Abigail Ray Whitson, age 8, of
Burnside, passed from this life on Thursday, December 1, 2016,
at her home, with her family at her side.
Abigail was born on October 13,
2008, in Somerset. She enjoyed being a second grade
student at Burnside Elementary. Abigail was a member of
Girl Scouts of America Troop #2983. She loved getting to
spend time with her family and friends. Abigail enjoyed
watching cartoons and loved the Disney Channel. She had a
love for stuffed animals, and had a big collection of Beanie
babies. Abigail attended Neeley’s Creek Baptist Church.
She was loved by all who knew her.
She is survived by her parents,
Jodi Whitson and Garry Baker, of Burnside; her brothers, Noah
Baker and Paul Baker, both of Burnside; her sister, Emily Baker,
of Burnside; her grandparents, Julie and Delbert Hopkins, of
Burnside, and Gary and Kathy Baker, of Somerset; her
great-grandmother, Hollis Whitson, of Somerset; her aunts and
uncles, Sheri and Jake Holloway, of Somerset, Misti Coffey, of
Somerset, Amanda and Allen Lewis, of Monticello and Jonathan and
Kristin Whitson, of Somerset; and her cousins, Megan Coffey,
Morgan Coffey, Martina Cummings, Christopher Holloway, Kaitlyn
Holloway, Anna Whitson, Grace Diggins, Jayden Diggins, Willow
Whitson, Mason Lewis, Riley Lewis and Bryson Dick.
Preceding Abigail in death is
her grandfather, Gary Whitson; her great-grandfather, John
Whitson; and her great-uncle, Mike Whitson.
Visitation will be Saturday,
December 3, 2016, after 6:00 p.m., in Southern Oaks Funeral Home
Funeral services will be held
on Sunday, December 4, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., in the funeral home
chapel with Bro. Jerry Frye officiating. Burial will be in
Pine Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Abigail Ray Whitson Monument Fund.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.