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Gertrude Nora Helfrich Hawk

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Gertrude Nora Helfrich Hawk Obituary
NEWPORT NEWS, VA - Gertrude Helfrich Hawk, went to be with her Lord and savior on Sunday, January 27, 2013. Gertrude was born in the middle of a blizzard in Kansas City, MS on December 18, 1913. She dedicated her life to her family, and was always happiest when everyone was together. Gertrude was always up for an adventure, and loved taking trips across country in her RV packed with family. She loved to tell funny stories and playing practical jokes to put a smile on your face. Gertrude leaves to cherish her in memory her beloved son Dr. Wilson S. Hawk Jr., her 8 grandchildren Lisa (Andy) Tatem, Cindy (Ray) Lanier, Laura (Trae) Crenshaw, Wilson Shaeffer (Wendi) Hawk III, Jennifer (Allen) Joyner, Bekah (Nick) Dupree, Rachel (Paul) Hill, Sharon (Scotty) Harwell, her 15 great grandchildren, her sister Ruth Hawk and Gene McGough. Gertrude is preceded in death by her best friend and husband Wilson S. Hawk Sr, daughter Gertrude Nora Hawk, parent's Fredrick and Gerturde Helfrich, and sisters Edna Patrick & Virginia Parker, her brother's Frederick Helfrich Jr, & Paul Helfrich. The Celebration will be officiated by Pastor Mark Johannson, and the family will receive friends Friday, February 1, 2013 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at the Peninsula Funeral Home immediately followed by the memorial service at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to New Covenant Church (757-838-8700) or The Break Through Center (757-722-1182). Arrangements by Peninsula Funeral Home.
Published in Daily Press on Jan. 30, 2013
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