OBITUARY

Regena Gay Strong

July 27, 1957April 29, 2019
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Regena Gay Strong was born July 27, 1957, the daughter of Rev. Elzine and Doris Strong. She passed from this life on April 29, 2019 at 61 years of age with loved ones by her side. She was of the Pentecostal faith.

Regena was a 1975 graduate of Diboll High School. Following graduation, she worked at AT&T as a telephone operator. For many years, she was a vital part of the United Pentecostal Church of Diboll, which was founded by her dad, Rev. Elzine Strong. She played instruments and served in numerous aspects of the church.

Regena’s life was dedicated to her mom and dad and she cared for them faithfully. She had a thoughtful, giving, and nurturing personality. She had a way of making people feel special. She enjoyed sending cards and helping others. She often provided encouragement to family, friends, and neighbors. We will remember Regena as a sassy young lady who walked with a “pep in her step” and always brought a fun perspective to conversations. You might say the Lord broke the mold when He created her. The world could only handle ONE Regena and she will be missed by her family, friends, and fur babies.

She is preceded in death by her parents. She will be missed by numerous cousins, aunts, many friends, and her beloved pet companions; Lola, Louie, Tattiana, and Jiggs.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. with the funeral service following at 4:00 p.m. at Gipson Funeral Home, 1515 S. Chestnut Street, Lufkin, Texas. Officiating the service will be Rev. Ronnie Frankens, Rev. Joe Stanley, and Rev. Wade Alexander.

A memorial service will be held prior to interment on Saturday, May 4, 2109 at 1:00 p.m. at the church across from the cemetery. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery on FM 139 in Huxley, Texas.

Pallbearers will be her cousins, including; Arthur Hill, Bobby Tom Strong, Edgar Wooten, Larry Mayfield, Mark Strong, and Wesley Eiland.

Regena will forever be in the hearts and memories of many.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Regena's memory may be made to the Winnie Berry Humane Society of Angelina County, 1102 N. John Redditt Drive, Lufkin, TX 75904.

Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.

  • FAMILY

  • Regena was preceded in death by her parents, Doris Faye (Forbes) and Rev. Elzine Strong.

    She will be missed by numerous cousins, aunts, many friends, and her beloved pet companions; Lola, Louie, Tattiana, and Jiggs.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Arthur Hill, Active
  • Bobby Tom Strong, Active
  • Edgar Wooten, Active
  • Larry Mayfield, Active
  • Mark Strong, Active
  • Wesley Eiland, Active
  • DONATIONS

  • Winnie Berry Humane Society of Angelina County

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 3, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 4, 2019

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Charlene Alexander

April 29, 2019

I always thought Regena was a beautiful woman. Growing up under her Dad's leadership was the best thing that ever happened to me. Regena always was an active leader in church. I will miss her just as I miss her Father and Mother.

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