Obituary for Abby Potter

Note: This is a fictional story written for a college journalism course.

Abby Potter, 21, died of a heart attack at her home in Maryville, Tennessee, on Tuesday, September 25, 2017. Potter’s heart attack was caused by a poor health record along with stress from outside stimuli, doctors say.

Abby was born in Atlanta to her mother Laurie and her father Terry. She has two sisters, Hannah and Maggie, who she was very close with. After living in Atlanta for two years, her family ended up moving to Daytona, Florida. After five years of living there, she moved to her final location of Maryville, Tennessee.

Abby had a lot of hobbies that turned her into a very creative person. She loved to draw and create designs on her computer. Along with her creative hobbies, she tended to love all kinds of foods along with napping.

Abby was an undergraduate at Middle Tennessee State University. She was in her final year before getting her Bachelor of Science in journalism with a concentration of visual communications.

“After college, she was going to move to New York to go after her dream as a book cover designer,” Laurie Potter said.

Abby had job offers already lined up for positions as a book cover designer intern for places like HarperCollins Publishers and Kensington Publishing Corp.

Friends and family from all around have called to send their condolences to the family. One of these messages was from Stacy Williams who is a longtime family friend. “Today I feel so sad, but I’m also grateful to have known such a kind and generous soul,” she tweeted soon after hearing the sad news.

A memorial service for family and friends will be held at 2:30 p.m. on October 6, 2017. A buffet will follow the service with all of Abby’s favorite foods.


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