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Lebanon Baptist Church
Thursday October 29th, 2015
2:00pm - 3:30pm

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Lebanon Baptist Church
Thursday October 29th, 2015

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Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery
Thursday October 29th, 2015

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Ella May Abbott

Ella May (Pierce) Abbott, 89 passed away on Thursday December 3, 2020 at Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was a former long-time resident of Long Branch. She currently resided at Cambridge Hillside personal care home in North Charleroi. Because of her pleasant nature and helpfulness to the other residents,she was honored to be chosen as the first "resident of the month".

She was born May 24, 1931 in Centerville, PA the daughter of the late Howard and Eliza Ann Woods Pierce. She was a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ in Roscoe where she was an Ordained Deaconess, former Sunday School teacher and a former member of The Ladies' Uplift Circle. She truly served the Lord with all her heart. She had worked at Santori's Cabinet Manufacturing and later at Keystone Bakery as the head shipping clerk. Ella May enjoyed cooking, baking and canning. Because of her generous nature,many of her relatives and friends enjoyed her recipes through the years. Later in life she crocheted baby afghans for all who had a newborn.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: John Robert and Freda of Long Branch, Elder James and Betty of Roscoe and daughter and son-in-law Diane and Ed Nester of Hanover Township; grandson Scott (Marissa) Abbott of Rostraver Township and great grandchildren Isaac and Ava Abbott. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband John, infant daughter Susan Kay and granddaughter Janell Abbott. Also, preceding her in death were all her siblings: brothers Howard, Everett, Earnest, David, Ralph and sisters Sarah Sisley, Ruth Lytle, Elizabeth Klingensmith and Mildred Sanders.

The family would like to thank Doctors R.G. Krishnan and Charles Gennaula along with their staffs for the compassionate care of Ella May, the staff of Man Valley Hospital, and her "friends" of OSPTA staffing: nurse Shellie and rehab therapists Joe and Brett. A special thank you to the entire staff of Cambridge Hillside who attended to her needs the past 3 1/2 years. Visitation and services will be private. Interment at Mon Valley Memorial Park, Carroll Twp.


Rest in peace, dear, kind Aunt May. My earliest memories include running into Aunt May's kitchen unannounced looking for Jimmy and Diane. Pretty much every Saturday. We were always welcome. Later in life I enjoyed our Christmas visits with her famous hotdogs and potato salad. I will miss you Aunt May.

Deb Babirad Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

Aunt May was my Grandmothers little sister. They lived next door to each other. We would visit Grandma every Saturday and stay all day. We would walk down the driveway and visit Aunt May and then go see Uncle Ralph. Us kids would get together and play outside in the summer or in winter play games In Aunt Mays cellar. Aunt May was always so kind and sweet- like Grandma. She made a simple hot dog taste like a treat and she made the very best potato salad you would everything have. She made the best of every situation always staying pleasant and positive. I know that Aunt May is now in heaven.

Carol Gibson Dec 12 2020 12:00 AM

Sister Ella May was a beautiful, faithful servant of God. The few times I had a chance to see her while back home in Pa. She shared with me her testimony and shared some wonderful experiences and few funny stories.
She will be missed.
May God comfort her family at this time.

Mitzi Calabro Dec 11 2020 12:00 AM

I didn't know Sister Ella May very well but she was a sweet, loving sister and a wonderful example of a true servant of God. She will be missed but I know she has run her race well and has received her reward. I continue to pray for her family that God will comfort them during this time.

Sister Lisa Champine

Lisa Champine Dec 10 2020 12:00 AM

We all loved Aunt May. She was a kind sweet person, and a fantastic cook. One of our favorite memories was of the family picnics she used to have. They were always fun and the food was delicious.

George, Kathy, Janelle, George M. Dec 7 2020 12:00 AM

Great Aunt May was my grandmother's sister. My grandmother would bring me over to visit Aunt May. She would always welcome you with a treat and a soda. Share fun laughter, great stories. She never forgot my birthday. I even got a birthday card this year from her. I will keep it always. I will miss her potato salad and spicy relish. I will miss her company and the warmth she had about her. She was a loyal servant to the lord and lead by example. I love you and miss you always. To my family... I am here for you all. Feel free to reach out to me if you need anything. - love, Charles F. Savona, Jr

Charles F Savona Jr Dec 7 2020 12:00 AM

Sister Ella May shared her love with everyone and was the best example of a Saint. Even at her lowest point, she reminded me that her trust was in the Lord and acknowledged Him in all things. I loved her and will miss her, but know that she now rejoices in Paradise.

Karen Progar Dec 7 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Bob & Frieda, Jim & Betty, Diane & Ed and families, So very sorry for your loss. Ella May was such a kind and gentle lady. I always enjoyed spending time with her. She was a great cook and made the best potato salad. You have my deepest sympathy and are in my prayers.

Patricia Piel Dec 5 2020 12:00 AM

Ella May, My sister in Christ.
She was always special to us. She set an excellent example of a servant of God.
She made the best desserts and shared them with us frequently. We always knew we would receive cards for the holidays and she never forgot my birthday.
We will miss her little giggle and her smile.
Rest in peace, my sister. Your testimony will live on.

Sylvia and Lawrence Dec 5 2020 12:00 AM

Ellie was such a sweet kind lady. She is with her heavenly family now. Rescued to the arms of Jesus.

Jim and Kellie Speck Dec 5 2020 12:00 AM