Helen Rebecca "Becky" Barbour

October 10, 1934November 25, 2018
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Barbour, Helen Rebecca (Becky Waggoner) 84 of Knoxville, TN followed God’s eternal light to her heavenly home on Sunday, Nov. 25 2018, with family at her bedside. She was a devoted mother, sister and friend. She was a lifetime member of Olivet Baptist Church in Knoxville and a friend to many through her employment at the Cumberland Estates Food City where she was employed for nearly 20 years. In her earlier years she was a family member of the gospel singing ‘Waggoner Family’ and in her later years a member of ‘Friends Gospel Trio’. She loved to sing. She is survived by sons; Jerry, Richard and Matthew (Myra) Ellenburg; 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren all of the Knoxville area. She also has 4 step children; Rusty, Julie, Page and Laura; 9 great step children all of the Kingsport TN area. She was preceded in death by her parents; Henry G. and Edna M. Waggoner; brothers Henry Jr., Jim and Wesley Waggoner; son Leslie S. Ellenburg and husbands, Mack Barbour and Bill Ellenburg. Visitation will be 2-4 pm Sunday, December 2nd at Olivet Baptist Church in Knoxville with service to follow at 4 pm. Pastor Matthew Caldwell and Rev. Jimbo Duncan officiating. Family and friends will meet at 12:45 pm Monday, December 3rd at Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 1 pm interment. An option for sending flowers would be to make a donation to Olivet Baptist Church, 4701 Pleasant Ridge Road, Knoxville, TN. in memory of Helen (Becky) Barbour. The family thanks cousin and special friend Linda Valentine and the compassionate nurses and doctors at Covenant Health Hospice Care.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, December 2, 2018
  • Burial Monday, December 3, 2018

Helen Rebecca "Becky" Barbour

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Mike Lynn

November 30, 2018

Ms Becky my dear Friend you will be missed Rest Safley in Jesus Arm's

Lisa Ferguson Bright

November 28, 2018

Not only did Becky work with my brother at food city, but she also knew my dad and uncles.
Everytime I would go into food city with my dad we would go through the Customer service line (Always Her Register), and they would tell me story's of their youth, I wish now I would have recordedcit.
She is and will Always be greatly missed

Amy Rush Mullins

November 27, 2018

So sorry for the lost of such a sweet lady. I remember Mrs. Becky when my Dad (Lonnie Rush) lived beside her and her family on Trescott. She will be very missed.

Julia Hartman

November 27, 2018

I have missed seeing Becky either at the store or when she came to the funeral home to perform for our gospel singings. She and brother Wes are now together again in Heaven and are singing in the greatest choir of all. Will miss you Becky.

Marsha Newman

November 27, 2018

Aunt Becky was one of the most sweet spirited ladies I know! I will never forget the kindness and love shown by her. She always had a kind word to share about everybody. She has now made it to Heaven; a place promised to everyone who receives it!