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Rebecca “Becky” Yelverton, 1954 -2021

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Rebecca “Becky” Yelverton entered into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, August 21 at the age of 66.

She was born in New Orleans, LA on December 8, 1954. The oldest of six children, Becky grew up working in the family’s do-nut business in Greenville, MS and graduated from Greenville High School in 1972. She married Ralph Curry of Pawhuska, Oklahoma in 1974 and eventually moved to Vicksburg, MS to assume ownership of Shipley Do-nuts in 1979. Over the next few decades, her family, business, and faith in the Lord grew abundantly. After the passing of her first husband, Becky was remarried in 2011 to Mark Yelverton of Bovina, MS. The two continued in the do-nut business, rebranding and developing their own franchise, Divine Do-Nuts. She was a devout Christian, devoted mother and grandmother, and faithful servant of Christ. Her generosity, kindness, love, and caring attitude was a gift to all. A long-time member of Bovina Baptist Church and a strong supporter of Operation Christmas Child, Becky believed it was important to be the hands and feet of Jesus and exercised her faith in obedience, especially to those less fortunate.

She is preceded in death by her father, James Eddie McGaugh Sr. and Virginia Springer McGaugh.

She is survived by her husband Mark Yelverton and her 4 children, Ryan (Cristina) Curry of Tupelo, Kelli (Brad) Campbell, Brett (Maria) Curry, and Aaron (Elyce) Curry, all of Vicksburg, and grandmother to Angel Curry, Matthew Curry, Callie Campbell, Bo Campbell, Nathan Curry, Caleb Curry, and Makenna Curry.

A celebration of life will take place at Crossway Baptist Church on Wednesday, August 25th at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Randy Burns officiating. Pallbearers will be Turner McGaugh, Drew Kern, Joey Kern, Jeremy Gentry, Jerry Stuart, Tim Yelverton, Matthew Yelverton and Connor Yelverton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bovina Baptist Church (Operation Christmas Child).

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