Obituary for Rebekah "Bekah" Ann MacCaughey

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Rebekah "Bekah" Ann MacCaughey

January 27, 1980 - May 23, 2019


Our beloved daughter, Rebekah “Bekah” Ann MacCaughey, age 39, of Columbus, Ohio, went to be

with her Savior, Jesus, on Thursday, May 23, 2019 after a long and courageous battle against cancer.

Bekah was born in Columbus, Ohio Jan. 27, 1980. She is survived by her parents, William and

Pamela MacCaughey, brothers Ray Redman, Aaron (Kristina) and Joel (Kristin) MacCaughey. She is

also survived by her nieces and nephews (who she loved dearly): Abby, Oliver, Annabelle, Edmund,

Isla, Claire and Ivy. She also leaves behind her Aunt Terry Xanders-Winchester (Daniel) and Uncle

Rex Xanders and cousins Sarita, Adelita, Geoffry, Justine, and Ashlyn.

Bekah graduated from Lee University with a degree in Psychology and later graduated from The Ohio

State University with a Masters in Social Work. She worked for Southeast, Inc for 15 years as a Social

Worker and had a heart for helping clients who struggled with mental illness and drug addiction. After

her diagnosis, Bekah also became a Licensed Massage Therapist and opened her own business, Arukah

(Hebrew for healing, restoration).

Bekah faced the adversity of this illness with strength, poise and determination, a brave

Woman/Warrior (as one friend described), ever-trusting her Lord to carry her through each day. Bekah

had many, many friends who remember her priceless sense of humor and wit even in the midst of

personal pain. She was deeply caring and had a contagious smile. Bekah was an avid cyclist and rode

in several multi-day Tour de Pink bike rides to raise money to help young women with breast cancer.

 

A celebration of Bekah’s life will be held at Heritage Christian Church 7413 Maxtown Rd.

Westerville, OH 43082 on Monday, June 24, 2019. Liturgy will be from 1pm to 2:30pm with a reception

following. The family invites friends and family to share their special memories of Bekah at this time.

Bekah was a lover of all things bright and beautiful — please feel free to wear festive colors!

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Young Survival Coalition

https://www.youngsurvival.org) or Eyes Wide Open International (https://eyeswideopenint.com)

Special thanks to the staff at the The James Hospital, The Stephanie Spielman Center, and Kobacker

House for their wonderful care and guidance. Special thanks also to the many dear friends who walked

with and generously supported our Bekah through her illness.

 

Services

A celebration of Bekah’s life will be held at Heritage Christian Church 7413 Maxtown Rd.

Westerville, OH 43082 on Monday, June 24, 2019. Liturgy will be from 1pm to 2:30pm with a reception

following. The family invites friends and family to share their special memories of Bekah at this time.

Bekah was a lover of all things bright and beautiful — please feel free to wear festive colors!

Abbie Tann posted on August 4, 2019

I’m so sorry to hear about this. I remember playing with Bekah as a girl - Girl Scouts, riding bikes all over the neighborhood, giving our parents a run for their money, hanging out at northland pool.... Lots of fond memories.


mark mcclain posted on June 9, 2019

bekah, had a heart of loving Yeshua no matter what and being a blessing to others in what it means to serve God. Heaven gain a wonderful person that will be missed on this earth. I met bekah one time and she had gentle heart and kindness that light the room up. for me she was sister in Christ that I knew through her dad from our men's group in we prayed for a lot. I'm looking forward to seeing her in heaven to see her smile again. she's has impacted others with the love of God that show's us how to trust in God at all time even when it's doesn't make sense. my prayer's to bill and pam and rest of the family for your lose.


John Rudibaugh posted on June 6, 2019

Bekah is a special child of God who was a blessing to many, including me. I enjoyed massage therapy sessions as she helped my sore muscles. But even more, I appreciated her listening ear, encouraging thoughts and sweet spirit.


Steve Gunn posted on June 6, 2019

Joel and family. I am so sorry for your loss. She seemed to be a very amazing women. Times like these are not understood but I am confident that we will understand with time! Keep your chin up and know you are being prayed for during these difficult times!


Lynn Petro Heppner posted on June 5, 2019

Dear Pam and Bill~ I am so sorry for your huge loss of Bekah. Our greatest well of Joy sometimes becomes our deepest well of sorry. Bekah was such an accomplished woman of education, strength and commitment to helping others. With her passing, she has left all her inside beauty to your family and memories galore.


Steven Rapp and Family posted on June 2, 2019

Gone but not forgotten. Heaven is one child richer as we celebrate her ongoing Eternal Life With Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 New Living Translation (NLT) The Hope of the Resurrection 13 And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died[a] so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died. 15 We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet him ahead of those who have died.[b] 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the believers who have died[c] will rise from their graves. 17 Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. 18 So encourage each other with these words.


Tim Hendren posted on June 2, 2019

Bekah, you are and will be missed! I knew Bekah from La Mesa, a Joshua House small group. She was such a ray of sunshine and reflected God’s hope to those in need. She will be truly missed on this side of heaven! My deepest condolences and prayers go out to her family! Sincerely, Tim Hendren


Mike Rapp posted on June 1, 2019

Dear Bill and Pam. I already sent a card. I want to send my regrets for not being able to attend the funeral. I want you to know you are in my prayers. Sincerely , Mike


Bill MacCaughey posted on June 1, 2019

Precious in the sight of the LORD Is the death of His godly ones. Psa 116:15 We love you and miss you, Sweetie!


Lindsey Norman posted on May 30, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss She was always so kind and fun when we were kids I remember playing together and baking cookies I wish I could’ve known her as an adult sounds like she became an amazing woman


Harry May posted on May 30, 2019

Condolences on your loss, I also ride in the Tour de Pink to support young women with breast cancer...


Pat Smalley posted on May 30, 2019

It was wonderful watching Rebecca growing up from childhood to a beautiful young lady. She always had a smile on her no matter how she felt. She will certainly be missed


Terri Thompson posted on May 30, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.


Jane Andrews posted on May 30, 2019

Dear Friends, I am so very sorry to learn of the passing of dear Bekah. My heartfelt sympathy to each of you. With love, Jane Andrews


Victor Alvarez posted on May 29, 2019

So sorry for your loss. I can see Bekah touched many hearts. Wish I could have met her.


Sandra Davis posted on May 29, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear this. Love you guys and please let me know if I can do anything to help. I'm here for you.


Janet Keller posted on May 29, 2019

Bekah, how you graced us all. Thanking God for the difference he made through you by his precious life. I look forward to seeing you again as we worship our King Jesus face to face.


Lakeshia Thompson posted on May 29, 2019

She was my mentor in Cleveland Tennessee. She was the world to me. She was my reason to turn from suicide. I love you Beka


Barry & Janice Stewart posted on May 29, 2019

Rebekah, though we did not meet you during your journey here, we did get to meet and grew to love your parents. We have to believe that you and all who you were here, was much like your parents. Our Condolences to you Bill and Pamela. Barry & Janice Stewart


Conni Larry Biscayart posted on May 29, 2019

Our deepest sympathies in this most difficult time. May she rest in eternal peace.


Angie Turner posted on May 29, 2019

She will surely be missed but we will see her on the other side


Laura Wagner posted on May 29, 2019

She was a treasure.


Erin Lamb posted on May 29, 2019

Bean was so well loved! My condolensces to her family, close friends, and anyone who knew her. I have fond memories from leading a small group with Bekah, times at Joshua House, and just sharing life when we attended the same church. Her smile and spirit will not be forgotten.


Sandra St.John posted on May 29, 2019

Your life speaks for your faithfulness to The Lord. You have been loved deeply. I will always remember you as a lively and vibrant young lady and miss you until we meet again. We may not be able to see you, but you will never be forgotten.


Sharon Clay posted on May 29, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss! God bless you all.


Sharon Clay posted on May 29, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss! God bless you all.


Karen Rugg-Klapheke posted on May 29, 2019

I was privileged to get to know Bekah when she rowed crew with our breast cancer survivor team. She was a determined rower with a quick wit and sense of humor. We will remember you,Bekah with fondness and respect.


Miranda posted on May 29, 2019

Bekah was someone who demonstrated Christ's love so thoughtfully and wholeheartedly. Through the laughter and tears, she always considered others and she has made my life so much richer and more beautiful by her presence in it. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. As you walk through these dark and heavy days, may you find the radiant light and restorative peace of Christ as your best hope and comfort.


 


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