Rebecca Becky Dawn Lindley Andrew, 85, of Snow Camp died Friday, April 26, 2019 at UNC Hospice in Pittsboro.
She was born in Chatham County on August 25, 1933, the daughter of the late Mark and Gladys (Pace) Lindley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughters, Gayla Dawn Andrew and Janie Andrew Lindley, her son, Mark Kenneth (Kenny) Andrew, and a sister, Mary Neil Murchison.
She graduated from Silk Hope High School in 1951 and attended business school at Guilford College. Her entire career was spent working as a legal assistant beginning in the Siler City law office of Polk Dixon and later working for Lonnie T. Dark, a stint which spanned his entire career. At the end of her career, she worked alongside Attorney Jennifer Scott. During her
52 years of work, she thoroughly enjoyed meeting people, both clients and those in the field of law, and made many wonderful and lasting friendships.
She cherished her role as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She was endearingly known to many in the Silk Hope Community as "Granny Becky" or "Aunt Becky"" as her home became the gathering spot for many children and teenagers in the community. Her natural talents in the kitchen and her welcoming demeanor meant there would be room around the table for family and friends.
She loved activities which kept her mind active. She would often be found playing Scrabble, completing crossword puzzles, putting jigsaw puzzles together, and playing Rook with her life partner and soulmate, Blake. She also loved having her grandchildren sit in "Granny's lap" while she recited her favorite nursery rhymes and told stories of both fact, fiction, and fairy tale. She loved visiting the beach and early morning walks looking for shells with her grandchildren and watching her favorite teams, the UNC Tar Heels and the Atlanta Braves.
Her loves for Jesus, her church, and her family were evident in her words and actions. She often shared her faith story with other parents who has experienced the loss of a child, providing comfort during times of pain and grief. She was a birthright member of South Fork Friends Meeting where she served as an Elder, Clerk and Recording Clerk of Monthly Meeting, Sunday School teacher, member of the Friends Fellowship Class, churchsecretary, and member of the choir.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years: Blake L. Andrew, Sr., a son, Blake L. (Lin) Andrew, Jr. and wife, Angie of Silk Hope; granddaughters, Alyce Lindley Phillips and husband, Mack of Bear Creek, Mary Lindley Needham and husband, Andrew of Silk Hope, Lindley and Carisa Andrew of Silk Hope; grandsons; Mike Lindley and wife, Tiffany od Silk Hope, Brandon Andrew of Snow Camp, and Brady Andrew of Silk Hope; great-grandchildren, Janie and Murphy Phillips, Dakota Collet, and Eli Rodriguez; son-in-law Mike Lindley of Silk Hope, brother Darryle Lindley and wife, Nancy of Silk Hope; and numerous nieces and nephews
The family will receive friends at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 30th from 6:00-8:00pm. The celebration of her life will be conducted at South Fork Friends Meetings on Wednesday, May 1st at 3:00pm. Burial will follow the services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Janie Lindley Music Fund at South Fork Friends Meeting, 359 South Fork-Bethel Rd., Snow Camp, NC 27349, or to UNC Hospice. A very special thank you to caregivers Carolyn Handley and Deborah Saunders and the caring staff at Chatham Hospital and the UNC Hospice House in Pittsboro for the excellent care they provided to her and our family.
Online condolences may be made at ww.pughfuneralhome.com.