Obituary of Rebecca Suzanne Folkers
Rebecca Suzanne Folkers (‘Becky’, ‘Ms. Becky’), 66, of Columbia, SC, passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2022, in Columbia. Born in Chapel Hill, NC, she was the daughter of Alice M. Roberts and the late Ray C. Roberts, Jr, of Greenville, SC.
Becky graduated from Wade Hampton High School and attended Furman University in Greenville. She spent a significant portion of her career working at Killingsworth Home for Women in Columbia. Becky was an avid reader, a fan of classic films, and she ‘adopted’ many cats over the years, rescuing several strays. Her kind heart and empathetic nature extended to all those who knew her, as she had a knack for understanding what those close to her needed most.
Becky was predeceased by her beloved daughter Hannah Ruth Folkers, and by her brother Eric Roberts. She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Phillip Keith Folkers of Columbia SC; by her mother Alice M. Roberts, of Greenville, SC; and by brothers David Roberts, of Colorado Springs, CO, and Mark Roberts, of Broadlands, VA.
Visitation will be held from 4 PM to 7 PM Thursday, February 24, 2022, at Thompson Funeral Home, 845 Leesburg Road, Columbia, SC. Graveside Services will be held at 10 AM Friday, February 25, 2022, at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Serenity Gardens annex on Windwan Drive in Columbia.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Becky’s name may be made to Killingsworth Home, Richland Library or Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church.