Vonetta C. Abraham

May 27, 1926April 12, 2012

Vonetta C. Abraham

Mrs. Abraham, 85, of Charlotte, NC passed away on April 12, 2012 at CMC-Main. She was born on May 27, 1926 in York County, SC, a daughter of the late Walter and Myrtle Williams Clanton; and beloved wife of the late Robert Abraham who died in 1984. She was also preceded in death by sister, Sybil Williams and brother, Walter Clanton, Jr.

Vonetta graduated from the Charlotte Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1948 and went on to obtain a master’s degree in nursing from UNCC. She worked at Carolinas Medical Center for 46 years as a Registered Nurse, and as a trainer in the education department. She volunteered for the Red Cross for many years; and was a long-time member of Park Road Baptist Church.

She is survived by her two children, a daughter, Sheila Abraham of Charlotte, NC and a son, David Abraham , and grandson Nicholas, both of North Myrtle Beach, SC; two sisters, Ruth Neal of Matthews, NC and June Covington of Lowell, NC; and niece Lisa Starnes and nephew Cliff Covington.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 16, 2012 at Harry & Bryant Company, “Chapel in the Oaks”, 500 Providence Rd., Charlotte, with the Reverend Russ Dean officiating. Interment will follow at Sharon Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 15th at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Sunday, April 15, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 16, 2012

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Carol Bentley

April 17, 2012

Sheila, David and Nicolas,
My deepest sympathy for your loss. Vonetta was an incredible person. I always enjoyed saying Hi on my walks and bike rides thru the neighborhood. She was an inspiration and a blessing to many. She will be missed. My prayers continue for you all thru this difficult time.

Doris Yarborough

April 17, 2012

David, so much credit goes to Vonetta for my finally entering the medical field and becoming a Registered Nurse. After spending so many days and evenings with you and she through our trials, she kept encouraging me to go ahead and do it. Thank you for letting me be a part of your life through those events. I can never forget her and all her kindnesses and sharing of her life with me in such a personal way. She was an inspiration that will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to you at this most special time.

Wendy Watson

April 16, 2012

Sheila, I'm so sorry for your loss!

April 16, 2012

I worked with Vonetta early in my nursing career. She was an excellent role model for new grads like our class of 1967. She always had time for questions and never made you feel "silly" for asking anything. Our nursing profession has lost a bright candle. My sympathy and prayers go our to her family
Linda Perkins, RN
Class of 1967

Nancy Howie

April 16, 2012

With gratitude for my Second Mom!

It is never easy to “give up” those we love….those whose gentle touch and guidance through our lives have been a source of strength and beauty…whose simple presence in our lives have been both an inspiration and a guide for daily living….whose wit and wisdom have given to our lives a lifetime of wonder-filled moments….whose unconditional love has given to our lives the most perfect example of how a life should be lived.

All this, and so much more have me saying this morning how blessed my life has been to have had a “Second Mom”!! Not everyone is this lucky!! I simply say, “thank you Vonetta for all the gifts from your heart to mine through all the years of my life! Thank you for always being there for me – through good times and “not so good times”!! For always loving me regardless of “where I was” and “where I should have been”. For laughing and crying with me through all the circumstances of my life! YOU WERE THE BEST!! Your “gifts from your heart” to mine are NEVER ENDING!! YOU WILL ALWAYS BE WITH ME!!

On this day and everyday of my life I simply say, ”Thanks be to God for Vonetta Abraham whose life was both an inspiration and a guide to me and to all the lives she touched in her lifetime”!! I could not have asked for a greater gift in my life than to have had you as my “Second Mom”!!


Denise Comeaux

April 16, 2012

Sheila, My heartfelt condolences to you, David and to Nicholas. I always enjoyed seeing your mom at Metro School.

Bobbi Sundeen

April 15, 2012

I am so sorry for the loss of Vonetta. We worked together on many election days. She was wonderful with greeting all of her neighbors. Your family is in my prayers.

todd edwards

April 15, 2012

David...sorry to hear about your mom...

Luann Bailey

April 15, 2012

It was thirty three years ago this year that Vonetta facilitated my orientation program at "Charlotte Memorial". Throughout her career her enthusiasm and professionalism helped to develop many healthcare professionals in our region. Her smile and laugh could brighten anyone's day! May your memories of this great woman help you through this time of loss. Peace be with you.

April 15, 2012

Vonetta was a special lady who was always ready to help. For several years she could be counted on to serve as assistant or judge at Pct.10 for elections and primaries (she had agreed to help this May 8 Primary!). Her friendliness, her caring, and her positive attitudes will be very much missed by all. It was a privilege to know her.
Mary Sanders