Lona Mae Smith Abbott

Lona Mae Smith Abbott, 83, of Houston, gained her heavenly wings on Friday, February 1, 2019, surrounded by her loved ones.

Mrs. Abbott was born on December 19, 1935, in Pisgah. Lona married Leyon Abbott on May 16, 1953, and shared 56 years with him.  Together they raised 7 children. Lona loved spending time with her family.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home in Double Springs, where her funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Reverend Rick Moody will officiate.  Burial will follow in Houston Church of God Cemetery.

Lona is survived by her sons, Ricky, David, Lonnie, Junior and Joey; daughters, Becky and Sandra and her sister, Jewell Shannon, 88, of Austin, Texas. She was known as “MawMaw” and “Granny” by many grands, great-grands and great-great-grands.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leyon Abbott; parents, Steven Robert and Stacy Jeanette Bell Smith and siblings, Henry Robert, Arthur Lee, Lela Christine, Betty Jean, Howard Edward and Virginia Ann.

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