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Striffler-Hamby Mortuary - Columbus

4071 Macon Road, Columbus, GA

OBITUARY

Helen Virginia Abbott

October 11, 1931August 8, 2019
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Helen Virginia Sizemore Martin Abbott, age 87, of Columbus, Georgia passed away on Thursday August 8, 2019. A visitation for family and friends will be held Monday, August 12, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Striffler-Hamby, 4071 Macon Rd, Columbus, GA 31907. A Celebration of Virginia's Life will occur Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM in Edgewood Hall of Striffler-Hamby with a Committal Service and burial at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastor Brad McDaniel and Pastor Mark Brown will officiate.

Virginia was born October 11, 1931 in Macon, Georgia to her late parents Ruby Wraggs Sizemore and Hanson Gardner Sizemore. She was a faithful Christian and lifetime member of Second Pentecostal Church of God in Nankipooh, and currently attending Maranatha Baptist Church. Virginia was a performer, she love company and playing the guitar and singing old favorites. She liked her music loud and loved family gathering. She wanted to feed everyone and make sure they were happy. Virginia enjoyed telling stories about her youth and entertaining the children to which there were many. She taught her children to do the right thing (even when it wasn’t easy), to go to Church and respect the Sanctuary. Virginia was always thankful for being blessed with all she had.

Other than her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by first husband, Bruce P. Martin, Jr.; sons, Cecil Ray (Butch) Martin, Kenneth Wayne Martin and Steve Daniel Martin; sister, Shirley Hand; brothers, H.G Sizemore, Jr, James Sizemore, Jim Sizemore and Julian "Snook" Sizemore.

She is survived by her husband, Orrin Lee Abbott; daughters, Sandra Martin and Regina (Ray) Reynolds; sons, Gary (Ana) Martin, Mark Martin, Randy Martin; daughters-in-law, Shelia Martin, and Edna Martin; sisters, Martha Frazier, Sharon Timmons; sisters-in-law, Linda Sizemore, Joyce Sizemore, Leona Sizemore and Faye Sizemore; grandchildren, Michael Martin, Angela (Jeff) Eunice, Andrew Martin, Tony (Meme) Martin, Michele (Wayne) Cooper, Camille Martin, Tina Martin, Steve (Alicia)Martin, Jr., Kevin Shaun Martin, Brandi (Ben) Bailey, April (Brad) Hawkins, Stephanie Ayres, Dustin Martin, Lauren Martin, Kayla Marin, Kristen Martin and Austin Martin; numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephew, other family members, and many friends.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.shcolumbus.com for the Abbott family.

  • FAMILY

  • Hanson Gardner Sizemore, Father (deceased)
  • Rubby Wraggs Sizemore, Mother (deceased)
  • Bruce P. Martin, Late Husband (deceased)
  • Cecil Ray (Butch) Martin, Son (deceased)
  • Kenneth Wyane Martin, Son (deceased)
  • Steve Daniel Martin, Son (deceased)
  • Shirley Hand, Sister (deceased)
  • H.G Sizmore, Jr, Brother (deceased)
  • James Sizmore, Brother (deceased)
  • Jim Sizmore, Brother (deceased)
  • Julian "Snook" Sizemore, Brother (deceased)
  • Orrin Lee Abbott, Husband
  • Sandra Martin, Daughter
  • Regina (Ray) Reynolds, Daughter
  • Gary (Ana) Martin, Son
  • Mark Martin, Son
  • Randy Martin, Son
  • Shelia Martin, Daughter-in-law
  • Edna Martin, Daughter-in-law
  • Martha Frazier, Sister
  • Sharon Timmons, Sister
  • Linda Sizemore, Sister-in-law
  • Joyce Sizmore, Sister-in-law
  • Leona Sizemore, Sister-in-law
  • Faye Sizemore, Sister-in-law
  • Michael Martin, Grandchild
  • Angela (Jeff) Eunice, Grandchild
  • Andrew Martin, Grandchild
  • Camille Martin, Grandchild
  • Tina Martin, Grandchild
  • Steve (Alicia) Martin, Jr, Grandchild
  • Kevin Shaun Martin, Grandchild
  • Brandi (Ben) Bailey, Grandchild
  • April (Brad) Hawkins, Grandchild
  • Stephanie Ayres, Grandchild
  • Kristen Martin, Grandchild
  • Austin Martin, Grandchild
  • Kayla Martin, Grandchild
  • Mrs. Abbott also has many great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, along with other family members and many friends to cherish her memories.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Randy Martin
  • Austin Martin
  • Andy Martin
  • Wayne Cooper
  • Tony Martin
  • Dustin Martin
  • Ray Reynolds
  • Kevin Shaun Martin

Services

  • Visitation for Family and Friends Monday, August 12, 2019
  • Celebration of Virginia's Life Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Memories

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Melinda Ashmore

August 9, 2019

I have know her for many years. Went to church with her. Loved to hear her sing. Our Mrs. Loretta Lynn, she was like a mother to all of us. I loved that woman more than words could every say. I will truly miss you so much my dear momma. You are now my Angel in heaven. Love Melinda

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