GASTONIA - Rebecca Rollins Spurling, 78, joined our Lord in Heaven on May 8, 2014, at CaroMont Regional Center.
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She was born June 27, 1935, to the late Isaac and Bertha Hall Rollins in Newport, Tenn. She was a member of Fraley Memorial Baptist Church.
She had been an avid gardener and loved to dance. She retired after 20 years of loving service at Brian Center Nursing. Taking care of people and loving on them was her gift. She went through every day with a smile and never met a stranger.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years Roy Spurling, Brothers: Roy, Jack, J.C., and Char-lie Rollins, Sisters: Janie Crisp and Viola Cobb, and grandson Joshua Black.
She is survived by Eural Rollins her brother; sons Joel (Kim) Spurling, Lincolnton, Roy E. (Nelta) Spurl-ing, Belmont, David (Sheba) Spurling, Dallas, daughters Rosie (Bill) Jory, Gastonia, Janet (Nelson) Cope, Mt Holly, Anna (Johnathan) Peppard, Lincolnton and Mary J. Spurling of Bamburg SC; grandchildren: Leslie (Bobby) Turner, William (Gay) Jory, Kathy Maney, Karen McFalls, Joy Spurling, Roy E. Spurling Jr., Danna (Greg) Bryant, David (Laura) Spurling, Michael (Georgia) Peeler, Shane (Alisha) Peeler, Amanda (Daniel) Allen, Randy (Erica) Bennett and Tosha Black; step grandchildren: Nathaniel Dickson, Bobby (Shelly) Cope, Brady (Penny) Cope, Barry (Tracy) Cope, Michelle Smith, Keith (Kristy) Carter and Nicole Turner; great-grandchildren: T.J. Tanner, Matthew Turner, Wesley and Justin Jory, Zachery and Chris Bell, Joel and Alan Leopard, Holden, Isabella, Luciana Bryant, Jared, Abigal, Isaac and Addison Spurling, Madison, Elijah, Jacob and Josiah Peeler, Madeline, Logan and Ava Allen, Avery and Kenley Bennett, Joshua and Keriannah Black; step great-grandchildren: Justin and Tyler Cope, Brian, Travis and John Cope, Allen and Pam Cope. Dalton, Cody, Jacob, Sara and Emma Smith; great-great-grandchild, Colby Tanner; step great-great-grandchildren, Cadence and Zoey Freeland, Chloe Carter, Elizabeth and Gracie Cope.
Special thanks to CaroMont Regional Medical Center for all the compassionate nursing staff in the SICU unit and 5th floor nursing.
Special thanks to: the Pastoral Care staff, they were a blessing to our family and friends.
Special thanks to: the Hospice team for making our mother's last days peaceful.
Special thanks to: Dr. Gudeman and Dr. Borzotta for the superior care our mother received.
We appreciated the loving compassion our family received also, again THANK YOU
A celebration of life will be at Fraley Memorial Baptist Church Saturday 10th of May 2014 at 3025 Fra-ley Church Rd. Gastonia, NC 28052 with Dr. Warner Doles and the Rev. Charles Keller officiating.
The family will receive friends from 1 till 3 p.m. prior to funeral at 3 p.m. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Belmont.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984 Gastonia NC 28054 or Fraley Memorial Baptist Church, at P.O. Box 775 Lowell, NC 28098.
To offer condolences, please visit www.siskbutler.com.
Arrangements by Sisk-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Bessemer City.
Published in Gaston Gazette on May 10, 2014
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