Rebecca “Becky” Anne Tiner
Rebecca “Becky” Anne Tiner, 49, of Helena, AL, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 21, 2023, after a long battle with lupus and calciphylaxis.
Her loving mother, Mel McCabe and sister, Bren Tiner, were by her side. She was a beloved daughter, sister and aunt.
Becky was predeceased by her father James Tiner, grandparents Joseph & Helen Tiner, Robert & Frances Castleberry, and her nephew Michael Noto.
Becky was born at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, AL in September 1973. She grew up in Forestdale, AL and later moved to Weaver, AL, attending school in both areas. She also briefly attended Talladega School for the Blind. She was a graduate of Weaver High and attended Jacksonville State University.
A member of West Weaver Baptist Church, she enjoyed volunteering at Anniston Museum of Natural History, Jacksonville City Library and Albert Scott Library of Alabaster. For over fifteen years, she volunteered for Steel Magnolias Breast Cancer Support Group. Her roles included social media assistance and editor for the monthly newsletter.
Becky was a fun spirited soul who had many interests. Even with visual impairment, she self-learned how to create websites, program computers, and eventually became family and friends’ IT expert. Becky was an avid gamer on PlayStation and various other sources, she was artistic, having won local awards for her style. A foodie, she enjoyed trying different cuisines and restaurants, sharing experiences with family and friends. A self-proclaimed “crazy cat lady,” Becky loved her 5 cats, Zelda, Gidget, Tommy, Ginger and Sugar. They were her children. Her dream job was always to be a pilot, flying to exotic locales.
Becky was a beautiful person, inside and out. Her sense of humor and smile was uplifting and her knowledge of the Bible was inspiring. She cared so deeply for her mother, sister and nephew. We will miss our Becky dearly, but are grateful for the time we had with her.
A private ceremony will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Steel Magnolias Breast Cancer Support Group of Anniston, AL, a cause she fully supported and loved. Steel Magnolias Breast Cancer Support Group, PO Box 2208, Anniston, AL 36202.
Cremation Center of Birmingham (205) 970-6886