Rebecca Pace Smith Thomas of Port St. Joe, Florida went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at her home surrounded by her loving and devoted family.
She was born on November 21, 1943 to Benjamin Sr., and Rosa Lee Pace in Port St. Joe, Florida. Rebecca attended Washington High School. She worked at Raffield’s Fisheries and Port St. Joe Elementary School until she retired in 2005.
Rebecca never meet a stranger, she was loving, giving, and caring person and would always told it like it is and would say “I’m Just Rebecca”. There was never a dull moment she always found a way to make you laugh. Family and friends will cherish their memories of happy times they spent with “Becky Poo”.
Rebecca was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin Sr., and Rosa Lee Pace; Clyde V. Pace (son), Benjamin Pace, Jr. (brother), Patricia Lewis (Early) (sister and brother-in-law), Ida Pace (aunt), Maddie Brown (aunt), Eddie Julius (brother-in-law), Sheretta Thomas (stepdaughter) and Aaron Prince (grandson).
She is survived by her husband, Johnny Thomas; her children: Ray Charles Pace (Diann), Lavon Caruthers (Lloyd), David Pace (Diane), Charlene Lamar (Fisher Gaddy), Carolyn Clayton (Sammy), Willie Otis Smith, Jr. (Traivia), Randall Smith (Toya); three stepchildren: Donna Foxworth (George), Tarnema Williams (Demetri) and Rodrick Chambers; sisters: Diane Julius and Rocenia Pittman (Howard); numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A home going celebration will be at 1:00 PM (EST), Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Forest Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe, Florida under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, Florida.