Rebecca E. Atlasy

August 17, 1968 ~ August 19, 2008

Rebecca Rost Atlasy, 40 passed away, Tuesday, August 19, 2008 after a long battle with cancer. A Carter County native, she had lived in Johnson City since 1974. Ms. Atlasy was a daughter of Gerald Authur Rost, Sr., Elizabethton and Margaret Rebecca Jenkins, Johnson City. She was a full time student at ETSU before she became disabled in 2002. Ms. Atlasy was preceded in death by her step-father, Dana A. McKinney, her step-mother, Pat Rost, paternal grandparents, Carl and Daisy Tolley and maternal grandparents, Arthur and Eldora Rost. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors, in addition to her parents, include one son, Aaron Atlasy, Johnson City; former husband, Al Atlasy, Johnson City; one sister and brother-in-law, Malina and Andy Willis, Blountville; one brother, Gerald Rost, Jr., Johnson City and two nephews, Justin and Jesse Willis, Blountville, two aunts, Juanita Clark, Johnson City and Shirley Tolley, Elizabethton; two uncles, Carl Tolley, Jr., Hampton and Richard Tolley, Nashville and several cousins. A funeral service for Ms. Atlasy will be conducted at 8 PM Thursday, August 21, 2008 from the Morris-Baker Funeral Home South Chapel. Pastor Gordan Hughes and Pastor William Lawson, Sr. will officiate. Music will be provided by Joel Crisp. Graveside services will be held at 11 AM Friday, August 22, 2008 at Washington County Memory Gardens. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 AM and travel in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Woodby, Justin Willis, Roman Holtsclaw, Dana Willis, Jimmy Willis and Robert Willis. Jesse Willis will serve as an honorary pallbearer. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 PM until service time. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Cancer Center, P.O. Box 318, Memphis, TN 38101.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Aaron and Mr. Atlasy. The cadre and cadets of the JROTC battalion express our sincere condolences and heart felt sympathy for your loss. May your faith and good friends sustain you during this time of unbearable stress. Please call upon us if the need ever arises. Bless you both. Your fellow JROTC cadets.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Becky was wonderful person. Even when she was hurting she always put a smile on my face. I wish her a peaceful journey into her next life.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Mali and Family.. I truly am sorry for the loss of Becky. She was a good hearted person and always VERY proud of her son. Becky had a great many friends and will never be forgotten. She will always be in our hearts and thoughts. Becky, Rest peacefully and be happy

  4. Anonymous says:

    Malina and family, I want to tell you how deeply saddened I am to hear about Becky’s passing. She has had such a long hard fight. I pray she is at peace now and no longer in pain. Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you now, as always. I hope you, too, Malina can find some peace in all this. She will be with you always. Take care of one another and remember I am a phone call away should you need a long distance shoulder to cry on. With love and sympathy, Jill Frederick and Family

  5. Anonymous says:

    My condolences to you Mali your family on the passing of one of the nicest and sweetest people I have ever met. People use those terms often when someone has passed away but in Becky’s case there are no words that can describe her depth of character irrepressible spirit. I will miss her sweet disposition and her bubbly personality that infected anyone who knew her . I am a better person for knowing Becky the short time that I did and I take a little comfort that she is free of pain and I hope your family is at peace with her passing. I can not imagine the burden placed on you for loss someone so special. Becky was one in billion and I will miss her deeply. Kevin

  6. Anonymous says:

    I want all of you to know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers. I have known Becky since we went to Liberty Bell together and I can still see that smile that lit up a room. She’s such a wonderful person and I pray for God to give all of you the strength to cope with your loss. She was a dear friend. If any of you need anything, please feel free to call me at work (423-844-4271) or at home (423-743-5866) any time. Kristi

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