Regina Mary Gunn

Born in Mobile, AL on August 2, 1963

Departed on August 25, 2019 and resided in Clarksville, TN

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Mrs. Regina Mary Gunn, age 56 of Clarksville, TN passed away on August 25th, 2019.

Just shy of owning a few well wanted chickens, Regina was an established master gardener who cared for the growth of everything she poured her love into. She followed a path of kindness and service to others. A path which lead to her finding lasting friendships, a loving husband, and a blooming family. All that God asked of Regina in this life she responded to with courage and an added grit of Southern charm being the amazing Southern woman that she was.

A Funeral Mass for Regina will be held on Friday, August 30th at 1:00PM at Our Lady of the Lake with interment to follow at Hendersonville Memory Gardens in the Garden of Cross. The family will receive visitors at the church from 12:00PM until 1:00PM, service time.

Regina is preceded in death by her Brother - Paul Kenny.

She is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Mr. John Gunn and her children; son Chris & (Michelle) Gunn, daughter Sarah & (Daniel) Parrillo, daughter Clarissa Gunn and son Alex Gunn. She is also survived by her parents, Charles & Mary Kenny and grandchildren: Lily, Gabriel, Dominic & Maria as well as her siblings; brother Tom Kenny, brother Peter & (Jeanne-Marie) Kenny, brother Chuck Kenny, sister Mary & (Patrick) Kenny, brother Phillip Kenny, sister Theresa Kenny, brother James & (Gabriella) Kenny, sister Kristan & (Jeff) DeGraeve, sister Clare & (Jack) Carney and numerous nieces & nephews.

Regina was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister & friend to all. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.

19 Comments to Regina Mary Gunn

  1. Clare Carney
    August 27, 2019 5:07 pm

    Beautiful lady, Beloved sister. I miss her terribly.

    • Theresa Kenny
      August 28, 2019 11:35 am

      Regina was a radiant light to all those around her.
      Keep it burning by letting our own lights shine for each other. Such a beautiful angel that God shared with us! She is greatly missed.

  2. Scott DeGraeve
    August 27, 2019 5:08 pm

    Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of Regina. We know how deeply you loved and appreciated her; all our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    – Scott & LeeBeth DeGraeve Family

  3. Rick & Kathy Keeling
    August 27, 2019 6:27 pm

    From everyone at DPW EDB, our condolences for you loss. Your co-workers are here for anything you and your family may need.
    Our Prayers are with you as your wife rest in the lords hands.

  4. Barbara Bouchard Phillips
    August 27, 2019 6:29 pm

    Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I have been reminiscing with Mom and Dad yesterday and today. A sweet and loving soul has left us with memories of good times. We will miss you. Rest well sweet cousin thank you for being a bright and joyful part of my life.

  5. Jimmy & Susan Kenny
    August 27, 2019 8:01 pm

    Young cousin memories of Regina forever in my heart. I pray that our Lord Bless and Keep this family, the He make His Face to shine upon us and be gracious to us all, that He lift up His Countenance upon us and gives us His Peace as we strive into this next season of our Lives. Let Us All Pray this in the Power in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!

  6. Phillip Kenny
    August 27, 2019 9:27 pm

    Her smile would light up a room. When she answered the phone, her voice was always, Always smiling. She shined so bright in person that all my troubles would just disappear. While I’ll miss her deeply, i know I’m going to be okay because she told me so. I’m forever grateful and blessed for the time I’ve had with this sweet angel..

  7. Barbara Christie and Family
    August 27, 2019 9:48 pm

    Wonderful memories of us cousins playing together as children. Even better memories of her love for my youngest son Michael who she watch in my time of need. John, may God hold you and your precious family in his arms during this time and forever. All my love Barbara.

  8. Tom Kenny
    August 27, 2019 11:00 pm

    Words fail.

    Every love story ends. Somebody leaves;
    Somebody is left behind.
    This time, it is us.
    We are left behind.

    Regina told me hers was a very beautiful love story, and so it was—for she was in it, and her love was all homemade. She was the first bloom of azaleas and the tart sweetness of lemon meringue pie, the roar of the sea in a shell and the murky thickness of gumbo, the green clink of depressionware glass and the orange fire of Grand Marnier, the protesting creak of a front porch swing and the tantalizing aroma of baking bread. Her liberality was evidenced by the most well-stocked larder I have ever seen, for she loved a family gathering above all. In all she did, she had the grace and never-you-fear grit of a Southern belle.

    I suppose every family offers one of theirs as a shining star to the world, a fountain of joy, a household Saint. In our family, that honor would go to Regina by unanimous vote. We have known from forever.

    The most natural kindness our family ever knew came from Regina. She was our better angel. We have been blessed beyond measure, and we shall never see the like of her again.

  9. Dawn Bouchard Pope, David Pope, and family
    August 28, 2019 10:17 am

    Regina embodied love of others, kindness, and gentleness. She was beautiful in so many ways. My heart aches for her family and the loss of her sweet soul on this Earth. We are praying for you all and her.

  10. Mark Kenny
    August 28, 2019 3:59 pm

    Hearing of Regina’s passing knocked the breath out of me. Hers was a life taken to soon. Her passing can only be understood when you believe in God’s divine plan for us all. Only in that context does any of this make sense. His will be done.

    When recalling the early cousin years that Jimmy referred to above, I can vividly see Regina’s infectious smile and hear her joy filled laughter. The times we had together as children were priceless. And then through the years when seeing her in passing she was so gracious and kind and full of love. I have not seen her in a few years but my memories of her are fresh and present. I will miss her. I am praying that she is taking in the splendor of our Lord and Savior in his heavenly kingdom.

    John, I am so sorry that you have lost your partner and friend of so many years. You’re lives together and the family you created are a testament to your love for one another. I pray for you and your family that God will give you the grace to overcome your grief and find peace. God bless you!

  11. Marilyn Blake
    August 28, 2019 5:40 pm

    Chris and family,

    I am sure your Mother is safe in the Arms of Jesus! Moms live in a special place in the hearts of their children. That’s why mothers will continue to live even after they pass on. You are all in my prayers!

    Marilyn Blake

  12. John Gunn
    August 28, 2019 7:15 pm

    Thank you all for the many thoughts, prayers and gifts. Regina and I would start each day having coffee in bed and embrace each other with a loving kiss. I will deeply miss my rose and best friend. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  13. Nancy Sanders
    August 29, 2019 2:28 pm

    What beautiful words for a beautiful lady. Her light will shine forever. What an angel.

  14. Kathy Kenny Hamilton and family
    August 30, 2019 9:54 am

    Being an older cousin, my memory is of babysitting a beautiful sweet kind little girl whose smile would melt your heart. All of you have our deepest sympathy. Rest assured she is now in the presence of God’s glory tending to His garden and praying for our souls.

  15. Mary and Terry Belcher
    August 30, 2019 11:35 am


    So sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. May God embrace you in comfort during this difficult time.

  16. Lori Bouchard Simmons
    August 30, 2019 6:43 pm

    Regina was beautiful inside and out. She always made you feel you had her full attention when you spoke with her. I am so devastated at the loss of Regina. I will remember her for her holiness, sweetness, femininity, and most importantly her love. Rest in peace, sweet, sweet Regina.

  17. Mary
    September 2, 2019 2:39 pm

    Go, Little Flower, to heaven! And enter the garden divine. Your beauty and perfume sweet memories to cherish by those left behind.

    Fly, Little Lark, with elation! Soar upwards to trill dulcet songs. And join the Excelsius Deo of that choir to which you belong.

    Sweet Flower! Melodious Singer! Regina! Our hearts shall endeavor through pain to gracefully honour your memory and cherish the love that remains.

    With love from your sister Mary.

  18. Tambi Smith
    September 27, 2019 10:55 am

    Great looking woman! I know she was beautiful on the inside too. Master Gardener Mobile, AL class of 2018!

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