Rebecca Ann "Becky" Wells
(March 7, 1958 - February 17, 1983)

WAYNESBORO, VA – Miss Rebecca Ann Wells, 24, of 247 Port Republic Road, died Thursday (Feb. 17, 1983) in University of Virginia Medical Center.

She was born March 7, 1958 in Waynesboro, daughter of Randolph and Fannie (Diggs) Wells.

She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. She was a 1977 graduate of Waynesboro High School, and had served in the Army from 1979-1982.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mealie Diggs; one daughter, Tiffany Marie Wells; four brothers, Randolph E., George C. and Roscoe L., all of Waynesboro, and Russell S. Wells of Staunton; two sisters, Miss Elizabeth Washington and Miss Paula L. Wells, both of Waynesboro; 11 aunts; five uncles, and a number of other relatives.

A service will be conducted 3:30 p.m. Monday in Shiloh Baptist Church by the Rev. A.T. Crawley. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church two hours prior to the service.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth, Steven and Major Diggs, Pierce and Charles Giles and Wayne Hoge.

The family will receive friends from 7-8 this evening at Lewis Funeral Home.

[The News Leader – Staunton, Virginia – Sunday February 20, 1983 – Page 3]

NOTE (2021-02-15): Shortly after the birth of Becky’s daughter, Tiffany Marie Wells, on Thursday January 27, 1983 at the University of Virginia (UVA) Hospital, Dr. Valentina L. Brashers, M.D. diagnosed Becky with “Staphylococcal pneumonia” due to “Septic thrombophlebitis.” Dr. Brashers treated Becky until Thursday February 17, 1983 at 3:35 PM, when Becky, 24, passed away while an inpatient at the UVA Hospital. Subsequently, Dr. Brashers cited Becky's immediate cause of death as “Respiratory Arrest” due to the secondary causes described supra.

[Commonwealth of Virginia Certificate of Death (State File Number 83-004909)]