Friday, April 18, 2014

The obituary.

Rebecca Irene Cotell  -  April 10, 2014 -April 15, 2014

Rebecca Irene Cotell passed away on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014. She was born on April 10th 2014 in Winston-Salem and was baptized and anointed at birth. She passed away in the loving arms of her mother and surrounded by her father, brother, sister, grandparents and uncle.

Rebecca was the beloved daughter of Elizabeth Tesh Cotell and Daniel Patrick Cotell. She is survived by her parents as well as her brother, Peter; sister, Sarah; maternal grandparents, George and Donna Tesh of Arcadia; uncle, Brad Tesh of Arcadia; aunt, Catherine Cotell of Alexandria, VA; uncle, Robert Cotell of Frederick, MD; uncle and aunt, Richard and Jennifer Cotell as well as her cousin, Jillian Cotell, all of Needham, MA. Rebecca was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Robert and Irene Cotell of Wellesley, MA.

Rebecca's time on this earth was short, but no child was ever loved more. She will enjoy eternal rest until her loving family comes to meet her again in heaven.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 11:00 a.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church with her great uncle, Rev. Robert Browne, officiating. The family will receive friends and family on Monday, April 21, 2014, 6:00-8:00 p.m., at Vogler and Sons Clemmons Chapel. Burial will follow funeral service in the church cemetery.

18 comments:

Ferrell Boys Mom said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I am glad you had this time with her before she went to her eternal home. Know that you and yours are in my prayers!

Mary Beth said...

I am so sorry for your loss and will continue with prayers for your entire family. I hope you can find comfort in that you have a saint in heaven! God Bless You and thank you for sharing your precious baby with everyone.

Beth said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers this Easter season. May the joy of the Resurrection bring you comfort and consolation as you know your beautiful daughter is now a Saint. Saint Rebecca, pray for us.

Billie Jo said...

Beth,
Love, hugs, and prayers.

Madeline said...

A beautiful tribute to a little girl who touched so many people's lives. The second to last paragraph is perfect. I am so sad for you and will keep praying for your family.

Unknown said...

What a beautifully tribute. Rebecca's life touched many people. Prayers for you all this week.

Mari said...

A very touching obituary for a tiny lass that made such a big impact on so many. I love the part that says how much she was loved. It's so true!
Still praying.

Tri Mama said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. But thank you so much for sharing Rebecca with us. Your story of bravery and openness to God's will is such amazing testimony to the value of life. All life! I can't imagine your sorrow and grief right now. I'm sure Holy Week will never be the same for you. We know Rebecca is in Heaven, and I hope that gives you some small measure of comfort, even though I'm sure you'd rather her still be in your arms. Please know I'm praying for all of you.

Chella said...

Beth, I've only found your blog within the last week, but Rebecca and your family haven't been far from my thoughts this entire time. I laid a special, beautiful pink rose at Our Lady's feet today before the Good Friday service at the University of Notre Dame. Rebecca has touched so many in so short a time. Thank you for allowing so many of us to know her from afar.

Aimee said...

Beth, my heart is so heavy for you, Dan, Peter and Sarah. Rebecca's obituary is perfectly said and it shows the love you bear for her. St. Rebecca, pray for us.

Erica Saint said...

Prayers continue for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Lisa R said...

Sending love and prayers your way.

Suburban Correspondent said...

I'm sorry you only had 5 days with your little one. God bless you and your family and help you through this difficult time.

corrinesan said...

what a beautiful story of love rebecca has - with so many sharing the loss, I hope you all find much peace.

RyAnne Carr said...

Praying for your family during this difficult time. Rebecca is beautiful and her short life was so precious. Praying that my Caleb was there to greet Rebecca when she came into the Kingdom and show her around! "God is close to the broken hearted" Psalm 34:18.

Claire Whetzel said...

I am so sorry. We just lost our 12 year old son in October. I grieve with you. May Rebecca show you signs of her love and her joy now just like our Sam does.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Thinking of you and your family.
XOXO

Kay said...

There really aren't words for me right now. Beautiful words written for your beautiful girl. I'm just so sorry for your loss.