Rebecca Sue “Becky” Kearney, age 66, of Richmond, VA, passed away on December 31, 2023.  She was born on November 6, 1957, to the late William “Pete” Kearney and Dewana “Mae” Owen Kearney.  Becky was a 1975 graduate from Randolph-Henry High, she then attended the Pan American Business School where she received her business degree.

Becky’s first job was with the SPCA, she loved animals and raised Great Danes and French Bulldogs. She was a long-time employee of Dominion Power for many years, and then ended her career with the Department of Forensic Science in Richmond Virginia. Becky loved her family especially her nieces and nephews.

Becky is survived by her sister, Deborah K. Laine and husband, Robert of Keysville, VA; two nieces, Brittany Cortinas of Richmond, VA, and Bethany Lanier and husband, Andrew of Blacksburg, VA; one nephew, who she gave his first dog to, a Bassett Hound named Wilford, Barrett Laine and wife, Krystal of Beaverdam, VA; eight great-nieces and great-nephews; numerous cousins and friends.  The family would like to thank Heritage Oaks and special friends Linda Sharpe and Susie Madron and family for the wonderful care they gave to Becky.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, January 5, 2024, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the SPCA, Randolph-Henry High School-Dick Bankston Memorial Fund, The Patterson Memorial at Ash Camp Baptist Church.  The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of arrangements.


Condolence Messages

  1. Angie Milstead

    03 January 2024 5 months ago

    Deborah, I wasn’t fortunate enough to know your sister, but she sure did have an amazing smile. Prayers for you and your family. Much love, Angie Milstead

  2. Nancy Cutler Richards

    03 January 2024 5 months ago

    So sorry for your loss. May God give your family comfort and peace during this difficult time.
    I will always have fond memories hanging out with Becky during Jr/Sr highschool and then again after college when we both lived in Richmond. A sweet soul, gone too soon. RIP

  3. linda mason livingstone

    03 January 2024 5 months ago

    I was so sorry to hear of Becky’s passing. I will always remember spending the week-end with her in Keysville. We had lots of good times. We lost touch over the years, but I will never forget our friendship.

  4. Rita Overby

    03 January 2024 5 months ago

    So very sorry that my long time friend has gained her wings so soon. Her love for animals was immence. I have loved her, you, Mae and Pete since i was 12. She is now at peace with no sickness or worries.


    04 January 2024 5 months ago


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