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Eden, NC - It is with profound sorrow that we announce the death of Mrs. Naomi Hairston Abbott of 226 Matthew Street, who passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2023; at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina.
She was born on January 14, 1935, in Eden, NC (formerly Spray), to the late Samuel and Victoria Hairston. Naomi was a "Class of 1954" graduate of Douglas High School in Eden, NC. After receiving her diploma, she attended cosmetology school and was selected as class queen during her tenure. Shortly thereafter, she was employed at WT Grants department store and worked as an associate, and for the last 20 years of her work life, she was employed as a bank teller with BB&T Bank and Trust.
Naomi was a faithful, lifelong member of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, where she was church secretary, president of the senior choir, a member of the missionary circle and vacation bible school teacher. She also was a member of the goodwill savings club and a former member of the city of Eden, NC planning board.
In addition to her parents, Naomi was preceded in death by her husband, Ananias C. Abbott; one sister, Lorrine Williams and one brother, Lawrence Minor.
Mrs. Naomi Hairston Abbott leaves to cherish her memory to her loving daughter, Rita Y. Abbott, and grandson, Khama A. Abbott both of Silver Spring, MD; four sisters, Rev. Gloria A. Purcell of the home, Nancy West of Oak Ridge, NC, Eula Martin of Washington, DC, and Brenda Williams “adopted” of Greensboro, NC; and one brother, Samuel Hairston Jr. (Dixie) of High Point, NC; four sisters-in-law, Rosalind Minor of Jamestown, NC, Betty Abbott, Annie Abbott, and Willa Abbott all of Ruffin, NC; three “adopted daughters,” Donna Purcell, Debra Purcell, and Margie Grant of Eden, NC, a host of loving nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and countless relatives, and friends.
A viewing will be Friday, July 28, 2023; from 2 PM to 7 PM at Fulton-Walton Memorial Eden Chapel; 417 Price Street, Eden, NC 27288.
A visitation for Mrs. Naomi Hairston Abbott will be Saturday, July 29, 2023; from 2 PM to 3 PM at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church; 607 Stanton Street, Eden, NC 27288.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Naomi Hairston Abbott will be Saturday, July 29, 2023; at 3 PM at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church; 607 Stanton Street, Eden, NC 27288.
Interment will follow at Hamlin Cemetery; 647 Creekridge Drive, in Eden, NC 27288.
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All arrangements for Mrs. Naomi Hairston Abbott are entrusted to Fulton-Walton Memorial Chapel; 417 Price Street, Eden, NC 27288.