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Frances Rebecca (Feltman) HuffmanDecember 28, 1940 ~ October 23, 2017 (age 76)
Frances Rebecca (Feltman) Huffman, 76, passed away Monday, October 23, 2017. Her life and legacy will be celebrated Thursday, October 26, 2017, with visitation at noon and funeral services at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Florence with Rev. Kevin Johnson officiating. A graveside memorial will be held following the funeral service in Old Line Cemetery, Hodges, AL with Rev. James Nichols officiating.
She was affectionately known by many names to friends and family – Frances, Rebecca, Becky, and Sis – a testament to her gift for cultivating a wide range of relationships over her lifetime.
Rebecca was preceded in death by her husband, Fred, the love of her life. The two shared a remarkable life together, marked by a commitment to family, a deep and abiding faith in Christ, generosity in their time and resources, and an adventurous spirit that took them on numerous trips within the U.S. and abroad.
She is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law: Mack (Gail) Feltman of Southaven, Miss., and Tony (Annette) Feltman of Florence. Her four nieces and nephews and their children were the light of her life: Nicole Feltman Ritchie of Memphis and Reagan and Payne Ritchie; Damon (Wendy) Feltman, Colonel, USAF, of Colorado Springs and Austin and Andrew Feltman; Jacob (Ashley) Feltman of Birmingham; and her namesake, Rebecca Feltman of Greenville, S.C.
Rebecca graduated from UAB School of Nursing in 1962, where she made a number of lifelong friends and developed skills that allowed her to serve her patients as well as support friends and family in need. Her career included service at several hospitals across the state, and roles with Tennessee Valley Authority in Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee. She retired from TVA in 1983.
She was an avid reader and historian, and a member of Daughters of the American Revolution. Given her love for her family, she especially enjoyed her genealogy work – from researching public records to building friendships with newly discovered distant relations.
Rebecca was a faithful Christian and active member of the Joshua class at First Baptist Church, and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries, P.O. Box 1805, Decatur, AL 35602, or the individual’s charity of choice.