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Rebecca "Becky" Ann Herndon Mumpower

Beloved wife, sister, mother and friend, Rebecca Ann Herndon Mumpower passed away peacefully in Calhoun, Georgia on Sunday evening, January 5, 2014 at the age of 83. Becky, the daughter of Leonard and Lucy Herndon, originally of the Swansonville Community in Pittsylvania County, was predeceased by her daughter Janice Barbour. She is survived by William A. Mumpower, her dedicated, loving husband, partner and friend of 44 years. Becky is lovingly remembered by her brother Malcolm W. Herndon of Franklin Springs Georgia; her son-in-law, Lynwood Barbour of Danville, Virginia; grandsons Brian and John Barbour of Danville, Virginia and Lexington, Kentucky; great grandaughter Nico Rhianon of Danville, Virginia; sister in law, Linda Roe of metro Atlanta, and brother in law Daniel Mumpower of Augusta, Georgia. Becky was one of eleven children who started her early life working on her family’s dairy farm, and retired from a career with Horizon Industries. She and her husband owned a successful retail business, BMJ Collectibles, which served the Calhoun community for many years. Becky was a member of Calhoun Community Church who enjoyed traveling, baking, gardening and giving to friends and family. The family will host a visitation on Tuesday, January 7th from 11am to noon with a celebration of life following from noon to 1pm at Thomas Funeral Home at 535 Red Bud Rd., NE in Calhoun, GA. Pastor Jerry Rice and Rebecca’s brother, Rev. Malcolm Herndon will preside and Kenny Herron, Ben Riley, Rev. Jerry Rice, Ed Blackmon and Sue Cuzzort will provide the music for the service. The service of remembrance will be held at Swicegood Funeral Home at 564 West Main Street in Danville, Virginia on Wednesday, January 8 from 6-8pm with a graveside service following on Thursday morning, January 9, beginning at 11am at Mountain View Cemetery, 400 Robertson Ave., Danville. Pall Bearers include Melvin Holley, Norman Wright, Dwight Herndon, James Reynolds, Gabriel Reynolds, Wayne Herndon, Phil Herndon, Buddy Herndon and Barry Herndon The Family of Rebecca Ann Herndon Mumpower would like to say a special thank you to Anbreia Wright, Certified Nurse Assistant and Tammy Wilson for the love and care they showed to Rebecca during her strong and courageous battle in the final years of her graceful life.


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Donna Parker Jan 7 2014 8:25 PM

We send our condolences for your loss. Terry and Mary Ann Brooks

Mary Ann Brooks Jan 7 2014 10:52 AM

My dear Aunt Rebecca will always remain in my thoughts as a loving, kind, and vibrant lady. She and my Dad, Malcolm, are number 9 and 10, respectively, out of 11 children of my grandparents, Mama Lucy and Papa Leonard. Growing up on a small farm in Swansonville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, they came from very humble beginnings where love of God and family was the highest aspiration. This legacy remains alive in our family today and I am so grateful and so blessed to be a part of it. Aunt Rebecca and Dad have always been very close. She and Dad always shared a wonderful humor together and enjoyed being together so much. I recall my Dad stating on many occasions that Rebecca has the heart and kind, gentle spirit of my grandmother, Mama Lucy. I am so grateful that my loving Uncle William was always at her side through sickness and in health. May your rest with our Lord be blissful, dear Rebecca. We will love you and miss you always. Your loving nephew, Ronald

Ron Herndon Jan 7 2014 7:36 AM

Becky was such a Joy to know. I worked with her at Horizon and she always had a kind word and a smile that would light up the room. Always gave good advice on cooking tips. She will be missed so much. Rest In Peace sweet Lady! I know that you are walking on streets of gold with your daughter and other familly members.

Karen Bartenfield Jan 7 2014 7:32 AM

Roger And Shyrel Serritt lit a candle for Rebecca "Becky" Ann Herndon Mumpower

Roger And Shyrel Serritt Jan 6 2014 7:22 PM

We extend our deepest sympathy to Bill and family. Praying for comfort and peace that can come only from His precious Holy Spirit. Please know that we enjoyed the shrine trips and activities together many years ago and we cherish those memories. Bud & Vicki Owens

Bud Owens Jan 6 2014 5:43 PM

Becky has been a friend of mine since 1983 we began working together at Horizon which later changed to Mohawk. She was always a loving, caring person to everyone she met. I am thankful for the years I had with her. I would not want her to come back to this life because I know she has an Eternal life in heaven and she is with the daughter she loved so much also sisters and other family members. I loved her like a second mom. RIP my sweet friend.

Sharon King Jan 6 2014 3:02 PM