She was united in marriage with Henry Shepherd who passed away in July of 1970. To this union four children survive: Allen and his wife Alexandra Shepherd, Joyce and husband Ronald Denney, Janet and her husband Martin Lester and Rachel and husband Tony Brown. Also surviving is her step daughter, Sheila and husband Chris Schmidt.
She later married Joe Delmer Abbott who passed away February 13, 1998.
Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren; siblings: Ruth Dodge, Charlotte Grose and Jerry Lovins.
Sister Abbott accepted God's call on her life at the age of 21 and soon moved to Kentucky following God's will. She was instrumental in the formation of the Jesus Name Church of the Apostolic Faith of Monticello as well as numerous other works around the area. She faithfully followed God's call going and working wherever He sent her. Her reward for her amazing faith and obedience is well deserved.
Visitation Monday from 5 to 9 PM at the funeral home chapel
Funeral Service is Tuesday at 12 noon at Jesus Name Church of the Apostalic Faith
Internment in Elk Spring Cemetery
Hickey & Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.