Adlene Marie Abstain

07/01/1943 - 08/24/2015

Obituary for Adlene Marie Abstain

Adlene Marie Abstain was born July 1, 1943 to the late Frankie Howard and Ruthie Mae (Moses) Smiley in Bullock County, AL. Adlene was also raised by Roosevelt (Daddy) Smiley Sr. and Ella Lois Howard. She accepted christ at an early age at Weeping Willow Baptist Church. She attended Booker T. Washington High School and Simmons (Lowes Bible) College in Montgomery, Alabama. She departed her life August 24, 2015. She was preceded in death by two brother, Frank Howard and Richard Smiley.Pastor Abstain began preaching in 1995 and was Ordained and Appointed to Zion Star in 1998. Pastor Abstain has received many awards and citations from agencies and organization including the “Key to the City” by Louisville Board of Alderman. Other accomplishments include: President/Owner of Molly T. Production, Inc., A promotional company designed to promote gospel groups, plays and community activities, Corinthian Baptist Church-Choir Director, Carnation Quintet – Alto Singer, Deacon Wives Council, Orde of the Easter Stsr, K.T.E.Hm 1st Vice President – Black Women for Political Action, S.C.L.C., Youth of Newburg Chairperson, I.D.M.C., Pastor of Fountain of Life Word & Worship Center, I.D.M.C., Board Member of Newburg Board of Directors and Area Council Volunteer Probation Officer, L.J.C.P.T.A., Former Chairperon of M.C.C., Women League of Voters, K.A.A.R., United Food & Commercial Workers, Local 227, Past Union Steward, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Chairperson, Board of Directors of Louisville Clients Council, Member of the National Alliance Against Racism & Political Repression, Board Member of Louisville Legal Aid, Louisville and Jefferson County P.T.A., National Council of Negro Women, Kentucky Task Force for Hunger, Montgomery Boycott Freedom Fighter.
Adlene leaves to cherish her memories: husband, Marvin Abstain II, two sons, Randall Abstain, Marvin (Taye) Abstain III, Louisville, KY; 11 brothers and 11sisters, Louise (Issac) Shaw, Ira James (Wilma) Howard, Nathaniel (Climmie) Smiley, Patricia Howard, Franklin (Glenco) Howard, of Montg, AL, Betty McKenzie, New Haven, Conn; Jacquline Howard, Roosevelt Smiley Jr., Montg, AL, Edward Smiley, Min. Clarence Smiley of Louisville, KY; Alan Smiley of San Antonio, TX; Angela (Perry) Addison of Stone Mountain, GA; Timothy Smiley, Montg, AL; Linnie Lawson, Louisville, KY; David (Carole) Smiley, Chancey (Pamela) Gray, Janice Dejournette, Jennifer Gray, Yolanda (Larry) Gracie, all of Montg, AL; Vernita Pubbs, of Birmingham, AL; Linda (Frank) McDonald, Knosha, WI; William (Cassie) Gray, Rockhill, S.C., brother-in-law, Marshall (Laurel)Abstain, sister-in-law Mary Charleston, 12 grandchildren, 4 great grand children, a host of nieces and nephews, devoted cousins, Ann Keith, Mary Murphy, Sandranette Watts, Johnnie Mae Taylor, Estella Beecham, and Darlene Boyd, devoted friends, Wadie Bivens, Evanglist Sharelle Lyons – Goodwyn, Patricia Stone, Curtis Brown, and Joyce Ware.

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  1. Santina Phifer says

    You will be missed dearly continue to watch over your family!!! Gone but never forgotten 😘😘

  2. Rhonda Wyman says

    You will truly be missed. RIH Sweet Angel.

  3. Koaleshia says

    RIH u will be truly missed .

  4. Anonymous says

    Your gone but not forgotten…Rest on Ms. Shirley…Your girls have a very special angel watching over them now😇🙌🏾🙌🏾

  5. Anonymous says

    You Was always Smiling and the Love you had for your kids was Awesome I’m sure Taylor will miss you

  6. Anonymous says

    You will be missed!!!

  7. Annie Wright says

    Your gone but never be forgotten…You will be truly missed by your family and friends❤😘

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  9. Anonymous says

    Fly on Angel, Fly on!! RIH.

  10. Alisha pickett says

    Will be missed but never forgotten love u always love rest up friend 😘😘😘😘

  11. Doris Shuler says

    I will not say good bye Shirley, I will only say good night!! REST IN GOD’S ARMS FRIEND 💙❤💙❤💖

  12. Dianne Jackson says

    You’ll kept God first and stand in his Faith! Shirley will be missed. Shirley had such a sweet spirit that would help anyone. Much love from Shirley’s family and friends of the St. James neighbor💐🙏🏽

  13. Linda Lewis says

    I will always cherish all of those fond and sweet memories of you in my heart. Rest well my love rest well.

  14. Renalda says

    May my Beautiful big sis rest in paradise, you will be truly missed🙏🏾😘😪 your lil sis Renalda

  15. Tan stone says

    Fly on Bianca and Nella angel fly on

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    Rest in Peace Binky!

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  20. Larry says

    RIP , You will truly be missed.

  21. Kelvin Graves sr says

    RIH my friend. I will cherish all the camps, games and times we shared coaching together over the past 3 years. Your presence will truly be missed on the

  22. Phyllis A. Osby says

    So sorry to hear the news of Binky’s passing. I am so glad I had the chance to sit and talk with Binky after all these years at our silver (25 years) Lanier class reunion – he still had as much swag then just like at our time at Lanier. Binky blessed a lot of us with his sense of humor, laid back confidence and his love for sports, especially basketball. May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ continue to bless, keep and comfort the King family in their time of bereavement.

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    I’m still in disbelief, I was looking forward to seeing you this year, when I came to visit;it had been a long time . You will be missed Duke…

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