Marvin Abstain Jr.

09/12/1937 - 12/19/2017

Obituary for Marvin Abstain Jr.

Marvin Abstain Jr. Was born September 12, 1937 to the late Marvin Abstain Sr. And Lucille Pennix in Jeffersontown, KY. He attended Central High School in 1970, he was ordained a deacon at Corinthians Missionary Baptist Church which he was the oldest Deacon. He met and married the love of his life Adlene Moses. He departed his life December 19, 2017. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Robert Abstain, and his wife, Pastor Adlene Abstain.
To name a few of Marvin Abstain Jr. accomplishments during his lifetime: Masonic Lodge, Director of Newburgh Area Council for 12 years, instrumental with George Unseld In getting the Newburgh Salvation Army Boys and Girls club started, very active in the Newburgh Community. Worked at Brown & Williams, retired seven County and Central State.
Marvin Abstain Jr. Leaves to cherish his memories two sons, Randall Abstain, Marvin (Carla) Abstain II of Louisville, KY; one brother, Marshall (Laura) Abstain of Louisville, KY; one sister, Mary Charleston Jeffersontown, KY; 11 sister-in-laws, 11 brother-in-law, Linnie Lawson,of Louisville, KY; Angela (Perry) Addison of Stone Mountain, GA; Betty Mckenzie, New Haven, Conn; Vernita Pubbs, of Birmingham, AL; Linda (Frank ) McDonald, of Kenosha, WI; Louise (Issac) Shaw, Patricia Howard, Jacqueline Howard, Janice Dejournette, Jennifer Gray, Yolanda (Larry) Gracie all of Montgomery, AL; Alan Smiley, of San Antonio, TX; William (Cassie) Gray, of Rockville, S.C.; Edward Smiley of Louisville, KY; Nathaniel (Climmie) Smiley, Franklin (Glenco) Howard, Ira James (Wilma) Howard, Roosevelt Smiley Jr., Minister Clarence Smiley, David Smiley, Timothy Smiley, Chancey (Pamela) Gray all of Montgomery, AL; 4 nieces, 1 nephew, Marcia (Fred) Liggans, Jackie Love, Jodie Charleston, all of Louisville KY; Cheryl Charleston, Atlanta, GA; James Charleston, Louisville, KY; 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 1 grandson-in-law a host of other relatives and friends. Devoted friends George Unseld, Mr. Burts, Evangelist Sharelle (Donald) Goodwyn, Patricia Stone and Mary Murphy.

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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 nowπŸ˜‡πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎ

  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 πŸ’™β€πŸ’™β€πŸ’–

  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 neighborπŸ’πŸ™πŸ½

  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 missedπŸ™πŸΎπŸ˜˜πŸ˜ͺ your lil sis Renalda

  15. Tan stone says

    Fly on Bianca and Nella angel fly on

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