Rebecca Ann Rayfield

Ms. Rebecca Ann Rayfield was born December 24, 1925 in Welch, West Virginia. She was called to eternal rest on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio. Rebecca worked many years in the dry cleaning industry; from which she retired in 1998.

Rebecca was preceded in death by her parents, Miller and Orabell Smith; and sisters, Orabell Mims and Carrie Rowe.

Rebecca leaves to cherish her memory with, daughters, Sadie L. Richards and Barbara J. Smith-Stepney; grandchildren, Albert Richards, Anthony (Lisa) Richards, Kimberly Smith-Jenkins, Sanyetta Smith, and Andre Richards; great grandchildren, Tamarra Albert, Jaynee Albert, Levi Richards, Josiah Richards, Aubrey Richards, Andre Richards Sr., Marcus Jenkins Jr., Deandre Richards, Ariel Richards, Savannah Rowell, Skylynn Richards, and Myles Smith, great-great grandchild, Andre Richards Jr.; special nephew, Samuel Nathaniel Johnson; much loved great niece/caregivers, Sylvia Jackson and Dennis Annor; close friend for many years, Reginald “Butch” Malone Sr.; and a host of nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Rebecca will be truly missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing and loving her.

Visitation 2:00pm and Memorial Service 3:00pm Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Ms. Becky. She was the sweetest lady who I had the pleasure of meeting a few years ago. She will be greatly missed. I’m praying that God will bring continued comfort, peace, and healing for the family. In Jesus Name.

  2. Cousin, Minda McCoy :

    To the entire Richards and Stephany families… It is with much sadness the passing of Miss. Becky. I’ve known Miss. Becky a majority of my life and look back on memories of holidays and family picnics and family gatherings with the fondness of memories. We had great fun and was truly excited about everyone. Please know I understand how much your Mom, Grandmother and Great Grandmother meant to each of you. We will all miss her. But remember the fun times when miss her… To my cousin’s, Sadie and Barbara, I love you ladies to the Moon and back! Unbeknownst to you, y’all were my role models when I was growing up and I have always highly respected and adore you for being the strong women that you are. I am praying for each of you specifically for strength, faith and encouragement during this most difficult time. To my other family, I love you too. Be encouraged. My Bible tells us ‘To be absent in the body is to be present in the Lord” Miss Becky is just sleeping. We will see her again. May God bless you all

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