STRUTHERS, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Rebekah Faith (Hoy) Mansour, “Bekah”, of Struthers, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021 from a brief illness.
Rebekah Faith was born on August 26, 1982 in New Castle, Pa. To Laura Landon Hudock and Mani Kavuru and lovingly adopted by Dave and Rita Hoy, formerly of Mansfield.
In November 1982, Rebekah was baptized into the Christian faith and grew up in the Mansfield area.
She graduated with honors from Lexington High School in 2000 and was accepted into the University of Michigan. She then received a BA in English from Ohio State University and an MA from Youngstown State. Named ‘Graduate Student of the Year’, Bekah is listed as a contributor on two language books written by the late Dr Steve Brown, former chair of YSU’s English department.
Bekah became an assistant professor, specializing in teaching English as a second language. She has taught at TRI-C, Notre Dame College in Cleveland and YSU, as well as Florida Gulf Coast Community College.
Bekah moved to Florida in 2013 to be close to his parents. She became interested in high end fashion and worked in various elite boutiques in Naples, Florida.
Her infant son, Maxwell David, born and deceased on March 14, 2015, is waiting for her at Heaven’s Gate.
Rebekah’s greatest gifts were her sharp intelligence, twisted wit, and innate creativity. She was immensely talented in the visual arts, poetry, and music. As a child, she sang in church and her parents made sure that she received vocal training, piano and violin lessons. Rebekah, with her angelic voice, loved to harmonize with her father on his favorite songs, especially “Seven Bridges Road” by the Eagles. Over the past several months, Rebekah had been involved in writing and recording music, in addition to collaborating with other artists, interviewing musicians, and writing articles for an online music fanzine.
Rebekah leaves behind her devoted parents Dave and Rita Hoy of Marco Island, Florida. She also leaves behind her first mother, Laura Landon Thompson, (Si Thompson), of Campbell, with whom she has been reunited since 2003. Other surviving parents include her beloved model and older brother, Dr Marc Turenne, (Dr Monica ), Ann Arbor Michigan and their children, Mattea and Nicholas; two younger brothers, Jay Johansson (Kayla Cazzell), of Cambridge and Liam Thompson, of Struthers. She is also survived by her grandparents, Frank and Patricia Maloney Riddick, with whom she made her home for three years. Others include a large group of aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends, most notably a special aunt, Reverend Christine Tobergte, of Sebring, with whom Bekah liked to correspond. Bekah’s best friend Marieve Gilbert Sanders observed that “Rebekah has no more battles to win or lose”.
Her paternal grandparents, John and Dorothy Hoy, and her maternal grandparents, “Oma” and “Opa”: Augusta and Joseph Glaser, predeceased her. Great-grandmother Marie Maloney spent her last two years graced by Bekah’s love
Bekah’s much-loved feline companion, Dr Kitties, passed away the day after her beloved human, following her, just like she did for a living.
A celebration of the life of this remarkable young woman will take place on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Davidson Becker Funeral Home, Struthers.
Friends can call from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., immediately followed by Christian service. The family respectfully requests that masks be worn at all times during visits and service.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Angels For Animals, where Rebekah has volunteered.
“Freedom”, by Rebekah Hoy
And i am free
of my mind
and the cage
And so sweet it is
I’m no longer trapped
This is my soul
My own mind
My shoulders are so light
They are burden free
Just like me.
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A TV Tribute will air on Monday, December 13 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.