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Thelma Abbott

March 19, 1930 ~ October 22, 2021 (age 91)


Thelma Lewis Abbott 91, wife of the late Buck Abbott and a resident Virginia Beach, VA, formerly of Cheriton, VA, passed away Friday, October 22, 2021, at Pelican Healthcare in Virginia Beach. A native of Wachapreague, VA, she was the daughter of the late Edward Lewis and the late Florence Richardson Lewis. She was a member of Cheriton United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two children, Linda Linzey and Dan Phillips Abbott both of Virginia Beach; a sister, Sylvia L. Stephens of Jacksonville, FL,; two brothers, Vernon Lewis of Cheriton, and Samuel Lewis of Singers Island, FL; two grandchildren, Jason Gordon and his wife, Kathryn, of Spotsylvania County,VA, and Kathlin Gordon of Virginia Beach; three great grandchildren, Lily Gordon, William Gordon, and Emmalyne Furman; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by eleven brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 30, 2021, at 1:00PM at Cheriton United Methodist Church with Reverend Randy Timmerman officiating. Interment will follow in Cape Charles Cemetery. While inside the church, everyone is asked to wear a face covering. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Operation Smile, 3641 Faculty Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23453 or a charity of one’s choice.

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Arrangements made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles, Virginia.

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Funeral Service
October 30, 2021

1:00 PM
Cheriton United Methodist Church
21309 South Bayside Road
Cheriton, VA 23316

Interment following funeral service
October 30, 2021

Cape Charles Cemetery

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