Rebecca Jean Stephens was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 1, 1957, to the late Allernease Stephens and Daniel H. Stephens. She began her education in South Carolina at Ruffin Elementary School at the age of 8. Her family moved to Brooklyn, NY where she attended NYC Public School and furthered her education at NYC Technical College.
In 1989 she moved to East Hampton, NY, where she met her future husband, George Smalls. During this time she was employed by Catholic Guardian Society of New York for a number of years before moving back to South Carolina. She quickly sought employment with MUSC Hospital on dietary services. Becky was a valued employee for 19+ years before her health began to decline.
She departed this life on May 26, 2019. She was preceded by her mother, Allernease, brothers: Richard aka Fish, Herman aka Poola, and her sister June and Priscilla.`
She leaves to cherish fond memories, her husband: George Smalls of North Charleston, her daughter: Anetra McNeil (Ronald) of Summerville, her son: Shaquille Smalls of North Charleston, her adopted son: Kaseem Stephens of North Charleston, her father: Daniel Stephens (Tamara) of Walterboro, her second mothers: Evelyn Fletchers of Swainsboro, GA, and Hattie Mae Koger of Fayetteville, NC, her seven sisters: Annie Mae of Brooklyn, NY, Catherine of Augusta, GA, Annette of Baltimore, MD, Lisa (Jeff) of Baltimore, MD, Evelyn of Augusta, GA, Magdalene (James) of Summerville, GA, and Erica (Chris) of Walterboro, SC, her six brothers: Michael (Kim) of Aquebogue, NY, Vincent of East Hampton, NY, Frederic (Agnes) of Westbury, NY, Cameron of Walterboro, SC, her special aunts: Eula Mae Edwards and Gloria E. Lee, and a host of aunts, special uncle, James Stephens (Pat) and Charles (Claire) of South Carolina, her six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Please leave the Family a note of Condolence, light a candle of remembrance. Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in Me. In My Father’s house has many mansion; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know. John 14: 1-4