Rebecca Ann Sullivan Furr
February 7, 1941 — December 10, 2023
Rebecca “Becky” Furr, of Dunkirk MD, passed away on Sunday, December 10th in Tracys Landing, MD. She was 82.
Becky was born on February 7, 1941 in Easton, MD to the late Rev. James Milford Sullivan, Sr. and Effie Linda Coleman Sullivan of Oxford, MD. During her childhood, Becky traveled the eastern shore with her family to fulfill church assignments her father was given before moving to the “other side of the bridge” with her good friend, Lucy McInturff. She was a 1959 graduate of Parksley High School, Parksley, VA. Becky and Ronald “Ronnie” Joseph Furr were married on June 1, 1974, enjoying 48 years of marriage prior to Ronnie’s death on October 4, 2022.
Becky worked as the Director of Payroll and Benefits for Rexel, Inc. and retired in 2004. Never one to sit still, she went to work for Kelly McConkey where she ran the business office for 12 years before retiring again in 2021 at the age of 80.
Becky’s love of cooking, shopping, and soap operas was well known. She was a self-proclaimed “throw together” cook, often replicating recipes by either her mother or Paula Deen. She loved gathering with Ronnie and friends at Pirates Cove Restaurant on Friday evenings. On most Saturdays, Becky could be found at her home away from home, Annapolis Mall. Almost every night, she settled into her bedroom chair watching DVR's of Young and the Restless, General Hospital, Downton Abbey, or any number of shows on the Food Network. She was also an accomplished embroiderer and pianist.
Becky treasured her yearly vacations Bethany Beach with her family and grandchildren. Her favorite trips included a church trip to Ireland and a trip to Las Vegas/Grand Canyon with Ronnie. Attending musicals at the Kennedy Center, hearing Andrea Bocelli in concert, playing Christmas music loudly from the stereo, and inviting friends over for coffee in her kitchen were among her favorite pastimes.
Becky, Ronnie, and their daughter were residents of the Shores of Calvert for nearly 35 years, and longtime members of Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Owings, MD.
Becky is survived by her daughter, Antoni Hanlon-Chan and her husband, David Chan; a granddaughter, Madison Effie Hanlon; two grandsons, Zachary J.M. Hanlon, and Michael G. Chan, all of Dunkirk, MD; her brother, James Milford Sullivan, Jr. and his wife Ellen, of Salisbury, MD; a sister-in-law, Joanne Lopez, of Glen Burnie, MD; a host of nieces and nephews, and many family friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her baby brother, John Wayne Sullivan, of Salisbury, MD.
Friends may call on Friday, December 15, 2023 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Lee Funeral Home in Owings, MD. A short prayer service will be held at 7pm. Her funeral will be held in Oxford, MD at a later date. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Becky’s memory can be made to The Oxford Museum, which maintains the history of the town she so dearly loved. Donations can be made here: https://oxfordmuseummd.square.
The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Lisa Coffren & Tony Martinez, Donovan Foster & Jane Watson, and Lynn & Brian McGirr for their dedication and steadfast support of Becky and the family during the last few years.