Rebecca Ann Meeks
1950 - 2020
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Mrs. Rebecca Ann Meeks, age 70, of Piedmont, AL, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center.
She was born on January 10, 1950 in Carrolton, GA to her late parents; Freeman and Sarah Garner Summerville. Mrs. Meeks was retired from Haralson County Tax Assessors office and also spent many years as a substitute teacher in Haralson County. She was a faithful member of Faith Baptist Church in Piedmont, AL. In Rebecca's free time, she greatly enjoyed traveling, going out to eat, and meeting and making new friends. She had a zeal for life and enjoyed laughter and seeing people smile. Her great faith and love for others led her to be a caretaker for many in the communities where she lived over the years.
She was a true matriarch and loved her family very much. She gladly offered her servants heart to all she met. Mrs. Meeks was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend who will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, John W. "Bug" Meeks; daughter, Melanie Lynn "Sissy" Meeks; and two sisters: Patty Fennell Howard and Sarah Childers Tompkins. Mrs. Meeks is survived by her son, Thomas Matthew "Matt" Meeks and his wife, Hannah of Jacksonville, AL; sister, Linda Sue Dunn of Felton GA; grandchildren: Matthew Kane Meeks and his wife, Kylie, Kassidy Lynn Meeks and her husband, Dylan, Kara Morgan Meeks and Hayden Leigh Bearden; great-grandchildren: Gemma, Kaden, Charlie and Chance, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral Services for Mrs. Rebecca Ann Meeks were held on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Mt. Zion East Baptist Church at 1:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time). Officiating were Brother Tim Smith, Brother Jeff McElroy and Brother Kenneth Boles. Interment followed the service at Mt. Zion East Baptist Church Cemetery with the following gentlemen serving as pallbearers; Keith Rainey, Allen Dunn, Greg Rainey, Jeff Dunn, Heath Dunn and Morgan Dunn. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Faith Baptist Church, Dailey Street Baptist Church, Mt. Zion East Baptist Church, Rolling Hills Baptist Church, Piedmont Rescue Squad and Philadelphia Baptist Church and the communities of Piedmont, AL, Rockmart, GA, Felton GA, and Nacodoches, TX for their outpouring of love, support and prayer. To leave online condolences for the family, please feel free to visit our website at
Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home & Crematory was in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Rebecca Anne Meeks.

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