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Regina Rose Lemos

04/22/1958 - 06/06/2021

Lemos, Regina Rose Wilson, 63, passed away on June 6, 2021 in Phoenix, AZ.
She was loved and comforted in her last moments on earth.
Regina, known to many as Gina, was born in Pekin, IL on April 22, 1958 to Rienettie
Rose Turnpaugh Martin and Herbert Wilson. Her father, Herbert Wilson, would pass
away when Gina was a young girl. She would be raised by her mother and her step-father,
Roland Martin, who helped raise her as his own.
During her childhood she would move to Tempe, AZ with her family. After marriage,
she would move to Mesa, AZ and establish her life there.
Gina was a very tenderhearted soul and proved she was capable
of the most difficult circumstances a mother could endure. Her life would include a
daughter and two sons. Patrick, her first son, would have a very short life here on
earth but would be preparing a place for his Mom and his brother. Gina would have
a second son, Justin, who was born with multiple health issues. She tended to his every
need and was his advocate his entire life due to his mental and physical handicaps.
Caring for Justin was a 24/7 job and she did it without complaint and with an
abundance of love. Gina sacrificed her life to make the world a better place for Justin.
He lived to be twenty one years old, this was 100% due to her devotion in caring for
She lived life not wanting or needing much but strived to serve others. She was a quiet
person who would not stand out in a room. She was a true and genuine friend. She was easy to
joke with. She always wanted to be a better baker. She loved to craft. She always wanted to learn
new hobbies. She loved to read and enjoyed growing her library. Although she
already had her hands full, she would make sure the front yard was perfectly mowed,
watered and her rose bushes were always perfectly trimmed.
On a daily basis you could and a cold Pepsi with a bendy straw in her hand or near her at all
times. Most times there was a dish with M&M’s on the end table. It could be in a holiday
M&M dish or just a cute bowl. Her home was her sanctuary and she made sure to
keep it comfortable and clean for any visitors who may have stopped by. If you were
fortunate enough to have known Gina on a personal level, you earned her trust
and were able to understand what a true friend is.
Regina is preceded in death by her parents, her son Patrick and her son Justin.
Regina is survived by her daughter, Rachael Rose Ridley, son-in-law, Mark Ridley and her grandchildren,
Eliza, Alan, Rhiannon Rose and Layne.
She will always be remembered for the amazing person she was.
Forever remembered, always loved and greatly missed.
Graveside services will be held at a later date at the City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N.
Center St., Mesa, AZ. If you would like to send a memory of Gina or would like to
contact her family, please send it to ridleyfamilymail@gmail.com thank you.


  • Karen Urrutia

    She was the best friend ever…I will miss her until we met again. Love you Gina!!!!!!

  • Allen & Carole Martin

    So very sorry for your family’s loss. To lose your mother, no matter how ill she was, is such a difficult experience. Please know you are in our thoughts. ~Al & Carole~

  • LeeAnn Prescott

    I worked with your mom at the temple. She laughed easy and spoke of her family often. It didn’t take long for me to figure out that for her she willingly sacrificed her time for Justin. She spoke often of her daughter as someone she admired and relied on.

  • Laurel Strate

    I loved Gina with all my heart. This obituary is well written and covers the beautiful and difficult life Gina lived. She was loyal and faithful as my sister. We spent much time together which I treasure and she will forever be a part of my ❤️.

  • I was blessed to know Gina during the late part of her life. She was a beautiful person. I did her hair for a few years and she would talk about her sons and daughter that she loved so much. When she was at the the care center, I would go pick her up, stop at QT for a Pepsi and snack and then do her hair. I have been thinking about her weekly since the pandemic started. I loved her well written obituary. I am so grateful she is with her boys now. May the Lord bless her daughter and family with peace. She will always hold a special place in my heart ❤️.

  • So sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. She was always so kind. Her flowers and yard were always so beautiful from her diligent care. I hope she is now able to tend flowers again! She will be missed. Love to you and your family, Rachel.

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