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Rebecca B. Whorley

February 13, 1954 - August 22, 2022

Rebecca Burnette Whorley, 68, of Forest, VA, passed away Monday, August 22, 2022.  She was the loving Wife of Curtis Whorley for 49 years.

Rebecca (Becky) was born February 13, 1954, in Bedford County, VA. Becky was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Eleanor Burnette. She graduated from Liberty High School (Class of 1972) and was employed for 37 years as a Pharmacy Technician at Central Virginia Training Center, where she retired in 2016.

Becky was a beautiful soul who enjoyed traveling with her husband and friends and spending time with her friends and granddog Sophie. In her spare time, she enjoyed shopping and reading.

In addition to her husband, Becky is survived by her sister Nancy Walkup (Sam) of Goode, VA, daughter Erin McCray (Clarence) of Forest, VA, and daughter Shannon Winstead of Lynchburg, VA. Becky is also survived by her Grandchildren Matthew McCray, Devin McCray, Kameryn McCray (Harley), Devon Jordan, and Trevor Winstead; Great-grandchildren Jocelyn Taylor, Kameryn McCray II, and Marley McCray. Along with a host of nieces, nephews, and wonderful friends.

The family will receive friends at 11 am Friday, August 26, 2022, at Tharp Funeral Home (Lynchburg), with the funeral service following at 12:30 pm.

Interment will be at Virginia Memorial Park,  Goode, VA.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Alan B. Pearson Cancer Center.

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Curtis and family, I so wish I had known before today, I would have paid my respect, I just heard today about the passing of my long lost friend, starting in first grade on through we were like sisters, life took us on different paths but I never forgot my best friend! Thought of her every birthday as she was all of six days older! My heart hurts, will remember all of the family in my prayers.

Posted by Stella Goff on September 1, 2022

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Posted by PETER MICHELLE on August 29, 2022

Erin, Clarence and family: It is often hard to find the right words at a time like this. May you find peace, comfort, and all the love you need in the days to come.

Posted by Vivian Pankey on August 26, 2022

Curtis, Becky was a sweetheart. She will be greatly missed. We are unable to attend the services but will be in prayer for you and your family.

Posted by Danny,Sylvia, Faith Wilson on August 26, 2022

Curtis, Erin and Family….Words cannot express the sorrow of hearing about Becky’s passing. She was a coworker at CVTC for many years and we survived many situations both good and bad. I have many Happy Memories of those times. Please accept my Heartfelt Sympathies For your Family’s loss. My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family at this difficult time. May time help you heal and bring you Peace.

Posted by Anthony (Tony) Moshonas on August 25, 2022

Dearest Shannon & Erin, You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers. I Loved all my years of taking care of you girls & your Mama. God Bless you all. She will be missed. Love 'Nurse Aggie'

Posted by Sharon \'Aggie\' Winfree on August 25, 2022

Curtis and Erin, your wife and mother came into my life through our years at CVTC. She delivered the medicines and I was always so happy to see her and share a few minutes of laughter and girl talk. There was never a time, no matter how hard the day and her schedule that she was in too big a hurry to talk. I’ll never forget how she would hear of another’s misfortune and say “ God love them.” She was a avid reader and designer purse and jewelry lover! There was nothing she loved more than her family. Becky left us way too soon. I will always think of her when I see a butterfly and when I look at the photos of our trips together. I’m so happy we saw Alaska together! I’ll never forget the dog sledding, cruising down Glacier Bay together, Curtis driving the Jeep through the mud puddles of Mexico, the heat of Myan Ruins or her wild dance at her daughters wedding to the tune of Pitt Bull. I thank God for placing this beautiful soul in my life. If life is a tapestry she was a bright beautiful rainbow strand. I know heaven is full of butterfly meadows and that’s where our beautiful Becky is now, watching them Flutter and exclaiming God love them. I didn’t want you to leave us so soon Becky but I know we will all be together again in those butterfly meadows of heaven. Love you forever and a day my ya ya.

Posted by Crystal Grishaw on August 24, 2022

Curtis, Erin and family, I am so sorry to learn of your great loss! Becky was a great co-worker at CVTC and a friend! She was a great cook too! I recall cucumber and cream cheese spread and her cheesecake! Yummm! Know that you are in our prayers. May God comfort you during this time and surround you with His great love! Susan and Barry

Posted by Susan Bennett on August 24, 2022

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