BEREA — Shirley Abel went to be with the Lord on December 25, 2013.
Shirley had a sweet spirit and made people feel loved. She showed Christ’s love in everything she did. She loved spending time with family and friends and they will always remember her laughter and smile. Although family and friends will miss her, they rejoice in her homegoing.
Shirley was born in Dayton, Tennessee, to the late John and Mary Ruth Dulaney. She retired from Parker Seal Company and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where she was a member of the WMU, choir and on occasion played the piano at the church. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, Wonder Weavers and the Madison County Breast Cancer Support Group.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by: her husband, Jack Abel; and two brothers, John and Aubrey Dulaney.
She is survived by: her daughters, Teresa (Rick) Abel Carpenter and Debbie (Greg) Abel Frazier; three brothers, Freeman Dulaney, Floyd Dulaney, David Collins; one sister, Bobbie Helton; five grandchildren, Heather (Todd) Wilson, Derek (Leikka) Carpenter, Logan (Jessica) Frazier, Elizabeth Frazier and Rebekah Frazier. She also leaves behind three great-grandchildren and two great-grandsons expected in 2014.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 28, 2013, at Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Davis and Bro. Larry David Freeman officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Lakes Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers will be Rick Carpenter, Greg Frazier, Derek Carpenter, Logan Frazier, Todd Wilson and Larry Helton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, Scaffold Cane Road, Berea, KY 40403 or the Madison County Breast Cancer Support Group, 138 Caleast Road, Richmond, KY 40475.