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Sovajra Nashay Pugh

Sovajra Nashay Pugh, age 41, of Wilmington, Delaware, formerly of Utica, New York, passed away on November 5, 2023 at Accent Care Hospice in Wilmington Hospital, Delaware.

She attended Charlotte Middle School and East High School in Rochester, New York.  Sovajra was a dedicated worker for Walmart in New Castle, Delaware having worked as a Customer Associate and a Manager during her 19 years of service to the company.  She was very knowledgeable of the job and was admired and loved by her coworkers and customers alike.  Sovajra always greeted them with a welcoming attitude and a smile no matter what the day.

Though she was not a member, Sovajra enjoyed attending Seeds of Greatness Church with her family.

She was predeceased by her sister Danielle Colvin of Galveston, SC, grandmother Ellen Pugh of Utica, grandfather Warren Floyd Sr. of Philadelphia and aunt Juanita Moore of California.

Sovajra is survived by her husband Jerome Hill, son Jaxon Hill (Jerome), daughter Zuraiya Sammy (Roland), stepchildren Jerome Hill Jr., Marquis Hill and Ashley Hill, all of Wilmington; mother Hazel Pugh and brothers D’Andre Pugh and Dijuan Chandler, all of Rochester; aunt MaryAnne Pugh and uncle James Pugh Jr., both of Utica; cousin LaDonna Pugh of Rochester; father Warren Floyd, uncle John Floyd and cousin Jahara Pickett, all of Philadelphia; aunts Elissa Taylor of California and Loneiyce Washington of Florida; cousins Onjonet and Daryl Torry of Maryland and Melaya and Brandon Thomas of Chicago; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral Services


A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on Saturday April 13, 2024 at the Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, Delaware.


    Gerrelle Eubanks lit a candle and writes,
    We miss you Tuke. Love you very much
    11/12/2023 01:45 pm
    Shanice Thompson writes,
    Dear God, I come to you with a heavy heart, grieving the loss of our very loved Sovajra. I ask for your comfort and peace to surround her husband children mother brothers cousins and friends during this difficult time. Vaj you will be truly missed.
    11/14/2023 07:34 am
    Lori Hunter lit a candle
    11/14/2023 12:06 pm
    Lakeshia Williams
    11/14/2023 12:09 pm
    Wanda Griffin lit a candle and writes,
    sending love and condolences
    11/14/2023 12:15 pm
    11/14/2023 12:15 pm
    Dolores Workman lit a candle and writes,
    Praying For Y'all Family No More Pain Sister From Our Family To Yours Hold Onto God's Unchanging Hand Sending Hugs & Love
    11/14/2023 12:16 pm
    Marietta youmans writes,
    Hazel and family. My prayers are with you at this most difficult time. May God be your strength now and in the days a head..
    11/14/2023 12:22 pm
    Denitras Carter writes,
    Cuz I’m really gonna miss u love u always Nini
    11/14/2023 12:28 pm
    Ashley Freeman writes,
    Tukie, may you rest in peace. I am honored to have known you as a friend and big sister. I wish we had more time. You motivated me and showed so much strength and courage. I am praying for your babies and the rest of your family. Love, Ashley Burroughs Freeman
    11/14/2023 12:28 pm
    Tiera writes,
    Vaj gave the best hugs🖤 Always good conversation and we always had a good time. I miss her so much. I will continue to pray for the family
    11/14/2023 12:47 pm
    Ashley Hill lit a candle and writes,
    Your going to be missed love! Watch over us 🙏🏿
    11/14/2023 12:51 pm
    Ladonna pugh writes,
    My dearest cousin, You will be missed; I miss your smile. I miss hearing your laughter. Please rest and sleep in peace; I love you more then you every know.
    11/14/2023 01:10 pm
    LaTriece McCullough lit a candle and writes,
    You will be missed
    11/14/2023 01:14 pm
    Sheila Sanders lit a candle and writes,
    May God comfort the Family and loved ones during this difficult time. Tukie had an contagious smile. I’m glad I was able to meet her and go on a few group trips together. Rest well. 🙏🏾♥️🌹
    11/14/2023 01:14 pm
    Edwin Sauter writes,
    MaryAnn, so very sorry to hear of your loss, though we haven’t seen or talked each other in years, I feel your pain and suffering right now, as you may know or not know April and Paul have also passed. May God be with you and your family through this very sad and hard time.🙏🙏🙏 Please give Hazel my heart felt condolences and prayers, Ed Sauter
    11/14/2023 01:18 pm
    Deandre’ Beulah(Miller) writes,
    My prayers and thoughts will always be with Vaj and her family. I had the pleasure of working with Sovajra for years and she definitely was a great person to be around. Sovajra will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing her especially her smile/laugh. Be blessed
    11/14/2023 01:18 pm
    Karin General lit a candle and writes,
    You are definitely missed, time or distance never changed the love I hold for u in my heart. Watch over us all until we meet again
    11/14/2023 01:18 pm
    Sharice parks lit a candle and writes,
    It is with my Deepest condolences and sympathy I send my prayers and blessings to you my dear friend Hazel and entire family. I pray and ask God to please comfort and guide you all at this difficult time. I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. May she rest with our saviour father God in Heaven. 🙏❤️ Amen
    11/14/2023 01:21 pm
    Jerome Stevens writes,
    Prayers for healing and strength in this time of sorrow.
    11/14/2023 01:41 pm
    Justin Pearson writes,
    My girl tukie💙💙💙💙 Childhood friend I’m so sorry I send my condolences to your entire family We love you and we’re gonna miss u💙💙💙💙
    11/14/2023 01:46 pm
    Zona inman writes,
    My condolences to the family Sending my love 💓 my love 💓
    11/14/2023 01:48 pm
    Dee Dee Maddox lit a candle and writes,
    Resting in heavenly peace. May God grant you comfort. Blessings to you and her family
    11/14/2023 02:09 pm
    Jerome Stevens lit a candle and writes,
    Sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved daughter. My heart hurts for you, yet embraces the fact you will be reunited in the Kingdom. May the strength and uplifting spirit be received by you and your family members.
    11/14/2023 02:27 pm
    Lashawn ford lit a candle and writes,
    Sending my deepest condolences to you and the family love you guys sending love and prayers
    11/14/2023 02:49 pm
    Vivian (Dee-Collins) Mason writes,
    To the family of Savaj and our #2555, I send my heart felt condolences to you all. We will miss you Tookie so very much, your 😁, and laughter and energy. I worked with her for many years, I came there in 2005 and she welcomed me like she had knew me for years. R.I.P. SAVAJ 💔LOVE YOU
    11/14/2023 02:49 pm
    Leola Turner/JONES writes,
    Hazel I'm so sorry for your loss. Im sending my condolence and will be praying 🙏 for you and your family. Remember to look to the hills which cometh your strength. ⁹
    11/14/2023 02:54 pm
    Joyce. Enoch writes,
    My condolences to her love ones🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾😇 I pray her soul makes a peaceful transition
    11/14/2023 02:54 pm
    Maxine Edwards writes,
    Sending my condolences 💐 to the family love you all Tuckie you will be truly missed .
    11/14/2023 02:58 pm
    Amanda Denmark lit a candle and writes,
    My prayers are with you and your family my dearest Friend Haze. God is good, He is still in control and He is with you ALWAYS! Love you super much and it is well🕊️♥️
    11/14/2023 03:12 pm
    Monick Morgan lit a candle and writes,
    Sorry for ur loss family. My prayers and love is sent to her husband my cousin Mr.Hill and her two babies. She was a beautiful woman for the brief moment I had the pleasure of meeting her. Rest Well TOOKIE!!!!
    11/14/2023 04:17 pm
    Natasha & Amon Hudson lit a candle and writes,
    We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you Hazel and family. May the Lord comfort you in this time and May Sovajra rest in peace.
    11/14/2023 04:20 pm
    Monick Morgan writes,
    Sorry for your loss family. My prayers and love are sent to her husband, my cousin Mr. Hill and her two babies, and the rest of her family. She was a beautiful woman for the brief moment I had the pleasure of meeting her. Rest Well Tukie!!!!
    11/14/2023 04:28 pm
    Maisa "Laureen" Williams Young writes,
    Rest in heavenly peace Tukie. My condolences to the family.
    11/14/2023 04:49 pm
    Vanessa Jones lit a candle and writes,
    My deepest condolences to you Hazel, I will miss talking to Tookie she was always in good spirits no matter what she was going thru. One thing for certain two things for sure you know something about that name Jesus. You will have your good days as well as bad...BUT... Jesus is always there, I'm so sorry my friend ❤️🙏🏼
    11/14/2023 04:54 pm
    The Herrons writes,
    Aunty Hazel, We send our deepest condolences to you and the family and we'll keep you all lifted 🙌🏿 Rest well Tuk😇 Luv & Blessings The Herrons💜
    11/14/2023 06:02 pm
    Jessica Pearson writes,
    Known you for so many years.when you were''Chubby Tukie"😔I'm in just total disbelief that you're gone. Sending so much Love and light. From my family (Jessica Justin,Jerrod Pearson) to yours.
    11/14/2023 06:34 pm
    Delores Townsend lit a candle and writes,
    Hazel I'm am so sorry for your loss words cannot express it. Hang in there God will carry you through. I will be praying for you and your family🖤
    11/14/2023 07:16 pm
    Momodou & Laura Faal writes,
    The Bible tells us that God will comfort those who grieve, as "the Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit." Vaj I met you for a short while in that time you always had such a great smile/laugh you definitely kept me entertained. I will keep your family especially your babies in my prayers always. You went home you will be in a place that will take great care of you. So be sure to look down on yours here on earth. I know you’ll be missed SIP angel 🕊️
    11/14/2023 07:47 pm
    Nikki Brooks writes,
    Truly a warrior Tuke I just thought about our Charlotte and East Days. Our old step team days always the sweetest person!!! No more fighting babes rest peacefully beautiful 🙏🏾
    11/14/2023 08:06 pm
    QuShanda Bell-Works lit a candle
    11/14/2023 08:16 pm
    QuShanda Bell-Works writes,
    I love you, my beautiful friend! You’re truly missed.
    11/14/2023 08:17 pm
    Vernetta Fountain lit a candle and writes,
    I’m so sorry for you and your family loss. Stay strong
    11/14/2023 08:53 pm
    Nashaw/ Davis family lit a candle and writes,
    Tukie you will forever be missed! My childhood friend you was always the light! You fought a good fight my friend. Prayers for Tukie husband, son, daughter stay strong💞🙏🏾
    11/14/2023 09:03 pm
    Kim Scott lit a candle and writes,
    May the Lord bless you and keep each of you in His loving embrace at this time. My prayers and sincere condolences go out to you Hazel and to all who loved her! Praying God's love and grace will comfort and sustain you always!
    11/14/2023 09:29 pm
    Sybell Lentini lit a candle and writes,
    Praying for comfort, strength and peace for you and the family now and in the days ahead❤️
    11/14/2023 09:49 pm
    Juanita Watson writes,
    With heartfelt Condolences, pray that family and friends find comfort in Jehovah's promised Resurrection (knowing you will see her again)🤍
    11/14/2023 09:59 pm
    Gladys Magee lit a candle and writes,
    The heavens has called your name and Gods Angels has reached out we will see you on the other side. May the love of God, comfort those left behind
    11/15/2023 06:07 am
    Tamara Thomas & Family lit a candle and writes,
    Praying for God’s peace that passes understanding to Tukie’s entire family, Tukie, thank you for your heart, and being such an encourager and inspiration. You fought so hard, especially for your babies. A song that comes to mind when I think of you, is I shall wear a crown. Rest now Beautiful! You’ve earned yours! Love you Onjie, Daryl, MiMi, and family. Continued love, and prayers🙏🏼❤️🤗🙏🏼
    11/15/2023 06:25 am
    Erik Rumph lit a candle and writes,
    Tukie! My sincere condolences to your family during this trying time. A true warrior spirit! You will be missed😔
    11/15/2023 09:42 am
    Frieda Arline lit a candle and writes,
    You will be missed! Love you ! RIP
    11/16/2023 06:32 am
    Joyce Stadtmiller writes,
    Hazel, Rob and I are so very sorry to hear of your daughter’s passing. I know this has been a long road for your entire family. I will be lifting you all up in prayer. Miss you sweet lady. Love Joyce and Rob Stadtmiller
    11/16/2023 07:03 pm
    Catherine Thomas writes,
    Hazel and Family My sincere condolences and prayers to you and your family. Praying especially for her children during this difficult time. ❤️❤️🌹🌹🌹
    11/17/2023 02:50 am
    Daniel Harris - Walmart Inc. lit a candle and writes,
    Thank you, for the love, kindness, and beautiful light that you are. Your light will always be apart of our family and community.
    11/17/2023 09:40 am
    Sylvia lit a candle and writes,
    Tukie! I’m so heartbroken by your demise. Rest well my dear friend.
    11/22/2023 06:26 pm
    Booker T Johnson Jr writes,
    My deepest sorrow, although I never met her but her mother Hazel pew told me so much good things about her I feel as if I known her myself🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
    11/29/2023 09:36 pm

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