Obituaries » Mr. Santney Abbott
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September 27, 1930 - December 11, 2018
Burial Date: December 22, 2018
Funeral Home Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel
Interment Live Oak Memorial Park
Saturday (12/22): Visitation – 8AM; Rosary – 9:15AM; Funeral Mass – 10AM, Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church; Interment – Live Oak Memorial Park
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Santney’s Life Story
Santney Abbott was born September 27th 1930 in St. Martinville, Louisiana to Gabriel and Stella Abatte.
Known his entire life for his tireless work ethic, Santney started his working life as a young boy in Louisiana catching crawfish and bullfrogs to sell to the local restaurants. However, at the age of 20, Santney left his home in Louisiana to make hisway to California. On his way, he stopped to visit relatives in Beaumont, Texas. While attending a Bazaar at Blessed Sacrament Church, Santney met the love of his life; Rosalie Fontenot. After a 7 month courtship, they were united in marriage on May 26, 1951at Blessed Sacrament Church. From their union, they were blessed with eight children and also adopted a grandson in their later years.
After moving to Beaumont in 1951, Santney started working for Gulf Coast Machine and Supply Co. as an industrial painter. In keeping with his sturdy work ethic, Santney always worked two or more jobs to support the family. He also always aspired to start his own business and, with the help of Golden Triangle Dairy Queen founder Bruce Allred, Santney established Abbott’s Steam Cleaning and Yard Maintenance in 1991. Being a small business owner, he was able to give many in the local community opportunities for employment. Santney continued to work to age 75 at which time he retired. Santney was always a very generous person who gave to many charities and who was always willing to help friends and family whenever they were in need.
Santney was a faithful member of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church for over 50 years. He was a devout Catholic who prayed the rosary daily with his wife Rosalie. He was an active member of the Knights of St. Peter Claver Council No. 28 for 59 years until his health began to fail in his later years of life. On September 13, 2009 he was recognized for his over 50 years of dedication, support, and loyalty to the organization.
Santney had his fair share of hobbies and interests, such as being a fan of professional wrestling and boxing. However, his absolute favorite pastime was watching old Western motion pictures. When he was younger his dream was to becomea Western movie star. Of all of his favorite Western movie stars, his absolute favorites were Orvon Grover “Gene” Autry, “King of the Cowboys” Roy Rogers, and “The Duke” John Wayne. During the final years of Santney’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease, watching his favorite Western movies gave him great comfort and helped him cope with his illness. However, after courageously battling Alzheimer’s disease for many years, he was finally called home to be with our Lord and Savior on December 11, 2018.
Santney was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Rosalie Abbott; his parents, Gabriel and Stella Abatte; his brothers Delton, Lionel, and Raymond Abatte; and his sisters Lucille Auzenne and Stella LaSalle.
Those left to celebrate and cherish memories of his life are his children, sons Glenn Abbott [Hattie], Tyrrell Abbott, Danny Abbott, Christopher Abbott [Sherron], and Keith Abbott of Beaumont, Texas; daughters, Cornelia Abbottof Houston, Texas, Janice Wyatt [Alvin] of Coldspring, Texas, Pamela Rideaux [Clifton] of Vallejo, California, and Stacy Abbott of Hayward, California; brother Stanley Abbott [Joyce] of Baytown, Texas; sisters Emma Broussard of Katy, Texas, Serita Auzenne of Houston, Texas, and Irene Abatte of New Iberia, Louisiana; nine grandchildren (Brandon, Lauren, Alvin, Kevin, Chioka, Shani [Kevin], Kaymun [Toni],VicQuieron [Ala], and Jasmine); four great grandchildren, Kevin “KJ”, Kerrington, Kalleway, and Kingsley); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other dear family and friends