IN LOVING MEMORY
Regina Mays, born September 7, 1924, in Cebu City, Philippines, went peacefully to be with the Lord on January 6, 2021 at the age of 96 years, after a short illness.
Regina was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Mays, her daughter Charlene Mays; her parents, Serapio and Dionisia Gilla; two younger sisters, Ines Abellana and Entiquia Martin; two younger brothers, Felicisimo Gilla and Pacifico Gilla.
Regina is survived by: two daughters, Judy and husband Greg Wickliff of Sugarland TX, Terry Mays of Highlands Ranch CO; two sons, Al Mays and wife Kathy of Houston TX, Rudy Mays of Richmond TX; three sisters-in-law, Purita May of Pearland TX, Dorothy Mays of Tallassee AL, and Ophelia Miliner of Tallassee AL; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Regina, who grew up in the Philippine Islands, survived the WWII Battles of the Philippines and met Charles Mays after the end of the war. They were later married on May 13, 1947 in Cebu City. They lived in many places around the world and the United States before settling near Fort Riley military base in Junction City, Kansas.
Regina loved children while creating an everlasting bond with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved sewing, cooking, and gardening many of her native vegetables. She was a devout Catholic and member of St. Francis Xavier Church of Junction City, KS.
A private family visitation will take place. Her final resting place will be with her husband at Fort Riley Post Cemetery at Fort Riley, Kansas.
DUE TO COVID 19 PROTOCOLS, there will be no “Celebration of Life” service or gathering.
LET US PRAY:
God our Father,
Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by Your command we return to dust.
Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for my family,
relatives and friends,
and for all the dead known to You alone.
In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
to sing Your praise forever and ever.