Obituary for Wendy Zinn Hanks of Vass

Wendy Zinn Hanks, age 71, of Vass, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2023, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Wendy was born in Connecticut on July 8, 1951 to the late Norman Zinn and Beatrice Pearlstein Zinn.

Wendy was a very loving and strong woman. She loved all animals, especially her many pets and the animals she rescued. She took great pride in her flowers and her bird feeders were always full. Wendy had a deep love of music and was always found dancing in the kitchen. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister and will be greatly missed.

Wendy is survived by her husband, William Hanks; children, Sarie Leide (John) of Kentucky, Aaron Dannenberg (Stephanie) of Southern Pines; sister, Martha Zinn of Connecticut; brother, Michael Zinn of New York; grandchildren, John and Rachel Leide.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holly’s Nest Animal Rescue, P O Box 4086, Sanford, NC 27331 or visit

Services will be private.

Condolences may be sent to

The Family has entrusted services to Cox Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Vass.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email