaine and family,
I am so sorry to read about your beautiful mother...When we visited Mobile she was always in church to see me except this July...She would always tell me that my mother introduced Uncle Tom and her, which lead to a beautiful marraige and life together..Please give my best to Flo also and to Steve....
May her memory be eternal.
Conni Haginas Fedigan

September 18, 2013

A sweet and classy lady. May her memory be eternal.
Mr. George Dean Gigicos-

September 17, 2013

Dear Florence, Elaine and family, Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your wonderful Mother. She will live on in our memory and all the good times we had when she visited us here in Washington. Amalia and George Fidas

Sandy Lowell

September 17, 2013

So very sorry to hear of Mrs. Pappas passing. She was a lovely lady and I always enjoyed saying hello when she visited Mrs. Patronas. Prayers to all of her family at this time.

Sandy Lowell

Panay Burland

September 17, 2013

Loved her with all my heart! I feel like I lost my other yiayia! She will always hold a very special place in my heart