1956 Rebecca 2021

Rebecca Lynn Willis

August 28, 1956 — April 25, 2021

Rebecca “Becky” Lynn Jenkins Willis Becky was born August 28, 1956 and passed away on April 25, 2021. She was raised in Rockford where she was a (VERY) mischievous, fun loving kid who hated going to school because she just wanted to stay home with her favorite person - her mama. She loved to make people laugh and was always quite the clown. Becky grew up singing in church with her mom, mamaw and granddaddy and had a lifelong love of music and singing which she passed on to her daughter. Her favorite thing was spending time with family – especially time spent telling stories and laughing until tears came and their faces hurt. Becky loved all of her family but had an extra special bond with her aunt Margaret Cardin. She was a hard worker who held many jobs in her life but most will remember her from her time spent working in the meat department at Giant/Food Lion. Becky was a kind, generous person who was always willing to help anyone in need and would always ask how you were doing, no matter what was going on in her life. She was preceded in death by many precious loved ones including: grandparents Beecher “Granddaddy” Mathis and Beatrice “Mamaw Bea” Mathis McAlexander; her beloved mother, Evelyn Mathis McMurray and her kitties Miss Tilly and Sam. Becky is survived by a big, loud, loving family which includes: her daughter Robin Cardwell & boyfriend Jason Householder and their “gang” of sweet “Picklehead” Alex, Travis & Gabe; Luke, Daniella & Isabella; Kassidy & Todd and Eli; favorite next door neighbor and loving, devoted Dad, Luke McMurray; Sisters and brothers-in-law: Susan & Lynn Effler, Lisa & Jerry Wilburn, Kathy & David Dunn, Tina & Larry Alexander; Brother and sister-in-law: Jackie & Sharon McMurray. Whether by blood or by marriage, Becky had a large extended family (seriously, there are WAY too many to list!) with many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins she loved dearly as well as having many friends who she considered family. The family will receive friends at Smith Funeral Home, 1402 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville TN 37803 on Thursday, April 29th from 5pm – 7pm. A service will follow with family member Shannon Effler sharing a blessing and special memories from the family. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Rebecca Lynn Willis please visit our Sympathy Store.
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