Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home

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Rebekah Lynn Craig

August 15, 1978March 14, 2020

Rebekah Lynn Craig, age 41, of Hickory, NC, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at her residence. Born August 15, 1978 in Catawba County, NC, she was the daughter of Wayne McCoy Craig Jr. and Lynn Carol Bolton Craig.

Rebekah was a loving wife, mother and daughter. She was a member of Miller’s Lutheran Church in Hickory and a graduate of Gardner-Webb University. She enjoyed horseback-riding and loved animals, especially dogs.

Rebekah was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mae I. Bolton, Geneva Shurts, and Wayne McCoy Craig Sr.

Left to cherish her memory in addition to her parents are her husband, David Beard Jr.; daughter, Taylor Beard; sister, Leslie Mackling and husband, Tim; grandfather, Roy C. Bolton; father-in-law, David Sr. and Sherry Beard; mother-in-law, Carol and Kip Robinson.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Miller’s Lutheran Church. Burial, officiated by Rev. Todd Cook, will follow the Receiving in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Miller’s Lutheran Church, 2280 12th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC 28601


  • Receiving of Friends and Family Wednesday, March 18, 2020
  • Burial Wednesday, March 18, 2020


Rebekah Lynn Craig

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Elaine Huffman

March 24, 2020

To Mr. & Mrs. Craig and Leslie,
I wanted to express my deepest condolences to you on the passing of Rebekah. I worked with her at Winn Dixie and we became friends to the point of years later when we saw each other we "picked up where we left off". I am so heartbroken to learn of her passing and my heart hurts for you and your family. I pray for God to take the pain away and replace it with fond memories that may bring a smile, even a laugh to your face. Sending you love in this most heartbreaking time.

Wendy Norman

March 19, 2020

Dear Lynn and Wayne,
I am at a loss for words hearing about the passing of your sweet Rebekah. My prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time. Rebekah was such a soft spoken kind person. I always loved working with her. She was a loving mother to Taylor and a wonder daughter to y’all. Just know she is with Jesus and her spirit will always be with you.
All my love,

Dianne Little

March 18, 2020

Wayne and Lynn,
I am heart-broken for you with your loss of Rebecca! Please know that I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Dianne Little


March 18, 2020

I always enjoyed talking to Rebekah at work. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Rebekah.

Chelsea Burleson

March 17, 2020

In the few months I knew Rebekah she became such a close and dear friend to me. Patient, gentle, such a kind heart. She will be greatly missed . Prayers to her daughter and everyone else she left behind, Love you sweet Rebekah.

Debora Shook

March 17, 2020

Rebekah was a coworker of mine. She was the sweetest ,kindness person. She was so humble and was always willing to help anyone. I don’t think she would even realize how many people she touched just for being herself. We talked about her precious doggy regularly. I know she really loved it. I will miss her sweet face at work. I pray for Taylor and the rest of her family. RIP sweet lady.
Debora Shook

Latoya Wilson

March 17, 2020

Rebekah we were more than a friend to us here at Carrabba’s you were Family. You will be greatly missed.

Love your Carrabba’s Family!

Tina Copeland

March 17, 2020

I didnt know her long but she became part of our hospital family she was a good worker and person so sweet she will be missed prayers to the ones she left behind

Lori Wilcox

March 16, 2020

Rebekah was always so sweet to me. Every time she saw me she would say Hey Lorili. I will miss seeing her. If there is anything I can do for anyone in the family, please let me know.
Thoughts and prayers to all the family especially Wayne, Lynn, Leslie, David and Taylor.