Brenda Sonya Scholes of Saint Cloud, Florida passed away in her home on Sunday, January 28, 2024, at the age of 68. She was born on August 13, 1955, in Manchester England (UK).
Sonya attended university to earn her teaching certificate and a Bachelors degree in Education, Drama Art in Manchester England. While earning her degree she worked as a Freelance Radio Broadcaster for BBC in Manchester England, Freelance Supporting Artiste at Granda Studios Deansgate, Manchester England, and was a Animatrice/sports Entertainer in Biarritz, France and Evia Greece.
Sonya taught at 2 schools in England to earn her proficiency as a teacher and made a big move to become the Head of Drama at Prince Ruppert School, Rinteln Germany. She taught in Germany for 15 years where she met her husband, Mark. Mark and Sonya then moved to South Korea where she worked at a patent agency in Seoul South Korea, managed the Secondhand Rose thrift store on Youngsan Garison, and taught spinning and yoga classes in Youngsan.
Sonya then acquired her master’s degree in science for Management International studies at Troy University Alabama while in Osan AFB, South Korea. Sonya and Mark then moved on to Hohenfels Germany where Sonya taught spinning and yoga classes at the military fitness center and volunteered at the local thrift store.
Mark and Sonya eventually bought a house in Florida for an investment and Sonya stayed in Florida and worked at Disney and Universal Studios as a performer. Sonya worked at Universal Studios, Orlando, FL. (Halloween Horror Nights 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 & Macy’s Parade as a balloon handler, Animated actor) and bead captain for Mardi Gras. Sonya loved interacting with people and being creative and artistic. She was a very kind person and helpful and uplifting to many people that needed a lift in their spirits.
Sonya is now in Heaven with her mother, father and first boyfriend Peter who died tragically in Sonya’s younger years. She was preceded in death by her Father Henry Scholes, mother Vera Monks Scholes and survived by her Sister Lynda Scholes-Hopkinson and Husband Mark Schneider.
A visitation will be held on February 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Osceola Memory Gardens, St. Cloud, located at 2000 13th St. in Saint Cloud.