MAGGIE “Sugar” WAGES

In loving memory of Maggie “Sugar” Ann Wages, age 63, a beloved daughter, sister, mother, wife, aunt, grandmother, cousin, and friend who fought the good fight and kept the faith until her passing following a battle with cancer. Sugar passed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.

Sugar was born the oldest of 3 children on December 27, 1956 to loving parents Hoke Smith Bonner Jr. and Maggie Ann (Lee) Bonner in Decatur, GA. Growing up, Sugar acquired her nickname because everyone thought she was the sweetest person, displaying a rare, genuine quality of kindness to every person she met. To be a friend of Sugar’s was to laugh until your side hurt, listening to her infectious giggle. Her bright, twinkling eyes were always full of laughter. She was supportive, encouraging, understanding, and patient. She was honest, real, and authentic.  Sugar was a lover of antiques, craft shows, and flea markets. She enjoyed photography, had an affinity for little birds, and loved taking care of her spoiled beagle named Lucky. 

Sugar loved playing with her siblings as they grew up at 1033 North Carter Road. She shared a very special sister bond with her younger sister, Hazel “Ting” Bonner, and always looked after the baby of the family, her younger brother, Hoke Smith Bonner III. Sugar married Christopher Wages, and she had one child, an only son, Michael Todd Jones. Sugar loved being a part of a big family. She wrote daily prayers on her prayer board for all of those in need. Her fervent faith and loyal love for her family are only a couple of amazing attributes she possessed. Sugar loved all things Christmas and some of her favorite memories were of fond December memories growing up with her family. 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Maggie Bonner; her nieces, April Bonner and Misty Bonner Cooper; and her grandson in infancy, Matthew Jones. She is survived by her husband, Chris Wages; her father, Hoke Smith Bonner Jr.; her siblings, Ting Bonner and Hoke Bonner III; her son, Todd Jones; her 10 grandchildren, Destiny, Hannah, Todd Jr., Lexi, Tabby, Natalie, Chanel, Irelynn, Serenity, and Maverick Jones; and many nieces and nephews, including a special niece and nephew she raised as her own, Fancy “Maggie” Ann Cooper and Eddie James Hoke Cooper.  

A service to celebrate Sugar’s life will be held at Floral HIlls Memory Gardens, 3000 Lawrenceville Hwy, Tucker, GA 30084 at a later date. 

Tributes and memories may be forwarded to the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page, or at www.conleycare.com where you can find Sugar’s full life story. 

2 thoughts on “MAGGIE “Sugar” WAGES

  1. My condolences to the family for a beloved soul lost too soon. All my memories of Sugar are of joy, laughter and love. I know God blessed the world with her and is blessed to see her come home. We love you my friend, my sis and we know you are resting in your heavenly Father’s arms. Yvette and Natalie Lebrón

  2. I send my heart felt condolences to the family of Maggie Sugar Wages she was a kind soul and had a laughter that i will always remember may all the pain of this life be behind her as she begins her journey in heaven.

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