Rebecca Lee Talbert, 41, of Roanoke, and formerly of Blacksburg and Newport, departed this life Thursday morning April 2, 2009 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke. She was born in Radford on July 17, 1967. “Becky” was an inspiration to all who know her, and everyone admired her “spunk” and determination. In spite of being in a wheelchair all of her life, and enduring many long and painful illness and hospitalizations Becky kept her spirits up, and had the courage and strength to try anything to live a full and joyous life. Her total faith in Jesus Christ carried her through all of her physical limitations and finally to a new and glorious life in heaven, leaving all sickness and disabilities behind. She was a graduate of Blacksburg High School where she was a member of the FBLA and the FHA and enjoyed the hymn singing of her Pentecostal Faith.
Becky leaves to cherish her memory her mother and step-father Hilda Linkous Montgomery and Nolan Montgomery of Newport; her father and step-mother Larry Snow and Debbie Altis Vaught of Pilot; her brothers and sisters Willard Larry Vaught of Pilot, Paul Linwood Vaught of Pilot, Todd Montgomery of Newport, Rhonda Custer of Ripplemead, and Lynn Montgomery of Christiansburg; and “Granny” Hazel Altis; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in the Newport Cemetery at Newport, VA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Her family would like to express their gratitude to the nursing and medical staff at Roanoke Memorial Hospital for their excellent care and to the staff at Avante Nursing and Rehab in Roanoke for making Becky’s life so much better in the last months. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.