Ailene Susie Abernathy

  • Born: March 8, 1939
  • Died: November 19, 2020
  • Location: Connelly Springs, North Carolina

Heritage Funeral Service

1507 E. Main Street
Valdese, NC 28690
Tel. (828) 874-0411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mrs. Ailene "Susie" Lail Abernathy, 81, of Connelly Springs, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Burke Hospice & Palliative Care, following a period of declining health.
Susie was born on March 8, 1939 in Burke County to the late Julius McKinley Lail and Ethel Hildebran Lail. She was a longtime member of Mount Hebron Baptist Church and played the piano there for over 30 years. Susie was a humble and loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker for her entire family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Merilevene Carswell and Lillie Mae Church, and by one nephew, Keith Church.
Survivors include her husband, Jack Abernathy of the home, one daughter, Patty Moody and husband Tim of Morganton, two grandchildren; Ashley Gallion and husband Brandon, and Tim Moody Jr. and wife Hayley, and one great-grandson, Jack Moody. Also surviving is a brother, Roy "Buck" Lail and wife Faye, and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at Mount Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Eric James officiating. The service will be open to the public however the family does request face coverings and distancing guidelines.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Burke Hospice, 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690 or to a charity of your choosing.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Abernathy family.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So very sorry to hear about Susie's passing. She was such a sweet, kind and loving person. When we think of our time at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, she is always a wonderful memory. She played the piano so beautifully for so many years with such grace and perfection.

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Posted by Richard & Bernice Powell - Baton Rouge, LA - Friend   November 23, 2020

Susie was a favorite patient of mine many years ago. She was a sweet wonderful lady and I know she will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother and grandmother.
It is so hard to loose a Mom you all will be in my prayers.
Martha Simpson

Posted by martha simpson - morganton, NC - Friend   November 22, 2020