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Henry Lee Regan Jr.

March 9, 1948 — January 18, 2024

Henry Lee Regan Jr. was born on March 9, 1948, to the union of the late Henry Lee Regan Sr. and the late Antoinette Regan in Brooklyn, New York. Henry was the oldest of five children. He lived in New York until age 10, when he relocated from Manhattan, New York, to Las Vegas, Nevada, with his mother in 1958.

Henry attended Madison Elementary School, now known as Wendell P. Williams Elementary School and Hyde Park Middle School, and later graduated from Rancho High School in 1965. During his high school years, Henry was employed at Vegas Village as a basket pusher, where he demonstrated his exceptional work ethic and determination, leading to his promotion as a junior stock clerk, earning him a wage from $1.19 to $7.00 per hour. At a young age, he was a man who efficiently managed his affairs.

Henry discovered his musical talent and joined a local singing group as a conga drummer and singer. Their first performance was held at the Jefferson Center, and Henry's music passion grew. With the help of acclaimed jazz musician Garvin Bushell, he began learning the saxophone. He captivated audiences with his sound of praise and worship at numerous churches and community events throughout the city, including Las Vegas Black Gospel Theatre, where he played alongside his group, Gabriel. His musical legacy, embodying joy and inspiration, endures through his children and grandchildren.

Despite encountering numerous challenges, Henry took a transformative step in 1970 by inviting Jesus Christ into his life. He dedicated himself to living by God's principles, even attending 5:00 am prayers at Vegas View Church of God in Christ, led by Pastor Claude H. Parson, Sr., for an entire year until he underwent a profound change. This positive change inspired him to assist others in steering clear of similar mishaps.

A devoted member of Vegas View, Henry was a faithful deacon, actively participating in Sunday School. Driven by a deep-seated passion to serve, he mentored young men through the Boys Club Ministry, leaving a lasting impact. His commitment extended to leading as the President of the Boys Club for the State of Nevada within the Church of God in Christ jurisdiction. In 1992, Henry was honored with the Father of the Year award, recognizing his contributions to young men in the community.

Henry's late uncle, Dr. William H. "Bob" Bailey, and aunt, Anna Bailey, were pivotal figures in his life, instrumental in shaping his character and nurturing moral integrity. Dr. Bailey, after offering Henry an opportunity to attend college, assisted him in securing employment at McCarran Airport. Henry served as a skycap for Western Airlines and later Delta Airlines, dedicating over 30 years to his career. Henry crafted a meaningful and influential life story through faith, service, and a strong work ethic.

Later, Henry crossed paths with the beautiful Alfreida Johnson and wedded her on April 22, 1972. Their marriage endured for an admirable span of 51 years, with Alfreida remaining the love of his life.

Henry and his wife would eventually transfer their church membership to follow the leadership of Bishop William H. McDonnell and Lady Faye McDonnell at Ebenezer Church of God in Christ, now known as The Wealthy Place Ministries. Henry continued serving as a deacon and faithful church member at The Wealthy Place until he was called home to rest on January 18, 2024.

Henry, a true friend, enjoyed watching and playing sports, especially golf. He seized every opportunity to impart historical knowledge, enriching the lives of others around him. Henry embodied compassion and dedication, offering assistance to numerous individuals. He loved to laugh and spend time with family. He radiated the light of Christ in his workplace, at home, and within the community. As a businessman, Henry was integral and a true gentleman. All who knew him will deeply miss his invaluable wisdom and guidance.

Henry's, affectionally known as “Pops”, influence was far-reaching, be it supporting his family, constructing a baseball field for neighborhood children, dancing with his beloved wife, fulfilling his role as a dedicated deacon, or sharing his musical gifts. In every endeavor, Henry left an impression. While each person may possess a unique and cherished story, we can universally affirm his steadfast dedication and faithfulness in every role he undertook in our lives.

He leaves to cherish a wonderful legacy: his beautiful wife, Alfreida Regan; five devoted children, Carla King, Theophilus Regan, Darian Regan (wife Teisha), Jason Regan (wife La Tina), and Petra Regan; two surviving siblings, Vanessa Johnson and David West; ten doting grandchildren, Imani Buchanan (husband Cory); Mychal Regan, Mia Regan, J’laiya Regan, Jaron Regan, Jahzara Regan, Danica Scott, Szjhare King, Stacy King and Ozzie Whitfield; one great-granddaughter, Emerie Buchanan and another great-granddaughter on the way, Naomie Rain Buchanan. His godchildren: Keandra and Kearira Mason. He also leaves behind three close brothers-in-law’s: Tillman Johnson; Leonard Johnson (wife Stacy), Alfred Johnson (wife Jean), and one close sister-in-law, Shirley Grice; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; his Wealthy Place Ministries family; and a loving community of friends.

Preceding Henry Regan in death are his father, Henry Lee Regan Sr.; mother, Antoinette Regan; sister, Gayle Regan; brother, Anthony Regan; sister, Dorothy “Dottie” Murray and uncle, Dr. William H. “Bob” Bailey.

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