Our light, our LOVE, our biggest encourager, Regina Bingham, left us Wednesday, March 6. We are of course very saddened, but bigger than our grief is our relief and peace of knowing she is in the arms of Jesus!
She was born Kathie Regina McWilliams on Oct. 24, 1942, in Fort Worth and passed away in Canton.
Although she only resided in Canton as a child, she was always at home in Canton where she spent the happiest days on weekends and throughout summers as a child and adult with her grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Sam and Effie Waggoner of Canton; grandparents, Marion and Eva (Parsons) McWilliams of Martins Mill; parents, Reginald and Kathelaide (Waggoner) McWilliams of Canton; nephew, Christopher McWilliams; and brother-in-law, Charlie Joyner.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Walter Bingham, who she was lovingly devoted to for 57 years; two children: son, Blake Bingham (wife Tammi) of Kerrville; and daughter, Kym Phillips (husband Don) of Canton; sister, Gay Joyner of Southlake; brother, Jerry McWilliams (wife Myra) of Cross Roads: grandkids: Paige Hopkins of Forney, Dr. Kyle Phillips, MD (wife Taylor) of Boardman, Ohio, Meagan Bingham of Los Angeles, Calif.; Sam Bingham of Pueblo, Colo.; US Navy E3 Garrett Bingham of Pensacola, Fla. and Morgan Clanton, Kerrville; and last but not least, the GREAT-grandkids: Landry Hopkins, Olivia Hopkins, Charlie Phillips and Crew Phillips; plus many beloved nephews, nieces, cousins and precious friends.
Her professional career was spent as secretarial/ administrative assistant within different areas of education from school districts to college but her passion and love were for TVCC-Athens where she retired after many years of service.
Her support for the Cardinal basketball and football programs was one of her biggest joys.
She leaves behind memories for so many of her smile and laughter, her huge LOVE for her family and friends, and her legacy of pure, unfiltered JOY that filled up a room.
We, the family, would like to extend our humble appreciation for the support and outpouring of love we have received during the last three months of Regina’s life.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the Eubank Funeral Chapel with Bro. Mike Roberson officiating. Interment was in Haven of Memories.
There will be a scholarship fund set up at TVCC-Athens in her name. Donations can be sent to Regina Bingham Memorial Fund, TVCC Foundation, 100 Cardinal Dr., Athens, Texas 75751.