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Rebecca "Becky" Lyerly Jenkins
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Birth: Jun. 28, 1927
Salisbury
Rowan County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 22, 2010

Rebecca Lyerly Jenkins, 83, of Zebulon, died this past Monday, Nov. 22, 2010.

Rebecca was born to the late William H. and Helen T. Lyerly on June 28, 1927 in Salisbury. Rebecca graduated from Boyden High School in 1944 and received a BA in Education and Home Economics from the Women's College of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro in 1948.

She married the late Andrew T. Jenkins in 1950, and they lived together in Zebulon for their entire married life. Her husband, Andrew "Tink" Jenkins, passed away on April 11, 1974.

Rebecca "Becky" was a high school home economics teacher at Corinth Holder School until she was married and later returned to teaching at Zebulon Elementary School after the death of her husband, Andy, in 1974. Though she was qualified in every way to be a teacher, for health reasons she returned to teaching as a teacher's aide and was passionately committed to teaching elementary age children to read. She retired in 1996.

Becky was an active member of Zebulon Baptist Church and loved that congregation as an extension of her own family. She served as a Deacon, Sunday School teacher, Children's Choir leader, helped with the church's benevolent programs, and many more positions of service. More than anything, she loved her family and her church and was fiercely devoted to both.

Rebecca is survived by her two sons and their families, Stephen and Claire Jenkins and their children, Mason, Matthew and Emma Jenkins of Clayton and Suzanne Cresswell of Roanoke, Va., Christopher and Connie Jenkins and their daughter, Lyssa, of Burke, Va. and daughter, Erin Camp and her husband, Greg and their daughter, Haley, Rebecca's only great-grandchild of Apex.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 9:30-11 a.m. in the parlor of Zebulon Baptist Church.

Service: The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. in the church sanctuary with the internment at Gethsemane Memorial Cemetery. The Reverend Jack Glasgow of Zebulon Baptist Church will be leading the service assisted by the Reverend Arthur Jenkins of St. James Episcopal Church of Charleston, S.C.

Memorials: The family has requested that any memorials be given to Zebulon Baptist Church, PO Box 366, Zebulon, NC 27597 or the American Heart Association, 3131-100 RDU Center Dr., Morrisville, NC 27560.

Arrangements by Massey Funeral Home, Zebulon. Online condolences may be made at www.masseyfuneralhome.com. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Andrew T Jenkins (1925 - 1974)
 
Burial:
Gethsemane Memorial Gardens
Zebulon
Wake County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: B. Roberts
Record added: Nov 28, 2010
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Rebecca Becky <i>Lyerly</i> Jenkins
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Rebecca Becky <i>Lyerly</i> Jenkins
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Rebecca Becky <i>Lyerly</i> Jenkins
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