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Abbie Claudelle Longbottom Blackstock
  • December 25, 1934
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  • July 21, 2022

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Abbie Claudelle Longbottom Blackstock, Summerfield, Fl., for the past year.  Died in early hours of July 21, 2022.

Birth:  12/25/1934 in Hereford, Deaf Smith County, TX

Mother:  Laverne Dixon (Posey) Longbottom McMinn, born in Hereford, TX, died November, 1995

Father:  Claude Moore Longbottom, born in Tempe, AZ., died March, 1940

Abbie attended school at Central Elementary, Hereford Jr. High and Hereford High School, all in Hereford, TX.

Abbie married William C. Blackstock on 01/12/1998 in Hereford, TX.  They met on a cruise ship.

William (Bill) and Abbie lived in Bill’s hometown of Scotland for about 3 years, moved to Polo Ridge in The Villages, FL., for 10+ years, then to Good Samaritan Village in Kissimmee for the next 10+ years.  Then they moved temporarily to Lady Lake, FL and settled in Summerfield, FL., for the past year.  Abbie has been a resident at the Caregivers’ Comfort & Care facility (3 C’s), located on Hwy 42 in Summerfield, under Hospice Care, for the past 2 months.

Worked at numerous places though out her life but her favorite was at Don Tardy, Inc., starting in 1992,  located in TX.  Abbie worked in volunteer positions every place she lived after retirement and was always a part of a Baptist Church in the community where she lived.  Abbie lived in Good Samaritan Village, Kissimmee,  FL., for more than 10 years and was always serving others.  Her favorite volunteer job there was the GSV Gift Shop, where she was the manager.

Abbie’s son was Jesse L. Dones (wife Debra), Laconia IN.  Jesse (Skipper) and Debra gave Abbie a granddaughter, Jessica S. Terry (husband Jamie) born 1973.  The great grandchildren are: Dalton Terry (wife Lindzie) born 1997 and Shaye Terry, born 2002.  All are residing in Laconia, IN,.

Abbie’s daughter, Leann Hartman of Sherman, TX., gave Abbie two grandchildren:  Trevor Hardin (wife is Ali), born 1980, and Lesley Hardin, born 1979.  The great grandchildren are:  Kali Brown, born 1997, Jacob Cothran, born 2003 and Lily Cothran, born 2007.

Her love was no less for Bill’s five children, all living in the UK.  They are as follows:  Bobby Blackstock, Bill (Louise), Douglas (Emma), Anne (Harvey) and Janet (Alex).  They have 12 children total, which were grandchildren to Bill.

Abbie’s love for their children and grandchildren was shown in her daily life of giving and service.

Abbie has 4 surviving siblings, which includes Pat Barrett, Nan Walden Walker and Cynthia Streun -Hartley, all living in Hereford, Tx. and W.P. (Bill) McMinn of Waco, Tx.  There is one surviving brother-in-law, Calvin Goodin, husband of the late Marian Goodin, also of Hereford, Tx.

Celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Crossroads Community Church, located at 275 Griffin Avenue  Lady Lake FL 32159.  Visitation will start at 1:00 p.m., with the service following at 2:00 p.m.  Light refreshments will be available during visitation, everyone is welcome.  The burial and graveside service will be at a later date in Hereford, TX.  Arrangements entrusted with BALDWIN BROTHERS Funeral & Cremation Society-Spanish Springs, 352-480-5959.  Sentiments may be located online www.baldwincremation.com.


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Location:
Crossroads Community Church
275 Griffin Avenue, Lady Lake, FL 32159
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Date & Time:
July 24, 2022 at 2:00 PM


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  1. Ian Rutherford says:
    29 Jul 2022
    Bill, to you and yours. Jan and I can remember the first time we met Abbie all those years ago in Gourock. Her Southern drawl was distinctive and once heard, never forgotten. I also remember when you all dropped in on us for lunch one Sunday. Abbie headed straight for the kitchen to help Mom (Jan) and it took several tellings off before she took heid that she was the guest, and was to sit down and be treated as such. Take care and love and hugs to you all. x

  2. Bobby Blackstock says:
    24 Jul 2022
    To my lovely and kind step mother Abbie.
    You have gone to your God now and any pain for you is gone.
    It did not seem so long, but we loved you being part of our family.
    Thank you for all your kindnesses.
    You really will be missed by us all.

    Bobby and the boys Barry, Graeme and Martyn

  3. Alison elliot says:
    23 Jul 2022
    Our thoughts are without you all. Abbie was a lovely lady and she will be sadly missed by all. Love and hugs to you all Fraser, Alison, Ross and Sophie xxxx

  4. Skipper Jessy Dones says:
    23 Jul 2022
    Mom, You Will Be Missed! I lLove You , and Someday we'll see each other again! With Jesus!
    Glory To GOD!
    Your Son ,
    Skipper (Jessy) Dones Jr.

  5. Donald & Barbara says:
    23 Jul 2022
    Abbie was one of the nicest woman Barbara and l ever met. She will be sadly missed. Our heartfelt condolences go to Willie and both sides of the family.

  6. Deborah Irish says:
    22 Jul 2022
    Bill - sorry to hear of Abbie's passing. She was such a beautiful woman inside and out. Cherish those beautiful memories, keeping her tucked away in your heart. God bless you.

  7. Marti says:
    22 Jul 2022
    Abbie helped manage the gift shop at the Care Center at Good Samaritan Village with grace and kindness. She will missed!
    Marti Fisher... A volunteer she gave so much support to!

  8. Cheryl Lukuch says:
    22 Jul 2022
    Dear Bill & family
    I am so sorry to hear Abbie has passed. I have missed her so much and wished I could talk to her one last time. She was my right hand gal @ the Gift Shop in Kissimmee. She was always there when I needed her. She was a very a good Christian lady. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. As always, Cheryl ( Boss Lady.

  9. Stevie Malcher says:
    22 Jul 2022
    Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this sad time

  10. Lorna McGinn says:
    22 Jul 2022
    Dear Bill and all the family - so sorry to hear about Abbie's passing.
    You are in our thoughts xxxx
    From Lorna, Graeme & family (Skelmorlie)

  11. David Monast says:
    22 Jul 2022
    Dear Bill, So sorry for your loss, Abbie was such a beautiful woman, may she rest in peace.

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