We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Bayou Chapel
On Thursday, August 4, 2022, Gail Janiece Hawes, met her Lord and Savior face to face at the age of 82 and is now residing in glory at her kingdom home!
Gail was born in Mobile, AL, on October 25, 1939 to Charles and Myrtle (Freeman) Pritchard. On August 29, 1958 she married George Dorlon Hawes and raised one son, David. Gail worked as a homemaker and served in her local church. She was known for her passion for singing, a prayer warrior for many and her undeniable love for the Lord!
She loved spending the majority of her time with her family and celebrating holidays together. She desired to serve the Lord through music and had the sweetest gift of encouragement. She always loved attending local singings with her husband and friends. At church, she took joy in singing with the choir, serving in the children’s ministry (in her earlier years) and supporting her husband’s deacon ministry.
She is survived by her son David (Rosemary) Hawes, her grandchildren, Candace (Patrick) Jordan and Michael (Kayla) Hawes; her great-grandchildren, Gabriella Jordan and Lucas and Caroline Hawes; her nephews, Matt (Amanda) Pritchard and Brian Pritchard; and her niece, Angela (Todd) Anderson. Gail was proceeded in death by her brother Charles (Audrey) Pritchard and Sandra Lynn (David) Barnett and survived by her brother Larry (Gwen) Pritchard.
Gail never met a stranger and never missed the chance to support her family at dance recitals, motocross races and every special occasion you could name. If you’ve had the chance to meet her for just a few minutes, you probably figured out why she is so special to everyone. We look forward to rejoicing and celebrating her homecoming with Jesus alongside her friends and family! Bring your fondest memories to share during the visitation time. Photos are appreciated.
The family of Gail Hawes invites you to celebrate her life and her new address in heaven on Saturday, August 13, 2022, @ First Baptist Church of Bayou La Batre (13500 Wintzell Ave) at 11 o’clock a.m. in Bayou La Batre, AL. Visitation with the family will begin at 10 o’clock a.m.
Flowers and donations may be sent to 13500 Wintzell Ave, Bayou La Batre, AL 36509.