Sybil Jordan Abernathy

November 29, 1938October 30, 2011

Mrs. Sybil Jordan Abernathy, 72 of 350 Kings Terrace Salisbury went home to be with her Lord on Sunday October 30, 2011 at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Born on November 29, 1938 in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late Everette and Dixie Wilhelm Jordan. She was a 1957 graduate of China Grove High School and Evans Business College. Mrs. Abernathy was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Salisbury, where she was a Sunday School teacher, served on the Board of Trustees and was the church clerk. She also was involved in the Christian Women Club. Her career was with First Union Bank where she was Senior Vice President / bank manager at the Rockwell location. Her hobbies were traveling, reading and the companionship of her dog. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Jean Jordan in 1980. Those left to cherish her memories is her husband of 53 years, William Clinton Abernathy, daughter Suzan A. Lambert and husband Rick of Salisbury, grandchildren, Jessica S. Bostian and husband Jeremy and Nicholas A. Stamey both of Salisbury and great grandchild Zoe Camille Bostian. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 6:00 til 8:00 at Linn Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove with service on Wednesday at 2:00 at First Baptist Church in Salisbury, with Rev. Kenneth Lance, minister. Entombment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church 223 N. Fulton St. Salisbury, NC 28144. Online condolences may be made to the family at John W Drye Arrangements under the direction of Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home, China Grove, NC.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 1, 2011
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 2, 2011

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Jessica Bostian

November 8, 2011

i love you grandmama. Reading all these kind words makes me even more honored and blessed to have had you as my grandmother. i cherish the love and memories we shared over the years. I promise to keep your memory alive with my child so that she may know the wonderful God fearing woman she only got to know for a short time. i miss you more each day but know you are in a better place. Send us kisses from heaven every now and again.

D Stallings

November 4, 2011

My deepest sympathy for your loss. To comfort us our Heavenly Father gives us wonderful hope from the scriptures. Just think of a new world with all your loved ones, were there will be no sickness, no death. I pray you too find comfort from the scriptures and hope from our Heavenly Father. (Psalm 83:18)


November 4, 2011


November 3, 2011

Dear Clint, Suzy and family,
We were so saddened to hear about Sybil's passing. What a special lady! Heaven is better place with Sybil there. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Kim, Sam & Brittney Powell

Carol Carpenter

November 3, 2011

Clint, I'm so very sorry about the loss of your dear Sybil. She was a wonderful Christian Lady, and I know she loves you as much as you love her. Take comfort in your church family and know that we understand and love you. May God comfort you and your family in your time of grief.


November 3, 2011

I pray the family receive peace during this time. Please know that our Loving Creator did not intend life to end so soon. He made us to live forever and soon He will restore the earth back to the Paradise he intended for us to live forever upon. Psalms chapter 37 is wonderful to read b/c it gives you a positive outlook on the future. Take care Clint & Suz

November 2, 2011

Clint - We were so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Claude and Debbie Bernhardt and William M. Walker

Carol King

November 2, 2011

Clinton, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Sybil and I were best friends in Elementary School and spent many Saturdays at the movies and having fun. I remember spending my twelfth birthday with her. She always had a kind word and a wonderful smile for everyone. My prayers will be with you and your family. Carol Corriher King

Martha Bostian

November 2, 2011

Clint and family. I am very sad to hear of Sybil's passing. I thought the world of her and enjoyed alot of good times working with her. She was always smiling and friendly. I will miss her. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and your family. Martha Bostian

November 2, 2011

Clint,Susie and all your family,we are so saddened to read of the passing of Sybil.You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Charles and Pat Jennings