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Rebecca LeCompte (Becky) Woodward

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Rebecca LeCompte (Becky) Woodward Obituary
Rebecca (Becky) LeCompte Woodward

AGE: 101 • Wilmington

Becky died on December 5, 2016, at Forwood Manor after a short illness. She was born in 1915 in Linkwood, Maryland, the daughter of Meta and Howard LeCompte. Becky was married to Carl J. Woodward for 59 years before his death in 1993.

Many will remember Becky for her passionate love of children. In addition to her own, she was always ready to take in and care for nieces, nephews, and friends who needed a temporary home and special "mothering". In addition, Becky provided day care for babies and young children and is still remembered by many of the families she worked with over the years.

For the last three years of her life, Becky lived at Forwood Manor. She was given extraordinary care and she used to say she was treated like a queen. Her family is very grateful to her "Forwood Family" for making these last years so happy.

Becky was active at St. Paul's UM church since 1947, participating in the Logan Bible Class and the Naomi Circle. For years, she loved the time she spent with the children in the Nursery Class.

Survivors include her children Linda Dyson (Ron), Carolyn Stewart, Faye Kroh (Loren), Donna Van Name (Ted), David Woodward (Renee), Scott Woodward (Ruth), and Christine Abraham. She is also survived by several cherished grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and numerous friends.

A celebration of her life will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, December 13th at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1314 Foulk Road, Wilmington, Delaware, 19803 where friends are invited to a visitation beginning at 11 AM. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Becky's name to St. Paul's UMC Children's Ministries.

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Published in The News Journal on Dec. 8, 2016
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