Rebecca Ann “Becky” Wellcome
September 6, 1946- March 4, 2021
Rebecca Ann “Becky” Wellcome, 74, of Huntingtown, MD passed away March 4, 2021. She was born September 6, 1946 in Charlottesville, VA to John Mitchell and Martha Louise (Gibson) Johnson. Becky was raised in Crozet, VA, outside of Charlottesville and graduated from Albemarle High School. In her early years she worked for the University of Virginia and later the University of Maryland while also working towards her degree. Becky graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree.
Becky met Robert “Bob” Wellcome in the spring of 1986 and they were married on December 10, 1988. They both knew they had found their lifetime soulmate. They lived in Arlington, VA until moving to Huntingtown, MD in 1996. Becky worked as a licensing manager for GEICO, retiring after 24 years. Following her retirement, she went to work as Vice President for the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers where she worked for a number of years, before retiring again in 2012.
Becky and Bob loved going on cruises with their many friends. They traveled all over the Caribbean, South America, to the Mediterranean, Europe, Hawaii, Alaska and they even took trips to the North and South Poles. Becky loved cooking, she was known as the “Recipe Queen” and enjoyed collecting cookbooks and wine. She loved camping, antiques, and planting in her vegetable garden, especially hot peppers. Every Christmas she would throw an elaborate party for friends and family with multiple beautifully decorated trees and with an amazing spread of her home cooking which was loved by all. She was an intelligent woman, with an incredible memory, an affinity for researching food and wine, and was willing to try anything, even piloting a plane. Becky will be remembered as an adventurous, giving, and loving person.
She is survived by her loving husband, Bob and children Wendi Shifflett and husband Bruce of Stanardsville, VA, Gerald Landes III “Trip” of Mt. Vernon, VA and Melanie Landes and boyfriend Tim Zois of Chesapeake Beach. Also surviving are grandchildren Kristen Detamore and husband Bruce and Hannah Swank, great-grandchildren Kaitelyn Rupe and husband Will and Kimberly and Kelly Collier, brothers John Mitchell “Johnny” Johnson, Jr. and Russell Andrew “Andy” Johnson and sister Linda Johnson Shifflett.
Saturday, March 13, 2021