Rebecca Josephine (Sifford) Belk was born August 25, 1928 in her family home near Faith, NC. "Becky" was the daughter of Eli Jacob and Nora Pauline Sifford and little sister to Marcus. Becky became big sister to thirteen ... Janet, Jean, Phyllis, Yvonne("Bun"), Jacqueline ("Jack"), Frank, Sylvia ("Sib"), Jim, Doug, Wanda, Gwenette ("Tick"), Karen, and Pam.
On May 22, 1948 Becky married her "Junior" (George L. Belk, Jr.) and they worked hard together to build a strong, happy, faith filled home and family. They raised their family as members of Mt. Zion United Church of Christ in China Grove, NC. Becky was a much beloved wife, mother of four, grandmother of nine, and great-grandmother of fourteen.
On Friday afternoon, June 19, 2015, Rebecca Josephine Belk (86) passed away in her family home after an extended illness. She was lovingly cared for and surrounded by her family. Becky was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Marcus, Frank and Doug, and sisters Phyllis and Wanda. Becky is survived by her husband of 67 years Junior; her son Eddie and his wife Marva; her daughter Debbie and her husband Roy; her daughter Connie and her husband Ronnie; her daughter Phoebe and her husband Rickie; her grandchildren Terry (Deborah), Robert (Paula), Heather (Tom), Becky (Gary), Autumn (John), Dana (Eric), Misty (Eric), Jason (Brittany) and Travis; her great-grandchildren Alex, Dean, Vonni, Ginia, Alisha, Megan, Abilene, Benjamin, Caitlin, Madeline, Macon, Brynlee, Breyson, and Jayse; her brother Jim Sifford; and her sisters Janet Young, Jean Taylor, Yvonne Misenheimer, Jacqueline Allen, Sylvia Hardin, Gwenette Morgan, Karen Wilhelm and Pamela Burris.
Becky loved, encouraged, and supported all of her family. She was kind, gentle, and helpful to everyone she knew. Her perfect day was sitting on the banks of High Rock Lake watching the boats on the lake, holding a great-grandchild while watching the others play, sipping a glass of "Beck's" tea, surrounded by all of her kids & grandkids, and with Junior right beside her ... and then moving inside to a big pot of chicken and noodles cooked in the fireplace. She will be deeply and dearly missed by all.
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Becky's family will receive family and friends at Mt. Zion UCC in China Grove, NC from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm Monday June 22, 2015. Services and a celebration of her life will follow at 3:00 pm in the Mt. Zion sanctuary, conducted by Rev. Mark Burns, pastor. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her honor to the Mt. Zion Building Fund, POB 1298, China Grove, NC 28023 or the Nazareth Children's Home, 725 Crescent Rd, Rockwell, NC 28138.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www. linnhoneycuttfuneralhome.com Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove is serving the Belk family.