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Gaynell Hawks

Obituary Date: Monday 11th February 2019

Gaynell Hawks Wells was born January 5, 1925 to the late Willis and (Beulah Little) Hawks in Madison County, GA.   She departed this life on February 11, 2019 after a long illness.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Deacon William E. Wells, Sr., son, Wayne Wells, four brothers:  Rev. Willie B. Hawks, John F. Hawks, Rev. Adell Hawks, and Edward C. Hawks.

Mrs. Wells was a faithful and active member of Black Springs Baptist Church, Commerce and served as church treasurer until her illness. She was also a member of the Gainesville Prayer Band. For 36 years she worked at Conagra as a poultry worker.

She leaves to mourn her passing one sister, Mary Bonds, Commerce; one Sister-in-law, Juanita Hawks; one son, William (Starris) Wells, Jr; two daughters, Deborah (Robert) Faulkner and Vanessa (Oz) Roberts, Columbus, GA.  Her legacy also includes ten grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren; and a host of treasured nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Wimberly Funeral Home between the hours of 6:00 - 8:00 PM.  Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 12:00 noon at Black Springs Baptist Church, 730 Fort Lamar Road, Commerce, GA 30530. 

Wimberly Funeral Home Inc. has charge of arrangements.

Funeral Date
02/16/2019 at 12:00PM
Funeral Home
Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home
(770) 536-3251
325 Summit St SE , Gainesville 30501