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Rebekah Thorne

January 23, 1965 — May 27, 2023

Charleston, SC

In Loving Memory of Rebekah


With heavy hearts and tearful eyes, we gather here today

To celebrate the life of a woman who brightened our every day.

Rebekah, a tender, loving mother and wife,

Whose spirit radiated warmth, love, and life.


Never a stranger, she embraced all with open arms,

Unconditionally loving, her heart held no qualms.

In vibrant and funny T-shirts, she'd wander around town,

Her bubbly, outgoing nature, forever renowned.


In recent years, her German Shepherds held her heart,

A'ja and Bo, companions who played their part.

On the back porch, she'd spend endless hours,

Throwing tennis balls and frisbees, surrounded by flowers.


Her son-in-law, Chris Thompson, she held dear,

Their bond filled with laughter, spreading cheer.

Through funny texts and gifs, their humor shared,

A special connection, beyond compare.


Exploring cultures and languages, she found joy,

Thai vocabulary note cards, her house would employ.

"Rak Na Ka," she'd say, ending calls with love,

Thai tea in hand, tasting flavors from above.


For 23 years, she shared a love with her spouse,

Jason, her partner, creating a harmonious house.

Running their flooring business, side by side,

Cooking and rocking out, their love couldn't hide.


Playing guitars, they'd serenade the night away,

A love-filled melody, creating memories that stay.

Their laughter echoed, a symphony in harmony,

A love story that others envied, so dearly.


An entrepreneur, she built businesses with might,

J.E.T. Flooring, Eyes On Flooring, a beacon of light.

Rebekah's Well, a testament to her grace,

Her creativity shining through, leaving a trace.


From painting to poetry, wood carvings to more,

Her artistic talents, a vibrant, endless score.

Oyster shells and saw blades transformed with care,

Creating beauty from nature's gifts, beyond compare.


A table on the back porch, a living piece of art,

A fierce dragon blowing fire, igniting the heart.

Her belongings personified, decorated with her eye,

Her personality shining bright, no need to ask why.


Camping and seashell collecting held cherished memories,

Edisto beach and wooden baskets full of these treasuries.

A green thumb she possessed, nurturing plants with love,

Bonsai trees and flourishing gardens, blessings from above.


Above all, she was a mother, her purpose shining through,

Chrissy and Timothy, her children, her love true.

Chrissy, her mirror image, an eternal bond they shared,

Timothy, her mama's boy, her heart he always ensnared.


With a gentle touch, she offered love and care,

A rainbow of T-shirts she'd wear, a style she'd proudly bear.

Her gold dolphin earrings, a symbol of her grace,

And a scrunchy hair tie, framing her beautiful face.


Her flowy brown hair, thick and wavy, a sight to behold,

Glistening with gold shades in the sun's embrace, bold.

Rebekah, a beacon of light, forever in our hearts,

Her bubbly spirit and love, a masterpiece of art.


As we bid farewell, may her soul find peace,

In the embrace of eternity, sorrows cease.

Rebekah, our beloved mother, wife, and friend,

Your memory will forever shine, a love that will never end.

Rebekah Babb Thorne, 58 of Charleston, SC, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2023.

Born on January 23, 1965 in Tucson, AZ, she was the daughter of Eleanor Meyer and Elbert Babb.

Rebekah is survived by her husband, Jason Rice; son, Timothy Thorne; daughter, Christian Thompson; parents, Elbert Babb and Eleanor Meyer; brother, Rodney Babb.

Flowers can be sent to the McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 2501 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29414, (843) 722-8371.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may also be made to Living Beyond Breast Cancer or the Mental Health Foundation.

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at mcalister-smith.com.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 2501 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29414, (843) 722-8371.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Rebekah Thorne, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life Gathering

Saturday, June 10, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation

2201 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29414

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Visitation

Saturday, June 10, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation - West Ashley

2501 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29414

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