Rebecca Anne Flowers Espey

Rebecca Anne Flowers Espey

Mrs. Rebecca Anne Flowers Espey, born August 18, 1943 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Fred Flowers Sr. of Ozark, died on Wednesday, June 9, 2010. She is preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Melford Edward Espey Jr. Mrs. Espey is survived by her two sons, Melford Edward Espey III and wife Allison, and Jonathan Flowers Espey. She was a loving and proud grandmother to two grandsons, Melford Edward Espey IV and Andrew Tate Espey.
She is also survived by a brother and two sisters, Wilbur Fred Flowers Jr. and wife, Lorraine of Ozark, Sara Jane Flowers Lyon and husband Dr. Henry L. Lyon III of Montgomery and Beverly Flowers Sparrow and husband Dr. Jim Sparrow of Enterprise. She was a loving aunt to five nieces and nephews.
She earned a B.S. degree from Samford University in 1965 and was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. Becky taught in the Fairfield, Ala. school system for a number of years and in 1970, she and her husband moved to Tuscaloosa where they raised their sons. She earned a M.A. degree in Counseling from the University of Alabama and touched many lives through her 26 years as a counselor with the Tuscaloosa City Schools, retiring in 2000. Becky continued to educate part-time as the Program Coordinator for Child Abuse Prevention Services.
She volunteered with the Secondhand Rose Outreach Ministry at First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa, and was a member of Junior League of Tuscaloosa and PEO. Becky was deeply involved with and loved her Agape Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church Tuscaloosa.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church Tuscaloosa with Dr. Gil McKee officiating. Visitation was prior from 12 – 2 in the Sanctuary and burial followed at Memory Hill Gardens on Skyland Blvd. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Agape Sunday School class.
The family requests donations be made to Hospice of West Alabama, 3851 Loop Road, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 35404 or Child Abuse Prevention Services, 618 14th Street, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 35401.