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Rebecca Michelle Ryals Hawthorne

January 24, 1972 — November 5, 2022

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Rebecca Ryals Hawthorne, age 50, passed away Saturday morning, November 5, 2022 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN. 

Services will be held Friday, November 11, 2022 with visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. till 12:45 p.m. followed by a memorial service starting at 1:00 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home in Batesville, MS.

Rebecca was born in Clarksdale, MS on January 24, 1972 to her parents Sheila Warrington Ryals and Daniel (Danny) Bryan Ryals, Sr. both currently of Lambert, MS.  She loved her position as secretary for Pope School where she was allowed to work with many employees who became friends and able to be apart of many children’s lives. She graduated Clarksdale High School in Clarksdale, MS and attended Mississippi Delta Junior College in Moorhead, MS.

She was married to Michael Hawthorne of Batesville, MS for 27 years.  As a Mother she leaves behind her proudest accomplishments, her two children, son Trevor Kingsley Hawthorne of Oxford, MS and Madalyn Blaire Hawthorne of Batesville, MS.  An older brother, Daniel Bryan Ryals, Jr. (Leslie) of Cabot, AR and younger sister, Heidi Ryals Barbian (Larry) of Cleveland, MS; nephew Dylan Barbian (Shelby) of Lambert, MS; niece MeriRom Barbian of Oxford, MS; nephews Jaiden Ryals and Austin Ryals both of Cabot, AR.

Rebecca was preceded in death by grandparents Doc and Johnnie Mae King, as well as, Richard and Helen Warrington.

Flowers can be sent to Rebecca’s service at Wells Funeral Home or feel free to make donations in lieu of Rebecca Ryals Hawthorne to your favorite charity.



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Friday, November 11, 2022

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Friday, November 11, 2022

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