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Monika Emma Hayes, 74, of Columbus, Georgia received complete healing as she entered into eternal rest on September 22, 2021. She was under the care of Columbus Hospice.
Monika was a Christian who loved her Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God.
Monika grew up in Germany and was a valued employee of the Mayor’s Office in her hometown. She also served as a Civilian Liaison Housing Advocate for the U.S Military while living in Germany. She moved to the United States and lived in New York and Florida before settling in Columbus, Georgia. While working numerous jobs, Monika put herself through nursing school and went on to become a loving and caring pediatric ICU registered nurse with Piedmont Hospital. She pursued this career until her retirement.
Besides spending time with friends, she enjoyed fishing and watching tennis, baseball and football on television.
Monika is remembered for being a devoted friend with a loving smile. She will be deeply missed by the friends that she was quick to consider as her family.
Friends would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at both Piedmont Hospital and Columbus Hospice. The care, love and concern during her final days on earth are deeply appreciated by all of those that loved her.
Monika was preceded in death by her parents, Franz and Paula Gunzl.
She is survived by her Godson, Michael Farmer and a multitude of friends on all parts of the globe.
A celebration of life will be planned at a later date. Her cremains will be scattered at a local fishing lake per her request.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to The Valley Rescue Mission, your local hospice center or a charity of your choice.
“…Until we meet again, those special memories of you will always bring a smile. If we could only have you back for just a little while, then we could sit down and talk again just like we used to do. You always meant so very much and always will do too. The fact that you’re no longer here will always cause us pain but you’re forever in our hearts. Until we meet again…” – UNKNOWN
The loved ones of Ms. Monika are being assisted by Georgia Cremation, Columbus – 7500 Veterans Parkway, STE A, Columbus, Georgia 31909. 706-577-0055.
June Alvey says
I don’t have the words that I feel with the loss of Monika. She was so much more than my sister-in-law. She was my sister. The best person in my brother’s life. We loved Monika the moment she came into our house. That big smile! Heaven is a little brighter with her there. Will miss her but thank God she was in our lives. Peace Monika!
Honey Martínez says
Monika, Du warst so eine nette Freundin ! So Schade dass Du uns so schnell verlassen hast. Ich werde dich vermissen Herzchen ! Soll der liebe Herrgott Dir die ewige Ruhe von schmerzen geben. Tschau, liebe Monika
Denise Bergenty says
You were the first German that I met when I came to Germany and it was instant friendship that has lasted all these 40 plus years. We had so much fun together and a trip south wasn’t complete without a visit to you Monika. My heart hurts so much, but I know you are in such a better place and I certainly hope the fish are biting :)! Football won’t be as much fun without our phone calls, but I will be thinking of you always. Until we meet again, my friend, always remember how much you were loved.
Marvin A. S. Best says
Monika will be missed. She was a member of Hughston Health, she will always had an encouraging word. My condolences to her family and friends. The Good Lord needed Angel. Rest In Eternal Peace Monika.
Gerlinde Ethington says
We have known Monika for almost a lifetime. From our times together in Germany and continued relationships living here in America.
We shared many visits and good and bad times together. Your presence and laughter will always be treasured and will never be forgotten. We will miss you dearly, but we know that you are in a better place and at peace.
Love always, Deine Ansbacher,
Renate und Gerlinde; and Lee
Auf Wiedersehen Monika