|Birth: ||Dec. 15, 1909|
|Death: ||Sep. 23, 2004|
Eloise Tippins Becker died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, in Macon, Ga. at the age of 94. Mrs. Becker had lived in Macon for five years having moved from Brookhaven where she lived all her married life. After graduating from Newcomb College in New Orleans she came to Brookhaven to teach Latin in 1930. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 66 years Jasper Benoit Becker. She was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Henry Keener Tippins of Geneva, Ala., and sister to the late Marjorie Tippins Williams and Ida Williams Tippins Segrest.
Mrs. Becker was active in the First United Methodist Church and was honored as a 50 year member and past president of the King's Daughters Willing Hearts Circle. She was a member and past president of the Climbers' Club, a participant in the library's book discussion group, and several bridge groups. She was well known for her metal flower artistry and was asked to display a bouquet of these flowers at an art exhibit of Mississippi women artists in Jackson. Her friendly, loving, and outgoing personality will be missed by her many friends and family members. Of the twelve children of F.F. and Mary McGrath Becker and their spouses, she was the last survivor. She always enjoyed being a member of that large clan.
Mrs. Becker is survived by her brother, Dr. Henry Keener Tippins Jr. of Pensacola, Fla.; her daughters, Marjorie Becker O'Shaughnessey of Macon, and Judith Becker Andry of New Orleans, La.; her son Dr. Jasper B. Becker Jr. of Winter Park, Fla.; her grandchildren, Margaret O'Shaughnessey of Durham, N.C., Mary O'Shaughnessey Stone of Nashville, Tenn., John O'Shaughnessey III of Macon, Kathleen O'Shaughnessey Swann of Atlanta, Ga., Michael O'Shaughnessey of Atlanta, Jeanie Becker Taylor of Houston, Texas, Jap Becker III of Burlington, N.C., Amy Becker Raub of Orlando, Fla., Ben Becker of Orlando, Elizabeth Becker McIntosh of Dripping Springs, Texas, Allain Andry IV of Davidson, N.C., Katie Andry Crosy of New Orleans, Michael Andry of Ashville, N.C., and twenty-seven great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Brookhaven with the Rev. Tommy Gilbert officiating. Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery at Rose Hill.
Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Brookhaven Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Allain and Michael Andry, Jap and Ben Becker, and John and Michael O'Shaughnessey.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the King's Daughters Medical Center, 427 Highway 51 North, Brookhaven, MS 39601 or the Fine Arts School of Mississippi, 355 West Monticello Street, Brookhaven, MS 39601.
(Obituary, as published in the Daily Leader, Brookhaven, MS, 09/24/2004)
Jasper Benoit Becker (1899 - 1997)
Jasper Benoit Becker (____ - 2014)*
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Rest in peace, Eloise|
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