Portia A <I>Fincher</I> Abbot

Portia A Fincher Abbot

Birth
Eclectic, Elmore County, Alabama, USA
Death 18 May 2018 (aged 88)
Daphne, Baldwin County, Alabama, USA
Burial Fairhope, Baldwin County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 190028119 · View Source
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Wife of Rev. Richard Taylor Abbot Sr.
Married December 22, 1958, at Dauphin Way Methodist Church, Mobile, Alabama.

"It is with sadness that we report our sister in Christ, Portia Abbot, died on Friday, May 18. Please join us as we extend our deepest sympathy to the Abbot and Clark families.

"A memorial service will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, 151 South Ann Street, Mobile, Alabama, on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 10:00 am. The family will receive family and friends afterwards.

"In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, P.O. Box 13330, Pensacola, Florida 32591-3330, earmarked either as a general donation, or specifically designated to defray costs associated with construction of the Diocesan School for Ministry."


PORTIA FINCHER ABBOT 1930 - 2018
Portia Fincher Abbot, who resided at Westminster Village in Spanish Fort, Alabama, passed away May 18, 2018. She was born Portia Ann Fincher on April 5, 1930 in Eclectic, Alabama to Freeman Oscar and Aulsie Edwards Fincher. She grew up in nearby Alexander City, Alabama. Following graduation from the Ward-Belmont School in Nashville, Tennessee and the University of Alabama, she moved to Mobile, Alabama where she met and married Richard Taylor Abbot on December 22, 1958. She worked for a time at the Mobile Infirmary in a job then known as Medical Technologist. Following the birth of her two sons, the family moved to Sewanee, Tennessee where Mr. Abbot attended seminary. The family moved to Birmingham, Alabama where Reverend Abbot became Rector of All Saints Episcopal Church. She raised her children and worked as a Medical Technologist in Birmingham. Following her husband's retirement, they returned to the place they loved most – the over-the-bay area of Baldwin County. She is survived by her two sons, Richard Taylor Abbot, Jr. (Birmingham) and John Fincher Abbot (New York), and by six grandchildren, Adair Abbot Messer; Duncan Ross Abbot; Richard ("Rudy") Taylor Abbot, III; Helen Taylor Abbot; William Vogtle Abbot; and Ross Langdon Abbot. She was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband of 50 years, and by her sister Aulsie Mann Damson. She was the grateful beneficiary of the loving assistance and kindness of her nieces and nephew throughout her life, which they tendered in ever greater measure as her life approached a close: Beverly Brewer Clark (married to Ray Clinton Clark); Richard Weldon Mann (married to Sue Huff Mann); and Lynda Mann Zais (married to Colonel Barrie Zais). A funeral service will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, 151 South Ann Street, Mobile, Alabama, on Thursday June 7, 2018 at 10am. The family will receive family and friends afterwards. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diocese of the Episcopal Church of the Central Gulf Coast, P.O. Box 13330, Pensacola, Florida 32592, earmarked either as a general donation, or specifically designated to defray costs associated with construction of the Diocesan School for Ministry. (Mobile Register, May 30, 2018.)


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  • Created by: Ray Isbell
  • Added: 24 May 2018
  • Find A Grave Memorial 190028119
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Portia A Fincher Abbot (5 Apr 1930–18 May 2018), Find A Grave Memorial no. 190028119, citing Saint James Episcopal Church Memory Garden, Fairhope, Baldwin County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Ray Isbell (contributor 47188697) .