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Robert Louis Abbott

Robert Louis Abbott, 91, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2020. He was a native of Louisburg, N.C.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Della Sue Abbott; nieces, JoAnne Abbott, of North Carolina, and Joan Abbott, of Suffolk; great-nephews, Johnnie W. Abbott Jr. and Herbert P. Abbott; great-nieces, Sherry Outland and Kim Gomer, all of Suffolk.

Robert retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Shop #31 as a machinist. He also owned his own business, Abbott’s Mower Repair, where he spent many hours talking, teaching and helping family and friends. He was a member of CrossPointe Church.

Special thanks for all the love, kindness and care provided by his caregivers Wendy, Kee-Kee, Terri and Rae, as well as the staff at Autumn Care.

A private graveside service will be held Thursday at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens with Pastor David Sexton officiating. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk, is serving the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.