July 6, 1954 ~ November 27, 2010
Gail Elizabeth Thaxton Perkins, 56, of Atlanta, GA, died on November 27, 2010, at N. Fulton Hospital after a brief illness. She was born on July 6, 1954 in Durham, NC to Benjamin Clyde Thaxton, Jr. and Vivian Vickers Thaxton. Gail graduated from Durham High School in 1973 and from business school in 1975. In 2008, she became a Certified Nursing Assistant. She was employed with several different companies during her life, but the jobs she really loved were the ones where she was taking care of people in need. Gail loved people and animals of all kinds, especially cats. She also loved life, and her laughter, kindness and goodness will continue to enlighten all of us who loved her so much. Gail is survived by her daughter, Kelly Kathryn Perkins of Chattanooga, TN; her sisters, Vicki Thaxton and Linda Hodges and her husband, Bill; niece Julie Hodges McKinney and her husband, Mike; great niece Mattie McKinney; and nephew Will Hodges and his wife, Janie all of Charlotte, NC. She is also survived by her beloved cat and best buddy, Georgie, and many friends. A memorial service will be held at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel at 11:00 am on Sunday, December 5, 2010. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be sent to the ASPCA or Humane Society in honor of Gail's love for animals, or to the charity of one's choice. Flowers will also be accepted at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550..