Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M., August 28, 2020 at the Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates to limit the number of attendees at all services at this time. We are limiting the number of attendees to no more than 10 at the funeral home chapel services and graveside services. We thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.
Mrs. Weaver was born on June 16, 1930 (90 years of age) to the late Will Caldwell and Lillian Brown Caldwell in Montezuma, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her siblings AC Caldwell, Will Caldwell, Gene Caldwell, Oscar Caldwell, Inez Rucker, Bernice Caldwell, and Ella Caldwell.
Mrs. Weaver accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal savior and joined the band of believers at the New Phillip Primitive Baptist Church in Montezuma, Georgia with the current presiding minister, Elder Austin. There she served as a devoted member, secretary of the church, and supported every facet of the church she loved so well until her illness. She looked forward to Quarterly 4th Sunday Foot Washing and the Annual Primitive Baptist Church Home Celebration where she was known for her famous Abbie’s Butter Pound cake and Egg Custard.
Mrs. Weaver valued education, she graduated high school, completing the eleventh grade in the public school system of Macon County. Following high school she married the late James D. Colbert, Sr. and became a mother of three children; however, her passion was sewing, she was a great seamstress and desired to teach sewing. She was a dedicated homemaker in raising her three children. In her latter years Mrs. Weaver became employed at the Montezuma Health Care Center as a CNA and she later met and married the late Deacon Willie Weaver. The two built their home together in Oglethorpe, GA. She retired as a CNA, but continued to be a pillar in her community serving as a member of the Disabled American Veteran Auxiliary (DAV Auxiliary – Military Organization) under the leadership of her daughter-in-law, Larether T. Colbert, Commander Unit #1. She was also a member of the Oglethorpe Benevolent Association. Many considered Mrs. Weaver, or as her community called her “Momma Abbie” an elder stateswoman of her neighborhood and animal rights advocate, she loved her cats. Everyone loved her and she never met a stranger.
Mrs. Weaver leaves behind a legacy of love and many cherished memories: her (3) children James (Larether) Colbert of Atlanta, GA; Carolyn (Abraham) Cokley of Americus, GA; and Gene (Sheila) Colbert of McDonough, GA; (4) granddaughters COL Rolanda (Neville) Colbert-Mitcham of Fairfax, VA; Kimberly (Kimbly) Jackson of Americus, GA; Kellie Leary of Alpharetta, GA; Rashida (Ade) Adekoya of Troy, Ohio; and (1) grandson John Griffin of Americus, GA; (11) great-grandchildren McKenzie (Corey) Evans of Atlanta, GA; Neville (Morgan) Mitcham Jr of Memphis, TN; Jaqazeus Wallace of Alpharetta, GA; Dalvin, Daylon, and Kendall Leary of Alpharetta, GA; Simeon and Simone Adekoya of Troy, Ohio; Kebresha Baker of Albany, GA; Shatori Wallace of Americus, GA; and (3) great-great grandsons Corey, III and Zion Evans of Atlanta, GA; Niles-Barack Mitcham of Memphis, TN.
Mrs. Weaver is survived by her beloved sister, Mary Nealy of Ft. Myers, Florida; and a host of nieces and nephews including Beulah (Bishop Clarence) Glover of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Barbara Jones of Columbus, Georgia; Curtis (Sharon) Caldwell of Jersey City, New Jersey; Jim (Sharon) Gary of Oglethorpe, GA; Oscar Caldwell, III of Marietta, GA; Beverly (COL(Retired) Kenneth) Ward of McDonough, GA; Cynthia Stewart of Atlanta, GA; Mary (JC) Daniels of Atlanta, GA; Fred Warren of Oglethorpe, GA; Jessie Warren of Montezuma, GA; Ann Akins of Montezuma, GA; Susie Akins of Atlanta, GA; Landis Ogburn of Montezuma, GA; Emma-Jean Patterson of Montezuma, GA, Jaelverlyn (Rev Jerald) Cole of Samford, NC; Ann (John) Hannor of East Point, GA; Lynn (Emily Cee) Patterson of Montezuma, GA; Frederick Jackson, Oglethorpe of GA; Robert Patterson of New York; Bobby (Barbara Ann) Patterson of Montezuma, GA.
She will be missed by her, neighbors and devoted care givers Ollie Hill Harris and Mary Hill Cochran of Oglethorpe, Georgia and the New Phillip Primitive Baptist Church family.
Abbie loved her family and friends dearly and that love was reciprocated.