Gina Annette Singletary, age 41, was granted her angel wings at her home on December 6th, 2019, in Dover, Delaware. She was born on March 25, 1978, in Chester, Pennsylvania, to Regina L. Singletary and the late Tyrone E. Singletary. From her birth, everyone she met was nourished by her benevolent smile and her infectious personality. She was our ray of sunshine. We often referred to her as the “Little Engine That Could”, which was a title from a book given to her by Aunt Gwen.
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Gina was educated in the Philadelphia and Delaware County Public School systems. After graduating from Ridley High School, she became our professional student and was inspired by her Aunt Marneda to enter the nursing profession. In 2004, she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wesley College of Dover, Delaware and later entered the graduate program and obtained her Master of Science Degree in Nursing also from Wesley College in 2013. Gina was a Registered Nurse and was certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Gina held various positions in the healthcare industry. However, teaching was her passion. She started her teaching career in 2006, with Always Care Health Services as a Clinical Educator and in her current position as an Adjunct Healthcare Instructor with Wesley College. She loved the nursing students she taught, and they loved her too.
As a youth, Gina joined Eastwick United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she served in many capacities. She was an active Sunday school and Youth Group member who participated in annual trips to youth camps in the Poconos and youth conferences. The Youth Group consisted of a very tight knit group of neighborhood friends whose friendships remain steadfast. She sang on the youth choir, was a youth usher and was a founding member of the Eastwick Hands of Praise which was created by her mom, Regina. The Eastwick Hands of Praise was her personal passion. She excelled at it and loved it so much. She also played a key role in getting the youth group’s church newsletter up and running. It became the Eastwick Gazette and she was a contributing editor. Throughout grade school, Gina was an active member of the Girl Scout Troop organized at the church by her mom. She earned badges for everything from sewing to leadership while achieving senior status. Continuing her Christian walk, Gina later became a member of Frontline Ministries in Dover, Delaware, under the spiritual leadership of Bishop Norman & Co-Pastor Karen Hutchins.
If you knew Gina, butterflies were her favorite animal and icon. Furthermore, she enjoyed many things in life…Grits, bread & butter, and the Smurfs (which prevented her from joining the Philadelphia Dance Company) just to name a few. She also loved attending family gatherings where lots of laughter and good times were shared. She especially looked forward to our “Family Reunions” and other planned yearly vacations with extended family! She had a heart of gold and would do anything for anybody. She actually thought she could save the world. Gina was a social butterfly (literally) and she knew so many people. In the short period of her life, she has made an impact on so many lives and will be truly missed but never forgotten.
Gina leaves behind to cherish her memories: her mother, Regina L. Singletary of Dumfries, VA; brother, Tyrone Edward Singletary II (Bernardin) of Woodbridge, VA ; sisters, Erika Dennis, (Glen) of Philadelphia, PA and Tanya Stewart of Winterhaven, FL; nephew, Tyrone Edward Singletary III; niece, LaToya Stewart; one great niece, (Symari), two great nephews, (Jamari and Cason); godparents, John and Mary Ann Warner of Whiting, NJ; two god-sisters, Rochelle Smith, (Alonzo) of Philadelphia, PA and Rhonda Whitaker, (Sandy) of Philadelphia, PA; favorite cousins, Erienne and Ethan; four uncles, William Fosque (Margaret) of Accomac, VA, Timothy Fosque (Regina) of Newport News, VA, Ronald Singletary (Doris) of Philadelphia, PA and Michael Singletary of Philadelphia, PA; five aunts, Fannie Fosque (Harold) of Philadelphia, PA, Gwendolyn Turner (Larry) of Accomac, VA, Robbin Fletcher (Eldridge) of Greenbackville, VA, Oleatha Savage of Parksley, VA and Marneda Bailey (Mersha) of Princess Anne, MD; and a host of other favorite cousins, other relatives, and friends.