Doane Beal & Ames

160 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA


Regina Ewing

July 25, 1938February 17, 2020
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Regina (Donalson) Ewing, 81, of Centerville, MA died peacefully on Monday, February 17, 2020. She was the wife of the late Thomas R. L. Ewing.

She was born in Bainbridge, GA, the daughter of the late Jesse and Ella Mae (Marshall) Donalson and lived in Fort Pierce, FL before moving to the Cape 48 years ago.

Whether cooking for large family gatherings of 20-30, or cooking for the Barnstable School System, Regina loved to share her impressive culinary skills. She was by nature a caring and compassionate soul, able to share these qualities in her work as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Cape Regency Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, as well as by proudly serving as the Personal Caretaker for Rose Kennedy on the Kennedy Compound.

Regina cherished her large family, spending time with them creating countless memories of singing and dancing, and impressing upon them her deep faith and love of God. She was a devoted member of Zion Union Church where she served for over 10 years as a Deaconess.

Regina is survived by her 11 adored children, Sammy Donalson and wife Sherrie of Hyannis, MA; Rudy Donalson of Boston, MA; Thomas Ewing and wife Lanie of Wareham, MA; Jesse Ewing of Mashpee, MA; Harold Ewing and wife Susan of Orlando, FL; William Ewing and wife Elizabeth of Mashpee, MA; Melvin Ewing and wife Alicia of Hyannis, MA; Gwen Donalson of Aurora, CO; Adeline Galvin of Hyannis, MA; Tomasina Karakus and husband Peter of Hyannis, MA; and, Elogy Shipman and husband Michael, Sr. of Hyannis, MA. She is also survived by generations of 31 loving grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, countless nieces and nephews, and by her sister Betty Jean Russ and sister-in-law, Bernyce Donalson. She was predeceased by her husband and parents, as well as her brothers Jesse Jr. and Buster and sister Dorothy.


  • Sammy (Sherrie) Donalson, Son
  • Rudy Donalson, Son
  • Thomas (Lanie) Ewing, Son
  • Jesse Ewing, Son
  • Harold (Susan) Ewing, Son
  • William (Elizabeth) Ewing, Son
  • Melvin (Alicia) Ewing, Son
  • Gwen Donalson, Daughter
  • Adeline Galvin, Daughter
  • Thomasina (Peter) Karakus, Daughter
  • Elogy (Michael, Sr.) Shipman, Daughter


  • Visitation Monday, February 24, 2020
  • Funeral Tuesday, February 25, 2020


Regina Ewing

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Charles / Tessie Gordon

February 26, 2020

To The Family Of Regina Ewing: The Ewing's, Donelson's, Shipman, Russ, Galvin, and Karakus.. Words fail to express our sorrow, and sadness due to Regina Passing, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers in this, your most difficult time. We also have wonderful memories of Regina, we remember her love for her children, and her grandchildren, the big smile on her face. We remember the many, years of worshipping together at Zion Union Church, shearing in communion, around the Lord's table. Her Love of God and his word. The bond of friendship between Regina children and our children until this day. RIP Regina you will be missed, we love you, but God love you best.

Eric Donalson

February 25, 2020

My dearest loving Aunt Regina, thank you for all of the wonderful times we had at your house. I shall truly miss you and all of those amazing coconut cakes you would make for me... just because. I am glad you are no longer in pain and I will truly miss you and that smile you always had for me.
God Bless you and when you get to Heaven, say hello to all of the family that will be there waiting for you.
Love Always
Eric and Carolyn Donalson

Jesse Ewing

February 25, 2020

Gonna miss you momma, you was the one I could take anything to and get your advice. I’m missing our times together, but I shall still hold my head up high and talk to you, and I know you’ll send me what I need. Love you Forever

Alison Reid

February 24, 2020

When ever I saw Ms. Regina, she always had a smile on her face. She was so sweet to me and always had a good word or a laugh. I will miss running into her at the grocery store where it seems we always met, but now I understand why, she was a great cook and was always fixing up something good. You will be truly missed. RIL.

Ivory Gleaves

February 23, 2020

Aunt Regina will be missed but she is with my Uncle Tom now. There are so many great memories of my Aunt Regina and family coming to Nashville for summer vacation we here in Nashville woukd all gather at grandmas house and wait until they pull up. Aunt Regina loves to cook and I loved her famous big pancakes she would make when here. Love you auntie RIP💜

Regina Wright

February 22, 2020

Mrs. Regina Ewing always had a smile on her face that I believe was just for me when ever I saw her. She always had a kind word to say to me. Maybe even given favor in her heart because we were both Queens having the same name! Her unconditional love for her faith in God was felt everytime I saw her. She always made me feel welcomed in her life and for that I am forever grateful. I know that she has been told well done my good and faithful servant, that's a fact! She will forever live on in my heart as I hear my name being called Regina! What a wonderful memory to have been blessed with from such a wonderful person. May her family be blessed as their hearts are healing from this homegoing celebration. You are all forever in my prayers. Sincerely,
Love your sister in Christ REGINA!

Katrina Russ

February 21, 2020

Sammy Donalson

February 20, 2020

(2) Sisters drinking (coffee)🙂

Sammy Donalson

February 20, 2020

Mother’s Day 2018

Sammy Donalson

February 20, 2020