February 20, 1955 - December 31, 2020
On Thursday, December 31, 2020, the “Angel of Silence” came to the University of Toledo Medical Center and gifted our Beloved Augustine Abbott with her wings to take her final flight to Heaven. While hearing trumpets, multiple choirs with victorious voices of worship and fluttering flutes her soul ascended from this world of sin, sorrow and pain to eternal rest. Augustine Abbott was born in Toledo, Ohio on February 20, 1955 to the late Mr. Udell Curl and Mrs. Mary Curl. Augustine attended Toledo Public Schools, where she was a graduate of Scott High School and the University of Toledo. She was a teacher for Toledo HeadStart for many years and was employed with Family & Child Abuse Prevention at the time of her passing. She leaves behind two amazing children, Brandon and Alicia, with former spouse Larry Abbott. Also left to mourn, special son in law, Mark Forte along with her most adored grandchildren,Braxton Abbott and Alivia Forte. Four loving brothers and one sister in law; Edward Stuart, Terry Curl, Larry Curl, Don (Rosemary) Curl. She also leaves to cherish a host of nieces, nephews,family and friends. Regardless of the situation at hand, Augustine was the vessel “God” used to portray His message in any environment, complete any task, and bring souls to the Kingdom of God. She made everyone in her presence feel invited, loved and respected. Most importantly “God was her everything and without him she was nothing.” She had a talent for helping people through the most difficult times of their life which is just one of the many reasons so many people were drawn to her. Augustine will be especially remembered for showing unconditional love to all of us, but especially to her four brothers. She prepared the best holiday family meals, loved her grandchildren in “her special-unique” way, and always helped guide us all through life. As a family we will all strive to fulfill her final prayer: to develop a strong unbreakable relationship with God and allow “HIM” to become our everything so that WE will be able to see her again!! The verse below is a reflection of the love she showed to others while on earth. Luke: 4:18-19 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord”. Her most satisfying work, as Domestic Violence Coordinator for The Family &Child Abuse Prevention Center was creating “Thriver to Survivor”. She referred to as “Her baby.” This group is a space for women to share their brokenness, without judgment, a place to find healing and aspire to the next level in life. This program helped women realize their worth, flee from abuse, attain personal power and provide the individual skills to put their families back together in a healthy manner. She was known for providing food out of her personal freezer to feed families,make personal calls to program directors, Judges and social workers. She was an advocate for the women she served. She made referrals to avoid evictions, helped the ladies gain employment, obtain clothes, transportation etc. Because of her faith in God, a problem or situation was never too big, a mountain never too high to climb and “no” was never acceptable when it came to assisting women in her program. She made a global impact with her education, employment, trainings, speaking engagements and servicing the community. Augustine graduated from University of Toledo with a Master’s degree in Special Education and received countless professional certificates throughout her career. She completed speaking engagements in many churches, attended domestic violence conferences and symposiums globally, and lead numerous trainings. She was ordained by The St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church and went on to serve at Shiloh Baptist Church. She shared her gifts with numerous ministries such as Women’s Ministry, Drug and Domestic Violence Program and Sunday School Ministry. She was also a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist circle of Genesis, Church Choir, was an assistant Teacher of the Adult Sunday School Class, Thursday Night Kids and American Baptist Women. She graced the community by being active on the following committees of Toledo, Ohio: Domestic Violence Task Force, Best Practice, Multi-Disciplinary Team, Brothers United and Inter Denominational Ministers Alliance, Silent Witness Reader and community activist for Domestic Violence. Because of her compassion and diligence to serve God she never met a stranger.
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