Mary "Maggie" Magdalene Abernathy

October 8, 1920May 10, 2013
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Services will be Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation services for Mrs. Mary Magdalene "Maggie" Abernathy, of Gadsden, who passed away Friday, May 10, 2013 at the age of 92. The Rev. Rick Bonds will be officiating. Burial will be at Forrest Cemetery. Mrs. Abernathy was born in Alabama City, and was a lifelong resident of Etowah County. She loved all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much, and was very proud of each one of them. She was loved by all of her family. She was of the Christian faith and attended the Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett W. Abernathy; parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.F. Bonds; seven brothers; and five sisters. Mrs. Abernathy is survived by her children, James (Sandra) Abernathy, Michael (Sarah) Abernathy, Lavon (Frank) Pierce, Deborah Boatwright; grandchildren, Mike (Suzanne) Beggs, Leisa Cole, Melissa (Byron) Tidmore, Kenneth (Jenny) Abernathy, Gary (Angie) Pierce, Stacy (Lee) Simmons, Blake Fowler, Jamie (John) Parton, Lee Anne (Thomas) Mooney, and Jeff Abernathy; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Fisher, Jaylen, Courtney, Bella, Nikolas, Delaney, Deanna, LilyRose, Emmery, River, Jeremy, Justin, and Jordan; brother, Clyde (Frances) Bonds; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Special thanks to Dr. Steve Sanders, Dr. Russell Whitaker, ER staff and SIC unit of Gadsden Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 14, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mary "Maggie" Magdalene Abernathy

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Jamie Fowler-Parton

December 31, 2013

Happy, Happy New Year's MawMaw!! I miss you so very much and it is just awful without you here with us all. I always dreaded the day you would leave and it gets worse as the days go by. The day you left, I lost my heart, my soul, and a majority of my mind. I try to keep going but it is almost impossible for me to do so! I wish you were to celebrate the new year with us!! As you always said to me---- I love you always, forever!

kenneth abernathy

November 29, 2013

We love you maw maw kenneth and jen

Judy Green

November 15, 2013

My condolences to all the Abernathy family, in the loss of your precious Mother. I remember her as a very sweet lady, who loved her family very much. Most of you will not know who I am. My name is Judy (Robertson)Green, and I was born in Gadsden and lived there until I was 15, when I moved with my parents and brother to Oklahoma. Lavon was my best friend! We shared so many happy times together. She will probably remember me as Cookie, a nickname I carry to this day. I have often thought about her, and of course lost track of her over these many years. I decided to search for her on Facebook, and came across the obituary for Mary, where Lavon is listed. I would love to get in contact with her, and catch up. I now live in Tennessee, just north of Chattanooga. If by chance some of you read this, please have her look me up on Facebook. Thank you, and again, my sympathy for your loss. I lost my Mom in 1998, at the age of 89.

Name withheld

May 28, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Becky Williams Morgan

May 22, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Justin Bonds

May 19, 2013

Aunt Maggie ,
I've spent some of the very happiest of times in my life in coming to Alabama and making memories with my family . I always treasured the times that Granddad , Grandmother , Cindy & I would visit with you , and I ALWAYS will . I know you were tired , and I rejoice that you're in a better place , now - you & Granddad are probably laughing and cuttin' up right now ! I'm sorry I couldn't be there for you , Aunt Maggie ; I hope you will forgive me . You've always been in my heart , Aunt Maggie , and you always will be ...

May 17, 2013

Debbie,I am so sorry about your mother.I didn't find out until it was too late to come. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Karen (Nelson) Holcomb

Jamie Fowler

May 16, 2013

I will forever miss you Maw-Maw. I love you always---

LeeAnne Boatwright Mooney

May 15, 2013

You were always so sweet to me and always treated me just as your own. Thank you for that! You were a wonderful woman and i wish i could have spent more time with you! love you Mawmaw.

May 15, 2013

I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Mother.

Bettye Malcolm Grant
Birmingham, L