OBITUARY

Lillian Edwards Abernathy

April 18, 1924February 12, 2011

Lillian Edwards Abernathy, age 86, of Mt. Holly, died on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. She was born in Gaston County and was the daughter of the late Robert Augustus and Blanche Pasour Edwards and the widow of Thomas Lloyd Abernathy.

Mrs. Abernathy was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church. She taught in the children’s department as a Sunday school teacher for many years and was active in the WMU. She was a graduate of Stanley High School , Valedictorian of her class and never missed her Stanley High School quarterly reunions. She loved to garden and enjoyed spending time outside. She treasured her family and friends. We were blessed to have known her and celebrate her life. Mrs. Abernathy is survived by one son, Tommy Dennis Abernathy and wife Patsy of Mt. Holly; one daughter, Janet Elizabeth Bumgardner and husband Dennis Joe of Alexis; four grandchildren, Lorie Hamrick and husband Charles, Amy Brooks, Brent Bumgardner, Brian Bumgardner; two great grandchildren, Jared and Mason Hamrick.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3:00 PM Tuesday at Hickory Grove Baptist Church 3717 Hickory Grove Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056.

Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Tuesday at Hickory Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Kinman officiating.

Interment will follow in the Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Abernathy was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 54 years, Thomas Lloyd Abernathy; five brothers, Kenneth Edwards, Robert Edwards, Wilmer “Bill” Edwards, Albert Edwards, Dwight Edwards and a sister, Clara Robinson. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund 3717 Hickory Grove Rd. Gastonia, NC 28056

Online condolences may be made at: www.carothersfuneralhomestanley.com;

Carothers Funeral Home, Stanley is serving the Abernathy family

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 15, 2011
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 15, 2011
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Pastor Jack Parrott

February 15, 2011

John & Judy Allmond's pastor and church send our love and prayers to the family and friends of Lillian.

Judy & John Allmond

February 15, 2011

Lillian was a wonderful example for both of us, being there for Judy since childhood and later to John from his teenage years.
Lillian and Tom were always a rock that everyone looked to see how lives should be lived, unselfishly and giving a testimony
of God's love for us all in their smiling faces.
Heaven rejoices, both Lillian and Tom are now in the very presence of Jesus and with each other!
Love Always and Forever...
Judy & John

Jean Ballard McCorkle

February 14, 2011

Lillian was my schoolmate of mine I was lucky to have known her. She was always such a good person .I will cherish her friendship .Please accept my sympathy.

BEVERLY CHILDERS

February 14, 2011

AUNT LILLIAN WAS SUCH A LOVING PERSON TO ME AND MY MOM. I WILL ALWAY REMEMBER THE TIME I SPENT IN THE SUMMER AS A CHILD WITH THE FAMILY.

February 14, 2011

We all loved Lillian so much. She will be missed tremendously.

Cindy Payne

February 14, 2011

What a wonderful lady Ms. Lillian was. I will miss seeing her smile. She was always such a kind lady. May God bless you all in this trying time.

FROM THE FAMILY