Onita Abernathy, 87, a former longtime resident of Orange, Texas, passed away on December 3, 2018.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas with Pastor Rudy Guerrero officiating. Burial will follow the service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Born in Risen, Arkansas, on January 29, 1931, she was the daughter of Joseph Jackson Reed and Edna Lee (Minor) Reed. She lived in Orange from 1957 until 2009. Onita was of the Baptist faith. She loved quilting and cooking for her family and was famous for her biscuits and gravy. She also enjoyed reading and spending time gardening in her spare time. Onita loved her family dearly and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Edna Reed; her loving husband, Thomas Abernathy; great-grandson, Ian; and her siblings.

She is survived by her children, Vicky Peeler and husband Randy, of Crosby and Tommy Abernathy and wife Tina, of League City; grandchildren, RaeAnn Peeler and Shane Chapman, Justin Peeler and wife Ronda, Loni Saenz and partner Rolando Montelongo, Jr., Teresa Oglesby,  and Katherine Davis and husband Rickey; and her great-grandchildren, Ryan, Ronnie, Mason, Zara, Leah, Leyla, Niko, and Brandon.

Serving as pallbearers will be Tommy Abernathy, Justin Peeler, Shane Chapman, John Taylor, Rickey Davis, and William Clayburn.