Lynn Wilkerson Abbott


Mrs. Lynn Wilkerson Abbott, 66, a lifelong resident of New Church, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2021, in Norfolk. Born April 26, 1955, in Salisbury, Md., she was the daughter of the late Philip Ray Wilkerson Sr. and the late Margaret Ann Townsend Wilkerson.

She graduated from Atlantic High School in 1973 and continued her education in order to obtain a bachelor’s degree in education from Salisbury State College. Lynn served as a teacher for over 30 years with Accomack County Public Schools, showing tough love but dedication to all of her students. She spent many years on the ball field as a Little League softball coach, coaching her daughters along with a number of other amazing girls. Lynn lived her life serving others, always putting everyone else first. There wasn’t a thing she wouldn’t do for anyone.

Lynn is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 45 years, Timmy; two daughters, Catie Abbott (Joshua) and Christie Jo Taylor and her husband, Dustin; two sisters, Lisa Wilkerson and Kim Creasy and her husband, Jimmy; sisters and brother-in-law, Eska Beckstoffer and her husband, Herman, John Abbott and his wife, Sue, Bonnie Walker (Phil), and Donna Abbott; three grandchildren, Jaxon, Hunter, and McCoy; her loving goddaughter and niece, Sara Van Beebe; and many special nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her inlaws, Thomas Van Abbott and Wilma Jo Abbott; and her three brothers, Philip Wilkerson Jr., Van Wilkerson, and Lyle Wilkerson Sr.

At her request, a Celebration of Life service will be held June 12, 2021, at 2 p.m., on the family farm in Miona, Va.

Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, 107 Vine St., Pocomoke City, MD 21851.

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