Barbara L. Morgan Manues Abernathy
Barbara L. Morgan Manues Abernathy, 84, of Monticello passed away, Friday, July 14, 2017 at her home. She was born August 26, 1932 in Attala Co., Kosciusko, Mississippi to the late Jessie Irby Morgan and Juanita Sweatt Morgan.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Harley Abernathy, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Bethal York Sanders, her sister, Earlene Jones, and three brothers, Paul Morgan, Clarence Morgan and Baby Morgan.
She was a loving, caring, dedicated child care provider for more than 50 years. Many of the children she helped raise have gone on to be professionals. She loved the Lord, Jesus Christ with all of her heart. She helped build the Pentecostal Church in Lake Village. She served the Lord there for 35 years, and continued her faithful service at The United Pentecostal Church of Monticello. “She is loved by Many” and will be greatly missed. She is survived by four daughters, Doris (Dottie) Manues (Glenn) Kellebrew of Monticello, Carolyn A. Manues (Robert) Hoerter of Milford, Pa., Weaida F. Abernathy (Danny) Garrison of Monticello, Mary Ruth Mitchell of Petersburg, Tenn.; thirteen grandchildren, forty great-grandchildren and nineteen great-great-grandchildren; three brothers and three sisters, Erma L. Douglas of Oklahoma City, Ola., Ennis H. Morgan of Monticello, Lena P. (Buddy) Randle of Monticello, Irby E. (Pee Wee) Morgan of Fresno, Calif., Jenell Sharp of Calera, Ala., James W. (Susan) Morgan of Monticello; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, a host of friends and her cherished church family, as well as her many “children” that she cared for and has become a part of her family.
Special appreciation to Arkansas Hospice Nursing Staff for their loving care of our precious Mother. “I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do” –John 17:4.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2017 at The United Pentecostal Church with burial to follow in Lake Village Cemetery. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Sunday evening at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.