Rebecca Mae Cross

Rebecca Mae Benson Cross (Benson)

Sunday, June 15th, 1941 - Saturday, October 24th, 2020
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Irvington - Rebecca Mae Benson Cross, 79, passed away peacefully at home on October 24, 2020, surrounded by her family, after a brief battle with cancer.

She was a graduate of Lancaster High School, and Johnston-Willis Hospital’s Clinical Laboratory Program. Her 55 year career in the medical field included 40 years at Kilmarnock Clinic, and the remainder of her 15 year career with Riverside Health System.

Rebecca was a lifelong member of Irvington Baptist Church where she served as church treasurer for 48 years. She also volunteered with numerous organizations within the community.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years Philip; aunt, Ruby Abbott; sister, Jean Walker (Hobson) ; nieces Cindy Forrester, Amanda Molineaux (Mike), Kimberly Headley (Tim), Jennifer Moon (James), Townsley Hester (Danny), and nephew, Bryan Keyser (Candace); brothers-in-law, Joseph Forrester and Buddy Keyser ; sisters-in-law, Claudette Brownley and Peggy Magahay (Dan) and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Irene Benson, sisters, Shirley Forrester and Joyce Keyser and niece, Ashley Walker.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a. m. Tuesday, October 27,2020 at Irvington Baptist Church, Irvington, Va. Interment will follow the service at Irvington United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Irvington Baptist Church Youth Fund, P.O. Box 417, Irvington, VA 22480.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no visitation prior to the service or reception following the service.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 11:00am
    Irvington Baptist Church
    53 King Carter Drive
    Irvington, VA 22480
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    Rev. John Howard Farmer
    Richard Abbott
  • Interment

    Irvington United Methodist Church Cemetery
    26 King Carter Drive
    Irvington, Virginia 22480
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Donations are being accepted for: Irvington Baptist Church Youth Fund.


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Brandy V. Edwards

Posted at 09:45pm
She was a beautiful, amazing woman and I am honored to say I knew her. She'll be missed beyond measure.


Posted at 12:13am
My condolence to all of the family. I grew up in Irvington not very far from the Benson
family. Was also in class with Shirley. We were all close back in those days. LEE HARRIS

Terry Smith

Posted at 02:44am

I am so sorry to hear of Becky's passing. She was a wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Terry Smith

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