Rebecca Sue Zent

December 3, 1951January 7, 2021

Rebecca Sue Zent (Nana) of Tomball passed away unexpectedly Thursday, January 7, 2021. Rebecca and her twin brother David Bartell Jr. were born December 3, 1951, in Lake Jackson, to the late David and Beulla Bartell. Rebecca was always quick to let everyone know that she was born first, making her the big sister to her twin. She graduated from Lake Jackson High School and earned several associate degrees.

On June 2, 1985, she married the love of her life, William Franklin Zent Jr. Rebecca was someone that people were quickly drawn to, with a contagious laugh and creative spirit. She enjoyed painting, crafting and spending time with her family and friends. Rebecca fiercely loved and adored both her daughters and two grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents & brother David Bartell Jr. Surviving family members include her husband William Franklin Zent, Jr., daughters Michele Leigh Jonhson of Spring Texas, and Jennifer Renee Dyson and husband Travis Dyson of Woodway, Texas; grandchildren, Tyler Brice Johnson and Macie Leigh Dyson. Survivors also include sisters Kathy, Barbara and Beverly and brother Dan, four nieces, four nephews, and many friends. Rebecca was deeply loved and will be missed by her family and friends.

To respect Rebecca’s wishes, there will be no memorial service; however, a celebration of life will be held later.

The family invites everyone to leave their favorite memories and photos or Rebecca below.


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Michelle Matthews

January 24, 2021

I will always remember Becky as a second Mom. She was a great person and will be missed. Michele and I were always together during our teenage years and I was always over at their house and I’m pretty sure she was sick of me at times. I’m glad that she was in my life. I wish I would of had a chance to say goodbye as it has been a long time since I last saw her. Praying for peace and comfort for all of the family and friends. Love you always Becky aka Mom.❤️
-Michelle Matthews

Bethany Evans

January 11, 2021

Becky and I met back in 1993 when we both worked for Craft's Etc. We became family a few years later. During our time there we traveled a lot to San Antonio for work. With us everything was funny and we would laugh until we cried. I will always cherish those times and will forever be grateful for them. You can rest now sweetheart and know that you will be missed.

Faith Silva

January 11, 2021

me and my nana met around 2011 . She was working at family dollar and was so sweet an always would tell me and my mom hi when we would come in , Then i would help her bag our items and other peoples items. She pulled out a picture of her granddaughter an said we resembled each other. She then asked us to go to lunch at La Marias right next to family dollar. We got more close and she asked my mom if i could come spend the week with her . We baked cookies and decorated them and watched the bratz movie. Overtime i would be with her every other weekend ,going to stores with her, baking cookies,festivals . Even though she wasnt blood she was family to me . I miss her dearly and i still can’t believe she is gone . She will be missed by others . I love you so so much nana.💞You can be with uncle mark now:)

Peggy Eskew

January 11, 2021

Becky and I met in 2006. We lived across the street from each other. We ( My son Cody and I ) quickly became friends. Bill and Becky thought of Cody as a Grandson. Becky was sweet and funny. I could count on her for anything.
She was like a Momma Hen. Gave me advice and fussed at me when she thought I needed it. Lol
But we went through a lot together over the years. I spoke with here few days before she passed and she and I said I love you before we hung up. She always told me that.
RIP Becky.. No more sickness, only health and happiness forever in heaven. I will miss you my friend and Sister I love you, Peg and Cody

Rita Silva

January 11, 2021

My prayers go out to the family's of (Becky) is how I knew her I meet( Becky)when she work for family dollar she fell in love with my daughter Faith Silva who she said look like her granddaughter an the minute we started talking i knew she was a great person an we started to have lunch at La Maria' an she always got her favorite food Enchiladas with extra onions she was like a mother to me an a grandmother to faith who she call her Nana faith has Voice mail of Becky and she play them over an over now she knows why Nana never call her back she wanted faith to go stay the night an spend some time with her faith is very sad she remembers how Nana would always call her Sweet pea my heart an faith hearts are broken we will miss her Laugh and smile there would never be another person like her we love you Becky an my the lord bless her family's at this hard time

Jennifer Marshall-Higgins

January 11, 2021

I enjoyed being around Rebecca several times at Jenny's house or while camping near Lake Waco. You could sure tell that she adored her Jenny--with her words, smile and glances. While I didn't know Rebecca very well, I can say she raised an amazing lady in Jenny who is selfless, joyful, thoughtful and courageous. I pray for strength and peace for all of her family and close friends.