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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.