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Obituary for Sonny Day

John “Sonny” W. Day, 71, of Louisburg, passed away at his home, Monday, December 21, 2020. He was born November 13, 1949 in Knoxville, Tennessee a son of the late John B. Day and Willie Mae (Covington) Day. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Richard "Peanut" Allen Day.

Sonny was a member of Faith Baptist Church and loved his church family. He enjoyed his time delivering Meals on Wheels and brought more than food for the body; he brought laughter for the soul. Sonny brought joy to everyone he met. He was loved by many, and he treated everyone like family. He helped to raise his boy Jacob Lance and loved him like his own son. Sonny worked for Roadway Express for thirty years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing darts with his wife and most of all spending time with his family. His lifelong buddies from South Knoxville were such an important part of Sonny's life.

Sonny is survived by his wife, Carol Day, of Louisburg, step-daughter, Destini Abercrombie, daughter-in-law Ashleigh and three grandchildren: Saibra, Blythe, and Rhys.

At Sonny’s request, there will be no services held. He is at peace with his Saviour. Memorial donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, Meals on Wheels or to Faith Baptist Church.

Arrangements are being handled by Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services, 804 N. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, NC 27549. Online condolences may be made to