Rebecca Sue (Becky) Collins Aduddell passed away on October 6, 2019 after a courageous year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. Becky was born and raised in Knoxville, TN, daughter of Albert and Wanda (Harris) Collins, sister to Ronald and Donald Collins, and half-sister to Elizabeth Collins Polsen and Renee Duncan Simpson.
She graduated from Holston High School in 1973 and later met, moved to Raleigh with, and married David Aduddell. In 1981, she gave birth to daughter Nicole (Nikki) Kathleen Aduddell. Becky stayed home with Nikki until she started school, at which time she started working in Wake County Public Schools as a Teaching Assistant, where she worked for many years, making a difference in so many children as their advocate, supporter, confidant, nurse, and defender for many years. She later worked at the Transfer Admissions office at North Carolina State University, helping kids from other educational institutions weave the path to being a Student at NC State.
She also worked as a sound reinforcement engineer for several live bands in the Triangle area, utilizing training she received at the University of Tennessee. She was also known for her expertise in the fiber arts, including knitting and crocheting, in addition to her handmade jewelry. Becky's cheerful attitude and smiling face were her constant trademarks - she was a great Guard Mom, travelling companion, loyal-to-a-fault-friend, mother, and wife, showering all those fortunate enough to be around her, including her many adopted and acquired "children", with support, love, food, and whatever else they needed. She was a shining star who shone brightly on everyone around her and will be very sorely missed by all who knew her.
Becky leaves behind her husband of 42 years David Aduddell, her daughter Nikki and husband Scott Booth, her brother Ronnie and his wife Margie, and half-sisters Beth Polsen and Renee Simpson, and her beloved Audrey to celebrate her life. She was pre-deceased by her brother Donald A. Collins and both of her parents.
Special thanks to the wonderful staff at the Wakefield Rex Cancer Center, UNC Memorial Hospital, especially Dr. Hong Kim, Rex Hospital, and The Oaks at Whitaker Glen for all of their support during her struggle.
A celebration of Rebecca's life will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, October 10, 2019 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Rebecca's memory can be made to: Society of St. Andrew, PO Box 2508, Durham, NC 27702-5081.
The family will receive guests from 1:00-2:00 pm (prior to the service) at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest. (919) 556-5811
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