Phyillis Regina James


Phyllis Regina James was born to James and Helen James on February 14, 1970 in Hampton, Virginia. As a young adult, she went to South High School where she played the flute in band. Even in her early life, she never let her disability define who she was. She broke all the barriers that were placed in front of her, and encouraged those around her to do the same.

Everyone that knew Regina knew she would have six inch heels, hair curled to the max, and nails always on point. She loved cooking and travelling, which she was inspired by her mother Helen James and Grandmother Romelia Mclean. When Regina wasn’t rocking heels, she would be screaming at the screen when the New York Giants were playing, or spending hours into the night playing computer games. She always had her doors and arms open for anyone that needed her. Regina was always wearing purple like the queen she was, and no one could tell her she didn’t look good. Regina lived her life to the fullest and wouldn’t let anyone stop her. Even if they tried, they could never catch her.

She is preceded in death by her Parents James A. James and Helen M. James, Grandparents Romelia Mclean and Junious Mclean, Uncles Rudolph Mclain and Franklin Mclean, Aunts Shirley Taylor, Connie Chavers, and Christine Redcross, and Special Uncle Willie McKrimmon.

Left to cherish her memory are Daughters Micahya Simpkins and Jazmyne Simpkins, Brother Joseph (Yuvonne) Draughon, Special Uncles James (Rinda) McKrimmon Sr. and Thomas (Vernice) Mclean Sr., Aunts Zella “Susie” Mclean, Tamika Mclean, and Helen Grace Tomlinson, Nephew Deysaun Jones, Nieces Cassandra Draughon, Briana Draughon, ShaudayDraughon, and Ciearia Hargrove, Great NieceIsrielle Burks, Great Nephews Richard Burks III, Levi Draughon, and JevonNohks, and God Daughter Janyra McKrimmon.

Special Cousin Vickie Mitchell, Special Friends Susan Scott and Chiquita Wilson, and three loving dogs Mazette, Meghna, and Ernie and a host of other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Christ Community Church, 2249 E. 5th Ave.

Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. Evans family

    Please accept our family condolences.
    May the support of family and friends be a source of strength and the God of comfort a refuge in your time of need. Thinking of you all.

  2. To the family and friends of Phyillis, I am so sorry for your loss. No words can truly express the pain we feel when a loved one dies. God knows that your hearts are heavy and He promises at Revelation 21:4 “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.”

  3. Senecca Draughon

    We are truly sorry for this loss. Family please seek God in your sorry. He will comfort us all. We are sorry we couldn’t be there. Our blessings and love,
    Your Virginia cousins,
    Greg, Senecca & Sasha Draughon

  4. Shurl Sanford-hairston

    Hi my name is Shurl. I worked with Regina at the bureau of motor vehicles when we were all in school for career center. I can’t believe that I’m seeing this. We use to run into each other after we all left the bureau but I had t seen her in quite awhile!!! SHE WAS THE BEST PERSON EVER!!! IM SO GLAD TO HAVE CALLED HER MY FRIEND!!!! HER SMILE EVERYDAY WAS EVERYTHING!!! We were young girls making new starts for ourselves. To Regina family I send my love and condolences!!! She is forever in my heart!!! Nothing stopped her stride!!!!!! R.I.P Love

  5. janyra mckrimmon

    hi mommy i miss u ik u watching me but i rlly miss you nd i cant wait to see u again . love uuuu .

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