Gladys Lee (Cook) Abbott (1938 - 2019)

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Gladys Lee Cook Abbott, 80, passed away at Hospice of Savannah, surrounded by her loving family, the morning of January 23, 2019, after a short illness.
Gladys was born in Lithonia, Georgia on July 11, 1938. She graduated with the class of 1957 from Lithonia High School. She moved to Savannah and later to Midway with her husband and children. She was a member of Fleming Baptist Church.
Most individuals might not know of Gladys's athletic abilities. She was the captain of her high school basketball team, excelled at softball but was most proud of carrying the highest average in her Savannah women's bowling league for three years in a row. She was also a true-blue University of Georgia Bulldawg fan.
There was nothing that Gladys could not grow. She was a master gardener that breathed life into any plant or flower and ultimately respected and admired all of the nature God bestowed on Earth.
She was a true cook in all respects of the word. She was passionate about providing nurture for those she loved and anyone that had the privilege of tasting her Brunswick stew, of which she never gave out the recipe, as well as her made from scratch coconut cake, can attest it was the best in the world. Gladys never relied on measuring spoons or exact recipes but rather used her knowledge and love to produce wonderful dishes that will go on for years.
Gladys was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, John W. Abbott Sr., sons, John W. Abbott Jr. and Timothy A. Abbott, brothers, Fredrick and Franklin Cook and sister, Mary Catherine Cook Crossley.
She is survived by her daughters, Rita Dykes (Don), Penny Cox (Rodger) both of Fleming; granddaughters, Leah Gumataotao (Vince), Ashley Dickerson (Eric), Brittny Hilton; grandsons, Daniel Hilton, Zachary Dykes, Dale Cox; sister, Margaret Cook Brooks (Max); and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Thomas L. Carter Funeral Home in Flemington.
The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m.
Interment will immediately follow the service in Daniel Baptist Cemetery, Richmond Hill, Ga.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Hospice of Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416.
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Thomas L Carter Funeral Home
1822 E Oglethorpe Highway
Hinesville, GA 31313
(912) 876-5095
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Published in Coastal Courier from Jan. 24 to Jan. 31, 2019
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