Regina Dix-Parsons, 75 of Schenectady New York, entered into the gates of heaven to sing in the heavenly choir on Saturday, April 4, 2020.
Regina was born on April 18, 1944 in Washington DC the eldest daughter of the late Pastor Elder Eugene W. Dix and the late Pastor Dr.Georgetta Kitchings Dix. At the age of 2 1/2 years old moved to Paterson New Jersey and attended the Macedonia Church of God in Christ in Passaic New Jersey where her grandfather was Pastor; the late Elder Russell Logan. She moved to Schenectady New York in 1952 at age 9 and attended the Morning Star Church of God In Christ.
In 1955, her parents founded Refreshing Springs Church of God In Christ, “The Little Church in the Heart of the City with the People of the City in Its Heart”. Regina was very involved in the church as a member;she served on the sunshine band, the youth choir, the usher board andwas a member of the great chorus group The Gospel Notes. In 1958 became a member Church in God in Christ mass choir; then in 1969 she became a member of The Refreshing Springs Choir 50 Voices.
Regina loved the lord her entire life. At the age of 11 Regina gave her life to God and accepted him as her personal savior. Not to say it wasn’t hard at that age but God is a protector, she knew she was safe in his arms. Regina worked in the church became president of the sisterhood. She was a member of the district and state choirs, and participated mass choir workshops under the direction of the late Dr. Matti Moss-Clark in Albany New York at St. John’s Church of God in Christ and Refreshing Springs Church of God in Christ. In 2008, Regina was appointed church mother of Refreshing Springs Church of God in Christ.
Regina is a 1963 graduate of Linton High School and in 1965 graduatedfrom Spencer’s Business School in Schenectady New York. In 1966, she graduated from Urban Center at Albany through Hudson Valley Community College. Regina was employed by the New York State department motor vehicles and for 36 years at Refreshing Springs Child Day Care Center; owned and operated by her mother; the late Dr. Georgetta Dix and 10 years with Sodexo’s Schenectady High School location. Regina was passionate about music and children.
Regina’s legacy of love for her family and beautiful personality will live on through...
Her Children: In May 26, 1973; Regina married Pastor Elder Richard I. Parsons. Regina and Richard have three daughters Wa’Kena M. (Kevin) Jackson, Sanoma J. Parsons, Georgina R. Parsons. Fostering many children in Schenectady New York and adopting a few; Shalonda L. Taylor, Nadia L. Parsons, Miguel A. Parsons, DaSaun J. Parsons. Two nephews Corey and Kyle Wright.
Her Grandchildren: Ahjae’ E. Jackson, Kevin D. Jackson, Jr., KarysseS. Jackson, Jayden Taylor, Eveny Taylor, Kijhiar Taylor, AliyousParsons, Gerimiyah Parsons, Samai Parsons, Jada Wright, Corey Wright, Jr., Eunice Wright., as well as expecting her first great-grandchild;
Her God-Daughter: Heather McGough-Jackson;
Her Siblings: Pastor Arnetta Dix, Richard Dix Sr. (Sara Hill), Janice Dix, Marc Dix. Regina was predeceased by her adopted sisters, Emma Miller and Mabel Ivry;
Her Nieces and Nephews: Jostina Campbell (Geno), Janica Hart, Jaqueline Hart, Tashana Austin (John), Gordon H. Collier, Richard Dix Jr., Drahcir Dix, Denielle “Nellie” Dix, Samina Dix, Marquis Dix, Sasha Dix, Sterling Dix, Darius Dix. A host of great nieces and nephews. Regina was predeceased by Eugene Dix, Shiana Dix, Sumaya Moore;
Her Cousins: Dr. Jacqueline Cusack, Aunt Minnie Kitchings, Yolanda Harrison-Kitchings, Lynn Kitchings, Beverly White, Caryn Kitchings, Dwight Kitchings. Regina was predeceased by her Uncle “Vint” - Pastor Elder Vincent Kitchings;
Her extended family, including Marcy McGough, Cheryl McGough, Jeffery McGough, Sr. (Debbie Hamm), her close friend Margie Russ, Joyce, Kimyonna, and Janetta Briscoe, Jennifer, Robert “Bobby” and Hasan Curtin, Samantha and Aniylah Torelli, as well as the Refreshing Springs Church family. Regina was predeceased by her very dear friend Barbara “Ms. McGough” McGough.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation in memory of Regina “Gina” Dix-Parsons to Refreshing Springs Church, 327 Georgetta Dix Plaza, Schenectady, NY 12307.
No calling hours at this time; a private graveside service will take place at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery Park. A homegoing celebration will take place in the future, time and place to be determined.
Arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Curtis Funeral Home & Cremations Inc. For online condolences, please visitwww.curtisfh.com
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