KINGS MOUNTAIN - Rebekah "Becky" S. Podaras, 44, passed away January 30, 2014.
She was born in Gaston County September 18, 1969 to William and Bernice Podaras.
Becky graduated from Bessemer City High School in 1988 and later gained an Associate's Degree from Miller Mont Business College.
Becky's proudest accomplishments were her children, Megan and Brad. She was a fun-loving mother, sister and friend who had a heart of gold and would help anyone in need. Her beautiful, generous spirit will live on in the hearts of all who knew her.
Left to cherish her memory are her two children, daughter, Megan James and son, Bradley James both of Wilmington, NC; mother, Bernice Podaras of Kings Mountain, NC; sisters, Darlene Knighten and husband Steve of Gastonia, Janet Newman and husband Chuck of Belmont, Sheila Hayes and husband Denis of Kings Mountain, Ruthy James and husband Steve of Gastonia, Leah Hardin and husband Todd of Kings Mountain, brother, Bill Podaras of Charlotte, NC; aunt, Hazel Hayes of Kings Mountain, NC; several nieces and nephews.
Becky is preceded in death by her father, William Podaras.
A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Carothers Funeral Home in Gastonia. Burial will follow at Kings Mountain City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Becky's memory for her children's college trust fund, Megan and Bradley James, P.O. Box 12413, Gastonia, NC 28052.
Online condolences may be made at: www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com.
Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Podaras family.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Feb. 2, 2014