ABARE, Martha P., 61, of Colonial Heights, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 11, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Obbie Pitts and Ruth Ellison; sister, Bea Hinson. Mrs. Abare is survived by her husband, Richard Abare; daughters, Angela Bishop (Bobby), Christina Abare; sons, Bryan and Richard Pitts; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; sister, Louise Woodruff; brother, Tommy Pitts. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rte. 10). Her funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Amelia, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the , 4240 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, Va. 23060.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.