Rebekah A. Woodbury
Thomaston — Rebekah Althea Henderson-Woodbury passed from this life, walking into the arms of her merciful God and Savior Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, surrounded by family and friends after a short illness.
Born March 19, 1975, Bekah started talking at 9 months old. At 2 1/2, she began tapping on a tambourine at her parents' church. Her family discovered that she was gifted and could play music by ear.
When she turned 8, she would mimic her mother's keyboarding perfectly. Her talent developed as a musician, singer and songwriter to directing choirs, and playing and singing in multiple churches. At the age of 16, she won several awards at a music conference for writing her own song lyrics and music and performing them.
Bekah, like both her mother and grandmother, wrote heartfelt poetry. She loved to make bold fashion statements and would put together an elegant outfit from treasures discovered at local shops. Bekah loved her children, Abi, Sam and Xavier, and her granddaughter, Brooklynn, with all her heart. She was a great cook who enjoyed preparing them savory meals. She was a creative soul who felt things deeply. She was greatly loved by her family and friends and will be sorely missed.
Rebekah is survived by her parents, the Rev. Walter and his wife, Terry, Henderson of Thomaston; a daughter, Abigail Ward, and granddaughter, Brooklynn, both of Lisbon; sons Samuel Ward of Auburn, Xavier Woodbury of Augusta; a paternal grandmother, Althea Henderson, of Augusta; siblings Keith Henderson and his wife, Simone, of Belmont, N.H., Troy Henderson and his wife, Debbie, of Windsor, the Rev. Wesley Henderson and his wife, Caroline, of San Antonio, Texas, Naomi Miller and her husband, Fritz, of Union, and Adam Henderson and his wife, Angela, of Rockland; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will be held Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. at her parents' church, Apostolic Christian Life Center, on the corner of Buttermilk Lane and Thomaston Street in Thomaston. There will be a reception following at the American Legion, 335 Limerock St., Rockland.
Arrangements are with Direct Cremation of Maine, Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared at directcremationofmaine.com.