Mary Magdalene 'Maggie' Abernathy

Services will be Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation services for Mrs. Mary Magdalene "Maggie" Abernathy, of Gadsden, who passed away Friday, May 10, 2013, at the age of 92. The Rev. Rick Bonds will be officiating. Burial will be at Forrest Cemetery.
Mrs. Abernathy was born in Alabama City, and was a lifelong resident of Etowah County. She loved all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much, and was very proud of each one of them. She was loved by all of her family. She was of the Christian faith and attended the Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett W. Abernathy; parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.F. Bonds; seven brothers; and five sisters.
Mrs. Abernathy is survived by her children, James (Sandra) Abernathy, Michael (Sarah) Abernathy, Lavon (Frank) Pierce, Deborah Boatwright; grandchildren, Melissa (Byron) Tidmore, Kenneth (Jenny) Abernathy, Gary (Angie) Pierce, Stacy (Lee) Simmons, Blake Fowler, Jamie (John) Parton, Lee Anne (Thomas) Mooney, Jeff Abernathy, Mike (Suzanne) Beggs and Leisa Cole; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Fisher, Jaylen, Courtney, Bella, Nikolas, Delaney, Deanna, LilyRose, Emmery, River, Jeremy, Justin and Jordan; brother, Clyde (Frances) Bonds; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Special thanks to Dr. Steve Sanders, Dr. Russell Whitaker, ER staff and SIC unit of Gadsden Regional Medical Center.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at

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Collier-Butler Funeral Home
824 Rainbow Drive Gadsden, AL 35901
(256) 543-2140

Published in The Gadsden Times from May 11 to May 14, 2013