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DATELINE: KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
Rebecca Falls Scism
Becky Scism departed this world on October 17, 2023. She was born in Kings Mountain on May 2, 1940, the fourth of seven children, to the late Carl and Vada Wright Falls. She was a graduate of Bethware High School where she was a cheerleader and Vice-President of the Class of 1958. Following graduation, she married her one and only sweetheart, Robert Scism, on October 18, 1958. Becky was hired in 1963 by Kings Mountain District Schools and was a dedicated employee, serving as Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent for 39 years. She was the voice and face of the system, and took pride in working alongside five superintendents and countless other valued employees and school board members during her tenure.
Becky’s interests were many. As a young mother of three, she worked hard at home also, especially during the summer months canning, freezing, and making pickles, jellies, and preserves. She was also a talented seamstress, sewing curtains and drapes for her home, and making many clothes for her children and herself. She was an avid reader, enjoying many genres, and loved recommending and sharing her latest good book with friends and family. Becky enjoyed local history, as well as genealogy, and was a member of the Col. Frederick Hambright Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, serving most recently as Chaplain. During retirement, Robert and Becky spent a lot of time on the road, taking weekly day trips to the mountains, overnight trips to the beach in the summer, and traveled to Florida for extended stays multiple times each year. They also were devoted fans of KMHS football, holding season tickets for over 50 years, and very seldom missed a game. This season was no exception, and she was there last week, cheering as the Mountaineers defeated another Big South Conference opponent. Becky’s greatest delight was in giving gifts, and her generosity knew few boundaries. She never missed a birthday, and often bought gifts for “no special reason.” She shopped for Christmas gifts all year long, and her grandchildren looked forward to Grandmother’s seemingly bottomless box of goodies opened on Christmas morning. Finally, Becky was a woman of deep faith and lived her testimony by serving others. She was a longtime member of Patterson Grove Baptist Church, singing in the choir and serving on many committees through the years, as well as Church Clerk for over 40 years. She began teaching Sunday school in the pre-school department in October 1959, and she has faithfully served in this capacity for 64 years. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by Robert, her devoted husband of almost 65 years, as well as siblings Carl, Hal, and Rita Falls.
She is survived by children Roxanne Scism Bridges and husband John, Lynn Scism and wife Cam, and Carla Scism Parham; grandchildren Thomas Bridges and wife Laura, Elizabeth Bridges Galloway and husband Ben,
Rebekah Bridges, Sarah Scism, Josh Scism, Taylor Parham, Victoria Parham West and husband Ryan, Julia Parham Griffith and husband Dakota; great-grandchildren Sophia Bridges, Charlotte and Benjamin Galloway II,
Jude, Kendrick, and Quinn Parham, Seamus and Finnley West:
Siblings Ronnie Falls and wife Cathy, Tina Falls Cash, Scott Falls and wife Sarah.
FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Patterson Grove Baptist Church with Reverends Brad Bridges and Terry Bird officiating
VISITATION: Friday, October 20, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Harris Funeral Home
INTERMENT: Patterson Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC
Memorials may be made to Patterson Grove Baptist Church Building Fund or to the Nursery Fund at 301 Oak Grove Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086
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ARRANGEMENTS: HARRIS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA