Frances Abbott

Obituary of Frances Fairweather Abbott

Frances Fairweather Abbott, 65, of Lynchburg, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Virginia Baptist Hospital after a long illness. She was the wife of Phillip Noell Abbott for 46 years.

Born November 28, 1955, in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Antoinette K. Sowers. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and retired, due to health reasons, on July 1, 2021 from Perrymont Elementary School where she was a teacher’s aide with Autistic children. In her spare time, she loved to do crafts, such as painting, knitting and jewelry making.

In addition to her husband, Phillip, she is survived by a daughter, Emily A. Kane and her husband, Michael, of Mt. Holly, NC; two grandchildren, Madelyn B. Kane and Zoey N. Kane and numerous nieces and nephews.

There is no service scheduled at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Autism Society of America, 6110 Executive Blvd. Suite 305, Rockville, MD, 20852 or call 1-800-328-8476. School supply donations can be made for children at Perrymont Elementary School, 409 Perrymont Ave. Lynchburg, VA 24502 (434-515-5250).

Diuguid Funeral Service & Crematory, Wiggington Road Chapel,385-8900, is serving the family. On-line condolences may be sent to



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