Rebecca Ann Vela

October 4, 2021

Rebecca Ann Vela, 60, of Frankfort, passed away October 4, 2021 at IU Heath Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. She was born on February 19, 1961 in Hammond, Ind. To Lindell Ray Dukes and Dorothy Lee (Benson) Griffin. She married Michael T. Vela in June of 1977 and they later divorced.

Rebecca attended Donald E. Gavit High School and worked for Frito Lay for 18 years. She was a member of Faith Family Church and enjoyed traveling, attending Christian concerts, and watching movies. Her greatest love was spending time with her family and her dog, Sophie Girl.

Visitation and Services

Funeral Services will be held at 6 p.m. EDT Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Faith Family Church, 508 West Green Street, Frankfort. Friends may visit from 4 p.m. until the time of service at 6 p.m. at the church. Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 East Clinton Street, Frankfort is honored to assist the Vela family. Graveside service will take place Monday, October 11, 2021 at 1 p.m. CST at Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City, Kentucky.

Survived by:

Surviving are her Children: Jason Michael (Jenae) Vela of Russiaville, Alicia Marie (Marcos) Echeverria of Frankfort, and Derek Mitchell (Tiffany) Vela of Lafayette; Brothers: Timothy Wayne Thomas of Frankfort and Randall (Linda) Dukes of Evansville; Grandchildren: Alexis, Selena, Isaiah, Manuel, Tyler, Xavier, Eric, Troy, Jalin, RJ, Chris, Vanesa, and Adelynn; and Great-Grandchildren: Cooper, Dominic, Cora, Callum, Miles, Elaina, Esme, and Ezra.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents.


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24 Condolences for “Rebecca Ann Vela”

  1. Toni Hill October 5, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    Becky you will be so missed. I am a better person for having known you. My heart is breaking for all of your family.

  2. Fred Baker October 5, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Becky was a special woman. Always enjoyed working with Becky and being in her company.

  3. Susan Miskowski October 5, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    I’m so very sorry on the loss of your mother/ sister/ grandma. I knew Becky from back in the day. She was such a bright light and she would light up a room when she walked in it. My condolences go out to her family. May God wrap his comforting arms around you all. Praying for strength and peace in this heartbreaking time. Rest in peace sweet Becky. Until we meet again. Your friend Susie

  4. Levon Knight October 5, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    Prayers for all the family Becky was like family to me hadn’t seen her for awhile going to miss her glad she is going to rest by her mother Dorothy the last time I saw her was at her mother’s funeral rest in peace my friend until we meet again and may God give comfort to all the family.

  5. Tiffaney Jolly October 5, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    Becky was the best MIL and friend I could of ever asked for. I have no words to describe all the love she showed everyone she knew. Prayers for everyone.

  6. Robert Thurman October 5, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    So sorry for your loss . Worked with Becky for many years . She always set an example of how we should all be in life. A true life lead in faith . Peace be with her family .

  7. Tanya Brawley October 5, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    So sorry for her loss Becky was an amazing woman she always had good words for everyone she knew how to make people smile. She loved her family dearly & will be missed.

  8. Jane Rodkey October 5, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Becky was one incredible Christian Woman ! I met her through the Walk To Emmaus and am a better person for knowing her . She will be missed <3

  9. Lori Snyder October 5, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    Jason and families,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom.
    Becky was one of the sweetest people I’ve had the
    pleasure to have known.
    Her death is such a loss for you,
    oh but such a Gain for her to be in the Arms of Jesus.
    My prayers are with you all.

  10. PAULETTE R JORDAN October 5, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear this. I worked with Becky many years, Always smiled. Always had a good word for everyone. She will be missed here on earth, but, will be rejoicing with our heavenly father. May GOD grant you all comfort.

  11. Rebecca Hightshoe October 5, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Our condolence to the Family, Becky was a beautiful soul that will truly be missed! Fly high sweet angel <3 Tim i'm so sorry for your loss!

  12. Sharon Seaton (cousin) October 5, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have great childhood memories of her in Hammond, IN. I wish we could have lived closer so we could have seen each other more as adults. Becky was always in my thoughts and I will truly miss her. RIP and I know you are one of God’s Angels now.

  13. Donna Scott October 5, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    So sorry to hear about Becky. Praying for your family.

  14. Natalie Davis October 5, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Becky brought me back to our heavenly father, which I will be grateful for for the rest of my life. My heart breaks for her family but I’m comforted by the fact that she is with the Lord whom she loved dearly.

  15. Teresa Miller Ashmore October 6, 2021 at 3:04 am

    I am just now seeing this. I am so sorry for your loss. Becky has known me since I was born. Our moms were best friends. Timmy I am so sorry. Your not on fb anymore, I am shocked. Please know that my heart goes out to you and Beckys children and grandchildren . I am so sorry hear this news. I always loved Becky. Prayers to all of you

  16. Denise Stevens October 6, 2021 at 10:34 am

    My heart is heavy with sadness that you have gone to our heavenly home so soon. We should celebrate the time we had with you here on earth. The angels are singing with open arms for you. Everyone that knew you, knows you are a God loving servant. 🙏

  17. Rita York October 7, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    Alicia, what do I say, your mom was a great person loved all her family, loved the Lord where is now!!She will be deeply miss!!!

  18. Rita Strifler October 7, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    She is going to be missed by so many people. I cherish the memories that her and I had together. Her and I night swimming and staying up all night talking.Our prayers and thoughts are with her family. Love all of you. Wayne&i had so many good Memories, of times that we spent with Becky. I will truly miss her messaging me all the time on Facebook.

  19. Margaret Trevino Cruz October 7, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    My condolences goes out to Becky’s family.

  20. Karla Sanders October 7, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    I was so sorry to hear of Becky’s passing! I always enjoyed working with her. I pray for peace and comfort for her family It helps knowing that we will see her again someday!

  21. Marilyn Crockett October 8, 2021 at 2:14 am

    I will miss you My Friend. Your Love of Israel and Bible Prophecy is what brought us together. Thank You for being My Friend and Sister in Christ. Until We Meet Again In Heaven My Sister..

  22. Patti Godinez October 8, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    So sorry for your families loss of your Mom, Sister and Grandmother. The Lord always provides strength thru your faith that Becky will be in Heaven with Our Lord. My prayers are with you that you share in the same faith that Becky had in her life. She loved her family and all the joy they brought to her. She will be missed by many.

  23. Misty De La Cruz October 9, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    I had the pleasure of meeting Becky when I was in 6th grade with Alicia ♡ We’ve crossed paths many times throughout all these years and she was always good to me. She loved her kids and grandkids so much, I’m so sorry the family has suffered this loss. My love, condolences and prayers to all of you.

  24. Diane Gamblin October 10, 2021 at 9:25 am

    So sorry such a beautiful lady and sweet young girl back in the day!! Praying for the family she left behind, and feeling assured she has met our Father and is fly high!

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