Groover Funeral Home at Mansion Memorial Park

1400 36th Ave East, Ellenton, FL


Rebecca Asbell Harllee

May 29, 1929July 25, 2020

Rebecca A. Harllee, 91, of Palmetto, FL, passed away July 25, 2020. She was born in Oviedo, FL. She moved to Palmetto at a young age and was raised and lived in the same house for most of her life. Rebecca was predeceased by her husband, Peter S. Harllee Sr., parents, Emory and Elizabeth Asbell, and twin sister, Anne Payne. She is survived by her children: son, Jeb (Jane) Cofer and daughter, Mary Anne (David) Wampole; five grandchildren, Rebecca (Eddie) Nabhan, Blue (Kristen) Cofer, Chase (Lindy) Cofer, Nicole (Patrick) Dube, Hannah (Jonas) Mikolich, and nine great grandchildren. Rebecca graduated from Palmetto High School in 1947. She received her BA degree from Furman University in Greenville, SC. Her teaching career included many years at Manatee High School and Southeast High School. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Palmetto where she enjoyed singing in the choir. She loved her children, grandchildren, friends, and neighbors. She will be missed so very much. We love you so! A family graveside service was held at Palmetto Cemetery due to current health risks. Memorial donations may be made to Young Life of Manatee County.


  • Committal Service

    Saturday, August 1, 2020


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Ed Payne

July 27, 2020

Aunt Becky was my mother’s twin, and when my mother passed away twenty years ago, by God’s grace I was still left with one. They talked the same, answered the phone the same, and hugged and kissed the same. This is a painful loss, yet I’ve been blessed twice as much as most are allotted in life. When you called, you were always prepared to hear every detail about her children and grandchildren, and she spoke of nothing but love and admiration as that was what was within her. She was Galatians 5:22-23 personified, Jesus was her savior, and now she is with the Lord. I will miss her.

Elizabeth DelGiudice

July 27, 2020

In loving memory of my sweet Aunt "Becky". I have known my precious aunt my entire life. She is beautiful, smart and the sweetest personality I ever encountered with a family member or friend. I will never forget her kindness, spirituality, generosityand most of all the sweet voice. I used to think she was an angel. She is now in heaven. I will miss her on this earth but I am looking forward to seeing her in heaven. Love, "Sissy"


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