Rebecca “Becky” Jane Bricker

May 17, 1929 ‒ March 02, 2017

Mount Gilead, Ohio
Formerly of Canton, Ohio

Rebecca “Becky” Jane Bricker went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 2, 2017, with her loving daughters at her side, holding her hands. She was 87. Becky was born to Walter and Terzah Skidmore on May 17, 1929, in East Liverpool, Ohio.  She was a graduate of Eastern Nazarene University, where she met the love of her life, John Bricker. The two were married in 1951. Becky was a loving mother and wife, raising her three children, instilling in them a love of the Lord and a desire to serve Him. Becky loved sharing knowledge with others, teaching at Heritage Christian School and Lake Christian School in the Canton area, as well as Sunday school, vacation Bible school, and years of piano lessons.  Becky attended Malone University, where she received her Master of Divinity, also becoming a recorded minister in the Evangelical Friends Church. It was her daily mission to live out her faith through telling the good news of Jesus Christ to those around her. Becky was passionate about missions, even serving on an extended missions trip to China.  To spread the love of Christ, Becky faithfully visited many in nursing homes and hospitals. More often than not, when Becky was present there was singing, with her often providing accompaniment on the piano. To this day, if you were to be present at any family gathering, you would likely hear Becky’s kids and grandkids singing the “Doxology” before eating, just as you would at Becky’s house growing up. Some of her other favorite hymns were “There’s Within My Heart a Melody” and “There’s Something About That Name.”  Hollow Rock Camp meeting, in Toronto, OH, held a special place in Becky’s heart, where she attended annually. Becky’s love of Hollow Rock Camp Meeting created a legacy, a place where, to this day, Becky’s family fellowships and grows in the Lord. Rebecca Bricker was a faithful servant, spreading her love of Christ by singing hymns and praying for those around her up to her last day.

Becky was preceded in death by her loving husband, John F. Bricker, son Dr. J. Timothy Bricker, her parents, and siblings Donald, Edith, Eleanor, and Tom. She is survived by her daughters Carol (Greg) and Connie (John) of Mt. Gilead, daughter-in-law Janet Bricker, 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grand children, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Becky’s family will greet friends from 3 – 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead, and again from 10 – 11 a.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017.  Services to honor and celebrate her life will be held there at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Marva Hoopes officiating.  Committal service and burial will take place at 3:00 p.m. in North Lawn Cemetery, Canton, OH.

In lieu of flowers, Becky requested donations be made to the Gideon’s or Hollow Rock Camp Meeting Missions Fund.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Becky’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • What a beautiful story of your mother’s life. Such a precious woman! Our deepest sympathies to you and your families. Prayers of comfort and peace to all of you.

  • Condolences to the Skidmore family from your Hollow Rock friends the Liptak’s.
    In his grip,
    Linda, Anna, Matthew, Jonathan & Alisa.

  • She will be missed while we remain, but look forward to gathering together and singing praises forever. Our separation is only for a little while.

  • Becky waS such a fine example of what a Proverbs : 31 woman should be. She never said a harmful word about anyone when ever I was around her. Always would want to pray before You left her sight.
    Her Godly spirit and selfless attitude lives on in her girls and grandchildren. She will be missed.

  • Becky held a special place in our family. Becky sang at my parents wedding, Paul and Melvadean Brookes at the Newell, WV Methodist Church. At Hollow Rock she and my mom always had a yearly chat. That chat continued with me. I have a song that she had written titled “Have I The Right” asking the question, have I the right to hear the gospel again when there are those that have never heard it. She was a Godly woman with a beautiful smile. I know she was faithful to the end and is now enjoying that promised blessing of eternal life. I cherish her memory.

  • My deepest condolences goes out too the family. Your mom was a very kind loving lady that I was so proud to have met when I was a young lady. She touched my heart with love. I am sad too hear of her passing but I know she is brightly shining in Heaven now Praise God.

    Love you all so much love cousin Debbie..

  • Always enjoyed seeing your parents when they came to visit at church. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Always enjoyed seeing your parents when they came to visit at church. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
    I am sure Heaven is singing Hallelujah.

  • To my family: There was a special place in my heart for Grandma Becky. She said to me a long time ago to think of her as the sister I never had. She always knew of a bible verse to share with me when I was especially downhearted, which always amazed me. We shared 4 grandchildren together, so we were bonded! I know how much she meant to all ofyou,and I will miss her too..

  • Becky was a sweet soul, fully committed to the cause of Christ. Actually, I knew her in two ways: as a superintendent celebrating her recording as a Minister of the Gospel, and as a presiding judge in her polling place for elections. In any setting, she always impressed me with her hope and joy in the Lord. I wish I could be with everyone for her funeral, but I have a commitment that I can’t change. Regina and I pray that her service match her life and serves to inspire deeper faith in all who attend. Blessings!

  • Becky was a “favorite” of mine from the first moment I met her. She was kind to everyone and always tried to be a part of the solution, not the problem. I treasured her guidance, encouragement, friendship, and her prayers. Heaven is even sweeter now that she and your dad are there.

  • Thinking of you as you lay your mom to rest. May God strengthen you and encourage you as you remember the wonderful times you had with her. What a blessing to hold her hands and sing hymns as she was ushered in God’s presence.

  • It was such a joy to see and visit with your parents when they visited Gilead Friends and your mother was such a beautiful lady. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your families.

  • I remember being with your Mom when Connie & I were spending a lot of time together when I was still in Ohio. She was always so sweet and made you feel part of her family? Inclusive is the word I am thinking about! Yes, her spirit was very inclusive to others around her! I alway appreciated her presences the few times I was around her. I am sure she will be greatly missed until we meet again on those streets of gold. But I am also sure her influence will live on in each of us that had the pleasure of knowing her. I send my love and prayers of peace and comfort to you all.

  • Karen and I and our girls are so, so sorry. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.