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Regenia Mae Brewington Shipman, 81, formerly of Clinton, NC, peacefully passed away at her home in Pasadena, Texas, on Friday, December 15, 2023.
Funeral service will be at 2 PM, Wednesday, December 27th with Rev. Dr. Christopher Webb and Rev. Terry Cummings officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church.
Regenia, born February 19, 1942, in Sampson County, was the daughter of the late Matthew Festus Brewington and Sudie Mae Chavis Brewington. She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church and especially loved the senior ladies Sunday school class.
Working several years at Big M and Harris Teeter, she was a deli and bakery manager who loved making her customers happy. She also had her own private cleaning business at Wrightsville Beach. Growing up on the farm taught valuable lessons that made her a dedicated, hard worker all her life.
Regenia was so easy to love, and she loved others easily. She was affectionately known as “Nana” by her grand- and great-grandkids and as “Aunt Nina” by her nieces. She was very creative and loved sewing, decorating cakes, and crafting. She had a green thumb and enjoyed growing all kinds of beautiful things in her garden. Regenia loved to fish and would fish all night long at Johnny Mercer’s Pier at Wrightsville Beach when the spots were running. She would fish even if it was cold or rainy. Regenia loved gospel music, TV preachers, and was known to giggle at an episode of Jerry Springer every now and then.
Regenia had a heart as big as Texas. She always cared about others more than herself. Yard sales and thrift shopping always caught her eye, but she rarely bought for herself. Her giving spirit led her to shop and give to others. She loved helping family, friends, and strangers in any way possible. She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church and especially loved the senior ladies Sunday school class. This sweet soul loved the Scriptures and was passionate about asking lots of questions to gain a deeper understanding of God’s Word.
Regenia loved the Lord and her family with all her heart. She loved nothing more than spending time with her family whom she adored. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Karen Ramona Simmons, and brother, Earl Douglas Brewington.
Survivors include her fiancé, Howard Maynor of Pasadena, Texas; son, Darryl Shipman of Hamer, SC; sisters, Pamela B. Callahan and husband Bruce of Erwin, Millie Brewington of Clinton, and Lesa B. Locklear and husband David of Clinton. She was also blessed with four grandchildren: Amanda Williams, Deana Carroll, Amber Simpson, and Whitney Curl; four great-grandchildren: Joshua Williams, Kadon Williams, Jaiden Simpson, and Piper Curl; four nieces: Stephanie C. Boehmer and husband Nick, Toni Callahan, Zoey Locklear, and Hanna Locklear; and a great niece and two great nephews: Opal, Oliver, and Jakob Boehmer.
Regenia was our family’s own “Rose Nylund”, our loveable Golden Girl and always a loyal friend and nurturer who without fail saw the good in people. Her gentleness and sweet innocence made it easy for people to open up to her and love her. She was a blessing to all who had the pleasure of knowing her. We will miss her beautiful smile and her contagious laughter.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.crumpler-honeycutt.com.