Official Obituary of

Rebecca Jane (Horn) Day

December 6, 1942 ~ February 11, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Rebecca Day Obituary

With great sadness, I announce the death of my beloved wife, Rebecca Jane Horn Day. Forty-one years ago we joined our two families, her three daughters and my daughter and three sons. We have been blessed with seven children, fifteen grandchildren and one great granddaughter. 

Beckie became the center of our family life. She was the one who made biscuits with the grandchildren, planned the gatherings, bought the presents, and made sure we attended all the special occasions. “GranBec” leaves us with many fond memories. There are also memories of sad times when her love and strength carried us through. We will remember her unconditional love, kindness and humor. It will live on through our family.

Beckie was born in Laurel, Mississippi on December 06, 1942. She grew up in Laurel and graduated from George S. Gardner High School. Mississippi College was the next step in her education. She often said that her freshman year at MC was one of the best years of her life. She later continued her education at LSU pursuing a degree in Interior Design. She graduated in 1981 with her Bachelors of Interior Design. For the next 30 years, she worked for MISCO corporation and the Herman Miller company as a commercial interior designer specializing in the healthcare field. There are hospitals and clinics throughout Mississippi and Louisiana that benefited from her talent. 

We moved to Hazlehurst in 1999. Beckie got involved in the Hazlehurst Methodist Church and loved the wonderful people that she met there. She served the church in many ways. Her favorite was the nurture committee. Beckie and her wonderful friends on that committee served many meals for both happy and sad occasions. She loved Hazlehurst and gave of her time and energy selflessly to benefit the community in many ways. Beckie was recognized as “volunteer of the year” at the Chamber of Commerce banquet in 2014.

Over the years, there were hundreds of occasions to watch the children and grandchildren participate in sports, dancing, graduations, plays and more. Beckie enjoyed each one. There was no limit to her love for her children and grandchildren. She was a die hard LSU fan. She attended the SEC baseball championship tournament cheering on the Tigers for over 15 years with friends. She also loved cheering on the Saints in the Superdome. 

The last years of her life were spent on beautiful Lake Sinclair in Eatonton, Georgia where she enjoyed boat rides, sunsets and watching grandchildren tube behind the boat. Beckie felt blessed to live here and loved her neighbors who have become like family.

Beckie was preceded in death by son Clayton Edward Day and grandson Adam Doss Day. Other deceased loved ones were her parents James Denson Horn and Maudie Mae Buckley Horn; her sister Mary Kay Owen and husband Bob Owen; brother James William Horn; father-in-law R.E. Day and mothers-in-law Margaret Nix Day and Nell Ford Day. 

The family that GranBec leaves behind to cherish her memory are husband Randall (Ranny) Elliott Day, Jr.; daughters Dianna Peden Odom, Kristen Peden Fryday (Dean), Kathleen Elizabeth Amsterdam (Jeff), Ann Day Becker; sons Randall (Randy) Elliott Day III (Alexis), Andrew Oliver Day; sister-in-law Linda Horn; brother-in-law Billy Day (Polly); grandchildren Zachary Day (Liz), Reagan Harbour Boudreaux (Elliott), Duncan Becker, Connor Day, Olivia Becker, Sarah Marie Odom, Eli Day, Emma Grace Fryday, Anna Kathryn Becker, Matthew Odom, Noah Amsterdam, Rebecca James Fryday, Lee Day and Sam Amsterdam; great granddaughter Rebecca “Jane” Boudreaux. 

Thank you to all of the amazing doctors and nurses who cared for Beckie on her journey. A special thanks to Georgia Hospice Care for their guidance and care at the end of her life. 

Visitation will be held Saturday, February 24 from 10-11:30. Her funeral will follow at 12:00. All services will be held at the Hazlehurst Methodist Church. Private burial to be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hazlehurst Methodist Church or The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation 


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February 24, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Hazlehurst Methodist Church

February 24, 2024

12:00 PM
Hazlehurst Methodist Church


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