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Phillip Abbott

Phillip Franklin Abbott

Friday, June 4th, 1948 - Thursday, December 19th, 2019
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Obituary

Phillip Franklin Abbott, 71, of White Stone, Virginia went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 19, 2019.

Phillip was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Hazel Abbott; brother, Jackson Abbott; sister, Mary Hayden and grandson, Bert Harich. He is survived by the love of his life, Mary Lee Kellum-Abbott; daughter, Linda K. Reeves (Randy); grandsons, Randy S. Reeves, Jr. and Tyler A. Reeves; son, John Lee Kellum (Nancy); daughter, Loretta Harich and her two daughters, Crystal and Shelia; brother, Harry Vermilyea (Shirley); sister, Ina Jane Edwards (William); sister, Doris Bury and several nieces and nephews.

Phillip was a lifelong member of Claybrook Baptist Church where he serves as a Trustee, Deacon, Choir Member, Sunday School Teacher, dedicated worker in Vacation Bible School and served on numerous committees.

He was a professional truck driver for over 45 years. His first trucking career began with W. E. Kellum, Inc. and from there he began a 24 year career with The DuPont Corporation (Conoco). While working for DuPont, he won numerous awards for safe driving and mileage. After retiring from DuPont, Phillip went to work for Ransone's Nursery and Maintenance, Inc. and worked there for 14 years. He retired in 2016 due to health issues.

Phillip and Mary Lee enjoyed traveling and took numerous trips. In 2010 they traveled to the Holy Land where they were baptized in the Jordan River and visited the birth and burial sites of Jesus. They enjoyed their trips to Disney World and Sandbridge with Ran and Tyler. Phillip loved to talk and always made new friends wherever he went. He loved John Wayne movies and eating hard crabs.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p. m. Monday, December 23, 2019 at Claybrook Baptist Church, Weems, Va. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends 2-4 p. m. Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock. Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to Claybrook Baptist Church, P. O. Box 15, Weems, VA 22576.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Currie Funeral Home
    Address
    116 East Church St
    Kilmarnock, VA
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  • Service

    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Claybrook Baptist Church
    Address
    2242 Weems Road
    Weems, VA 22576
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    Officiant
    Rev. David Joe Jones
    Co-Celebrant
    Rev. Dennis Martin
  • Interment

    Location
    Claybrook Baptist Church Cemetery
    Address
    2242 Weems Road
    Weems, Virginia 22576
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Donations are being accepted for: Claybrook Baptist Church.

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Arnita Jefferson

Posted at 06:39pm
Mary Lee I am so sorry to hear of Phillip's passing. It was a joy working with him for so many years. He will be remembered fondly.
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John Lee and Nancy Kellum

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We will be miss you greatly. Thank you for being such a humble servant to your family, friends and God's kingdom.
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