The funeral service will be held at 12:00 P.M., Saturday, February 29, 2020, Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Burial will follow at the Champ Waters Cemetery, Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia.
Essie Bill Abbott Jr. was born September 16, 1960 in Macon County, Georgia to Isabelle Abbott and the late Essie Bill Abbott Sr. He was educated in the public school system of Macon County where he attended the historic D.F. Douglass High School. Following high school he was enlisted into the United States Marines. Over the years he worked in construction and was a self employed carpenter.
He leaves a legacy of love and many fond memories to his daughter, Tierra Burden, Vienna, Georgia; mother Isabelle Abbott, Montezuma, Georgia; siblings, Sheronda Abbott of Jacksonville, Florida, Thelma Harris, Perry, Georgia, Debra Bell-Bryson, Albany, Georgia, Maurice Abbott (Ada), Griffin, Georgia, Charlie Willie Journey, Americus, Georgia, Christopher Riley (Tarshia), Montezuma, Georgia, Tony Westberry (Karen), Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Terry Riley (Kenyada) of Americus, Georgia; an uncle, Joseph L. Hicks, Montezuma, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.