Abby (Abigail) Abby Elliott Gibson

November 30, 1999June 3, 2010

Gibson, Abby (Abigail) Elliott, born November 30, 1999, passed away June 3, 2010 at UT Hospital in Knoxville, TN. She died doing what she loved most…riding horses. Abby was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandparents, Don and Virginia Elliott; great-grandfather, Elder John Foster; and great-grandmother, Barbara Little Gibson. She is survived by her loving mother, Jennifer Gibson; (Nana) Donna Foster; (Papaw) Greg Gibson; Uncle Todd Gibson; (Mimi) Erma Foster; Uncle and Aunt, Steve and Debbie Foster; and a host of other relatives; plus special friends, Doug and Carol Ellis and Jan Dore; also, her father and step-mother, Jonathan and Lauren Clay and his family. Thank you to all of the doctors and nurses at UT Medical Center Trauma Unit who valiantly worked to save our precious girl. Abby was a rising fifth grader at New Hopewell Elementary School. She loved spending time with her family, reading, biking, swimming and being outside. Her dream was to one day be a veterinarian and take care of all the animals she loved. In respect of her dreams, we are requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to support The Abby Gibson Scholarship Fund at UT Veterinarian School that we will be establishing. Donations may be made at Citizen’s National Bank of Sevierville, 10225 Chapman Highway, Seymour, TN 37865, in care of Abby Gibson Memorial Scholarship Fund. The funeral service will be held Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 7:00 PM, at the Berry Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Jeremy LaDuke officiating. Family and friends will meet at Mt. Olive Cemetery on Sunday at 3:00 PM, for a graveside service. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM, Saturday, at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. Condolences may be offered at


  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 5, 2010
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 5, 2010
  • Graveside Service Sunday, June 6, 2010

Abby (Abigail) Abby Elliott Gibson

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camryn starkey

November 16, 2014

I miss her so very much! Rip beautiful angel. We went to elementary school together. We first met in kindergarten when we shared cubbys. Im so blessed to say that i was a little part in her life. God bless .

April 29, 2012

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

April 29, 2012

May God bless you in this time of sorrow.


April 28, 2012

Rest in peace sweet child. May your memories hold your parents tight for the rest of their lives, until you meet again.


April 28, 2012

I just came across this article about your dear Abby, while on the N.H. Union Leader website. While I realize that this is somewhat late, please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of your beautiful, and loving daughter. I hope the scholarship fund is thriving. Elizabeth

Mary-Lauren Housteau

June 16, 2010

Abby was such a great student at New Hopewell. Not only was she smart and talented she also had such a sweet spirit with a ready smile. I was disappointed when I didn't get her in kindergarten after having had Todd and you. I kept an eye on her and was proud of her many accomplishments. We know she was well loved and we can't help but miss her. Your family is being held up in thoughts and prayers.

David Letterman

June 15, 2010

Jennifer, Donna & Aunt Jean,
Abby was beautiful and precious from the first time we got to hold her and play with her at Jimmie's. Her smile and attitude was infectious and we will cherish those moments forever. We love you all and wish we could ease the pain or carry it for you. David, Gail, Mark & Jaimie

Lee Ann Carter

June 9, 2010

Abby was in the group of kids at New Hopewell that are very special to me, since they were my first class of 1st graders. I did not have Abby, but knew her very well as a beautiful girl with a beautiful smile, cute freckles and wonderful hugs!! She will be greatly missed at New Hopewell, but never forgotten! We will continue to keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers!

Donna Sanford

June 9, 2010

Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. New Hopewell will definately miss seeing her cute freckles and never-ending smile. She will always be a part of our school family.

Nicholas Laconca

June 9, 2010

I went to New Hopewell when I was a kid. I remember the joy of youth and how it doesn't last. Growing up in Knoxville, most of us learned to love our community and the people around it. I never met Abby but I have a 5-year old son and a 19 month old daughter. I just found out about Abby today and regret that I didn't know beforehand. Whatever one believes in, whether it be heaven or some other form of life, being a parent and losing a child is the one thing no one should ever have to experience. No words can bring joy to such a sad time but through love and support from family and friends her legacy will live on forever. She seemed like such a sweet girl though I never met her. Being a photographer and seeing her images and knowing that she lived a fun and inspirational life makes it harder to let go. Never let go of this sweet creature and I hope that someday that hole in her mother's heart will somehow mend. Nothing I say can bring this rough entry in life to an end but I hope the words I offer will give some sense of appreciation for the time we have in this world and the true love that exists between a mother and her child. Stay strong and never forget.