Rebecca Norman Gilbert Alkire departed this life on January 7, 2013. She was born in New Orleans on February 4, 1925, to Rebecca Thomas "Riri" and Horatio Leon "Pippy" Gilbert, and was a graduate of Sophie Newcomb College at Tulane University. She was a resident of Montgomery and member of the Church of the Holy Comforter for over 40 years, and was a Daughter of the King. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, and her husband Mason Bossuet Alkire. She is survived by her sister, Charlotte Ann "Toddy" Gilbert Roach and husband Philip Henry Roach, Jr.; 4 children: Alex Ward Alkire and wife Cathy, Jerry Scott Alkire and wife Lois Ragsdale, Ann Renee Alkire May and husband Walter, and Kay Suzanne Alkire Brummal and husband Edward; 9 grandsons, James Russell Alkire, Richard Morris May and wife Stephanie, David Mason May and wife Amy, Thomas Henry Alkire and wife Nattakarn "Nui", Michael Warren May, Wilson Stone Brummal, Mason Gilbert Brummal, Edward Marion Brummal IV, and Christopher Alexander May; honorary granddaughter, Mary Catherine Burnett Palmer and husband Stephen; and nieces and nephews. The funeral will be on Saturday, January 12, at The Church of the Holy Comforter, 2911 Woodley Road, Montgomery, with the Rev. Bob Hennagin officiating. Visitation will be in the McQueen Room at the Church at 12 Noon, and the funeral service will be at 1:00 PM. Memorials may be made to The Church of the Holy Comforter.
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Published in the Montgomery Advertiser from Jan. 10 to Jan. 11, 2013