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  1. I loved her so so much! She was so amazing and always like a sister to me. I am so very sorry. We have so many memories together growing up. I know she loved her family and children so very deeply. She will always be with you.

  2. Kris, Rylee, Rob, and Sherri,
    My heart goes out to all of you and I know there are no words that will ease the heartache. Sonya was a dear friend and will be missed by the entire community. She was there for me when my mom passed and again when my son was suffering with a rare condition. I pray for each of you that God will comfort you in this time of loss. Sonya’s love will live on through each of you.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear if the sudden passing of Sonya. She was beautiful person inside and out. Praying for her family and loved ones during this time.

  4. Sherrie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine what you are going through. I hope you find peace and solace through this terribly difficult time.

  5. My heart is broken but my sweet Sonya is dancing in Heaven with Nancy, Chuck, Dick, Jo and if course Alex ,,God Speed Sunshine,,,you will forever stay in my heart ad soul XXoo

  6. Sherry, Kris, and kids….
    I am deeply saddened and shocked to learn of Sonya passing. Since the day I met her she was always so very sweet to me and always had a kind word about remembering my sister Marianne from years ago. This world will certainly miss her bright smile and charisma! I am so sorry for your loss.

  7. I miss you so much, I cant believe you are gone my beautiful friend I cant pick up the phone and hear your sparkley voice… the beach will never be the same without you around the corner
    I send love and light to Kris and Ry Peaches and Keegan Sherrie and Robert

  8. Rob, Sherry, Kris and all the children I know how distraught you must be! My words can give no comfort I loved her I loved Alex I love your parents! You guys we’re a part of my life for many years on a daily basis and I watch them grow up I cannot believe they are all gone it is not easy to wrap my mind around as I know you are having the same issue on a grander scale! I love you guys and I’m here for you! It’s hard for me to write this with a tear in my eye but you are loved as well! You’re not alone she is dearly missed already! Your friend Larry

  9. Sending up so much love to Rylee, Kris, Sherrie and Rob.
    We will miss you dear friend, and the many insightful conversations we have has over the years. Sonya may you rest peacefully, knowing your babies are loved. 🙏❤️🌼

  10. My deepest condolences to the whole Blevins and Young family. Im so sorry for your lose and everyone on the Outer Banks. Sonya was an amazing friend and there will always be a place for her in my heart.

  11. Kris, Rob, & Sherri, We are so sorry to here of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God Bless your family through these tough times. Kevin, Cindy, & Elliott Eubank

  12. I’m so sorry I didn’t know something was wrong. Sonya was a sweetheart. I know those babies are her whole world and I pray that our community can keep them lifted the way she would have wanted us to. Rest easy, beautiful. See you again one day. ❤️

  13. Please someone… This is Sonya’s Best friend Lil bit… PLEASE contact me.. please😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔 God Please… My number is 336-483-1668… Please someone.. reach out to me..

  14. My Baby 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 How did this happen💔💔💔💔 No God please no😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 Someone please contact me💔💔 God No….

  15. We offer our dearest condolences during this time. No words can take away the pain and sorrow, but please know you are in our prayers.

  16. I cannot find words to express my sadness at hearing of your beautiful Sonya’s passing. Sending hugs and prayers.

  17. Dear Sherrie and Rob…My heart is broken for you..Please give Rylee and the babies an extra Big Hug from me..So sorry to hear this..if there is anything I can do for you let me know ..Love you guys always …Pat

  18. Rob,Sherri, and Family,
    There are no words to express the way we feel. We cannot imagine your pain and loss. We offer our love, prayers,and heartfelt condolences.

  19. Rob, Sherri and Family, We cannot begin to imagine the depth of your loss. We love you and will continue to pray for you all.

  20. You will be so missed by so many; Your smile, your heart, your kindness, your vibrations.
    Prayers for peace and comfort for her family and friends.

  21. Ron and I would like to express our sincere sadness for your loss. You all will be in our prayers for strength and comfort. June & Ron

  22. Sonya was one of a kind with the most loving, giving, sweetest, and genuine souls one could ever meet and have in their life 💔 we are going to miss you dearly, our thoughts and prayers are with the Blivens and Young family.

  23. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Sonya and I had many great times when the kids were little and attended Heron Pond. Sending hugs and prayers to you all!

  24. Rob, Sherri and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time.

  25. Rob and Sherri and Kris,
    We’re so sorry. Our memories of Sonya were of a little girl playing with our kids in the neighborhood 35 years ago. Our prayers are with you all.

    Rick and Gail Lawrenson

  26. My condolences to Rob and Sherri. I taught Alex and dint meet Sonya. I’m sure she was delightful. Keegan is my little one this year. Will love him up for you two.

  27. So very sorry for your loss. I remember Sonya from when I worked at East Carolina Bank. Very sweet girl. Prayers and hugs to her family. 🙏🙏

  28. Dear Young and Blevins Families, I am speechless and heart broken to learn of Sonya’s passing. Unreal. She lit up a room with her presence and smile. Over the last year she and I would meet and discuss life. She loved her family and often said family first. She loved deeply and passionately. I will miss our talks and remembering the kids so small. Rest Easy Sonya at least now you are pain-free and with your brother and grandparents. I will miss my dear friend. Prayers said daily for Rylee, Sherri, Rob and Kris. We are here if you need anything ❤

  29. Sherry and Rob, My heart breaks for you and all your family. May God be with you and help with your grief. Love and prayers.

  30. Sherrie & Rob , please KNOW that my ❤ is with you ALL . May the ANGELS comfort you in your grief. Blessings & so much LOVE.

  31. Sherrie and Rob.

    I am so sorry to hear about Sonya and I never got to send my sympathy about Alex. I can’t imagine your heartache. I met Sonya as an adult and I thought she was such a caring, upbeat beautiful person.
    I send my deepest wishes for your healing and finding peace again soon.
    Love, Sherrie

  32. I saw this sad news and just wanted to tell you how sorry I am to hear of your loss. You well know there are no adequate words to express grief. I just wanted to let you know that I’m thinking of you.
    Sherry

  33. Rob, Sherrie, Kris and family,
    Our hearts go out to all of you. Sonya was such a beautiful young woman.
    Our deepest sympathies,
    Laurie and John Graham

  34. Sherrie…I am so sorry to hear you have lost your daughter, and my deepest sympathies for you and your family.

    Lisa called me to give me the news. I know it has been years since I’ve seen you…we moved to Virginia in 2011…but I remember talking about our kids together while you did my hair and from one mother to another, I just pray for an extra special dose of comfort for you and your family during this very, very sad time.

  35. I am devastated to learn of the recent passing of Sonya. I only really knew her briefly when we were younger. She was such a beautiful person. I am so very sorry for your loss!

  36. I love you so much Sonya!
    Today you would have been 40. My heart goes out to your parents and your kiddos.
    Happy Birthday My Love.

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Sonya Lee Blivens Young

November 23, 2021

Sonya Lee Blivens Young passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. She was born in Elizabeth City, NC on March 6, 1982, and was proud to call the Outer Banks home.

A vivacious young woman, she would light up the room with her crisp blue eyes and beautiful smile. Sonya was a woman of many talents that she was able to express in a wide variety of ways. Her empathetic nature enabled her to help others in so many different situations.

She was passionate about researching her family’s ancestry. She loved her community and was proud of being a direct descendant of W.O. Saunders.

Sonya is survived by her husband, Kristopher; her children, Rylee Elizabeth, Nancy Klaire “Peaches”, and Keegan Nelson Young; along with her parents, Robert and Sherrie Blivens. She also leaves behind many beloved close family members and cherished friends who will miss her dearly.

She is predeceased by her brother, Alex Robert Blivens “Boo”; maternal grandparents, Charles L. and Nancy B. Smith; and paternal grandmother, Christine Spaulding.

Family was very dear to her but her greatest treasures in life were her children.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Old Nags Head Cove Club House, 4512 S Hesperides Dr., Nags Head, NC at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, an account for her children has been established in care of Kristopher M. Young at First National Bank, PO Box 399, Nags Head, NC 27959.

Expressions of sympathy and comfort may be shared via the on-line register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc was entrusted with arrangements.

Condolences

Danielle paul

I loved her so so much! She was so amazing and always like a sister to me. I am so very sorry. We have so many memories together growing up. I know she loved her family and children so very deeply. She will always be with you.

Heather Cater

Kris, Rylee, Rob, and Sherri, My heart goes out to all of you and I know there are no words that will ease the heartache. Sonya was a dear friend and will be missed by the entire community. She was there for me when my mom passed and again when my son was suffering with a rare condition. I pray for each of you that God will comfort you in this time of loss. Sonya's love will live on through each of you.

Shakema

I'm so sorry to hear if the sudden passing of Sonya. She was beautiful person inside and out. Praying for her family and loved ones during this time.

Kelly Yelland

Sherrie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine what you are going through. I hope you find peace and solace through this terribly difficult time.

Charlotte

Sherri and Rob I am sending so much love and so many prayers to you and your family

kathy clarkin

My heart is broken but my sweet Sonya is dancing in Heaven with Nancy, Chuck, Dick, Jo and if course Alex ,,God Speed Sunshine,,,you will forever stay in my heart ad soul XXoo

Judy Mullen

Ray and I are so sorry for your loss. Such a very sad thing to happen to you.

Niki Davis

I’m heartbroken with this news. My condolences to your family, I love you so much Sonya.

Felicia Daniels

Sherry, Kris, and kids.... I am deeply saddened and shocked to learn of Sonya passing. Since the day I met her she was always so very sweet to me and always had a kind word about remembering my sister Marianne from years ago. This world will certainly miss her bright smile and charisma! I am so sorry for your loss.

liz Kirkland

I miss you so much, I cant believe you are gone my beautiful friend I cant pick up the phone and hear your sparkley voice... the beach will never be the same without you around the corner I send love and light to Kris and Ry Peaches and Keegan Sherrie and Robert

Jessica Burnette

So sorry for your loss.She was truly one of a kind. I will never forget all the fun we had. God Speed~

Lawrence J voegtlin

Rob, Sherry, Kris and all the children I know how distraught you must be! My words can give no comfort I loved her I loved Alex I love your parents! You guys we're a part of my life for many years on a daily basis and I watch them grow up I cannot believe they are all gone it is not easy to wrap my mind around as I know you are having the same issue on a grander scale! I love you guys and I'm here for you! It's hard for me to write this with a tear in my eye but you are loved as well! You're not alone she is dearly missed already! Your friend Larry

Gary Dunstan

Rob and family. So sad to learn of your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences at this difficult time.

Shelley, JD and Leah Davis Family

Sending up so much love to Rylee, Kris, Sherrie and Rob. We will miss you dear friend, and the many insightful conversations we have has over the years. Sonya may you rest peacefully, knowing your babies are loved. 🙏❤️🌼

Suzanna Burnette

My deepest condolences to the whole Blevins and Young family. Im so sorry for your lose and everyone on the Outer Banks. Sonya was an amazing friend and there will always be a place for her in my heart.

Sylvia McDaniel

My thoughts & prayers are w/ the family & friends 🙏

Kevin Eubank

Kris, Rob, & Sherri, We are so sorry to here of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God Bless your family through these tough times. Kevin, Cindy, & Elliott Eubank

Shena Twitty

I’m so sorry I didn’t know something was wrong. Sonya was a sweetheart. I know those babies are her whole world and I pray that our community can keep them lifted the way she would have wanted us to. Rest easy, beautiful. See you again one day. ❤️

Jenna Danielle Slone "LiL Bit"

Please someone... This is Sonya's Best friend Lil bit... PLEASE contact me.. please😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔 God Please... My number is 336-483-1668... Please someone.. reach out to me..

Leigh wall

My sweet friend I will always love you

Lil Bit🥺

My Baby 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 How did this happen💔💔💔💔 No God please no😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 Someone please contact me💔💔 God No....

Morgan Liverman

I am so sorry for your loss. Sonya was such a beautiful soul inside and out. I will miss her dearly.

Ruth and Ed Mallory

We offer our dearest condolences during this time. No words can take away the pain and sorrow, but please know you are in our prayers.

Gayle Felton

I cannot find words to express my sadness at hearing of your beautiful Sonya's passing. Sending hugs and prayers.

P Nash

Dear Sherrie and Rob...My heart is broken for you..Please give Rylee and the babies an extra Big Hug from me..So sorry to hear this..if there is anything I can do for you let me know ..Love you guys always ...Pat

Ronald and Wendi Willoughby

Rob,Sherri, and Family, There are no words to express the way we feel. We cannot imagine your pain and loss. We offer our love, prayers,and heartfelt condolences.

Ron and Wendi Willoughby

Rob, Sherri and Family, We cannot begin to imagine the depth of your loss. We love you and will continue to pray for you all.

Audrey Bennett-Montague

You will be so missed by so many; Your smile, your heart, your kindness, your vibrations. Prayers for peace and comfort for her family and friends.

June K Forlano

Ron and I would like to express our sincere sadness for your loss. You all will be in our prayers for strength and comfort. June & Ron

Mimi Salazar & Nya Pledger

Sonya was one of a kind with the most loving, giving, sweetest, and genuine souls one could ever meet and have in their life 💔 we are going to miss you dearly, our thoughts and prayers are with the Blivens and Young family.

Debbie Remaley

So so sorry. What a terrible loss for so many

Skye leber

I’m so very sorry for your loss. Sonya and I had many great times when the kids were little and attended Heron Pond. Sending hugs and prayers to you all!

Carla corns

I’m so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for the family.

Lily Campos Nieberding

Rob, Sherri and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time.

Rick Lawrenson

Rob and Sherri and Kris, We're so sorry. Our memories of Sonya were of a little girl playing with our kids in the neighborhood 35 years ago. Our prayers are with you all. Rick and Gail Lawrenson

Judith Fearing

My condolences to Rob and Sherri. I taught Alex and dint meet Sonya. I'm sure she was delightful. Keegan is my little one this year. Will love him up for you two.

Lisa Childress

My deepest sympathy to Chris, the children and family. May God bring you peace.

Polly and Ed Cole

Our sincere condolences. We are so sorry for you loss. God Bless the children.

Elaine Murphrey

So very sorry for your loss. I remember Sonya from when I worked at East Carolina Bank. Very sweet girl. Prayers and hugs to her family. 🙏🙏

Jeff Ackerman

Rob, Sherrie & Family, You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kristy Mayhue & Dylan Talley

Dear Young and Blevins Families, I am speechless and heart broken to learn of Sonya's passing. Unreal. She lit up a room with her presence and smile. Over the last year she and I would meet and discuss life. She loved her family and often said family first. She loved deeply and passionately. I will miss our talks and remembering the kids so small. Rest Easy Sonya at least now you are pain-free and with your brother and grandparents. I will miss my dear friend. Prayers said daily for Rylee, Sherri, Rob and Kris. We are here if you need anything ❤

Anna D Sadler

Sherry and Rob, My heart breaks for you and all your family. May God be with you and help with your grief. Love and prayers.

Carol Dorsey

Sherrie & Rob , please KNOW that my ❤ is with you ALL . May the ANGELS comfort you in your grief. Blessings & so much LOVE.

Sherrie Lemnios

Sherrie and Rob. I am so sorry to hear about Sonya and I never got to send my sympathy about Alex. I can't imagine your heartache. I met Sonya as an adult and I thought she was such a caring, upbeat beautiful person. I send my deepest wishes for your healing and finding peace again soon. Love, Sherrie

Sherry Kelly

I saw this sad news and just wanted to tell you how sorry I am to hear of your loss. You well know there are no adequate words to express grief. I just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you. Sherry

Laurie O Graham

Rob, Sherrie, Kris and family, Our hearts go out to all of you. Sonya was such a beautiful young woman. Our deepest sympathies, Laurie and John Graham

Robyn Keenan-Jones

Sherrie...I am so sorry to hear you have lost your daughter, and my deepest sympathies for you and your family. Lisa called me to give me the news. I know it has been years since I've seen you...we moved to Virginia in 2011...but I remember talking about our kids together while you did my hair and from one mother to another, I just pray for an extra special dose of comfort for you and your family during this very, very sad time.

Elizabeth

I am devastated to learn of the recent passing of Sonya. I only really knew her briefly when we were younger. She was such a beautiful person. I am so very sorry for your loss!

Brandy Teague

I love you so much Sonya! Today you would have been 40. My heart goes out to your parents and your kiddos. Happy Birthday My Love.