Rebecca "Becky" Niemi

September 23, 1932February 18, 2013

Rebecca (Becky) Niemi, age 80, born September 23, 1932, left this earth to be with her Heavenly Father on February 18, 2013. Becky, a former waitress then receptionist, retired in 2012. She was a Cocoa resident for 55 years, moving to Brevard from Morganton, North Carolina in 1958.

Becky enjoyed traveling, especially cruises and going to Las Vegas for fun and excitement. She loved playing cards and board games with family members and friends, but most of all she loved just spending time with her family. She is survived by her three children: Vickie (James) Hall, Greg (Joanne) Abernathy, and Alan Riley; grandchildren: Tracy Martin, Jennifer (Charlie) Labe, Michael Abernathy, Cassie Abernathy, Brandon Riley & Kaitlyn Riley; great grand-children: Billy Martin, Foster Martin, David Martin, Chris Martin, E.J. Loftus, Jeremy Abernathy & Jada Norton; and one great-great grandchild: Ava Mae Martin. Other survivors include two brothers, two sisters, one half-sister and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation services will be held Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 6 – 8 p.m. with a Celebration of Life Service to be held on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. All services will be held at Brevard Funeral Home in Cocoa, FL.

Becky loved flowers but if you would prefer to make a donation in lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


  • Visitation Sunday, February 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 25, 2013

Rebecca "Becky" Niemi

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Marlene Satterthwaite

March 10, 2013

Vickie & family
I so appreciate your sharing you mom with us as my mom had left this earth in 2005...Becky was both fun and loving in her own "Becky way." I always loved it when you brought her to our FEW & card playing outings -- I think she loved it too! She will be so missed -- I do believe she & Mavis have got a heavenly card game going --maybe my mom is dealing?? Love to Becky's family

March 8, 2013

Vickie and family, it was such a pleasure knowing your mom as long as I have known you, Vickie. She was a wonderful lady and Bert and I admired her so much for how she worked and brought you and your brothers up and was always positive about everything. She reminded me of my own mom who also brought up three kids by herself. I loved her and miss her so much. Take comfort in what the minister said that "when she opened her eyes she was with the lord."

Karin Biega

March 8, 2013

I am so proud I can say I knew Ms Becky. She was a very important person in my life at a time I needed her. Her skill in card playing was admired and dang it, she was hard to beat. She will be missed by many. Thank you to all her family for sharing this wonderful person with me and others.

Jeff & Darnell Peterson

February 25, 2013

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Your family is in our prayers.

George & Jessica Broyles

February 24, 2013

Vickie and Jim, we are truly sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Jada Herman Isenhour

February 24, 2013

Vickie, Greg, and Alan - Just wanted to let you know how sorry I am to hear of the passing of your mother. I shall always remember our family trips to Florida, and how welcome your mom made us feel when we would visit. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Love you and miss you all.

February 23, 2013

Dearest Vickie,Greg,Alan,& family; so sorry to hear about the sweetest, kindest, person we ever knew... Our blessings are with you all. She definetly touched those who met her.... Much Love
Dolly & Dave Durden...

Wendy Broyles

February 23, 2013

Though I only had the privilege of having Becky in my life for the last 5 years, her wit and humor, her salt-of-the earth perspective, and her genuine concern and care for others provided me blessed memories that shall last a lifetime. She freely opened her heart that established a friendship unlike any that I've known before. What a wonderful life you all must have had being raised by a mother full of such life, joy and character who was able to provide a strong moral foundation that would help you grow to become the people that you are today. You and your families are such a wonderful tribute to Becky's life and memory. She was a dear friend, and I shall miss her greatly. My deepest sympathies to you all.

Bill & Katie Posey

February 23, 2013

Wonderful lady - Rest in peace Becky. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Troy & Tiffany Blackmon

February 22, 2013

Greg - we are very sorry for your loss. I had not told you but on one of my trips to the office while she was still working with us, she shared some stories and how proud she was of you and the man you've become. I know she was a great Mom and will be dearly missed. May God bless you and your family!