Annie Rebecca Prysi, 90, of Bloomingdale, IL passed away May 16th, 2020, peacefully while she slept.
She was born to the late Joseph and Zettie Cummings, in Stewart, Alabama in 1929. She was predeceased by her brother Jeffrey Cummings and survived by her sister Willie (Robert) Eades. Becky graduated from Woodlawn High School and went on to Airline School in Kansas.
Becky married the late Donald E. Prysi in 1950, after a fated meeting in Airline School. After making their vows they lived in Wichita, Kansas before relocating to the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Becky was predeceased by Don, her loving husband of 42 years. Becky is survived by her two children: Debra (Tom) Lamb; and Douglas (Janice) Prysi. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Frank (Lisa Caldwell) Filskov; Donald (Katrina) Prysi; Gina (Brett) Dover; Jackie (Jim Enders) Lamb and her great-grandchildren: Dominic; Sophia; Jeremiah; Ava; Alyssa; Brandon; Owen; and Colin. Becky is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
During her youth she answered to Annie Beck. Becky was always especially close with her sister Willie. She often recounted that Willie was the answer to her prayers for a “real meat baby” to care for and play with. They remained close into adulthood shaking the walls with their laughter when their need to visit overcame the vast physical distance created by their adult lives.
After her work with the airlines, Becky worked in local government at the City of Des Plaines. She retired from the City on the 20th anniversary of her hire date and began a new phase of her life. After retiring Becky remained active in the community and kept a regular breakfast date with her beloved coworkers and friends.
In her retired years, Becky wrote her autobiography. She played the piano, took a myriad of classes, researched all that piqued her curiosity and as was her character shared those findings with friends and loved one’s she thought they might help.
Becky was a talented artist and drafted beautiful still life’s and landscapes. She had always been an accomplished seamstress, a labor of love she continued into her twilight years. She was strong, supportive and when needed could be quite feisty. She believed in God, Prayer, Family, Love, and Commitment.
Becky left an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of knowing her and to know her was to love her. She could melt a glacier with her beautiful blue eyes and the warmth of her smile. She would often respond to the inevitable declaration of “I love you,” with her trademarked “I love you back.”
A private ceremony will be held at Salerno Rosedale Funeral Home. The burial will take place at Memory Gardens cemetery. Flower deliveries will not be permitted, thus in lieu of sending flowers the family requests that people make donations in support of Alzheimer’s or Cancer research.