Catherine Marie Sanders Abernathy

May 24, 1973July 23, 2010

Catherine S. Abernathy Pearl, MS

Catherine Sanders Abernathy, 37, went to Heaven on Friday, July 23, 2010. Visitation will be from 9-11am Monday, July 26, with service at 11:00 am in the chapel of Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home of Pearl. Cathy was a graduate of Pearl High School where she played saxophone for the Pearl Pirate Band. She graduated from Miss Gulf Coast Community College with a degree in Medical Office Management. She worked in several medical offices in Biloxi and Flowood. She is survived by her mother, Carol Smith and husband William B. Smith; father, Rodney L. Sanders and wife Jean of Ludlow; sister, Jennifer Sanders Moore and husband Jeremy of Flowood, niece, Carolyn Jane Moore; grandfather, Clifford Cobb of Pearl and grandmother, Tawanda Sanders of Clarksdale. Cathy is preceded in death by her infant daughter, Sarah Alice Adams, grandmother, Dorothy Cobb and grandfather, Leo Sanders. The family would like to thank the staff of Pleasant Hills Community Living for their dedicated care of Cathy the past two years. Because of Cathy's life-long love of all children, the family requests that memorials be sent to Blair E Batson Hospital for Children.



  • Funeral Service Monday, July 26, 2010
  • Visitation Monday, July 26, 2010


  • Interment

Catherine Marie Sanders Abernathy

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Wanda Smith

July 28, 2010

To Cathy's family: I know several days have passed and the numbness may be wearing off. Losing someone so dear to us takes a long time to process. God is still there when some thing you see, someting you hear, or even a smell, reminds us of them and brings that pain back again. Cathy is safe from hurt and pain now. Lean on God so He can remind you of His promises. She's in embraced in His gentleness now and He delights in her! You are all precious to me and I will continue to lift your family up in prayer.

Margaret Cummins

July 28, 2010

Carol and Family,
We missed church at Eastside Sunday and therefore did not find out about Cathy until Monday afternoon. I know your heart is breaking because of your loss, but Cathy is no longer in pain. She is with God and her baby girl and I hope this brings you some measure of comfort. We will keep you, Jennifer and the rest of your family in our prayers.

Cindy Allen,MD

July 27, 2010

I am so sorry to hear about Cathy. She worked as a receptionist in my old office years ago. I always thought she had such a kind and gentle spirit. I am sorry she had such a difficult time.
I remember one Christmas when she gave everyone in the office cross stitched cards she had made herself. I still have mine and will cherish it even more.
I know she is finally at peace and holding her baby girl.
Cindy Allen MD

Valerie Palmer

July 26, 2010

Dear Rod and family, please know that I am thinking of all of you and keeping you all in my prayers. May God wrap His loving arms around you and bring you comfort and peace and the strength that you need.

July 26, 2010

Carol and Family,
Am so sorry to hear about your Daughter. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace and comfort as only He can do.

Audrey Andrews (Shannon Ladner's Mother)
Laurel, MS

Kathryn Smith

July 26, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing Cathy has found peace and jubilation in the heavens above. She is celebrating eternal life as promised. May God provide you strength today and always. -Love to you and your family,

Beasley Lauren

July 26, 2010

You and your family are in my prayers. I know Cathy is home now and smiling down on all of us.

Pat Jordan

July 25, 2010

I recall Cathy and Jennifer with great fondness when they were my piano students some years ago.
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy, Carol and Jennifer.

Allison Barnard

July 25, 2010

Heaven is a litter brighter now. I am so sorry for your loss. You all know I am praying for God's comfort and peace at this difficult time.

July 25, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May Gods peace be with you.

Gregg and Sue Buchanan