Rebecca Howard Eatman-Jackson passed away October 7, 2018. She was 72. A native of Roseboro, NC, Rebecca called Stedman, NC home for more than 20 years. She was a graduate of Meredith College. As sales manager for Lamar Advertising, Rebecca was active in the business communities of Sampson, Bladen and Cumberland counties.
She was the incoming president of NetWorth, an organization of women empowering one another through professional support. She was the former president of the board of the Fayetteville Museum of Art, a former member of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, and a member for many years of Roseboro’s Athenia Lanier Club.
Rebecca possessed boundless energy, empathy, and style. She was a colleague, friend, and mentor to many. She was a gracious caregiver to those she loved, a proud parent and grandparent, and a passionate gardener.
Rebecca is survived by her husband James ‘Jimmy’ Jackson, her son Hawes Bostic (Ambriel), stepdaughters Heather Edwards (Josh) and Karla Syphrit (Karry), and grandchildren Haddie, Bo, Alexis, Tessa, Kennedy, Jackson, and Addison. Rebecca was predeceased by her parents, Edward C. and Grace Watson Eatman, and godparents James and Mary-Dixie Gardener.
Family and friends will celebrate Rebecca’s memory at a private memorial service at her home on October 20. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Rebecca’s memory may be made to the NetWorth Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1653, Fayetteville, NC 28302.
Services by Butler Funeral Home, 6535 Clinton Road, Stedman, NC.