SIKESTON -- Rebecca Clarissa Reeves, 34, beloved daughter of Suzanne and Bill Burch, entered into rest Monday Dec. 12, 2005, at her home in Sikeston.
Born Aug. 10, 1971, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of Suzanne Bowling Burch and the late Joseph David Reeves.
Rebecca was a very special young lady diagnosed with Rett Syndrome at a very young age. Rett Syndrome is a severe neurological disorder seen primarily in females and only rarely in males. Early developmental milestones appear normal but between 6 and 18 months of age there is a delay or regression in development, particularly affecting speech, hand use and mobility. A hallmark of RS is repetitive hand motion that becomes constant while awake.
She had attended New Dawn State School and the Kenny Rogers Children's Center.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include: her grandmother, Iris Reeves; one stepsister, Becky Newman; and one stepbrother, Steven Burch.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, O.E. and Aladine Bowling and Marshall Reeves.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. today, at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday in the Nunnelee Chapel with the Rev. Tom Bass officiating.
Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: David Bird, Lyle Bird, Roland Drum, James Harnes Jr., Bruce Eby and Steven Burch.
Memorial contributions may be made to:
Missouri Delta Medical Center Foundation
1008 N. Main
Sikeston, MO 63801