Sonia "Ree" Chavez
June 19, 1963 ~ November 2, 2022
Sonia “Ree “ Chavez, age 59, passed away November 2, 2022 at Vanderbilt Hospital after a brief illness. Ree was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia H. Torlay and sister, Karen Lynn Larkin. Survived by her sons, Matthew Darryl Smith, Patrick Franklin Counts, Charles William “Will” Smotherman; grandchildren, Bentlee Smotherman, Delanee Smotherman; sisters, Leah Brooke Hudgens, Wendy Law Torlay, Joi D. Schurman (Erich), numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Ree had a special devotion and love for her three sons. She was selfless and gave everything to her boys, especially Patrick, who has Niemann-Pick disease. A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at Western Hills Church, 7565 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209. Memorial contributions may be to: National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation, Inc. (NNPDF) Services conducted by Compassion Funeral and Cremation Services. 615-857-9955.