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Mary F. Becker

May 9, 1953 ~ October 28, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Mary Becker Obituary

Mary Rose Foxworth Becker, 70, died peacefully on the morning of Saturday, October 28, 2023.

She was born to the late Rosetta Foxworth and William Johnson, Jr. on May 9, 1953, in Norfolk, Virginia. She was predeceased by her husband, Bryan Rall Becker.  Mary graduated from Granby High School and received a B.A. degree in Foreign Language, minoring in Education from Norfolk State University. She was also a member of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Mary was a natural musician, dedicating her gift as a pianist and organist to the African Methodist Episcopal Church, specifically New Mount Zion AME Church of Norfolk, Virginia; St. John AME Church of Norfolk, Virginia; and Macedonia AME Church of Suffolk, Virginia. Mary dedicated 17 years as the Virginia Conference Branch YPD Director.

In addition to her love of God and fellowship, she was an avid educator with a passion for learning and reading. Mary was employed by Norfolk Public Schools for more than 35 years where she mentored hundreds, if not thousands, of elementary school students.

To cherish her memory, Mary leaves her devoted children, Kristin Marie Clay of Chesterfield, VA, Jonathan Becker of Virginia Beach, VA; one sister, Rev. Vergie McCall of Virginia Beach, VA; two brothers, Douglas Sykes (Helena) of Norfolk, VA, John Foxworth (Ada) of Norfolk, VA;  two devoted grand dogs, Rocco of Chesterfield, VA, Benji of Virginia Beach, VA; and a host of cousins, aunts, nephews, nieces, extended family, and friends.

A wake will be held on Friday, November 3, 2023 at Beach Funeral Home located at 4456 Bonney Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. The service will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at Enoch Baptist Church 5641 Herbert Moore Rd. Virginia Beach, VA  23462 at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park. 

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November 3, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Beach Funeral & Cremation Services
4456 Bonney Road
Va Beach, VA 23462

Celebration of Life
November 4, 2023

11:00 AM
Enoch Baptist Church
5641 Herbert Moore Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

November 4, 2023

1:00 PM
Rosewood Memorial Park
631 N. Witchduck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462


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