Our sweet Mama, Wilma Hayes Gore, 67, of Colonial Heights, Virginia passed away on Friday, November 25, 2022, at Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg, Virginia surrounded by her loved ones.
Wilma is preceded in death by her parents, Ollie and Gladys Hayes; brothers, Donnie and Dale Hayes; and sister Louise Sawyer.
Wilma is survived by her children, Tommy Braswell Jr. (Judy), Tammy Glenn (Allen), and Michael Toler (Jennifer); grandchildren Shaina, Josh, Zack, Ryan, Crystal, and Ethan; siblings Lacy Hayes (Marlene), Linda Turner (Jimmy) and Danny Hayes (Trish); and sisters-in-law, Joy, and Patty Hayes. Wilma will also be fondly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and loving friends Kisha Marable and Mike and Charlene Willis.
Wilma was born January 4, 1955 to Ollie and Gladys Hayes in South Boston, Virginia.
She earned her CNA license and dedicated her career and life to helping others.
Wilma was the type of person who made friends wherever she would go. Many would often say, “You always heard Wilma before you saw her.” Her laugh was infectious. Wilma was a goodhearted, caring, and loving person to all who knew her.
Wilma treasured her time spent with her family and close friends reminiscing and laughing while drinking a cold one. You could always expect to hear Elvis or Luke Bryan playing when she was around. She was the life of many parties and gatherings.
Wilma will be forever missed, treasured, and loved by the family and friends she has left behind.
A memorial gathering will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 11, 2022, at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294.