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Regina Naafia Smith

April 17, 1967 ~ November 2, 2021 (age 54)


Born April 17, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois to James Major Brady Gates Jr. and Baseera T. Raheem, our beautiful Regina went to rest with her heavenly Father on November 2, 2021 in Spokane Valley, Washington.  She was 54 years old and succumbed to Pneumonia.

Regina attended Chicago, Illinois High School and graduated in 1986. She married the love of her life Coreal Smith on July 30, 1988 at her sister’s home in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.

Regina was funny, loving, with a warm and caring heart. She enjoyed baking and watching cooking shows.  A manager at both Jack in the Box and Krispy Cream Donuts, Regina also enjoyed children and had been employed as a child-care worker, as well.  She spent her later years as a homemaker for her beautiful family, cooking and caring for everyone.  Regina was a loving wife to Coreal and a doting mother to her sons, Carnell and Lamar Smith, her daughter Naafia Smith and eight grandchildren who were the light of her life.

Regina is survived by her husband Coreal Smith; Three children Carnell, Lamar and Naafia Smith;  Four brothers Hameed Raheem, Jaami Raheem, Zakkee Raheem and Lamar Raheem; Three sisters Inez Raheem Rahman Bonner, Tarita Raheem and Khaleefa Raheem and eight grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents James Major Brady Gates Jr., Baseera T. Raheem and brother Jameel Raheem.

A private Family Viewing took place at Hennessey Valley Funeral Home & Crematory
1315 North Pines Road, Spokane WA, Tuesday November 9, 2021.
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