Funeral services to honor the life of Mrs. Pilgrim will be conducted 12:00 PM Noon Saturday in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10:30 until 11:45 AM at the mortuary.
Rebecca Lucille Barkley Pilgrim, 92, of Liberty, passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Brookdale Living Center in Easley. Born in Six Mile she was the widow of Garvin R. Pilgrim and a daughter of the late Lang Henry and Nora Nations Barkley.
Mrs. Pilgrim retired from R.C. Edwards Middle School in Central but spent most of her life as a homemaker dedicated to raising her three sons who adored her. She loved flowers and took great joy in growing them. She was an excellent seamstress and was known for her beautiful quilts and crocheted afghans. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, mother in law, sister, aunt, and friend.
She was a lifelong member of Praters Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving are three sons, G. Jimmy Pilgrim and his wife Janet of Six Mile, Danny R. Pilgrim and his wife Judy of Liberty, and Steve B. Pilgrim of Liberty; a sister, Coleen B. Kennemer and her husband Alton of Pickens; a brother in law, Melvin H. Evette of Easley; three grandchildren, Angela Higgins and her husband Bill of Easley, Steven C. Pilgrim of Six Mile, and Laura P. Allen of Allegan, MI; one great granddaughter, Brooke Higgins.
In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, Adelle Stancil and Zelma Evette and two brothers, Weldon Parsons and Thurston Barkley.
The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to Pickens County Meals on Wheels for their dedicated service.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Pickens County Meals on Wheels, PO Box 1162, Pickens SC 29671.
Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements