BARNARDSVILLE/RALEIGH – Garrett Franklin Hawks, infant son of Michael Franklin and Erin Elizabeth Whitley Hawks is now in the arms of Jesus. Garrett was born February 25, 2018 at UNC Hospital and spent his entire life in the Neonatal Critical Care Unit. During his brief existence, Garrett touched many lives. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Franklin Lewis Hawks. Surviving Garrett are his paternal grandmother, Sarah Mauldin Hawks, maternal grandmother, Anne Dillingham and maternal grandfather, Paul R. Whitley, Sr. and loving uncle, Rich Whitley. Michael and Erin wish to extend their heartfelt thanks to all of the NICU staff at UNC. Their genuine and loving care of Garrett enabled countless blessings. A Memorial Service Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 2nd at 1:00 pm at Avent Ferry United Methodist Church in Raleigh, NC. Graveside rites at Abasalom Dillingham Cemetery, Barnardsville, NC will be held Tuesday, June 5th at 12:00 noon.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to UNC Children’s Hospital, Children’s Promise, PO Box 1050, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Checks need to be made payable to UNC Children’s Hospital, on memo line designate for Neonatal Special Gift Fund in memory of Garrett Franklin Hawks (www.uncchildrens.org/gift); or to March of Dimes in support of prematurity research (PRI).
West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Avenue, Weaverville, NC 28787 is in charge of local arrangements.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Garrett’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
Avent Ferry United Methodist Church
Saturday June 2nd, 2018
2700 Avent Ferry Road
Raleigh, NC 27606
Absalom Dillingham Cemetery
Tuesday June 5th, 2018
49 Williams Branch
Barnardsville, NC 28787
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May God grant peace to the loved ones of this precious little one, who will surely be in heaven. May God be praised for His mercy and faithfulness. Amen.
Submitted by Talula Cartwright on May 31 2018 10:22:25 PM
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Saddened to read of your precious loss. May knowing Garrett s resting in the arms of our Savior bring peace and comfort.
Please accept my Deepest Dympathy and know I am praying for your family.
Submitted by Judy Carson Pate on May 31 2018 01:11:04 PM
Dear ones, We followed your precious son's progress thru Paula Hollifield. Our prayer was that God would grant him health and viability and strength for the family. We know that he is safe with Jesus and pray for comfort and healing for all the family. God bless you all. LaMarr & Shirl
Submitted by J. LaMarr & Shirl Hyatt on May 31 2018 09:33:46 AM
Our thoughts and love are with you. xx
Submitted by Marian and Barry Griffin on May 31 2018 04:13:30 AM
Precious little baby you were a blessing to so mamy in your too short life.
Submitted by Paulette Pridgen on May 31 2018 12:07:45 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with the Hawks family during this time. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal. Peace and Blessings to you.
Submitted by Sherry Burwell on May 30 2018 11:40:37 PM
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Submitted by Christy and Frank Hendrickson on May 30 2018 08:58:43 PM
We love you and are praying for your family. This precious little boy touched so many hearts and I will never forget him. He was, and is, so loved❤️ In II Samuel, Chapter 12, King David said “the child cannot come back to me, but I CAN GO TO HIM” ! Praise God for this promise! All of our love, Eric and Paula
Submitted by Paula and Eric Hollifield on May 30 2018 07:45:20 PM
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