Rebecca Wilkinson (Sign Guestbook)

Rebecca Sue Wilkinson

Becky, 66, passed away peacefully on July 15, 2019, at her home in Knoxville, Tennessee after a brief illness.

Becky was born September 3, 1952, a native of Bristol, Tennessee and the daughter of the late William Henry Wilkinson and Elizabeth Thomas Wilkinson. She is also preceded in death by a niece, Nova Wilkinson.

She is survived by brother, Bill Wilkinson (Jamie) of Burnt Ranch, CA; brother, Steve (Donna) of Johnson City; Nephew, Malachi Wilkinson of Medford, OR; niece, Jemima Wilkinson West of Eureka, CA; nephew, Thomas Wilkinson (Liz) of Santa Fe, NM; nephew, Jay Wilkinson (Melissa) of Iowa City, IA.

Becky was a graduate of Tennessee High School in Bristol and graduated from ETSU with a BS degree.

Becky was a long-time employee of Lay Accounting Firm in Knoxville where she had a great relationship with the owner, Edwin Lay, and his sister Patti Jane Lay. The Wilkinson family is so appreciative of the love and support they gave Becky during her career and through her illness. They were both so much more than employers.

Also left to cherish her memory are life-long friends, Claire Lewis, Plainfield, IN and Randi Parker Struxness, Kansas City, MO. Her friends meant the world to her and she cherished these special gals. Randi especially was Becky’s closest confidant and friend for well over 50 years.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice, local animal shelter, or plant some flowers as you think of Becky.

Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel & Crematory is honored to serve the Wilkinson family and invites you to view and sign the online registry below. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery in Bristol, TN.

11 guestbook entries for “Rebecca Wilkinson”:

  1. Claire Lewis says:

    My heart is broken. My dear Rebecca Sue left this world all too soon. I am sending love and hugs to Stevie and Wilkie and all those family members whom she cherished. I am so sorry for this great loss.

  2. Karen Harr White says:

    I hated so much to hear of Becky’s passing! I had lost touch with her, but we were good friends in high school. I hate that I was never able to find her in Knoxville. Condolences to her friends and family.

  3. Kent Caldwell Tilghman says:

    I too was totally saddened to hear of Becky’s death. She was such a precious high school friend and was adored by many. I know her family will dearly miss her.

  4. Randi Parker Struxness says:

    I’m at a loss of words to express my grief over the sudden departure of my dearest friend Becky. She was like a sister to me. She’s been involved in every phase of my life since we were 12 years old. I loved her so very much. I’m sending love and gentle hugs to her sweet brothers and their families.

  5. Paul Struxness says:

    May she Rest In Peace and set all anguish to oblivion. Love you, Becky, as you well knew. You were always super to me kids. They will miss your sweet soul music.
    Love you, girl.

  6. Marty Tucker says:

    Becky will be missed. She was a good combination of your mom and dad. She was faithful for many years to one employer as Uncle Bill was loyal to Coca Cola. She was talented in nuturing a garden and in cooking holiday favorites as was Aunt Funny. I wish I could hug you all. I pray that you may have peace of mind and heart as you remember Ms B.

  7. Haley Stone says:

    I will remember you when I see a mint plant and hear bullfrogs chant your name. Rest In Peace.

  8. Jeff Wilder says:

    Have not seen that smile in a few years, but every time I saw this precious girl she would smile her beautiful smile for me. I always told Becky when I would see her or talk to her that I loved her and I was so glad I knew her. We met many years ago and its so sad that people lose touch with one another. When I first heard about this the first thought that came to my mind was that God knew he was ready to bring her home to Him so she is at total peace know. You were loved very much Becky. You are know resting in the Arms of Our Savior. See you soon.

  9. Christopher Wilson says:

    So sorry to hear about Becky, the Wilkinson’s were great neighbors in Haynesfield lots of fun times. She was a sweet sweet person. I know Edwin and Patti Jane and thank them for their love and support. Condolences to Steve and Wilkie!

  10. Diana Swaim Ross says:

    I have remembered so many sweet childhood memories with Becky since I received the news of her passing. She was a true friend with sincerity and kindness. Never will I forget her!

  11. Edward M Knapp says:

    Many times I tried to find this special person, having worked with her in upstate New York 50 years ago. She would send me the most beautiful handwritten letters. Now, I have now found her once again, and saddened deeply. Please accept my condolences on the loss of this wonderful girl from Bristol, TN, with an entrancing southern accent, and the magical touch of a southern writer.

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