Graveside services for Rebecca Comer Tindall, 77, of Greenville will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 4, 2020 at the Greenville Cemetery. She passed away after a brief illness on November 29, 2020 at her home. Funeral services will be led by Dr. William Robert Sharman.
Mrs. Tindall was born in Nashville, Tennessee on September 2, 1943 to Everett Gaines and Cora Wilson Comer. She graduated from Harpeth Hall, and received bachelor of arts degrees in English and history from Vanderbilt University, where she met and married Charles Sumner Tindall, III. They moved to Greenville where she later taught school at Greenville High School and at Washington School. Her teaching career included over twenty years of service.
A faithful and active member of First Presbyterian Church, Becky served in numerous leadership capacities including Sunday School teacher, Deacon, moderator of the Presbyterian Women’s Circle, member of the Communion Committee. Her love of children expanded beyond her years of teaching middle and high school as a member of the board of directors for the First Presbyterian Preschool. Happiest when the feet of her family and friends were under her table, Becky was happy to serve as the Co-chairman of the First Prez Freezer for the mission fundraiser Mardi Gras Madness knowing that those dishes would bring others together. Bringing people together from churches across the community was also a passion for Becky as one of the founders of an interdenominational women’s bible study group now known as the Bo Hagwood Bible Study.
Mrs. Tindall was a member and President of the Greenville Junior Auxiliary, and was honored as the Queen at the annual Charity Ball. Always organized and computer savvy, she used her talents as a founding member of the Community Foundation of Washington County and served on the board of directors, and she was a founding member of the Delta Cotton Belles supporting those she knew and those she did not who were battling breast cancer. She was active in several other civic organizations including King’s Daughters and Sons Circle #2 as secretary, vice-president, and president for the board of directors. As well as helping heal the community through her work with King’s Daughters, Becky also helped feed her community through the Food Effort for Emergency Distribution as secretary-treasurer; She also enjoyed serving her community with friends as a member and president of the Little Greenville Garden Club and the Junior Greenville Garden Club. Becky was also a member of the Greenville Garden Club and served as a board member and as secretary and treasurer of the executive board. Combining her love of service and music, Becky was one of five charter members of the Greenville Symphony League as member, member chairman, and president.
She is predeceased by her parents Cora and Everett Comer, sister Sandra Comer Harper, and brother Everett Sonny Comer.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Charles Sumner Tindall, III. They are the parents of Charles Sumner Tindall IV (Neely) of Brandon and Castlen King Rogers (Mitch) of Brandon. Mrs. Tindall is also survived by two grandchildren, Joseph Sumner King and Clara Brooke Rogers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church Memorial Committee, 1 John Calvin Circle, Greenville, MS 38701; to Delta Cotton Belles, P.O. Box 1292, Greenville, MS 38702; or to the Community Foundation of Washington County, 342 Washington Avenue, Suite 201, Greenville, MS 38701.