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Rebecca Jane Haddock, of Palestine, Texas, passed away peacefully and reunited with her husband, James, resting in the Lord on Sunday, the 2nd day of July 2023, just five days before her 83rd birthday. Mrs. Haddock or “Becky” as she was affectionately known, was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, on the 7th day of July 1940, to parents Percy Morgan Johnson and Winefred Perrigue Johnson.
Born and raised in the South, Mrs. Haddock was a true southern lady who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. Before retiring, she worked as a beautician and taught piano lessons to many people throughout the community. She had a particular fondness for teatime in her dining room, watching the world go by, and engaging in thoughtful conversations with friends and family. Her southern charm and hospitality were as refreshing as the tea she loved to serve.
Mrs. Haddock was a deeply spiritual Christian woman whose faith was the cornerstone of her life. Her relationship with God was not just a part of her life, it was her life. She lived her faith every day, showing love and kindness to everyone she met. Her faith-filled life was an inspiration to all who knew her, and her loving spirit will continue to live on in the hearts of those she touched.
Music was another passion that defined Mrs. Haddock's life. She was a gifted musician who could play the harp and piano with a grace and skill that was truly awe-inspiring. But it was her voice that was her most remarkable instrument. Mrs. Haddock had the ability to sing opera with a power and beauty that could move people to tears. Her music was a gift that she generously shared with others, bringing joy and comfort to many.
Above all, Mrs. Haddock was a devoted family woman. She loved her family with all her heart and took great pride in their accomplishments. Her home was a place of warmth and love, where everyone was always welcome. Her love for her family was a testament to her generous spirit and loving heart.
In her passing, we remember Mrs. Haddock not with sadness, but with gratitude for the life she lived and the love she shared. Her legacy of faith, love, and music will continue to inspire and uplift us.
Mrs. Haddock is preceded in death by her parents, Percy and Winefred Johnson; husband, James Haddock; sisters, Marjorie Ellen Johnson Felts, and Joyce Jean Johnson; and her brothers, Elbert Johnson and Winefred Johnson.
Mrs. Haddock was loved by many and leaves behind her daughters, Stephanie Jane Hill and husband Eric, of Palestine, Texas, Kimberly Kay Vargeson and husband Troy, of Virginia, Alecia Dawn Weng and husband Steve, of Sugar Land, Texas; sons, Brad Hancock and wife Robin, of Walnut Springs, Texas, Kenneth Morgan Lafaytte Haddock and wife Gisela, of San Antonio, Texas, Peter Lawrence Haddock and wife Hazel, of Galveston, Texas, and Quentin Chase Haddock, of Palestine, Texas. She is also survived by her sister, Margret Ann Johnson Hettinger and husband Hays; brother, Richard Barnard Johnson; twenty-one grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren with three on-the-way, and many other family members and friends.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from five o’clock until seven o’clock in the evening on Wednesday, the 5th day of July 2024 at Rhone Funeral Home.
Funeral services to celebrate Mrs. Haddock’s life are to be conducted at ten o’clock in the morning on Thursday, the 6th day of July 2023, at New Life Seventh Day Adventist Church, 308 N. Variah St., Palestine, Texas 75803. Steve Molina will be officiating the service. Interment will follow in Guiceland Cemetery.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Kenneth Haddock, Pete Haddock, Brad Haddock, Quentin Haddock, Asher Haddock, Jacob Rhone, Gabriel Chapa, and Joshua Haddock.
Funeral services for Rebecca Jane Haddock are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas.
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