Charlotte - Merry Abernathy, 30, formerly of Charlotte, currently of Williamstown, NJ, was tragically slain on April 12th 2013. She was born on May 26, 1982 in Charlotte, NC, and is the daughter of Charlotte Selden Halperin and step-daughter to Richard Halperin. She was preceded in death by her father, Alexander Guion Abernathy.
Merry was a bright, kind hearted person. Her smile was known to light up a room and the hearts of the people who loved her. Her natural mothering abilities were first cherished by her sisters Sarah and Lauren, and later by her only daughter Addison. She recently secured a permanent position at Johnson Matthey Pharmaceutical Materials as an administrative assistant. Merry earned her Paralegal degree from Kings College in Charlotte, NC.
Merry is survived by her daughter, Addison Marie; her mother and step-father, Charlotte and Richard Halperin; her sisters, Sarah and Lauren Halperin; and her grandmothers, Dianna Selden and Carol Halperin. She has ten aunts and uncles and sixteen cousins, and was loved by all.
A service to celebrate her life will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, April 20th, 2013 in the Chapel of Harry & Bryant, 500 Providence Rd., Charlotte. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to encourage everyone to donate to a savings account for the benefit of Addison. Stop by any Wells Fargo branch, and please indicate the donation is for the "Fund for the Benefit of Addison Abernathy".