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1936 Kathleen 2020

Kathleen Regales

January 9, 1936 — July 10, 2020

Our Queen’s Journey

Our Caribbean Queen, Kathleen E. Joseph Guirand Regales, beloved niece, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend was born on January 9, 1936 on the island of Curacao to Stanley and Ursula Joseph.

Affectionately known as OG, Pearl, Ms. G, and YaYa; Kathleen lived in over 5 countries and several states. Aruba, Germany, and St. Croix rated as her most favorite. She spoke five languages.

Blessed by the Lord; Pearl was married three times. Her marital union to Samuel Haize produced 3 daughters, who gave her life’s most precious memories, 7 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.  Pearl was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley Joseph and Ursula Scholl; Maria Joseph (sister); and Vincent Durand (brother).

She leaves to celebrate her legacy of life her daughters: Virginia Thomas (Shannon) (Alabama); Joan-Ann Anthony (Lyndal Sr.) (St. Thomas); and Marlene Turman (Georgia). Uncle: Gerald Knight (Mercedes) (Curacao). Siblings - Cynthia Connell (Texas), Teresita Juliana (Curacao), Beatrice Janzen (Curacao), Shirley Jacobus (Holland), Marlene deRushe (Holland), Carl Scholl (Curacao), Celcio Juliana (Aruba), Marva Cummings (Connecticut), and Carol Lewis (Donald) (Texas). Grandchildren: Dave (Stephanie), Kathleen (Andrew), Ginelle (Rashad Sr.), Carlos, Lyndal Jr., Jolysa, and John.  Great-Grandchildren: Solomon, Joshua, Ava, and Rashad Jr. Additionally; “Sweet” Pearl leaves to cherish countless nieces (Jemma Caesar and Beverly Welch - Special Nieces); nephews (Celwyn Walwyn - Special Nephew); cousins, other relatives, and special friends: Fannie Burton, Angelina Franklin, Mary McDowell, Matilda Coleman, Joan Sackey, Ann Benjamin, Linda Funderburke, Inez Williams and too many other friends to mention.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35235

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am

Jefferson Memorial Gardens, East

1591 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35235

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