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Celebrating the life of

Sonja H. Edleman Prince

May 23, 1960 - March 04, 2024

Sonja H. Edleman Prince

Sonja H. Edleman Prince passed away peacefully on March 4, 2024.

The longtime beloved resident of Tybee Island was born in Charlotte, NC on May 23, 1960, to the late Clarence Wingate Hucks and Lois Virginia Pressley.

Sonja began her career as a server at the age of 14 at Captain Chris Restaurant. She later worked for T+M Restaurant and Anchor Lounge. Sonja dedicated more than 30 years of service to the patrons and Agnes Yoa of Sunrise Restaurant on Tybee Island and 10 years to the patrons and Jenny Orr of Fannies on the Beach. She was cherished by her Tybee Island family.

Sonja was preceded in death by her husband, David G. Edleman, and a grandson, Matthew P. Brownfield.

She is survived by her husband, Greg Prince; stepsons William, Cullen, Jeremy, and Noah; a daughter, Rebecca Hucks (Clifford Brownfield); the apple of her eye, her granddaughter, Katelyn Brownfield; sisters, Sherree Teston and Sharon Dasher; a brother, Jeffrey Hucks (Crystal); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel.



I am so very sorry for your loss. I am so grateful I was close and got to see Sonja before she left us. Much love to you all.

- Cindi Walters, Beaufort, SC

Sonja was a constant at Sunrise, which was comforting...kind of like coming home. It is a blessing that she had family and a wide circle of friends with whom she shared her life. Peace.

- Chantel, Savannah, GA

To Sonja's family: I had not seen Sonja since we sold our Tybee house several years ago but I have such lovely memories of her from Sunrise. She always had a smile on her face and a hug for me and was so kind to my family. They certainly don't make 'em like Sonja anymore. She was a special lady,

- Polly Powers Stramm, Savannah, Ga

Sonja was a beautiful lady inside and out!! Hardest working woman on Tybee for many years. Her kindness was extended to everyone she ever met. Rest in peace.

- Bakers , Tybee , Ga

A candle has been lit!

For you my love ♥️

- Greg Prince, Tybee Island, GA

So sorry for your loss! Sonja was such an inspiration, always working hard and always had a great smile with a hug when we saw each other. She was like family! I wish I could be there Thursday but will be giving prayers. Sandra Hosti Cornelius will see her on the other side and they will tell each other some of my secrets. Lots of love!! William, Tina and family

- Moseley - Hosti, Tybee Island, Georgia

Our thoughts and prayers are with Sonja's family and friends. I will always remember her kind smile, her caring conversations, and her constant encouragement when I had little kids:) She was a very special person and a Tybee treasure!

- Jody Buelterman, Cincinnati, Ohio

We are crushed to learn of Sonja’s passing. When she retired from Sunrise @ Tybee Island, we understood her reasons due to health challenges. And we missed her immensely. Becky kept us updated until we moved to Wilmington several years ago. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Please know of our deepest condolences and prayers of comfort to the family of this wonderful woman. She was one of a kind.

- Diane + Skip Sasser, Wilmington Island, GA

She was such a beautiful caring person and a truly amazing friend. She will be missed deeply. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

- Jeff & Winona Weaver , Savannah, GA

So very sorry for your loss. Sending you love and prayers. She was a special lady.

- Thresa Whitten , TYBEE Isl.,, GA

A candle has been lit!

Sonja husband and family: Sonja was a kind caring person. Sorry for your loss. She will be missed by her many friends from Tybee.

- Mary Chandler, Tybee Island, GA

Sonja always had a high level of work ethic, always doing her work with a great attitude and kindness in her heart. Her heroic effort to maintain her health is inspirational to me. I will miss her. Godspeed my sweet friend.

- Susan Hill, Tybee, Ga

A candle has been lit!

- Susan Hill , Tybee, Ga

Sonja was a true friend, and through all her struggles was an inspiration of strength and courage. She will truly be missed, by all the lives she touched. Sweet and loving to the end, rest in peace my dear friend. I know you will be in heaven watching over us. Greg may you find solace in her fight is over, but her memories live on in each of us.


We are so sorry to read about Sonja's passing. Sonja was a happy, loving and giving person. Always ready to help anyone. We go way back to Captain Chris's and up through the Sunrise. She always had a smile. She will be missed by all, especially her Tybee families. Our prayers are with you all. Jackie and Charlie Brown

- Jackie and Charlie Brown, Tybee Island/Metter, Georgia

A candle has been lit!

- Flower Wanda , Savannah, GA

She was a very caring lady l miss Her very much love to Becky

- Jerome lightsey, Tybee, Ga

So sorry for your loss, Sonja will be truly missed, RIP friend

- Joleen Lynch, Tybee Island , GA

Sonja was a most valued member of our Tybee Optimist club family. She served us graciously for many years at our Thursday night meetings at Sunrise. She always had a smile and was a true gift

- Marty Barrington, Savannah , GA

Forever in our hearts, may perpetual light, peace and love shine upon you my friend Sonja. Sending prayers of comfort, peace and love to all the Family.

- Julia C. Bremer , Thunderbolt , Georgia

I started working with Sonya when I was 15. She was such a special light for the next 22 years of my life.

- Joseph Butts, Savannah, GA

I am truly sorry for all that you have lost with the passing of a true tybee treasure. I always admired her strength and compassion for so many. To say that Sonya was a true OG of tybee is an understatement and to let you all know she touched so many and they are all better for that. God bless

- Patricia Hanson, Savannah, GA

A candle has been lit!

- Anderson, Wilminton Island, GA

Such a beloved Tybee icon, her smile and grace made a bad day good and a good day better. Condolences and blessings to her family and friends.

- Shirley Sessions , Tybee , GA

Sonja was always smiling and ready with a hug even when she was so tired. She was a hard worker and made it such a pleasure to visit her in the morning at Sunrise and later at Fannies! I am sure that Pat Whitney is talking her ear off in Heaven as Pat ate breakfast there every day! I am saddened that I won’t see you again on Tybee but happy that you will finally be able to rest. You were loved and a large part of Tybee!

- Marilyn “Tootie’ Tuten, Tybee Island, GA

so sorry for your loss, she will be missed

- anna butler, TYBEE ISLAND, Georgia

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel