Thank You Dee
I guess if this were my family, they would just have to make due with planting me in the vegetable garden and pounding a broom handle in the ground.
I will let her friends who put up the page say it best, as to why anyone should care:
As most of you know by now, Regina Rakar left her body peacefully on Christmas night. While this has been a devastating shock to all her knew her, she was exactly where she wanted to be, having just celebrated her favorite holiday, and slipped away in her sleep just as she had repeatedly expressed was her hope. We can all only hope that for ourselves. Her body was laid to rest in the family plot in Pelham, SC with her beloved Grandparents, Aunt Lila and Aunt Elcie.
It was obvious that Regina was not ready to leave. She had invested in renovating the Davis Homestead and was setting the stage to finally move there full time in the spring. She had no plans or funds for her final arrangements, thus her family has had to absorb those costs. However, there is no money for a proper headstone for her grave. In her final wishes, she was insistent that Aunt Elcie receive a headstone before her.
Some of us who knew her so well for so many years decided to raise the money for both headstones to honor this amazing woman and take this one burden away from her remaining family.
If you were family, you could always count on her to be there for you in whatever capacity you needed. She made it a priority to care for her Mother, Grace, her Aunts Lila and Elcie in their later years even though she lived four hours away. Back and forth from Charleston to Pelham week in and week out for years. Never complaining. She helped her step-daughter, granddaughter, nephew, grandnephew and cousins with anything they needed.
If you were her friend, she always made the effort to connect, remembered every special occasion in your life and treated your children as her own family. She laughed and cried with each of you through the years. And she loved to party with you!
If you were her client, she honored and respected each of you. She kept files of mementos of your life events and children. She was your confidant, “therapist” and champion. She laughed and cried with each of you, too. Above all, she always strove to help you to the best of her ability.
If you were her colleague, she was passionate about elevating your profession. She volunteered ceaselessly on both state and national levels. If no one else volunteered, she took up the slack. She made a big impact in the electrology profession.
To most of you, she was probably more than just one of these! Here is the opportunity to give back to Regina and honor her selfless, giving and loving life. Let’s make sure she has a marker worthy of her legacy! Please look inside yourselves and give whatever you can.
We kindly ask you to also share this with your friends or family who knew Regina.
With loving gratitude,