Virgil Wilson Mortuary
2200 North Conway
Mission, TX 78572
(956) 585-2721


Obituary Condolences

EDINBURG - Zelda C. Abbott, 53, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 22, 2011. She was born in Rio Grande City on November 16, 1957 to Hernan+ and Noelia L.+ Cortez. A beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and dear friend has entered eternal life. She has served many on this earth with grand passion. She received her Bachelor's from the University of Texas Pan American and taught English in Donna and Edinburg. Due to her passion of education, she was compelled to give more and decided to pursue a Masters in Counseling where she committed herself to the kids of Bryan Elementary in Mission CISD. Not once did she look back and regret her 29 years of commitment to education. Due to a short illness, her commitment to serving children ended. She will be missed with a grief beyond all tears.
She is survived by her wonderful husband Charles B. Abbott who was her soul mate, her loving daughter, Jessica P. (Nicolas) Garza of Sharyland, stepson Charles W. (Melissa) Abbott of Houston; her grandchildren, Janessa Ramirez, Alexis N. Garza, Zoey A. Garza and Olivia Abbott. She is also survived by her sister Alda C. Garza of Rio Grande City and numerous cousins, and nieces. She will also be greatly missed by the entire Abbott family. Zelda you will always live in the hearts and minds of the loving family you left behind. Beautiful memories are treasured forever of happy days when we were together.
Family will receive friends on Monday, July 25, 2011 from 1:00 pm to 9:00 p.m. at Virgil Wilson Memorial Chapel in Mission. Chapel Service will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Virgil Wilson Memorial Chapel in Mission. Interment to follow to Valley Memorial Gardens in Mission. You are invited to sign the online guest book at www.virgilwilsonmortuary.com Funeral arrangements and Services have been entrusted to the care of Virgil Wilson Mortuary of Mission.
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Published in The Monitor on July 24, 2011
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