of Conway, AR
August 20, 1936 - June 9, 2021
Rebecca Ruth Miller, 84 of Conway, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her three children, Don (Rhonda) Wells of Vilonia, Sherry (Alvis) Webb of Cabot, and Brenda (Greg) Bonner of Little Rock; eight grandchildren, Becka Langford of Vilonia, Brooke (Billy Don) Kenney of Vilonia, Jeff (Priscilla) Wells of Vilonia, Jamie (Tony) DiFlorio of Beebe, DeAndra Holleman of Cabot, Matthew (Kassie) Webb of Cabot, Natalie (Greg) Baber of Little Rock, and Lauren (Arrin) Hogan of Bryant; and twenty great-grandchildren, Ali and Dru Langford; Casen, Kylinn, and Emmy Kenney; Sophia Wells; Naomi, Annie Mae, Esther, and Silas DiFlorio; Nicholas Long; Melanie, Allayna, and Troy Webb; Lily Gwatney and Gus and Eliot Baber; Zoie and Oliver Hogan, and one sweet great-grandson, DJ Wells III, on the way. She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister and five brothers, her first husband of 34 years Billy Don Wells, her second husband Orville C. Miller, and two grandsons, Nick and Chris Webb.Born at home to George and Annie Mae Boswell on August 20, 1936 in Sulphur Rock, Arkansas, Rebecca was the youngest of seven children. The Boswells were a modest farming family who picked cotton and lived on the crops and chickens they raised. Rebecca loved to tell about how much she enjoyed helping her mother make sauerkraut. Miss Annie would put shredded cabbage from the garden into a crock with salt and vinegar. During the weeks of fermenting, it was Rebecca's coveted job to test the kraut every few days to see if it was ready. Rebecca enjoyed playing basketball for the Newark Kangaroos during high school. After graduating valedictorian from Newark High School in 1956, Rebecca briefly attended nursing school before falling in love and eloping with Billy Don in 1957. Don and Rebecca raised their three children in a small house on Allyson Circle in Little Rock over the next two decades. During that time, they also took in Rebecca's elderly mother and two of her ailing brothers.For many years, Rebecca served as the church and school secretary at Heritage Baptist Church / Heritage Christian School where the family attended church and where her three children attended school. She also worked as an accountant at CARTI on the St. Vincent's campus in Little Rock for twelve years before retiring.Rebecca was a thoughtful, artistic person who enjoyed writing poetry, painting, and doing all kinds of needlework from knitting, crocheting, macramé, and quilting. She even dabbled in playing the violin and harp and once recorded an album entitled ''Beyond Tomorrow'' singing alto with a ladies trio called the Harmonettes. However, the defining art of Rebecca's life was her beautiful talent for playing the piano. Rebecca began playing the piano when she was a young child. Her aunt Rebecca gave her a piano and taught her how to play. Rebecca became a church pianist in her teens and played the piano and organ for church for nearly the rest of her life. Rebecca could play virtually anything with both sheet music and by improvisation. Her family has many fond memories of listening to her practice on the piano at home for hours at a time over the years. One of the highlights of her later years was being able to share her talent by teaching her great-grandchildren how to play the piano. Honoring her aunt's gift to her, Rebecca has now left her piano to her beloved family.Rebecca was a woman of great Christian faith, compassion, and integrity. She mastered the art of balancing strength and femininity. Though her demeanor was generally soft-spoken and compliant, she knew when to stand her ground and advocate for herself. She was a woman of grace and dignity, and she leaves behind a family rich in strong women and compassionate men. Through her unwavering testimony of faith in Christ, her family knows that they will meet her again in Heaven some glad reunion day. Until then, MeMe will be loved and missed by her adoring family and her many friends.The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to the staff at Stonebridge Living Center in Conway and the exceptionally compassionate staff at Conway Regional Medical Center. The family also extends warmest wishes to John King, Rebecca's devoted companion at Stonebridge.The family will receive guests at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home on Saturday, June 12th at 9:00 am with the funeral following at 10:00 am. Pastor Josh King of Second Baptist Church in Conway will officiate. Interment immediately following at Riverwood Memorial Gardens in Maumelle.
To my beautiful Aunt Becky! You have always been such an inspiration to me. You have such a sweet spirit filled with Gods love. Always sharing Gods scripture. I will always remember and treasure growing up with my sweet cousins, Donny, Sherry, and Brenda. We always had so much fun! And will never forget you and Don. Always calling each other “Dear”. I can only imagine the reunion it must have been. What a wonderful legacy you have left behind. Forever in our hearts. I love you! Until we meet again❤️
We love you so much, MeMe, and we miss you terribly. Thank you for giving us the gift of time together as a family over the past week. You have always been the glue in our family, and that was never more evident than in the time we all spent together by your bedside. Rest well, MeMe. We will see you soon!
I am so dismayed at the loss of Rebecca for the family but realize the Lord called her home and she can look back and know she did a great job for herself , family and friends while here on earth . I have been one of her friends since her and Don married and although we had our own families to raise and could not be close with one another we always knew we had a lasting friendship . May God bless all the family with memories of Rebecca that will last them the rest of their lives . Love and compassion for all the family in your loss . Gene And Rosanna
Todd and I had the pleasure of attending church with Mr Chuck and Mrs Betty at Bingham Road Baptist Church. We absolutely loved them both and loved hearing Mrs Becky play the piano and organ. She certainly was blessed with great talent. Please accept our condolences, love, hugs and prayers.
Such a wonderful family I will be in prayer for them Meme was always so genuine and sweet. I love you all!
We will be praying for Family.
Our deepest sympathy to your family mothers and grandmother's are so special they seem to always know what we need even before we do that's the majic of there wisdom and love I miss our grand parents so much but we will see them again in heaven on day.
Sherry and family, your mom obviously possessed the heart of a good and faithful servant. I’m certain she has been reunited with her loved ones, and will now enjoy her eternal reward. My sympathy to you. Sincerely, Emily Davis
Our deepest love and sadness in the home going of your mother. So many special memories of her. Many years have passed you and your family has never been forgotten - David and Patty Johnson
Fred and I are saddened to hear ol the home going of Rebecca. She was a dear sweet friend and we enjoyed fellowship with her and Chuck. We knew her from the days at Twelfth Street Baptist and down through the years. We are blessed to call her friend. Enjoy your new home. I can only imagine the reception you received. See you soon.Fred and Adelle Shemwell
She was a wonderful Lady and Sister-in-law, we will miss Her.
Ms Miller was a gracious lady. We played for services together at Heritage Baptist for a time, me on the piano & she on the organ. May God comfort her family as only He can.
Becky was such a sweet lady. I always enjoyed being with her at our family reunions. She was a very dear Sister-In -Law Condolences to all of her family.
We will continue to keep the family in our prayers.