Oneta Faye Wilcox Abbott

April 15, 1919 - July 5, 2009

Oneta Faye Wilcox Abbott was born April 15, 1919 in Collin County and passed away July 5, 2009 in Richardson, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Edward and Nettie Morton Wilcox, and her husband, Elton E. Abbott. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Dorcas and Stanley Helms, Linda and John Buchanan. She had four grandchildren and their spouses, Dr. Bradley Helms, Steven and Kappi Helms, Kelley Buchanan, Rhonda and Robbie LaFarge. She also had four great-grandchildren, Holiday and Kate Helms, Kimberly and John Mark Young. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Troy and Laura Alice Wilcox, and her sister, Patsy Jo Dillard. Other survivors include numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. She graduated from Princeton High School in 1936 where she played basketball. Oneta loved working and continued her work as a florist until she was 80 when health issues forced her retirement. She was active in her church, First Baptist Church of Allen and for many years did volunteer work at local hospitals. Her family especially thanks the staff at Atria of Richardson for their loving support and care for the last two years. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 8, 2009, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas. Family and friends are invited to the funeral home at their convenience on Tuesday to pay their respects and to sign the register book. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Tuesday evening beginning at 7:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

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What a special lady. Her sweet smile, kind voice & loving ways. Always looked forward to her call each year to let me know about her Christmas Craft sale! Have many Christmas decorations that were made by her - I treasure them all! Prayers to you all, Lynda Lynda Brooks Caplinger, July 14, 2009 To the family, May each special memory comfort you. Look forward to the time when we can welcome back our loved ones from the sleep that only our heavenly Father can awaken them from by means of his beloved Son, Jesus Christ. We have that promise. Jesus himself said at John 5:28,29, "The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will...come out." You have my deepest sympathy. Mrs. C. Dunmore, July 7, 2009 Please accept my sincere condolences to each of you in Neta's passing. Working with her here at the funeral home we witnessed a lady who, like many of us, had a strong Christian faith, love of family and excellent work ethics. She was a blessing to all who knew her. Tajuana 'T' Roberts, July 7, 2009 Our hearts are broken at the passing of our friend and client, Mrs. Abbott. We all have special memories, from making beautiful bows for our Christmas tree decorations to just laughing and visiting in the activities room. She was such a lovely person, so kind and caring. It was an honor to be involved in her care and to get to know her. May God bless you. The Staff of PCS, INC Home Health. Patient Centered Services, Inc Home Health Care Agency, July 7, 2009 FAYE'S BEAUTIFUL SMILE IS STILL IMPRINTED IN MY MEMORY BOOK AS WE WERE TEENAGERS. HER COUSIN, HOWELL LEE WILCOX, AND I WERE LIKE BROTHERS AND SHE AND I MET OCCASIONALLY. THANK YOU FOR THE MEMORIES BILL LANDERS ALL BILL & ARGEL LANDERS, July 7, 2009 We send our sympathy, prayers, and love to all of the family. Our thoughts are with you in your time of loss. We treasure our wonderful memories of good times with Faye. Our Love, Ozetta Wilcox Reddell, Randy & Carolyn Reddell Ozetta Wilcox Reddell, July 6, 2009