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Isaac Jerome AbnatheyJuly 17, 1963 ~ March 5, 2018 (age 54)
Funeral services for Isaac Jerome Abnathey, age 54, will be conducted on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Pratt Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Abnathey passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018 at Lexington Medical Center. Born in Newberry County, He was the son of Mary Suber and Reverend Alfred Abnathey. He joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church at an early age.
Isaac enlisted in the Air Force in 1987 and served as a Medical Service Specialist attaining the rank of Sergeant. He was honorably discharged in 1992. While serving in the Air Force, Isaac earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He later earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Vocal Performance from Benedict College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Paralegal Sciences through the University of Maryland's University College.
He began his Disabled American Veterans career as a National Service Officer at the St. Petersburg, Florida National Service Office in 1994. He joined the National Appeals Office staff in Washington, D.C., in 1996 and was later admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. In 1998, he was promoted to Assistant Supervisor at the DAV's National Appeals Office. In 2000 he was promoted and assigned as Supervisor at the National Service Office in Columbia, S.C. In 2006 he was appointed Associate National Service Director in Washington D.C.
He was a humble, god-fearing man who devoted his life to being a loving husband and father as well as helping others in anyway that he could. He was an avid lover of music and was a proud recipient of the Michael Jackson Music Scholarship awarded by the United Negro College Fund. While in the Air Force Isaac was a member of the military choral group singing patriotic and show tunes.
Mr. Abnathey was predeceased by a sister, Mattie Louise Campbell.
Surviving are his mother, Mary Suber, and his father, Reverend Alfred Abnathey; in addition to the love of his life, wife, Patricia Abnathey,; two daughters, Felicia Jones and Aisha Butler; beautiful granddaughter, Jayla Jones,; sister, Martha Ann Prophet, brothers, Alfred N. Abnathey and Alphonso Lee Abnathey; mother-in-law, Verda Mae Fant and Harvie Lee Fant; ten sisters-in-law, six brothers-in-law; close family friend, Thomas Gary, Sr.; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.