Sonya Kay McChesney, age 77, of Dawson Springs, KY, passed away on Friday, December 10, 2021 near her residence in Dawson Springs. Ms. McChesney was born on July 4, 1944 to the late Clarence Duncan and Georgia French Duncan. She was a graduate of Charleston High School. Sonya Kay worked at the Fox Lumber Company in Nortonville before she married Tom Williamson and moved to Oregon for several years. She returned to Dawson Springs in the 1970’s and worked at Ottenheimer & Co. in the front office and shipping departments. In the 1990’s, she and her husband, John McChesney, owned and operated the local laundromat.
Sonya Kay was a long-time member of Dunn Missionary Baptist Church where she played the piano. Her Christian faith was the most important thing in her life and molded her generous nature. She was known as a giver and caretaker, spending many of her days in service to others. Her life was ordered around being a help to people in need, especially her family, friends and neighbors. In her retirement years she spent a significant amount of time with her children and grandchildren in Lexington, KY and Ithaca, NY.
Ms. McChesney is survived by a daughter ~ Nikole (Chris) Christensen of Lexington, KY; a son ~ Michael Duane (Kimberly) Williamson of Ithaca, NY; four sisters ~ Edna Gamblin, Brenda Sue Duncan, Jane Holland and Thressa (Kenneth) McClain all of Madisonville, KY; a brother ~ Sammy (Joyce) Duncan of Jefferson City, TN; six grandchildren ~ Nathan Williamson, Scott (Audrey) Williamson, Jacob Williamson, Katie Georgia Christensen, Duncan Christensen and Flora Christensen.
Preceding Ms. McChesney in death were her parents.
Visitation for Sonya Kay McChesney will be Monday, December 20, 2021 from 10:00 AM until the funeral hour at 12:00 PM at Dunn Baptist Church in Dawson Springs, KY with Rev. Bobby Sellers officiating the service. Burial will follow at McNeely Cemetery in Hopkins County, KY.
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