Rebecca Mejin Yencich Ablett was beloved by all who knew her. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Becky was raised in DeWitt, Michigan by loving parents alongside her older brother. A loving wife, daughter, sister, niece, friend and “dog mom,” Becky was well-known for her acts of generosity and self-sacrificial love. To know her was to be blessed by her; she leaves a tapestry of beautiful memories woven through the hearts of all who loved her.
Becky was an artist of light and life. Her artwork bespeaks a deep well of insight, a perceptive eye for the beauty of the everyday, and a passion for others and the work of justice. She cultivated her art like she cultivated her garden, and she shared richly from both. She was well-known by family and her very wide circle of friends as someone to count on, someone who would give whatever she had to a friend in need. Her art, her hospitality, her love, her soul nourished the hearts of those she loved.
Becky’s life and relationships testify to her courageous advocacy for the marginalized and oppressed. May those who cherish her memory follow after her on the path of goodness and justice.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, 325 W. Washtenaw St. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday beginning at 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Private family burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Lansing.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions, in loving memory of Becky, to The Fledge, 1300 Eureka St., Lansing, MI 48912.