Rebecca Thacker Grant “Becky”

2020-09-06T14:43:03+00:00

In Loving
Memory

Rebecca Thacker Grant

December 12, 1942  – September 4, 2020

On September 4, 2020, at the age of 77, Rebecca Thacker Grant “Becky” went home to be with the Lord.  She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Henrico Doctor’s Hospital Forrest Road Campus in Richmond.

Becky was born in Louisa County on December 28, 1942.  She was married to Alvin Linwood Grant, Jr. on September 2, 1961 when they eloped to North Carolina for a fabulous 50 year relationship.

Becky, having only received an 8th grade education, was most proud of becoming an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) and being elected as a lieutenant with Company 5 – Locust Creek Volunteer Fire Department.  She will be forever remembered for her 37+ years of dedicated service to her community and Louisa County.  She has fed the hungry, helped the elderly, and administered first aid.  She served proudly as a first responder, an EMT and a firefighter for the Mineral Rescue Squad and Locust Creek Volunteer Fire Department.

A lifelong nature lover, Becky enjoyed being outside.  Sitting by her fishpond, working with her flowers, and gardening were things she treasured.  Being the 4th generation of living on the family farm, built by H. H. Grant in 1892, led to many shared memories of the past history, of canning, preserving, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Her endless generosity and compassion was shown by the countless people she welcomed into her home for shelter, food, guidance and the love of Jesus.

Becky was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Linwood Grant Jr.; and her parents Connie A. & Ruby Thacker of Louisa.

Becky is survived by 3 children: Judy G. Baird (Richard), David L. Grant (Catherine) and Donna G. Smith (Robert); 4 Grandchildren: Daniel G. Cutright, Grace L. Grant, Brandon C. Baird and Bryant L. Baird; 3 Great-Grandchildren, Chase, Kaylee and Owen; 7 siblings: Vernell Vial, Sammy Thacker, Jackie Grubbs, Jerry Thacker, Connie Cutright, Ronnie Thacker, Richard Taylor and Kenny Taylor; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; countless beloved and lifelong friends; and her beloved toy poodle, Rocky.  She had the pleasure and honor of taking part in the raising of many children whom were not her own. Two very special people, Michael T. Burns and Laura Burns (Standard) have had the pleasure of calling her Maw all of their lives.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate Becky’s life.  Services will be at Becky’s home, 27 Gardners Road, Mineral. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 7, 2020, from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. Becky’s last ride home will be in a Locust Creek V.F.D. fire truck.  Anyone wishing to take part in this celebration of remembrance needs to be at her home by 10:00 am. The funeral is scheduled for Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 11:00 am with visitation from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Please join the family to share and reminisce about the difference that Becky has made in your life. Pastor, Dr. William Kain, of Fork Baptist Church, Mineral, VA and Pastor, David Clark, of Calvary Chapel Goochland, in Goochland, VA will officiate the ceremony which will be followed by a firefighters last call.

In lieu of flowers, please make donation in Becky Grant’s honor to The Locust Creek Volunteer Fire Department 575 Bethany Church Road Bumpass, Va 23024.

Visitation

Location

Grant Residence

Date

Monday, September 7, 2020

Time

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

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Funeral Service

Location

Grant residence

Date

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Time

11:00 AM

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8 Comments

  1. Catherine L C Grant September 6, 2020 at 1:06 am - Reply

    Miss you mom! Glad you are not suffering anymore. I love you.

  2. David Atkinson September 6, 2020 at 1:24 am - Reply

    I just found out about Beckies passing. I’ve known her and the family for a long time. We fought fire together and lived next to each other for a long time. I hope now she is at peace and know that the lord has a special place for her in heaven. Godspeed to her and the family, just know I’d be there if I could. God be with you all in these next days ahead.

  3. John Ayers September 7, 2020 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    I’m Saddened Of Becky Passing.I Remember Becky Running With Mineral Rescue Squad When I Was A Kid.Becky Was A Major Impact On Me Wanting To Serve My Community.She Was Definitely Someone I Looked Up To.I Couldn’t Wait To Be Of Age To Join The Rescue Squad & Fire Department.I Joined As A Junior Member & I’m Proud To Say I’m Still Active With Company 2.I Thank Becky On What She Tought Me ! She Will Always Hold A Special Place In My Heart ❤️ Forever ! My Thoughts & Prayers 🙏 Are With Her Entire Family Thur This Difficult Time

  4. The Dandridge Family September 8, 2020 at 11:29 am - Reply

    We are saddened to hear of Becky’s passing. She was a very special person. God chose her to be His angel here on earth. Her love and caring spirit was so genuine. We can’t count the times she was there for our family through the years. Whenever there was a family emergency, she was always there. Being in the neighborhood made it so convenient. Our family had so many traumas of which she showed up, soothed, administered first aid, held and rocked us as we cried. We are glad that she no longer have to endure pain. She is now resting in the Everlasting arms of Jesus. Our prayers and love are with you.

  5. patsy sims September 10, 2020 at 1:38 am - Reply

    Sorry to hear about Becky’s passing but the Lord takes us when he is ready to take us home. She had so much dedication to her fire dept and was always willing to help when she was needed. Keep her memory close to your heart and know that others share in your loss.

  6. Ann Barber September 11, 2020 at 1:02 am - Reply

    I remember Becky for her kindness to me when I was a young (pregnant) trooper working a tractor trailer accident in front of her house. It was hot and I had been there for hours when Becky came over with a very cold drink and a moon pie. Best treat I had in over 30 years. Becky was a giving person and I will always remember her sweet, kind soul. Prayers of comfort for her family.

  7. Judy Baird September 26, 2020 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    Mom, I miss you more than words can express. I know that there’s no pain in heaven and I’m so thankful. Give Dad hugs and kisses from Rich and I. I look forward to seeing you and Dad again someday.

  8. Donna Grant Smith October 4, 2020 at 11:31 am - Reply

    I miss you so much maw. I am so thankful to have had you so long, I know how hard and long you taught to keep going because you did not want to leave us and quit was not in your vocabulary. You taught me to never give up and to always do the right thing. You taught me about sacrifice and to trust Jesus and for that I am grateful. You always put everyone before yourself, another precious thing you taught me. Last but not least work ethic, wow you worked harder than anyone I have ever met until you could not. I love you and will keep you alive in my heart until we meet again. Enjoy paradise with Jesus, Paw and all our family and friends. I can see you now singing and dancing praising the Lord no longer in pain and no longer suffering.

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