Rebecca Flanagan Cullins Brown

April 9, 1940 - August 21, 2021

04/09/1940 - 08/21/2021

Past Services

Tuesday August 24, 2021
1:00 pm
Buckhorn Baptist Church Cemetery
Como, NC 27818

COLERAIN, NC – Rebecca Flanagan Cullins Brown, age 81, of Hwy 42, passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie, North Carolina.

Mrs. Brown was born on April 9, 1940 to Albert Benjamin Flanagan, Sr. and Ethel Brown Flanagan in Halifax County,  North Carolina. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Rebecca retired from Perdue Hatchery as a supervisor. She was a devoted member of Mars Hill Baptist Church. She loved her family and enjoyed cooking for them. She liked to work in her flower garden, making quilts, knitting from time to time, and her Friday afternoon hair appointments. One of her favorite things to do other that eating a nice meal was spending time at the river house. Rebecca was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband of 32 years, Linwood “Pete” Cullins; a daughter, Katherine Smith, grandson, Brad Cullins, and her cat, Troubles.

Left to cherish Rebecca’s memory is her husband, Lonnie, son, Linwood Keith (Pam) Cullins of Como; daughter, Mary Lynn (Terry) Futrelle of Como; step son, Dennis (Marg) Brown of Grayslake, IL; brother, A. B. (Ruth Ann) Flanagan of Murfreesboro, NC; seven grandchildren; Shannon Lassiter, William (Cheryl) Outland, Jr., Heather (Brad) Lassiter, Jason (Keri) Futrelle, Melissa (Don) Ferguson, Mary Catherine (Ryan) Keller, Betsy (Jason) McKay; a granddaughter-in-law, Phyllis Cullins; eighteen great grandchildren; Greg, Storie, Taylor, Brian, Hannah, Gabrielle, Haley, Brianna, Kaitlyn, Finton, Becca, Keagan, Bentley, Katie, Grayson, Kendyl, Olivia, and Maggie, and one great great grandson, Ian, her beloved cat, Buster Brown; along with numerous extended family and friends.

The family will receive friends at the home at any time.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at 1:00 pm at the Buckhorn Baptist Church Cemetery, Como, NC, with Rev. Al Hughson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Paws of Hertford County, PO Box 153, Murfreesboro, NC 27855 on online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Brown family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting


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Philip and Cathie Wood
1 year ago

We will always miss you Becky. You were a sweet fun person.

Sharon Howell
2 years ago

My deepest sympathy to family and friends. She is the kindest, nicest, loving person. She will be greatly missed.

Louise Hardison
2 years ago

So sorry for the loss of your mother, i know she will be missed. She ws always a sweet lady!!

Carolyn & Larry Newsome
2 years ago

So sorry about Becky. My heart goes out to her family. I knitted with Becky every week for a long time….enjoyed her company. She talked about her family and how much she loved each of you. Lonnie, you had a special place in Becky’s heart. I will miss her too. Praying for strength and comfort.

William and Glynda Turner
2 years ago

We are so very sorry for the loss of such a good woman. Our thoughts & Prayers go out to the family.

Pam and Miles Car
2 years ago

Our sincere condolences to Mary Lynn, Keith, Mr. Lonnie and all the family. Miss Beck was a very special lady.

Brian and Belinda Burgess
2 years ago

It is difficult when we lose someone we love. She was a force of nature, and one tough and loving cookie. She enjoyed life, and she enjoyed her family. Yes, we will all miss her, however, we have Jesus, our relatives and friends to comfort us through this time of loss. Knowing where she is does ease my mind and just remember this; she will always be there in the memories and legacy she left. You need to know if you need to talk to me about it; I will be glad to do that. Belinda and I will be praying for you as you go through, well as we go through this with you.

Eleanor Martin Hollowell
2 years ago

So sorry for the loss of Becky. Sending love and prayers

Chris and Jane Braddy
2 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers to AB and the Flanagan family. Russell loved these people so much and enjoyed going “Over the River” to visit with them every time he got the opportunity. They were all such an important part of his life.

Virginia Phipps
2 years ago

Aunt Beck you will truly be mossed