Ms. Sonia Ann Stamps Rankin, 66, was born in Iredell County, N.C., on November 29, 1955, and was the daughter of the late John Stamps Jr. and Alece Lawrence Stamps. She departed this life on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

Sonia graduated from Statesville High School in 1974, and prior to her death was employed with Aircraft Aerospace Company as an office worker. She enjoyed going fishing in her free time.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Angel Rankin; two brothers, Gary Stamps and Johnny Knox; and one sister, Mary Jane Byers Wellman.

She leaves to cherish the memory of her life her daughter, Tamara Rankin; one brother, Ricky Stamps; three sisters, Renee Stamps, Deborah Stamps, and Karen Frayley; and her former husband, Benjamin Rankin; and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at Highland Acres Church of Christ, Statesville. Visitation will be held from 1 until 1:30 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Belmont Cemetery

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Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Rankin Family.

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