Abigail "Abby" Rose Fleming

September 13, 2023

CHARLOTTE – Abigail “Abby” Rose Fleming passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.  She was born on November 26, 2007, the beloved daughter of Brad and Lara Fleming and sister of Noah Fleming.

Abby was a bright light. Her warm-hearted spirit positively shifted the energy in any room she entered.  From the moment she was born, she served as an example of what it means to be full of love, acceptance, and grace.  Abby possessed a timeless wisdom and generous spirit, always eager to see the good in humanity.  She deeply bonded with all animals and held an immense affection for her beloved dog, Olive, as evident by the thousands of pictures on her phone.  Abby possessed a vibrant creative essence and was exceptionally talented when it came to arts and crafts projects.  She crocheted beautifully and loved to give her finished products to her friends and family.  She loved Camp Seafarer- her “happy place” for eight summers.  Abby’s camp friendships were some of the most important relationships in her life and she treasured her summers.  Abby felt most comfortable surrounded by nature and loved spending time at Lake James with her family.  She became a skilled angler and knew exactly how to bait the hook, snag the fish, and release the catch without hesitation.  However, nothing provided her with as much joy as listening to Taylor Swift’s music and seeing her in concert.  Abby took time to know and truly understand the lyrics to each song and waited in giddy anticipation prior to each record drop.  On any given day, you could also find Abby shopping – she especially loved finding new hair and make-up products at Sephora and she became an expert at styling her signature blonde curls.

Abby was a sophomore at Myers Park High School.  She is remembered by her friends for her infectious laugh, empathetic nature, and sage advice.  Abby’s innate ability to truly see and hear other people’s challenges was a gift treasured by her friends and she will be sorely missed.  

Abby is survived by her loving and dedicated family; her parents, Lara and Brad; brother, Noah; her uncles and aunts, Jeff and Kim Fleming of Henderson, NC, Elena of Raleigh, NC, Treve and Faran Henwood of Denver, CO and cousins, Lauren (Pat), Peyton (Newton), Harrison, Lanyon and Teagan.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 17, 2023, at Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church, 2929 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC.  An outdoor gathering and reception on the lawn of the church will be held on Sunday from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. This candlelight vigil will be a time for Abby’s friends and classmates to remember her and support one another.  Attendees to both events are invited to wear happy, bright, floral colors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered in memory of Abby to HopeWay, 1717 Sharon Road West, Charlotte, NC 28210 (https://hopeway.org/donate).  Donations will help support their expansion, HopeWay at Oakhurst Commons, which will provide mental health treatment to adolescents.  Memorials may also be made to Humane Society of Charlotte, 1348 Parker Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208. (https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?name=hsc&id=821)

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences may be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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  • Christine Allen

    Brad and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. There are no words that can bring you comfort, but please know that my thoughts are with you and sending you so much love and light your way.

  • Heath Long

    Abby was one of the best parts of Camp Seafarer, she really never failed to make me laugh and have a great time even when I was down after a bad day. Abby was such a light and gift to those around her who truly felt loved always because of her. Abby will stay in all of our camp memories forever as one of the best parts.

    Sending love and prayers to the family

  • Camp Seafarer Counselor

    Abby’s warmth and kindness made everyone she was around feel special. The impact of her spark and fun-loving character will never be dimmed nor forgotten.

  • Bryan and Shannon Reavis

    Brad and Family....So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for you all during this difficult time.

  • Kelly

    I did not know Abby personally. My son did. He's known her since kindergarten until now. He's pretty tore up about her passing and looks to God for comfort. She was a brilliant, timeless star in his life. He has relayed many memories of her to me since her passing. My father recently passed in the same fashion. I know there is a gutted, unfillable hole. But what we truly believe is that beautiful Abby is a rainbow of love in Heaven and is playing hard with dogs like her sweet Olive. She runs with loved ones before her and is a brilliant Angel to those who remain here. We pray that Jesus will cradle you with comfort and love and with all the thoughts of the past, but also look forward to the future where you reunite in Heaven...

  • Evans Cooper

    Abby always made CSF 10x better!! We will miss her and live in her honor!!❤️❤️

  • Sue McCutcheon

    Lara and family….sending your whole family love, love, love …what an incredibly beautiful soul.

  • John W. Robertson

    Brad, Lara & Noah, we were deeply saddened to learn of your profound loss. Abby was a wonderfully kind and gentle soul.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    John & Elizabeth Robertson

  • Kathryn and Jim Hardin

    Brad and Lara, We are so heartbroken for y’all. Abby truly was a bright light. She was such a sweet, kind friend to Sophie in Charlotte. I’ll always affectionately remember Abby’s happy ways, pretty smile and halo of curls. May God hold you and keep you close. With love, Kathryn

  • Jody G Pernell

    So many hugs and prayers going out for you all. Abby was an absolutely beautiful young lady. I cannot begin to imagine what you are going through. Praying for peace and comfort during this time. Love to all of you.

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