Hester E. ABBOTT
Hester E. ABBOTT
  • April 19, 1916 - October 30, 2017
  • Richmond, Virginia

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ABBOTT, Hester Easton, of Richmond, passed away October 30, 2017, following a brief illness. She was the widow of Lynn D. Abbott Jr. She is survived by her three sons, Lynn D. Abbott III and wife, Linda of New Orleans, La., Dr. James E. Abbott and wife, Donna of Glen Allen, Va. and William L. Abbott and wife, Heidi of Richmond, Va.; seven grandsons, one granddaughter, five great-granddaughters and seven great-grandsons. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She sang in the St. Stephen's Episcopal and Westhampton United Methodist Church choirs. She volunteered with many community groups. She co-founded the MCV Hospitals Auxiliary of VCU and was active in the establishment of the Hospital Hospitality House, now known as the Doorways. During the latter years of her life, she also served as a volunteer at Pinchbeck Elementary and the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls. As a resident of St. Mary's Woods, she participated in the Activity Department, served as President of the Resident Council and volunteered in the gift shop. She remained active until the end. She touched many lives in her 101 years on this earth and leaves a lasting legacy. The family will receive friends between 5 and 7 p.m. on Friday, November 3, at Woody Funeral Home, located at 1771 N. Parham Road. There will be a graveside service at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 4, at Westhampton Memorial Park, located at 10000 Paterson Avenue. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to MCV Hospitals Auxiliary, P.O. Box 980256, Richmond, Va. 23298-0256, the Doorways (Hospital Hospitality House), 612 E. Marshall Street, Richmond, Va. 23240 or your charity of choice.Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.