Rebecca Sernick

Age 27, of Lansing, Michigan, passed away January 24, 2014, after a courageous and graceful struggle with cancer.  She was born February 14, 1986, in Lansing.  Rebecca graduated from East Lansing High School, The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University, and was a member of the Alpha Phi Sorority.  She worked as an Event Manager at the Hilton Hotel LAX in Los Angeles.

Surviving are:  her parents, Cathy and Larry Sernick; brother, Alex Sernick; her darling dog, Lulu; grandparents, Jon and Mary Ezzo and Shirleyetta Sernick; several beloved aunts and uncles, and 15 cousins.  She was a role model and inspiration to all who knew her, and the heart of her dear circle of friends. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Norman Sernick.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, 2014, at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 1924 Coolidge Rd., East Lansing, with Cantor Pamela Schiffer officiating.  Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Shaarey Zedek, or to Angels of Hope, 47496 Greenbriar Lane, Macomb, MI 48044, in memory of Rebecca Sernick.  Arrangements by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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Paula & Dale
January 24, 2014 at 11:50 pm

It is with a heavy and broken heart that we sign this guestbook this evening.
Rebecca you entered our hearts, and you shall never depart.
We are truly changed in the best way possible for loving you…and for you loving us!!!
Our journey will continue here on earth, with the faith that we shall have a glorious reunion someday.
We miss you terribly.
We love you…always & forever!!!
*Paula & Dale*

Joan and Don Gochberg
January 25, 2014 at 11:23 am

Dearest Shirleyetta, Cathy and Larry,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May you find comfort in the joyful memories of your beloved daughter and granddaughter, Rebecca. Blessings of peace and strength to the family.

Joan and Don Gochberg

Jessica Heath
January 26, 2014 at 7:45 am

Hello, I met Rebecca way back in 2008, at the Hilton Leader-In-Training conference in LA. No one of this group knew each other but Rebecca and I became fast friends. She was so welcoming and had an open heart. We stuck together like glue those 3 days, supporting each other with all the Hilton information and training we were receiving. It was a comfort to have a friend during that conference. We lost touch over the years (but stayed Facebook friends) and last year I noticed that she was battling cancer. I reached out to her, just to try to offer some words of comfort. I, myself, lost my dear sister to cancer at the young age of 30 years old. She wrote me back a lovely and long response. I thought I wrote back, but looking at my Facebook messages yesterday after I saw the sad news, it looks like I did not. I am heartbroken. You raised a wonderful woman, who touched many lives. May she rest peacefully in Heaven with my sister, our forever angels now. God bless your family. With love from Hawaii, Jessica Heath

Jamie Bliesener Nelson
January 26, 2014 at 10:27 am

Larry and Cathy – I prayed I would never have to send a condolence to a friend or family that lost a child. I lost my son a couple years ago. Garrick and Rebecca were the same age. My heart is broken for you and my mind is full of continual thoughts and prayers for you and Alex. Hold on to each other during this time. It’s OK to be mad. Time does heal…yet it takes time (and you never completely heal). I know she was a beautiful person inside and out having the two of you as parents. She is with you all now and forever. May God be with you all. Our children are without pain and in a better place. It’s us here on earth that need the love, prayers and support during this time.
With all my love! Jamie

Katie and Jason
January 27, 2014 at 9:44 am

Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
All our love,
Katie, Jason and Hannah

January 27, 2014 at 10:36 am

Shirleyetta, Cathy and Larry

with deepest sympathy

William Gottlieb
January 28, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Larry and family, our condolences on the loss of your loved one, our prayers are with you.

Richard and Raina Baroff
January 28, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Cathy, Larry, Alex and Shirleyetta,

Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with you.
We will keep you in our prayers.
May God be with you all.
May Rebecca rest in peace.
May God now receive her into Life Eternal.


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