Gai Thi Hawkins dies at 74

Gai Thi Hawkins 1947 — 2021

LOCAL OBITUARY — Lynchburg resident Gai Thi Hawkins, age 74, died on November 1, 2021. She was the loving wife of Wayne Hawkins and mother of two children.

Gai was born in Binh Tran, Vietnam to Van Dong Nguyen and Thi Thi Nguyen on January 2, 1947. In 1972, she married Robert Hensley and immigrated to the United States and became a naturalized citizen in 1975.

Gai and Wayne were married in June 1992 and resided in Moore County. According to her family, Gai was renowned for her exceptional work ethic and caring and compassioned assistance to others. She loved gardening and was the proverbial “green thumb” gardener.

In addition to her husband, Gai is survived by her daughter, Kim Carmen, and son, Robert Hensley Jr. as well as grandchildren, Stephanie and Kevin Carmen, and Jacob and Allyssa Hensley.

Visitation was held in Lynchburg on Tuesday at Jennings-Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Her funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Ivie Funeral Home in Murphy, N.C. Rev. Gerald McGaha will officiate with burial following at Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

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