Sumter, SC …. Gigi M Herzer, age 56, received her wings on Wednesday August 29th in her home in Sumter SC.
Gigi was born in Rosiclare Illinois on April 18th 1962. She worked as a paralegal in her early years and later as a counselor for drug and alcohol rehabilitation but her biggest accomplishment was earning her title as Mimi to 7 grandchildren. In 2002 she married her best friend, David Herzer, they were together 16 years. Gigi was extremely passionate and loved helping people, volunteering in the church nursery with babies and always donating her time in the community. She was a bright light with a contagious laugh who brought so much happiness to everyone she came in contact with. Even with her illness’ and health problems working against her she still pushed through every day and managed a smile. Stubborn? Not at all. She preferred strong willed.
Loved ones who cleared the path for Gigi are her father John Bau, sister Ginger Bau and beloved aunt Boo Boo.
Loved ones who will miss Gigi until they meet again are her mother and step father Mary and Robert Owens. Brother and sister in law Johnny and Morgan. Her husband David, daughter Tassie, daughter and son in law Jaci and Zac, daughter Amanda, son and daughter in law Nicholas and Renee and fur baby Lacie, as well as her heart and joy; her grand babies as she called them. They were the people she loved the most in this world. We all know there was no place like Mimi’s house and the time spent there was always very special.
Friends and family will come together on Saturday September 8th at lake Wateree Recreation Area to celebrate her life. Family will receive friends from 11 to 4 with the Celebration of Life at 1.
In lieu of flowers you donate to Any Length Recovery center in Sumter SC or the Lupus Foundation of America.
You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family’s guest book.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.
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Sharon Brownlee Paich lit a candle on Sep 9 2018 07:37:51 PM
I am saddened by the loss of such a good woman and a good friend. I know she'll be missed dearly by her loved ones and family but the memories are strong. Gigi and I were great friends in high school and went on to have our daughters three weeks apart. My Kristen was born first and then Tassie. We spent lots of time together with our beautiful daughters. We went to Kings Dominion the park and just walking them around the block. I babysat Tassie often. We lost touch when Gigi left Virginia and I was able to keep updated through Jan he was still close to Gigi. I would much appreciate if someone in the family could reach out to me with Jan's contact information as I'm not sure how to get in touch with her. She sold my last home and then helped us by the next home. I enjoyed all of our time together Jan and I and Jimmy my husband. I will miss Gigi and think of her continually as I have in the past. I miss her so. God bless your family as you suffer this great loss.
Submitted by Sharon Brownlee Paich on Sep 9 2018 07:37:03 PM
R.I.P. lovely lady. I was very fortunate to meet you in July after your dream holiday. You gave me some great advice which I shall never forget. You were so proud of your daughter you were with and you told me of your beautiful family whose hearts will be missing you. Rest Easy xx
Submitted by Dawn Coull on Sep 9 2018 05:02:52 PM
Gigi and her sister gave me the name aunt(A), and to this day I answer to that name. Gigi., you will be missed by all.
Submitted by Fran (Aunt A) Tyrrell on Sep 7 2018 05:07:34 PM
Cousins Ginger and Gigi were a few years older than us Bau girls from Wisconsin (Margaret, JoAnn, and Carolyn). We thought Ginger and Gigi were so cool! They had Barbie dolls! They got to play with Aunt Janice's make-up!
We were so sad when Uncle John, Aunt Janice, Ginger, Gigi, and Johnny moved far away to Sterling, Virginia. I remember their first visit back to Milwaukee in 1975. Gigi must have been about 13 and in the throws of adolescence. She kept wanting to sleep late. My sister Carolyn (who had just turned seven) kept bounding into their bedroom early in the morning, ready to play. Gigi started to lovingly refer to Carolyn as, "Pain."
Gigi, you are much loved and will be much missed. My heart goes out to you Aunt Janice, cousin Johnny, and the rest of the family.
Take gentle care,
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Submitted by Margaret Bau on Sep 7 2018 11:47:30 AM
Rest in Peace Gigi! I will always remember the fun times we had. Your spirit and fire will remain in my memories with fondness! Peace and prayers sent to the entire family!
Submitted by Sandy Gardner Brill on Sep 7 2018 09:52:12 AM
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Emma clark lit a candle on Sep 6 2018 09:35:11 PM
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