Thomasine Hanks

Published 9:03 am Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Thomasine Hanks, 72, of Mocksville, died July 17, 2017 in Autumn Care Nursing Center.

She was born on March 5, 1945 in Galax, Va., daughter of the late Edward Hanks and Pauline Bowman Hanks. She worked as a bartender at the High Point Furniture Market. She loved music, art, reading, writing poetry, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Being a people person, she loved her family and friends and never met a stranger.  “Tommie” had been a resident of Autumn Care since March 24.

Preceding her in death were 2 sisters, Jackie Houghton and Cathy Hampton, and a niece, Kelly Morris of Galax.

Survivors: a son, Peter (Shannon) Frank of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Ellen (Mark) Newman of Advance; 5 grandchildren, Vinnie, Violet, Augustine, Desmond, and Perrin; a niece, Chris Everett of Buford, Ga.; a nephew, Lee Morris of High Point; best friends in Buchanan, Va., Melissa, Debbie, and Joyce.

Her remains will be spread at a favorite bluff over the James River and in the Bowman family cemetery in Laurel Fork, Va.