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James Bayard "Jimmy" Abbott

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James Bayard "Jimmy" Abbott Obituary

James "Jimmy" Bayard Abbott, 66, beloved husband, father, brother, and friend, entered into the Glory of the Lord on June 22, 2011, at his home.

He was born in Brownsville, Texas, on July 27, 1944, and lived here except during the years he served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred "Freddy" Abbott and Gladys Abbott, and numerous beloved aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Schooley, his children Heather of Austin, R. Perry (Cassie) of Virginia Beach, VA, his brother, Freddy (Carol) of Virginia Beach, VA, his sisters Priscilla of Victoria and Alice of Brownsville, his precious grandchildren Christopher Michael Abbott and Hannah Riley Abbott, dear cousins, niece, and nephews, his best friend, Pete Moore of Harlingen and treasured friends too numerous to name from Scouting, Walk to Emmaus, Kairos Prison Ministries, First Presbyterian Church, AA and his life work as a carpenter/builder.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Brownsville at the corner of Palm and Elizabeth on Tuesday June 28, 2011, at 4 p.m. You are requested to dress in "Jimmy Casual" (NO black), shorts, bright shirts, sandals.

In lieu of flowers, Jimmy's family is requesting that memorial gifts be made in his name to the Boy Scouts of America (Camp Perry Memorial Fund), P.O. Box 2424, Harlingen, TX 78551; Kairos Prison Ministries-Segoiva Unit c/o 1008 West 8th Street, Weslaco, TX 78596; Juan Trevino Memorial Music Scholarship Fund, First Presbyterian Church, 450 Palm Blvd., Brownsville, TX 78520 or to the donor's favorite charity.

Family and friends are invited to view and sign the guestbook, view the complete obituary and offer your condolences to Jimmy's family online at www.darlingmouser.com
Published in Brownsville Herald from June 26 to June 27, 2011
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