Thursday, March 26, 2009

We Remember Sonya Hamm

Sonya Hamm
August 25, 1959 - March 25, 2009

Following the services the burial will be at Beechwood Cemetery at 3600 Fayetteville St. in Durham.

Note: The services will be at Christian Faith Center and Arrangements are being handled by Burthey (BUR-THAY) Funeral services in Durham.

Sonya Hamm achieved success in serving as a Radio Personality and Music Director for one of the countries top Christian stations in Atlanta. Prior to Atlanta, Sonya hosted one of the top morning shows in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her experience in broadcasting spans over 20+ years as she has also hosted a weekly program for the CBS and Fox affiliates in Raleigh, N.C. She is owner of SH Multimedia which provides broadcasting and media services nationwide.

Sonya Hamm’s positive attitude and strong faith in God emanate in all aspects of her life. As a motivational speaker, she uses her “spiritual gifts” to motivate others emotionally as well as spiritually by offering her knowledge and wisdom and sharing her own personal reflections to help inspire others. She is a frequent speaker at events around the country including conferences, retreats, church events, seminars and workshops.

Sonya has been named one of the 100 Most Influential African American Women - Atlanta Business League. The March of Dimes A.I.R. Award for community service is another of many honors she has received along with being named Gospel Announcer of the Year and her nomination by Black Radio Exclusive’s Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award. She has also received awards and accolades for voice over commercial work for top flight companies across the U.S.

Her passion is to encourage, inform and promote women by creating opportunities for success, leadership and mentoring “through networking” as well as spiritual growth and development. In 2002 she launched an organization called, Christian Career and Business Women of America, CCBWA. This 501c3 non profit organization provides resources and information that promote business and career development through Biblical teachings and a strong spiritual foundation.

She is the author of the book, Kick Your Life Into Overdrive. This book encourages readers to pursue their dreams with commitment and passion.

Sonya made her film debut in a cameo appearance of Tyler Perry’s movie “Daddy’s Little Girls” in 2007.

Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communications and Theater from Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, N.C. While in undergraduate school, she also attended NBS Broadcasting in Philadelphia, Pa. She studied Educational Media in graduate school at North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C. She along with her husband became licensed ordained ministers in 1992 under the leadership of the late Bishop Mack Timberlake Jr. of Christian Faith Center in Creedmoor, N.C.

Sonya is survived by her husband Gary of 24 years. The couple are members for World Changers Church International under the leadership of Dr. Creflo A. Dollar.

(to visit Sonya's personal webpage CLICK HERE)