Regina Ann Link

November 5, 1955July 27, 2018
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On Friday, July 27, 2018, Regina (Hamrick) Link, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and breast cancer survivor of 29 years passed away at her home in Hickory, North Carolina. Regina was born on November 5, 1955 in Rutherfordton, North Carolina to Peggy Hamrick and the late Pete Hamrick. Regina attended the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where she met her beloved husband, John, and graduated with a degree in Psychology with Honors. She then went to work for AT&T Bell South Advertising and Publishing until retiring in 1988, to battle breast cancer.

Regina was the loving wife of John Link of Hickory for 37 years. She is survived by her mother, Peggy Hamrick, her children, Chris (Whitney) of Huntersville and Kara of Charlotte; her sister Kim Parnell of Atlanta and brother, Pete (Deneen) Hamrick of Rutherfordton. Regina will also be fondly remembered by her grandson, Cameron, numerous nieces and nephews, extended family, her dear friend, Nitza Kira and will be missed by her dog, Missy, and cat Gracey.

The family will receive friends at Drums Funeral Home, 940 29th Ave NE, Hickory, North Carolina on Tuesday, July 31from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A celebration of life service will be officiated by Reverend David Ziehr at St. Stephens Lutheran Church, 2304 Springs Road NE, Hickory, North Carolina on Wednesday, August 1 at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Regina can be made to Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Research or The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte.

Condolences may be sent to the Link family

Drums Funeral Home in Hickory is servicing the family of Regina Link.


  • Pete Hamrick, Father
  • Peggy Hamrick, Mother
  • John R Link Jr, Husband of 37 years
  • Chris and Whitney Link, Son and Daughter-in-Law
  • Kara Link, Daughter
  • Kim Parnell, Sister
  • Pete and Deneen Hamrick, Brother and Sister-in-Law
  • Cameron Link, Grandson
  • Nitza Kira, Dear Friend
  • Mrs. Link also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

  • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research
  • The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte


  • Receiving of Friends Tuesday, July 31, 2018
  • A Celebration of Life Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Regina Ann Link

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Leigh Ford

July 31, 2018

John, I'm so sorry for the loss of your wife, and will keep you and your children in my prayers, during this difficult period for your family.

Mary Keziah

July 31, 2018

John, Kara and Chris,
Sharing in your grief at the passing of Regina. She was a loving friend and will be missed by all. May she soar with the angels and may God provide comfort and peace to you all, knowing that she is in His loving arms.
Mike and Mary

John Purvis

July 31, 2018

I just wanted to offer my condolences and prayers for you and your family at this time.
Johnny Purvis

Diane Watkins-Slaughter

July 29, 2018

You, Chris and Kara are in our thoughts and prayers. We were so saddened to hear about Regina’s passing.
You all were such an important part of our lives when we lived in Charlotte. We will always have fond memories of Regina. We pray that all the good memories of her will help you through the difficult times.
Diane, Ricky and Anna

Tom Boesman

July 29, 2018

John, I am so sorry for your loss. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.