Rebecca Meriwether Cooper Klyce
17 June 1993 - 31 December 2000
Rebecca Klyce died at home in Memphis TN, 31 December 2000. She apparently suffered a sudden cardiac arrhythmia, although an autopsy found no obvious cause of death. She may have been slightly affected by Cornelia de Lange Syndrome. She was a first-grader at St. George's Day School. Her life was loving, joyful, generous, adventurous, unconventional and musical.
Rev. Burton Carley conducted the memorial service for Rebecca on 6 January 2001, at Idlewild Presbyterian Church, following the printed Order of Service. A story about Rebecca, "This child of God grasped the simplest faith," by David Waters, appeared in the Memphis Commercial Appeal, 7 January, and in the Greenwood, Mississippi Commonwealth, 12 January 2001. At the dedication of an oak tree planted in her memory, 15 April 2001, her family read the poem "Never Again Would Birds' Song Be the Same," by Robert Frost. A poem, "Bless Me As I Am," came 30 September 2002, from a friend of a friend of Rebecca's. Another poem by the same poet, Uncle Jongo, "For No Reason At All," came 15 December 2008.
She leaves her parents, Brig and Ellen, a sister, Polly, 17, a brother, Walter, 12, and Sheila Griggs, who cared for her. The family requests that any memorials be sent to
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