Mildred L. "Sally" Abbott, age 71, of Jonesboro, Arkansas died Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at NEA Baptist Medical Center. She had lived in Jonesboro for two years, formerly of Hot Springs, Arkansas.
On October 29, 1957, she married Jack Abbott, who preceded her in death on April 12, 2006. She was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Amber; one sister; and two brothers.
She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Jonesboro and was a foster parent for nine years, for 73 children.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy Darrell and Robin Abbott of North Little Rock, Billy Gene and Kimberly Abbott of Honolulu, Hawaii and Bobby Joe and Daphne Abbott of Jonesboro; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Darrell Watts of Springdale; three brothers, Richard H. Anderson of Rossville, Georgia, James Anderson of Oglethorpe, Georgia and Freddie Joe Anderson of Chattanooga, Tennessee; two grandsons; and six granddaughters.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, June 28, 2008 at the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Hot Springs with Brother Matt Smith officiating.
Visitation will be from noon until the service time on Saturday.
Interment will be in the Mountain Valley Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs.
Pallbearers will be David Wilson, Gene Kelley, Tom Qualls, Randy Abbott, Floyd Abbott, and Darrell Watts.
For lasting memorials, the family request that you please consider Jonesboro Southeast Gideon Camp, P.O. Box 4002, Jonesboro, Arkansas, 72403, or First Assembly of God Building Fund, 1404 Stone Street, Jonesboro, Arkansas, 72401.
Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.