Rebecca Richards, 88, of Clarksburg, WV, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at River Oaks. She was born in Clarksburg on December 14, 1930, a daughter of the late Cecil Ray and Lois Ankrom Lynch.
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In addition to her parents Rebecca was preceded in death by her first husband Dorsey Jeffries on September 27, 1953 and her second husband Elmer Richards on February 20, 1982; six siblings: Charles Lynch, John Lynch, Joan Burrows, Mark Lynch, Lois Elizabeth “Libby” Smith, and Eleanor Thompson; and one great-granddaughter Clarissa Weaver.
Rebecca is survived by her six children: Rebecca Oldaker (Roger) of Brushy Fork, Steven Jeffries (Brenda) of Weston, Lois Bailey (Jimi) of Laurel Park, Melissa Garman (Michael) Easton, MD, Cecil Richards of Clarksburg, and Michael Richards (Susan) of Clarksburg; eleven grandchildren: Roger Oldaker (Michelle), Christine Oldaker, T’zouri Oliver (Kato), Jamel Bailey, Danielle Riley (Luke), Alisha Bailey, Sam Ventura (Renee), Nicole Paugh (Mark), Chrissy Richards, Sabrina Richards, and Riley Richards; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Rebecca was a graduate of Roosevelt-Wilson and worked various jobs, but her most important was raising and taking care of her family. She attended the Stealey Assembly of God and was a woman of great faith, who strongly believed in the power of prayer. She was an avid bowler, never missed a yard sale, and loved going to play Bingo. Going for Tony’s Ice cream or to Peking with her family and friends was another favorite pastime she enjoyed. Rebecca was a very generous soul to her family and friends, and everyone that was close knew her favorite sayings, “I am Blessed” and there were no goodbyes, rather “So long.”
Rebecca’s wishes for cremation will be honored and a Celebration of Life will be held at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home 329 E. Main Street Clarksburg, WV, on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 1pm until 2pm at which time a memorial service will begin. Online condolences, www.davisweaverfuneralhome.com The Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is honored to serve the Jeffries-Richards Family during this time.