Abby M. Fishburn

May 1, 2013

Fishburn, Abby Obituary

Abby Meredith Fishburn, 22, of Tallahassee, Florida, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in an automobile accident.  She was born in 1990, in Lakeland, Florida, the daughter of Tawni Fishburn and Brian Fishburn.

Abby graduated from McKeel Academy in Lakeland, Florida, in 2008, where she enjoyed playing volleyball and tennis.  She received her Bachelor of Science in social science education from Florida State University in 2012, and began teaching at Deerlake Middle School as a science teacher.  She was also a passionate Sunday School teacher and tutor who cared deeply about her students.

Abby was well known for her joy, captivating spirit, and genuine kindness.  Everyone who knew her appreciated her sense of humor and quick wit. She was a beautiful person - smart, sassy, and passionate about life.

Abby is survived by her parents and by her sisters, Ashley Palmer of Washington, DC, Alison Fishburn of New York, NY, and Sierra Patterson of Tallahassee, FL.

Funeral services will be held at Heath Funeral Chapel in Lakeland, FL (map/directions).  Visitation is Sunday, May 5 from 2 - 5pm and funeral service is Monday, May 6 at 3:30pm.


Should you care to send flowers, the family and funeral home recommend Flowers by Edith.  Memorial donations may be made to the Florida State University College of Education (DONATE).

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