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Rebecca Garrard Smith
Date of Death or Service May 26, 2020
Rebecca Garrard Smith

 Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. from the College Grove Grace Church. Chris Cunningham will officiate. Visitation will be on Tuesday beginning at 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Graveside services will follow at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Dickson County Memorial Gardens. 

Rebecca, age 71 of Dickson, TN, died May 19, 2020 while vacationing at Holden Beach, NC.

For those desiring, memorials are suggested to the College Grove Grace Church, 6490 Arno College Grove Road, College Grove, TN 37046-9127.

All who knew Rebecca, knew she was the best homemaker in town.  Her love to serve others abounded.  Rebecca was God’s servant.  His love shone through her.  She knew no stranger and would help any in time of need; taking in many through the year for a night or for years.  There was never a time someone could pass by without leaving with a full belly, a jar of jam, vegetables, or a dozen eggs.  She lived to take care of others; especially her family.  She adored her four grandchildren with all her heart.  She was the perfect picture of a doting grandmama—ready to teach how to make a cake or quick to give Biblical advice on life’s trials.  She was a constant encourager and pushed her two children Justin and Jessica to meet their full potential, even into adulthood.  She championed Jessica to return to college to finish her degree and helped with her four children while doing so.  She pushed Justin to realize his lifelong dream of opening a hobby shop in Dickson.  She never gave up on anyone she loved.   

Rebecca was a wife like no other!  She dedicated her entire being to taking care of Alan.  She was his helpmate, confidante, adviser, and most importantly, sister in Christ.  She never complained (except when Alan walked in with the 100th bushel of tomatoes!) and always had a hot meal in front of whoever was there each night.  She was a true gem and will never be replaced.  She spent her last days happily with the ones she loved most and in her favorite place.  Her final moments were in the kitchen wearing her apron preparing a meal for those she loved—serving until her final breath!  Oh, how we rejoice that she can finally rest at her dear Lord’s feet!  Rebecca – “Servant of God.”

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Alan M. Smith of Dickson, TN, her son, Justin Smith of Dickson, TN, her daughter, Jessica Freeman and her husband Eric of Burns, TN, her four grandchildren, Landon, Sydney, Callie and Austin, her brother, Walter Edward Garrard, Jr. of Colorado, her two sisters, Sarah Holmberg and her husband of Ridgeway, SC and Virginia Nelson and her husband, of Lewisburg, West Virginia.



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