AMerican Veteran 10

Edgar Walter Abanathy,Jr.

October 17, 1931 ~ August 25, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old


Edgar Walter Abanathy, Jr., affectionately called “June” by his family and friends, entered into eternal rest on August 25, 2023.

Edgar was born on October 17, 1931 to the late Walter William Abanathy and Sarah Jane Brown in Mount Holly, North Carolina. He was educated in the North Carolina public school system. Edgar enlisted in the US Navy as a Welder and was honorably discharged after 14 years of service. Edgar was a Mason and founding member of Seven Wise Men Lodge #1, Past Grand Master and he achieved his 33rd Degree. He loved fishing, camping but most importantly his family.

Edgar was predeceased by his parents, Walter William Abernathy and Sara Jane Brown; grandparents, Jenny Latter, Ed Latter; brother, Shakespeare Lewis; grandsons, Walter Abanathy, Artis Michon Abanathy; one great grandson, Levarius Mitchell; and brother-in-law, Robert Crawford.

Edgar leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife of 66 years, Emma T. Abanathy; eight children, Debra Abanathy, Ronald Abanathy, Tanya Palacio, Edgar W. Abanathy III, Aljean Abanathy, Rapunzel Abanathy, Juan Abanathy, Kenyatta Gilliam (Sean); grandchildren, Anton, Clarice, Dilana, Leon, Ronnie, Veronica, Marquis, Stephen, Tyler, Teera, Andre, Alexis, Aja, Terrell, Shataqua, Charlsee; one sister, Martha Crawford; a host of great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

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September 13, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Beach Funeral & Cremation Services
4456 Bonney Road
Va Beach, VA 23462

Celebration of Life
September 14, 2023

12:00 PM
Beach Funeral & Cremation Services
4456 Bonney Road
Va Beach, VA 23462

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Graveside Service
September 14, 2023

3:00 PM
Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery
5310 Milners Road
Suffolk, VA 23434


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