On June 1, 2021, Marian Regina Snipes departed this life and entered into eternal rest with our heavenly father. She was a member of First African Baptist Church in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania.
Regina was born on October 3, 1956, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to the late Herbert Lynn Snipes, and late Olivia Johnson Snipes. Her sister, Elizabeth Snipes Burnette, preceded in death.
Regina graduated from Jordan Matthews High School in 1974. She graduated Cum Laude from North Carolina A&T State University in 1978, with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics – Dietetics. After working in Charlotte, North Carolina, Regina relocated back to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she worked as a dietician, caterer, foster parent and social worker. Regina loved God, fostering and mentoring children, volunteering, cooking, and spending time with her family. She was an avid classical reader, as well as enjoyed smooth jazz, gospel music, and films.
Regina’s sons: Timothy Snipes Scott, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, Tyler Dione Snipes, Ardmore, Pennsylvania, and Shiamier Erick Snipes; and one grandson: Dione Jonathan Snipes; survive her.
Surviving Siblings include: Herbert (Winnie) Snipes of Whitehall, Pennsylvania; Stephen Snipes of Elizabeth City, North Carolina; Felicia (Will) Dixon of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Herbert Staten of Waldorf, Maryland; Gregory Staten of Hampton, Virginia; Christopher (Betty) Snipes of Rocky Mount, North Carolina; and Teresa Staten of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and one brother-in-law: Jimmy Burnette of Raleigh, North Carolina. Regina had many nephews and nieces who include: Casey and Corinne Snipes of Whitehall, Pennsylvania; Stephen (Aubrey) Degraffenreidt of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Willie (Shiva) Dixon of Harrison, New Jersey; Christopher Dixon and Logan Snipes of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Joshua Snipes of Asheboro, North Carolina. Her great-niece was Syncere Degraffenreidt and her great-nephew was Roman Degraffenreidt of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She also leaves a host of extended family, friends and loved ones who will truly miss her.
A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held the first weekend of October (her 65th birthdate) in North Carolina. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the National Lymphedema Foundation.
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