Virginia Bess Abney
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Virginia Bess Abney
  • April 11, 1935 - February 11, 2017
  • Pollok, Texas

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Services for Virginia B. Abney, 81, of Pollok, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2017 in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park, 5205 S. First Street, in the Elwyn M. Gipson Memorial Chapel, with Bro. Keith Bickley officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.
Mrs. Abney was born April 11, 1935 in Lufkin, Texas, the daughter of the late Effie Alberta (Jones) and Carl Kennedy, Sr. She passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 in a Nacogdoches hospital.
Mrs. Abney was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was retired from Nederland ISD after several years as a teacher. She was a 20-year member of Pollok Baptist Church and a member of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her sons, David Abney of Lufkin and Wilson Abney of Virginia; grandson, Damien Gasper of Pollok; granddaughters, Toscha Sponsler and Toni Sponsler, both of Austin; grandson, Jacob Abney of Lumberton; 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Jean Warrner of Pollok; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Abney was preceded in death by her husband, Ray R. Abney; 1 son; 1 daughter; and 2 brothers.
Pallbearers will be the men of Pollok Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. Wednesday until service time at the Garden of Memories Memorial Park, 5205 S. First Street, in the Elwyn M. Gipson Memorial Chapel,.
Services are in the care of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home