Abigail Ray Whitson, age 8, of Burnside, passed from this life on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at her home, with her family at her side.

Abigail was born on October 13, 2008, in Somerset.  She enjoyed being a second grade student at Burnside Elementary.  Abigail was a member of Girl Scouts of America Troop #2983.  She loved getting to spend time with her family and friends.  Abigail enjoyed watching cartoons and loved the Disney Channel.  She had a love for stuffed animals, and had a big collection of Beanie babies.  Abigail attended Neeley’s Creek Baptist Church.  She was loved by all who knew her 

She is survived by her parents, Jodi Whitson and Garry Baker, of Burnside; her brothers, Noah Baker and Paul Baker, both of Burnside; her sister, Emily Baker, of Burnside; her grandparents, Julie and Delbert Hopkins, of Burnside, and Gary and Kathy Baker, of Somerset; her great-grandmother, Hollis Whitson, of Somerset; her aunts and uncles, Sheri and Jake Holloway, of Somerset, Misti Coffey, of Somerset, Amanda and Allen Lewis, of Monticello and Jonathan and Kristin Whitson, of Somerset; and her cousins, Megan Coffey, Morgan Coffey, Martina Cummings, Christopher Holloway, Kaitlyn Holloway, Anna Whitson, Grace Diggins, Jayden Diggins, Willow Whitson, Mason Lewis, Riley Lewis and Bryson Dick.

Preceding Abigail in death is her grandfather, Gary Whitson; her great-grandfather, John Whitson; and her great-uncle, Mike Whitson.

Visitation will be Saturday, December 3, 2016, after 6:00 p.m., in Southern Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 4, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Jerry Frye officiating.  Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Abigail Ray Whitson Monument Fund.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.