Regina Louise Ballard Tarver

April 13, 1943 — November 13, 2018

Regina Louise Tarver was born April 13, 1943, in Taunton, Massachusetts to parents Alice Alcynetta Carmen Louise Cassell and Edward “Bus” King.  She lived in Taunton for one year while her father was in the military service, then moved to Des Moines, Iowa.

Regina was preceded in death by her mother and father and brother Edward Ronald Ballard Freeman. She is survived by brother Britt Binga Freeman, sister Charlene Renee James, daughter Quiaira Cynetta Tarver, grandson David Franklin Brown, Jr., and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Regina spent her early years in Des Moines and her later years in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She graduated from North High School and got her BFA degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her life careers included work at the University of Minnesota Public Health Department, Lund’s Grocery, King’s Supermarket, the Star Tribune, Twin City Neighborhood Housing Services, and the Urban Coalition of Minnesota. Before retiring at age 62, Regina was a school secretary at Minneapolis Public Schools.

Her advice to young people is to remember that “We are on this earth to love, and love is the answer to many things. Also, do unto others as you would have done to you.” Regina was a good listener and had a caring heart.

Services for Regina Louise Tarver will be held on Monday, Nov. 26, at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 3355 N. 4th Street, Minneapolis; visitation at 10 am, memorial service at 11 am; a repast will follow the services.