Mary Martha Abernathy

November 26, 1926 - August 17, 2006

Mrs. Mary Martha Abernathy, age 79, of McKinney, Texas passed away August 17, 2006, in McKinney. She was born November 26, 1926, in Dallas, Texas to George Preston and Fon (Smith) Mitcham. On December 23, 1946, she married Jewell Ernest Abernathy in Cisco, Texas. Mrs. Abernathy was a member of the First United Methodist Church of McKinney and the Jeanne D’Arc Club. She was a graduate of SMU University. She is survived by her sons, Mike Abernathy and wife, Connie of Celina, Texas, Richard Abernathy and wife, Jill of McKinney, Texas and Matt Abernathy and wife, Cindy of Celina; grandchildren, Courtney Kuykendall of Ft. Worth, Texas, Jordan Abernathy and Jacob Abernathy both of McKinney, Amelia Abernathy of Celina, Mark Abernathy of Norman, Oklahoma, and Lydia Abernathy of McKinney. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jewell; son, David; and four brothers, Jim, Bill, Geep and Fred Mitcham. Mary Martha was proud to be the first female cheerleader at SMU. However, her family and friends remember her as short in stature, but large in life. She avoided harsh conversation; always looked for the best in others; and shared herself with reassuring kindness. Her gracious and warm manner was a welcome respite from today’s coarseness. She was always a lady. She will be missed by all. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 18, 2006, at Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney with Rev. John Allen officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

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I still miss her and our wonderful visits together. She was a special friend and neighbor. Taffy E Delgado, February 27, 2007 Mike,Richard,Matt, Im so sorry to hear about your mom she was an angel! Matt and I stole her car one night and went to fords grocrey store and got a Bar-B-Que sandwich and we didnt even get in trouble I just loved her what a sweetheart. Walter Hamm, January 9, 2007 I am so sorry about your loss. May the God of all comfort surround you during these days. Love in Christ, Charm Cameron Charm Cameron, September 23, 2006 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His godly ones. Psalm 116:15 (NAS) Louis and Syble Miller, August 24, 2006 Richard, you and I graduated high school the same. I was the editor of our yearbook. Although I did not personally know you Mother, she had to have been a great person to raise such great sons. Richard please tell Jill I said hello. I remember her while I was still working as Staffing Coordinator at Richardson Medical Center and she worked for a Staffing Agency. We would talk of you each time she came to visit. I remember her telling me about meeting you and saying "Sharon, I think he's the one, I really love him." My condolences to your family. Sharon L McCarty, August 22, 2006 Your Mother was a "true" lady.....and always had a kind word for everyone. You are in my prayers Geri Huntsinger, August 21, 2006 My sympathy goes out to your boys and their families. You will be truly missed. Marcella Sokol Marcella Sokol, August 21, 2006 My sincerest condolences for your loss. I have great memories of the times we had together, and I am thinking of you at this difficult time. Michael Richard Coughlin, August 20, 2006 She was a wonderful neighbor and friend. Our sympathy to the family. Tom & Jane linstrum, August 18, 2006 Sorry to hear about your mother Richard. She must have been a wonderful mom. Sherman Sherman D. MILLENDER, August 18, 2006 We ae so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers! Jack & Denice Webb, August 18, 2006 What a truly wonderful person. I have such fond wonderful memories. My thoughts are with your family, she will truly be missed. Judi McKissick-McCoy, August 18, 2006 Mike, Richard and Matt, I was truely sorry to hear of your mother's death. I remember her as a wonderful woman. I will have all of you and your families in my prayers. Bill Bradshaw, August 18, 2006 Our condolences for Richard and family. Keith & Kathy Clifton, August 18, 2006 At this difficult time it is also a time to look forward with hope celebration. Our prayers go out to your entire family at your time of loss. Steve and Libby Maus, August 18, 2006 Heaven is just a more beautiful place. What a lovely lady she was! God blessings on all of you - Hannah T Jones, August 17, 2006 Mary Martha was always a pleasure to be around. We are sorry for your loss but rejoice in the joyful reunions she is now experiencing. Julie & Tommy Fort, August 17, 2006