Rebecca “Becky” Sanford
March 1, 1947 - April 3, 2024

Rebecca Jo (Boylen) Sanford, better known as “Becky,” of Jacksonville, NC, passed away on April 3, 2024 at her home. She was born on March 1, 1947, in Ritchie, WV to the late Earl Boylen and Annette (Long) Boylen. She was 77 years old at the time of her passing.

Becky dedicated her career to serving as a Human Resources Manager for various retail companies. Her work ethic and dedication left a lasting impact on those she worked with.

In her free time, Becky enjoyed reading, visiting family, and being near the ocean. Throughout her life, she resided in different states including WV, OH, SC, GA, and VA, where she attended the Church of Christ.

Becky’s incredible heart was accepting, beautiful, and filled with love. She promoted authenticity of yourself and had an amazing way of showing support to others.

She is survived by her children, Julia Ann Mylar, with whom she lived, Mary Annette Shirk of Jacksonville and Terry Jenkins, also of Jacksonville; her grandchildren, Christopher M. Mylar of NC and Elijah M. Mylar of OH; and her sister Carol Rae Weekley of Pennsboro, WV.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on April 16,2024 at 6:30 pm Harrisville Church of Christ, 415 East South Street, Harrisville. WV 26362. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made by following this link: Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center

Becky will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. May she rest in peace.

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Coastal Cremations of Jacksonville is serving the family.

1 Comment

  • Annie Posted April 11, 2024 11:29 am

    Julie and Mary, I’ll always remember your mom’s smile and laugh, her strength and independence, her dignity and kindness. I loved knowing her as my boss at O’Neil’s (or was it Kaufmann’s? May Company?) and as your mom. I admired and enjoyed the home she provided for you and the love she poured into it. She amazed me with her relentless work ethic and her ability to run a department store with excellence. She was an absolutely unforgettable woman. I still make my beef stew with V8 juice and I still don’t use the blow dryer when the oven is on! And I still consider you my sisters. I love you and I’m so sorry for your loss.

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