Rebecca Leigh Plaxico
Rebecca Leigh Plaxico
  • May 20, 1947 - June 8, 2017
  • Corinth, Mississippi

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Rebecca Leigh Brawner "Becky" Plaxico, 70, of Corinth, Mississippi, died peacefully on June 8, 2017, with her immediate family at her side. Following a brief illness and two-week stay at Magnolia Regional Health Center, her weak body could not overcome complications from pneumonia.

Becky is survived by her husband, William Howard "Bill" Plaxico and their three children, Kristi Plaxico Pittman, William "Will" Howard Plaxico, III, and Sallie Ann Plaxico. Affectionately known as G'ma, she was a wonderful, loving grandmother to Ronald Lee "Trip" Pittman, III, William Plaxico Pittman, and Andrew Brawner Pittman. Other surviving family members include her mother, Annice Braddock Brawner, brothers, Brad (Judy) Brawner, David (Geri) Brawner, and one sister, Louanne (Johnny) Butler. She was preceded in death by her father Arlin Adolph Brawner, and her in-laws, William Howard Plaxico, Sr., and Mary Frances Haynes "Sally" Plaxico. Becky also leaves behind many other family and friends, all of whom she loved dearly.

Becky was born in Corinth on May 20, 1947. She graduated from Corinth High School where she met and married her high school sweetheart, Bill Plaxico. Bill and Becky married on February 15, 1964, and never will you find a more devoted couple to each other.Becky loved life. She loved people and she loved to talk. Many would tell you she loved to dance while others would say cooking was her favorite pastime. Her favorite outdoor hobbies included watching her grandsons play sports and working in her flower beds. Most important to her, were times spent and memories made with her family. She was truly devoted to her loved ones.

Funeral service will be held 3:30 p.m., Sunday, June 11, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church where Becky has been a lifelong member. Visitation will be in the Fellowship Hall beginning at 1:00 until time of service which begins at 3:30 in the Sanctuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to St Jude Children's Research Hospital or any other charity or organization of your choice.

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Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home, Corinth, Mississippi.