Rev. Robert "Sonny" Champion


Rev. Robert “Sonny” Champion died on September 26, 2021. He was a retired associate member of the North Alabama Conference serving Friendship UMC in the Southeast District. He was also the father-in-law of Rev. Alex Beaube, senior pastor of Decatur First UMC.

The arrangements are as follows:

  • Visitation will be Monday, September 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Usrey Funeral Home in Talladega (516 North Street, Talladega, Alabama).
  • His funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28 at Usrey Funeral Home.
  • Interment will be at Pine Hill Memorial Park in Talladega.

Rev. Champion served churches in North Alabama since 1988 including St. Andrews, Riser's Chapel, St. Mark, Goodhope and Friendship UMCs. He became an associate member in 1995 and retired in 2015.

Please remember Alex, Renee and family in your prayers. Also remember the Friendship UMC congregation.

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