May 3, 1974 - April 27, 2021
Rebecca Anne McKnight was born May 3, 1974 to Rumsey and Anne Helms in Wichita, Kansas. She was the third child in an Air Force family and lived in many different places. She experienced grade school education in many places. She graduated from the College of William and Mary with a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies. After graduation she moved to Greensboro and lived with her grandmother, “Mimaw”. She became an educator. She earned a Master’s Degree in Middle School Education from UNCG. She continued to study Gifted Education, Social Studies Education and anything that would improve the education of children. She met the love of her life Robert in Greensboro and they married in 2002. Rebecca spent 15 years in various teaching and staff positions in the Guilford County school system. For the last 4 years she was the director of Social Studies for Winston Salem/Forsyth Schools. Rebecca truly enjoyed sharing her knowledge of social studies, gifted education and teaching children with teachers and anyone who would listen. Family for Rebecca was very important. Her love of her children, Sophia and James gave true meaning to her life. Rebecca was a joyful, faith-filled woman. In College she was active in the United Methodist student organization and held a national position with that organization. She served as Lay Leader at Memorial United Methodist Church in High Point, NC. She has always taught Sunday School and lead the crafts at Vacation Bible School. She was an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Rebecca is survived by her much-loved husband, Robert and their children Sophia and James, her parents, Rumsey and Anne Helms, In-laws, Vivian and Lee Mcknight siblings, Chuck (Stephanie) and Amy; sister-in-law, Myra Davis, Aunt Josephine Robbins, God mother Rose Ludd, Uncles, Dewey Helms (Camille), Robert Helms (Joan), James Heggie (Wanda), 2 special nephews and 4 special nieces and I great niece, many cousins and countless friends. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to https://www.stjamesbaptistchurch.com/our-time-now, or https ://www.mybeautifulbutterflies.com/ or Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1201 S. Josephine Boyd, Greensboro, N.C. 27403 Forbis & Dick, Pleasant Garden Chapel is serving the family.
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