Brenda J. Abel

Wednesday, August 7, 1946 - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

In Loving Memory

Photo of Brenda J. Abel  - 1946-2017

Canton - Brenda Jane Abel, 71, died unexpectedly Wednesday December 20th, 2017 at Haywood Regional Medical Center.

A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Glen and Mary Lou Henson Abel.She was a member of Morning Star United Methodist Church and was a volunteer  at The Community Kitchen in Canton.  Mrs. Abel will be remembered as a kind and caring grandmother who loved her church and her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother David Abel.

She is survived by a brother, Douglas Abel and his wife Judy; two daughters, Kristie Shipman White and her husband David of Fletcher, April Broadbent Baker and her husband Rich of Brandon, Florida; a son, Thomas Dale Shipman of Hayesville, North Carolina; 8 grandchildren; Amanda Shipman of Phoenix, Arizona, Cody Shipman of Bellingham Washington, April Shipman, also of Bellingham, Melissa White of Chapel Hill, David White, Jr., of Asheville, Jesse White and his wife, Bhavneet of Raleigh, Emily Carothers of Brandon, Florida, and Seth Shepard, also of Brandon; 3 great-grandchildren; Jaxon Varley and Madison Varley, of Phoenix, Arizona and Gabriel Castanon of Brandon, Florida.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Silver Bluff Nursing Home for their loving care and endless patience in the care of Brenda.

Private services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation in Brenda’s honor be made to:The Community Kitchen, P.O. Box 513 Canton NC, 28716.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Abel family

Condolences from family and friends


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Sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. My Love and Prayers are for all of you at this time of sorrow.
Ruby Shipman Crumpler
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
R. L.,Jane and TammyShipman
I was so sorry to hear about Brenda, however, I know she is at peace. I remember her as always having a smile on her face and telling me that she named her daughter Kristie, after my brother because she loved him so much. My deepest sympathy to the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Anne Mathews
Sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. my love and Prayers to all the family.
Ruby Crumpler
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort.
Linda Queen Roberts