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“It's always with heavy hearts that we send condolences. We can find comfort in knowing that our loved one is precious in God's eyes, so He will...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: KS - FL

“Bekke was my neighbor and best friend while growing up. Almost all of my childhood memories include Bekke. We played games, listened to records,...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Kim Dickens Barnick - FL

“Bekke was our neighbor growing up on Seneca. I have fond memories of us trying to win contests on the local radio station, WMFJ. Fly with the...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: DeeDee (Roach) Hannah - FL

“Bekke was our neighbor growing up. Fond memories of trying to win contests on the radio station WMFJ. Fly with the angels, Bekke. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Bekke was a beloved childhood friend when we were growing up in Daytona Beach and at First Baptist Church. My love and condolences to her family.......Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Bob Smith - Miami Shores, FL

“I just heard. I'm so sorry. I grew up with Bekke at church in Daytona Beach. She was such a sweet, loving person. I have special memories of her ...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Ann Foley - Port Orange, FL

“I am so sorry to hear of Bekke's passing. She was a dear friend from school. Although I have not seen her for many years I remember her like...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Susan Rock - Daytona Beach, FL

“I am sorry for your loss. As you remember your loved one, may your treasured memories and Almighty God bring peace and comfort to your broken hearts....Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Jim, we were so fortunate to be at your wonderful Wife , Bekke's Service today!So many people knew Bekke so well and shared special memories of her...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Eric and Dian Nicholson - TX

“I am so sorry for your loss Jim. My prayers are with you.Please take careJesse ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: JEsse Ortega - Plano, TX

“Jim,May the Lord give you strength and comfort. Mike ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Mike Manness - Plano, TX

“I am so sad for the sudden passing of Bekke Royalty. Bekke was a lovely lady. My daughter who was good friend's with her precious daughter, Ashleigh,...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Jill Gilmer - Dallas, TX - Friend


Rebekke (Bekke) Gillyard Royalty, 61, passed away early Sunday morning, February 17, 2019 after a brief illness while visiting her newborn grandson in Greenville, SC. Bekke is now rejoicing with our daughter, Ashleigh, in heaven. Bekke was born February 28, 1957 and raised in Daytona Beach, FL graduating from Mainland High School. Bekke received Christ into her heart at 9 years old and always ministered to others on behalf of Christ.

She attended Georgia Baptist School of Nursing (Mercer) in Atlanta, GA, receiving her Registered Nursing degree. She worked in SICU, labor and delivery, private duty, and administration. Bekke was married 38 years to the love of her life, Jim Royalty. She raised two great children: Ashleigh and Andy. Bekke was also preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Marquita Gillyard, Aunt Martha Williams, her father-in-law Bryce Royalty, sister-in-law Angie Royalty. She leaves behind her husband, Jim, her son, Andy and his wife Christi, four grandchildren: Noah, David, Noella, and Rexford, and her mother-in-law, Nancy Royalty.

Funeral service celebrating her life will be at the First Baptist Church of Dallas (firstdallas.org) Truett chapel at 10a on February 28, 2019, and the burial will be the same day at the Restland Cemetery at 12:30p.

In lieu of flowers please contribute to The Inflammatory Breast Cancer, www.theibcnetwork.org, (Ashleigh's disease) and to Involved for life, getinvolvedforlife.com (saving babies' lives).