Rebecca “Becky” Green Long was born June 1, 1954 in Fort Worth Texas to Bill and Colleen Green. She was raised in Eastland Texas and graduated from Eastland High School in 1972. She worked as a medical transcriptionist for most of her life. After retiring, she worked as a substitute teacher, teacher’s aide, and school bus driver. She loved all of the students she served in Eastland and Ranger ISDs and kept in close contact with many of them. Becky was an advocate for abused and mistreated animals and supported various rescue groups. Becky loved photography, wildlife, nature, and talking.
If you knew her at all, you know that last part to be true! Above all, she loved people. The sunlight of her life was her grandson, Zachary Bays, who she referred to as her “favorite human in the world”. Becky was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in November 2021. She began treatments that seemed to be effective against the disease. In June 2022, she was diagnosed with a level 4 glioblastoma. Becky fought her cancer with grace and a positive attitude. She told all of her care teams that they would never meet a happier cancer patient, and she was right. Her peace of mind came in knowing that if she beat the odds, she would live to see Zachary grow up, but knew that if she succumbed to cancer that she would be reunited with family that she missed desperately for many years.
Becky was preceded in death by her sister, Tammy Green and her parents Bill and Colleen Green. She leaves behind her husband of 22 years, Billy Bob Long of Olden, 2 daughters, Holly (Biggs) Bays of Eastland and Jessica Benson of Rising Star, 3 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her special nieces Kelly Green Shanas of El Dorado Arkansas (and her sons Ben and Dawson) and Katie Hinman Nelson of Lafayette Louisiana (and her daughter Selena), along with many close friends.
She was called home to the arms of Jesus on July 25, 2022. She was surrounded by love and family and was treated with kindness and compassion from the Hendrick Hospice Center. A memorial service will be set for a later date by the family and online condolences may be left at www.edwards-funeral-homes.com.