Our beloved Abbie Lorene DeLoach passed away on April 22, 2015 in Savannah, Georgia. Born in Savannah, Georgia on February 2, 1994, she is survived by her parents Mrs. Kim DeLoach Mcquaig and Mr. Jimmy DeLoach, Jr., both of Savannah, Georgia, sister, Ms. Anna Elizabeth DeLoach, of Savannah, Georgia, grandmother, Mrs. Naomi Mcquaig, of Alma, Georgia, late grandfather, Dr. James Loren Mcquaig, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. James Mondell DeLoach, Sr. of Garden City, Georgia, special friend, Taylor Smith, of Elberton, Georgia, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Abbie was dearly loved by all those who knew her. A graduate of Savannah Christian Preparatory School in 2012, Abbie was an excellent student and athlete. During her tenure in high school she lettered in Basketball, Volleyball, and Track. While her athletic prowess was strong, it was her leadership on the court and as part of the team that made her outstanding. Dedicated to succeeding in all that she did, Abbie believed in making those around her believe in themselves.
This work ethic continued as Abbie went off to college at Georgia Southern University where she was attending as a junior in the nursing program. A devoted student and friend, she excelled in her calling as a nurse. Not only did her love of learning further her studies, it was also her love of the Lord that deepened her satisfaction of serving others. Abbie was a Christian. She believed and repeated often the verse found in Romans 8:28 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” At the tender age of 21, she knew that her purpose in life was to become a good and faithful servant. Growing up in a Christian home and as a member of Savannah Christian Church and regular attender of Connections Church in Statesboro, Georgia, Abbie’s deep sense of faith flourished. It is no wonder that her love of helping others would become her aspiration in a career.
While at GSU, Abbie joined the Kappa Delta Sorority, a legacy she shared with her mother. Her leadership skills shined amongst this lovely group of women as she was the Recommendation Chairman, a member of the homecoming step team, she played many intramural sports, and was on the championship intramural basketball team for Kappa Delta.
Her sister, Anna, family, sorority sisters, and friends delighted in her ability to light up a room as she was a ray of sunshine to many with her sense of humor and love of life. Anna, the younger sister, always knew that her older sister was her protector and caretaker no matter where they were or how far apart they lived. Whether they were watching the movie trilogies that Abbie thoroughly enjoyed or talking with each other in the way that only sisters do, their bond was deep.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that remembrances be made to Georgia Southern University College of Nursing Students Memorial Fund, Georgia Southern Foundation #0985, C/O Ginger Karrh, PO Box 8040, Statesboro, Georgia 30460, phone number 912-478-5253.