Frances Martin Abbott, 83, of Albany, GA, died September 13, 2020 at her residence. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3:00 PM at Big Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Irwinville, GA. Rev. Raymond Mixon will officiate. Interment will follow in Irwinville Cemetery.
Mrs. Abbott was a native of Irwin County, GA born on January 31, 1937 to Randolph and Estelle Martin. She graduated from Irwin County High School in 1955 and was employed with Southern Bell Telephone Company (Bell South) in Tifton, GA. Mrs. Abbott married Ray Abbott, Sr. in 1956 and they moved to Albany, GA in 1960 where she continued her employment with Southern Bell (Bell South) and retired after thirty-nine years. She was a member of Sherwood Baptist Church and the Telephone Pioneers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Martin.
Survivors include her husband, Ray Abbott, Sr., two sons, Ray Abbott, Jr. and Philip Abbott all of Albany, GA, a sister, Betty Sutton of Irwinville, GA and four grandchildren, Will Abbott and Evan Abbott both of Albany, GA and Ana Abbott and Ava Abbott both of Dothan, AL.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Mathews Funeral Home. Please observe social distancing guidelines.