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.