Rebecca Thacker Grant

On September 4, 2020, at the age of 77, Rebecca Thacker Grant “Becky,” went home to be with the Lord.  She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Henrico Doctor’s Hospital Forest campus in Richmond.

Becky was born in Louisa County on December 28, 1942. She was married to Alvin Linwood Grant, Jr. on September 2, 1961 when they eloped to North Carolina to begin a fabulous 50-year relationship.

Becky, having only received an eighth-grade education, was most proud of becoming an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) and being elected as a lieutenant with Company 5 for Locust Creek Volunteer Fire Department. She will be forever remembered for her over 37 years of dedicated service to her community and to Louisa County. She has fed the hungry, helped the elderly, and administered first aid. She served proudly as a first responder, an EMT and a firefighter for the Mineral Rescue Squad and Locust Creek Volunteer Fire Department.

A lifelong nature lover, Becky enjoyed being outside. Sitting by her fishpond, working with her flowers, and gardening were things she treasured. Being the fourth generation living on the family farm, built by H. H. Grant in 1892, led to many shared memories of past history, of canning, preserving, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Her endless generosity and compassion was shown by the countless people she welcomed into her home for shelter, food, guidance and the love of Jesus.

Becky was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Linwood Grant Jr.; and her parents Connie A. and Ruby Thacker of Louisa.

Becky is survived by three children: Judy G. Baird (Richard), David L. Grant (Catherine) and Donna G. Smith (Robert); four grandchildren, Daniel G. Cutright, Grace L. Grant, Brandon C. Baird and Bryant L. Baird; three great-grandchildren, Chase, Kaylee and Owen; eight siblings, Vernell Vial, Sammy Thacker, Jackie Grubbs, Jerry Thacker, Connie Cutright, Ronnie Thacker, Richard Taylor and Kenny Taylor; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, countless beloved and lifelong friends; and her beloved toy poodle, Rocky.  She had the pleasure and honor of taking part in the raising of many children who were not her own. Two very special people, Michael T. Burns and Laura Burns (Standard) have had the pleasure of calling her Maw all of their lives.

All were welcomed to attend and celebrate Becky’s life. Services were at Becky’s home at 27 Gardners Road in Mineral. Visitation was held on Monday, September 7, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Becky’s last ride home was in a Locust Creek Volunteer Fire Department fire truck. Anyone wishing to take part in The funeral was scheduled for Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Pastor, Dr. William Kain, of Fork Baptist Church in Mineral and Pastor, David Clark, of Calvary Chapel Goochland officiated the ceremony which was followed by a firefighters last call.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Becky Grant’s honor to the Locust Creek Volunteer Fire Department at 575 Bethany Church Road Bumpass, VA 23024.

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