Gilbert Abbington, Jr

Gilbert Russell “June” Abbington, Jr. was born August 11, 1970; He departed life unexpectedly at the tender age of 47 on June 15, 2018.

June is preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert Sr. and Willa Abbington.

Gilbert, affectionately known as June or Junior was known to be cool, calm and collected. He was an avid lover of rap music. He also inspired to become a rapper one day. His passion for music led him to become a self-taught DJ. He played music for all of his family and friends’ events. He loved to fish and found solace in doing so.

June was employed as a School Bus Driver for 11 years at Columbus City Schools. He loved his summers off; this gave him more time to fish.

June was a Great and Loving Husband, Stepdad, Brother, Son, Uncle, Nephew, Cousin, God-Father and Friend. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.

June leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Marva; stepdaughter, Micah Bailey; sister, Charmell (John) Abbington; brother, Tyron (LaVonna) Abbington; uncle, Rickey Abbington; aunt, Rennetta Ridley; God-daughter, Ja’Myia Lacey; nieces, Charrelle Jackson, Seritha Abbington, Aleana Abbington , Nykilah Shepard, and Markilah Perry; nephews, Daryl Abbington, Darrell Jackson, Gilbert Abbington, and Marquis Perry; special cousin, Tiffany Ridley; and a host of great nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

June will be sorely missed by everyone that had the pleasure and privilege of knowing him. His memory will be cherished forever.

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Friday, June 22, 2018 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Interment at Union Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. RayShawn J. Brown, Sr. :

    To my Aunt Marva & the rest of the Abbington family. My heart & prayers are with you during this time of mourning. Truly their is no sorrow that heaven can’t heal. I love you all.

  2. Ranauda Muldrow :

    Marva, I’m really sorry for your loss and I just want to be there if you need me!! Love you!!

  3. To the family of Gilbert, you have my deepest sympathy in your loss. Words can not express the pain we feel when a close family bond is broken by death! May your faith in God’s promises grow as his word at 1 Corinthians 15:25, 26 says, “For he (Jesus) must rule as king until God has put all enemies under his feet. 26 And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.”

  4. Darlene Edwards :

    Elder & Sis. D. Edwards
    We are praying for you Marva and the Abbington family, you have our condolence. Psalms 23 say; The is my shepherd and I shall not want.
    You’re in good hands so is June he don’t have to want for anything now.
    In Jesus Name.

  5. From Theresa Harper & Patricia Mateina Family :

    To my family of Gilbert Abbington words cannot explain what we all are feeling right now but just know God got us and we got each other I love you all and I will keep us all in PRAYER not only for today but for the days that we face ahead as we pray in Jesus name Amen

  6. Jennifer Ugarte :

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how you must feel. I have found comfort in scriptures like Job 14:14,15 which remind me that God cares so deeply for us that he yearns for the day when he will bring us back to life on earth (John 5:28, 29). I hope that these words bring you comfort as well.

  7. Latoya Moorehouse :

    I’m truly sorry for your loss.
    Gilbert will be truly missed

  8. Michael Martin :

    Praying for entire Family of Gilbert ( June ), our Nephew thru marriage. God doesn’t make mistakes, He needed you & your many gifts Home with Him. God will also continue to watch over his Wife & Daughter , Brother , Sister & all Families involved, trust & believe in that. RIP June & continued prayers for Families. Sincerely, Uncle Willie & Aunt Michael

  9. Lanitra Brown :

    Sending my deepest condolences to our family and that our prayers ease the pain. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

  10. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  11. Cherita Streeter :

    Dear Marva, I am sending my prayers and love to you and the rest of the Abbington family in the passing of June. The love June had for you is something that can never be taken away. Hold on to that and know that they are there with you always.

    Keeping you all in my prayers,

    Cherita

  12. Natasha Neil :

    June losing you so soon is painful. I remember all the fantastic summers we all had growing up together. I don’t know that I ever told you, but I love you and you’ll truly be missed! We love you beyond measure! Mrs. Carolyn, Miguel Neil and Natasha Neil.

  13. Melissa Y. Cartier :

    Blessings of love and comfort to the family. May God be with you closely on this journey of healing.

  14. Marva, Because we care our heartfelt thoughts go out to you Micah and the Abbington family. We pray that time will bring you brighter days.

    Uncle Skip, Aunt Mary, Brittany and Brandon

  15. Dominic D Dumas :

    I Never thought losing a Brother would hurt this bad but it does and Junior u will always be a Brother to me Love u and hope to see u in Heaven one day Godspeed from the Dumas Family!!

  16. I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye, but I don’t want to say Goodbye, I didn’t get a chance to see you laid to rest, but I saw you at your best. You stood with Me no matter who liked it or not, Hi Marva!
    My Cousin, My brother, My friend. Thank You! For doing right by Me and living right by all, No matter what the cost.
    Loooovee Youuu!

  17. Jennifer Ugarte :

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how you must feel. I have found comfort in scriptures like Job 14:14,15 which remind me that God cares so deeply for us that he yearns for the day when he will bring us back to life on earth (John 5:28, 29). I hope that these words bring you comfort as well.
    http://www.jw.org

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