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Heritage Baptist Church
Monday, March 22, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. 

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Monday, March 22, 2021 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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Rev. Zane Allen Abbott, Sr. of Forest, VA went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 at his home. Zane was born on May 29, 1942 in Covington, KY, the son of Carl and Edna Abbott. He was the loving husband of Burma Carman Abbott.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his brother Glenn Abbott of Covington, KY, son Allen Abbott and wife Conda of Ft. Meyers, FL; his daughter Paula Sloan and her husband Greg of Forest, VA; and son Tim Abbott of Kelowna, British Columbia. His grandchildren, Brandon Sloan and wife Samantha of Forest, VA, Cameron Sloan and wife Liz of Forest, VA, and Lauren Sloan of Lynchburg, VA; Megan Abbott of Ringwood Hampshire, England, Nathan Abbott of Vernon, British Colombia, and Bethany Abbott of Vernon, British Colombia; great-grandchildren Witten Sloan and Macallan Sloan.

Rev. Abbott served as a missionary pastor, and church planter for 43 years in Canada and among the American military in Japan. He served on several short- term ministries in the Philippines and Africa. In recent years, he and his wife started and ran Mountain View Ministries in Forest, VA to assist missionaries, ministers, and the military.

A celebration of Zane’s life and his service for his Lord will be conducted at Heritage Baptist Church on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. Jerry Kroll officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

We would like to thank Centra Hospice, the staff at CVS Cottontown, and Dr. Mark Kleiner for their excellent care.

Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Posted by:
Steve Vaughn

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March 22, 2021

I met Pastor and Burma in 1986 in Iwakuni, Japan during a 6-month deployment. He was my temporary pastor while away from my church in the States and I spent many days at their house working in the yard or special projects in the house or at church. We both had a special love for reading and when I asked him about building a libray he allowed me to pick out some books from his library that interest me. I remember him telling me - "Don't just have a library to have one. Read them or give them away." I came back to Iwakuni 4 more times between 86 and 2002. Pastor Abbott and Burma were always welcoming and happy to host the Single Serviceman's Ministry on Friday nights! Heaven has gained a new voice - "Welllll, Glooory"!!!

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Lori Ogden

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March 22, 2021

I just learned of Mr Abbott’s passing. I’m so sorry for your loss. I know he will be greatly missed. I was fortunate to have known him. Prayers and condolences for all family and friends.

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Melissa Mimlitsch

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March 21, 2021

We are thankful for the ministry in Japan with Pastor and his wife. We are praying for comfort for the family.

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Melissa Mimlitsch

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March 21, 2021

We are thankful for the ministry in Japan with Pastor and his wife. We are praying for comfort for the family.

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Tom and Emma Brumback

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March 15, 2021

Glenn, We have been praying for you relative to Zane’s home going. We will all miss him but I am sure you will remember him in a much more personal way. We will all be together forever in a relatively short time and perhaps that represents our greatest “relief mechanism “ at times like this?!! Again, we love you dear brother in Jesus and pray for you.

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Sopkiw family

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March 5, 2021

Pastor Abbott was my pastor in Japan. He always had a smile and a welcoming spirit. I will miss him but he is with God saying we'll glory I am home. Mrs. Abbott we love you and will pray for you. Rest in peace until we meet again.

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Mike

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March 3, 2021

It was an honor to know Bro. Zane this side of Glory! Now he is in the presence of of his Lord & has no more questions. (ICor13.12). Zane & I became each other's best friend in Japan, he & Burma ministering to the ex-patriot community at MCAS Iwakuni & Brenda & I ministering to the Japanese. His excellent Bible teaching & ministry affected the lives of many folks who passed through the doors of Faith Baptist Church. He was a true servant of the Living God. Many are not aware that it was through Zane's encouragement that we started Megumi Seisho Kyokai (Grace Bible Church) in Iwakuni, a ministry to the Japanese. Yes, we will miss this wonderful brother! We look forward with great anticipation to the day we'll join him in the presence of our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ!

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Brad and Twyla Eivens

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March 1, 2021

We were so blessed to meet Pastor Zane and Mrs. Burma in August 2013 when they hosted us in their home while putting our son in LU his Freshman year. They became like family as each time we visited we would stay in their beautiful home. We have served in the Philippines for 28 years now so we bonded immediately with our missionary hearts for the nations. Pastor Zane always took time to share his wisdom with our two boys. Brad and I loved staying in their home and a couple of times Brad would do visitation with Pastor Zane. A visit wouldn’t be complete without sitting in their living room and praying together.

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Jim Biggs

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February 28, 2021

I didn't know him personally but my sister and brother-in-law Dr. Keith Beasley thought very well of this distinguish gentleman and christian. May God bless your family. Rest in peace. Jim & Debbie Biggs

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Bob and Mona Osborn

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February 28, 2021

So saddened to hear of Zane’s home going. We were with them many years in Iwakuni. They graciously traveled all the way to the States to marry our daughter Sarah in Portsmouth Ohio. So many wonderful memories of Burma and Zane and our time together. Our hearts and prayers are with y’all. Please clarify the date of the memorial service. We would like to attend.

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Kevin Tinker

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February 28, 2021

RIP Pastor Abbott you were always so good to me!! Calling me on my only day off to have breakfast ready lol .. You taught me so much -- Well Glory will be carried on!!

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Kevin Tinker

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February 28, 2021

RIP Pastor Abbott you were always so good to me!! Calling me on my only day off to have breakfast ready lol .. You taught me so much -- Well Glory will be carried on!!

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Lawrence Torres

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February 28, 2021

Pastor Abbott and his wife Burma are the reason we have a 28 year marriage with 5 children, run a ministry reaching nearly 300,000 people a day through our video channel ministry and so much more. He led my wife to Christ in Iwakuni in 1999. She considers him her father on earth and is deeply saddened to see this. We know that he says Well Glory with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ... we will have an Iwakuni reunion soon with Him in Glory. Love you Mrs. Abbott and family.

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Rev Richard L Sumner (Texas)

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February 27, 2021

Zane and I were good friends back in the early '60s while attending college at Tennessee Temple in Chattanooga, Tennessee. While pastoring in Wheelersburg, Ohio in '70s, we kept in close contact through mail and Bible conferences. I lost track of him a number of years ago. He was a good man, loved our Lord and was diligent in his service to our Savior. May his family know God's mercy and grace during these days. I wish health would allow me to attend the celebration of his life. It would bring me up to date on his ministry in these later years. Perhaps the service will include a live feed.

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Kristy Hopkins Mullis

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February 27, 2021

Saddened to hear of Uncle Zane’s passing, yet smiling to know that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, and he is rejoicing with the angles today! The times I was around Uncle Zane can probably be counted on both of my hands, but he left a lasting impression. His wit and sense of humor will never be forgotten. Fulfilling the Great Commission was his life’s work, and there is comfort knowing that as he took his last breath on this earth his Master was waiting to welcome home His good and faithful servant. Prayers for Aunt Burma, Paula, Allen, Tim, and family for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

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Paula Carmichael Glacken

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February 26, 2021

My heart is breaking to hear of the loss of Bro.Abbott. What a great man of God Heaven has gained. Bro. Abbott was a great friend not only to my father, but to my family for more years than I can count. He was always there for prayer or any support a good friend and man of God could offer. Although I haven't seen Bro.Abbott in a while I will miss him. I do take comfort knowing he is now in the presence of the Lord and sharing fellowship once again with my father Rev. Paul Carmichael. I am praying for peace and comfort for the Abbott family today and always.

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KEITH BEASLEY

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February 25, 2021

A true Man of God who preached the WORD. He was a dear friend to me and my family for over 30 years. I was blessed to have been under his tutelage while stationed at MCAS Iwakuni Japan. I will miss my friend but I know he is in a better place. Rest in peace, Pastor. Rest in peace. Well Glory!

 

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