Regina Lucille Shorter

July 30, 2014

Shorter, Regina Obituary

On the wings of an Angel, our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many, Regina L. Shorter, went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on July 30, 2014.

Regina was born in Washington, D.C. on September 2, 1959 to the late Louise A. Thompson-Shorter and the late John H. Johnson.

Regina leaves to cherish her memory, stepfather, Reginald Shorter; son, Alvin M. Headspeth; daughters Makea R. Barton, Kwanza A. Shorter, and Malika L. Shorter; seven grandchildren, Lateef Barton, Anaijah, Aniyah, Alijah, Aziyah, Azaiah, and Ahmad Headspeth; a brother, Johnny (Theresa) Johnson; five sisters, Sandra Smith, Deborah Shorter, Joyce "Bunny", Michelle "Edna", and Brenda Johnson; three nephews, Johnny Johnson, II, Maurice Shorter, and Domenic Bond; four nieces, Jauqita Shorter, Ashley Kea, Martina Freeman, and Davina Winslow; an aunt, Shirley Gethers; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Regina was educated in the D.C. public school system, graduating from Cardozo Senior High School.  She received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of the District of Columbia.  After many years of service, she retired from the D.C. Department of Unemployment Services.

Regina was an active member of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, where she served on the Nurses Unit and as secretary of the Mt. Lebanon Community Development Corporation (CDC) for four years.

Regina's greatest passion was community service.  She served as a volunteer track coach at Greenleaf Recreation Center and Scott Montgomery Elementary School.  She volunteered for the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN), and she was a member of the Auxiliary Unit #1 for Disabled American Veterans.  She was always taking care of someone and putting everyone else's needs before her own.

Regina loved spending time at home with her children, grandchildren, family, and friends.  She enjoyed participating in hand dancing classes at Kennedy Recreation Center.  She loved to dance, her beautiful smith grew brighter when she spoke of it...

Regina was well respected for her work in the community and the time she spent caring for, and encouraging, others.  She was a tireless mentor for the youth, and a caring, compassionate support of the elderly and anyone in need.

Regina will be greatly missed, but her spirit will live on in the hearts of many forever.

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Services will be on Friday, August 8, 2014 at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, 1219 New Jersey Ave. NW. Viewing will be at 10 a.m. Service to follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. H. Lionel Edmonds, Pastor. Interment will be at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery.

Professional services entrusted to R.N. Horton Co. Morticians.




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August 8, 2014
10 a.m.

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Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church

1219 New Jersey Ave N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
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August 8, 2014
11 a.m.

Funeral Service
Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church

1219 New Jersey Ave N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
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August 8, 2014

Interment
Fort Lincoln Cemetery

3401 Bladensburg Road
Brentwood, MD 20722
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