- 49 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 1, 1964
- Place of birth:
New York, New York, United States
- Date of passing: Feb 18, 2014
- Place of passing:
New york, New York, United States
|Heaven has gained a special one, and a healer of the angels.|
She was born in New York City to Earthlee Jackson and Wesley Johnson. Gina was raised by her Grandmother Pearl Gordon in the grounds of Harlem. She was also very close with her siblings Lizzy, Andy, James, Wilhelmina, and Jerry, whom she loved.
She attended PS 174 in Harlem, Charles Evans Hughes High School and finally graduated from Martin Luther King Jr. High School in 1982. Shortly after graduating, she worked at UCP in the payroll department, where she met Nathaniel. On June 3, 1989, Gina married Nathaniel Francis and on November 13 that year, she gave birth to her only child Ashley Francis. Her and Nathaniel separated in 95' but still remained very close friends til' the end. They loved each other through good and bad. Those vows were really kept.
Later on, Freedom House/ Barrier Free living had the pleasure of her presence as an employer working as an H&S Assistant. It was always a goal to further her education, so she made that happen at the tender age of 46. At the time of her passing, she was pursuing her dream of obtaining her Associate's degree in Human Services at BMCC (Borough of Manhattan Community College). Not so far from finishing up, but she was well determined to let nothing get in her way. In the upcoming semesters of 2014, she would be rolling down that isle with joy. In her early 30’s, she attended acting classes, in which she excelled and could’ve further that after finishing school.
Gina never let her disability stop her from achieving her goals in life and kept going no matter the circumstances. As a disabled woman, she embodied independence, strength, ambition, and the list goes on. In the LGBT community, she always advocated as a proud lesbian. Her grandmother Pearl Gordon had a strong presence in her life until her passing.
Gina was a loving aunt and was very welcoming to anyone in her home. Anyone who was blessed with presence will know how much she will be missed. A wonderful loving mother, daughter, wife, sister, aunt, and friend.
"Hi baby mama Really been along time since I've been here to talk to you. I know you know how much we miss you every day and I know you miss us also. I wish you was here in person to see Ashley doing her thing you would be so proud of her Gina, she have so much of you in her that she don't even know it yet. She is really making us proud. I really really miss my best friend and I will never find another like you again. One thing I have learned through losing you is how much empty my life is going to be without you in it. Love you forever always your baby daddy"
"Hi Gina,Happy Birthday wow 52yrs old.My thoughts are never far from you and I continue to pray for you often.I miss laughing and joking with you always.Keep smiling and laughing down on us,because we know you are here.I love you,I love ,I love you.Happy Birthday sis."
"Happy Birthday Mommy Gina, love you team libra"
"Happy belated Mother's Day Ms Gina, I'm thinking about I realized I didn't say happy Mother's Day I hope it's not to late. Happy Mother's Day miss you still trying to be there for Ashley. Love you"
"Happy Mothers Day Auntie Gigi, love you. Still think about you. Love you and miss you. Can't wait to see you again."
"Happy Mothers Day,Big Sis,my better half,my friend.I wish you were here because your influence is missed and still needed in so many ways.But Hopefully in all your imperfection,you still left a glimpse respect,loyalty and good character for others to follow some day.Continue to sleep,rest,play in Peace.Love You."
"Hey,my better half,my friend and my sister.Two years have passed so fast,yet so slow.I know you are watching over us.As you may already know mommy needs your guidance most of all,because she's not doing so well,but her love for you is forever strong.We always speak your name,out of love and respect,because we miss you so much.A big part of me is gone with you and I will forever be changed.But what gives me strength is to know I will see you someday,until we see each other again continue to sleep,rest and party in peace My Better Half."
"Wow GINA Its still so hard for me to come on this site,but I didn't want the month to go by without wishing you a Happy 51Birthday.So much time has past but the pain is still the same.Continue to Rest In Peace,Sleep In Peace,And Party In Peace.IKnow You Would Have Laughed At My Corny Joke And That's What I Miss The Most Us Laughing Together.You Are Gone But Never Forgotten,My Friend,My Sister,My Better Half.I Love You Forever❤️"
"I miss you girl. Happy Birthday Sweetie. I miss your laugh and the way you used to call out my name. Continue to Rest In Paradise."
"I love you Mommy so much with my heart. Happy Birthday toast up I'm celebrating your life to the fullest"
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN HEAVEN GINA, CONTINUE TO SLEEP IN PEACE."
"S.I.P to the beautiful Ms Gina I know you are in heaven shining beautiful. #teamlibra love you"
"The other day I was on 14 street and I wanted to visit you I miss your lively personality and your voice. Our birthdays are next week you know libra's!!! We are the best I hope you have wine and a lot of friends up there. :)"
"Hey baby mama, it's almost a year and a half since you left us, I think about you every day an I sure do miss you. It's really have been a struggle since you left. I always know that you was important in my life. We always have an understanding between each other. Life is so empty without you in it. I know you're watching over us every chance you get. Like last night I know you was there helping me with our daughter, she even thinking you was there with us helping out in your own way. Thank you for your help. Love you always"
"It's really had been a rough 15 months since you left us. Falling in love with you was the easiest thing to do, but living without you here on earth is the hardest thing that I have to do. We had to go though so many chapters in our life together, in my heart I know we would continue to write more chapters. The love we had for each other is forever. Love you always baby mama S.I.P."
"Happy Mother's Day Sis. I love you and I miss you so much. You know that we always talk about you. And smiling when we bring up the good times. "We all we got.""
"I miss your presence. Our convos your guidance and motherly headaches. I hope to see you in my dreams. A weight that can never be lifted. No one can replace you. You are one in a million. As I got older I'm glad we maintained a better relationship. I wish it was longer I love you mom. Now and forever"
"I just miss everything about you."
"Good Morning Baby Mama.... Got up with so many things on my mind an you're not here so we can talk like we do over a bottle of wine an get some advice from you. I truly love & miss you. Sometime I feel your spirt around me trying to tell me something an I'm trying hard to hear you. One thing I do know I need you here more now, but I do understand that God needed you to rest too. You was an will always be a special lady in my life an who always have my heart. Love you always Baby Daddy"
"Hi big sis,it's already a year wow time has gone by so fast yet it seems like its standing still.i know you are comfortable and relaxing in heaven.I just wanted to take the time to say hi and to tell you I love you,and I'm thinking about you,and continuing to pray for you always.i will never stop loving you and missing you.May GOD continue to hold you in his arms so you can REST IN PEACE."
"Some people stay with us such a short time whether by choice or design. I don't know the plan here but I am glad I had the time to spend with you, Gina. You'll never truly leave us."
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG SIS.. YOU WAS EVERYTHING 2 ME I KNOW GOD HAS U IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND AND 2 DAY U GET UR WINGS..MISSIN U SOME TIMES MAKES ME FEEL HEART LESS LUV YOU"
"Happy 50th Birthday Gina RIP I miss you my friend you will always be remembered God Bless"
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY GINA!!!! FOR YOUR 50TH NOBODY COULD GIVE YOU A BETTER PARTY THEN THE ONE YOU WILL HAVE WITH THE LORD AND ALTHOUGH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS MISS YOU I AM SURE YOU ARE AT PEACE KNOWING THAT YOU ARE SAFE IN HIS ARMS. SAY HELLO TO MY MOM FOR ME, I AM SURE YOU'VE MET HER ALREADY, SHE PASSED AT 49 AND SPENT HER 50TH IN HEAVEN AS WELL. SLEEP IN PEACE"
"There so much I want to say. God has blessed me with a wonderful sister. Everyday I miss her. I wish I can hug and kiss her. And tell her that I always love her. I can still do that in prayer and silent moments. Today is not just another regular day. It's your birthday Sis. So drink up in heaven because this is your day. I truly love you Sis, yesterday, today and tomorrow."
"Hi Gina. I just wanted to say happy Brithday wow you wold have been "50" big one. Miss you.Love you: R.I.P........"
"Heavy heart. Losing someone like you leave us with a lots of pain. It's not the big thing that you did for us it's the little things that you say or did that I miss most. Nobody knows me better than you. The pain of your passing hurt so much, thinking of you make it easier sometime. I miss the touch & smell of you. Your smile & laughter lights of any room you was in. Your 50th birthday is in a few days wish you here to celebrate like only you can, the families going to try to do it for you the best way we can in your honor. Gina you meant everything to me, we accomplish so much together. You was also my best friend who I fell in love with & still is to this day we had a daughter that we raised together & I know you are going continue watching over her. I miss our talks about our daughter and what she's doing weather is good or bad news. You always be my Baby Mama!! And I love you dearly"
"Haven't been on here for a while because it saddens me sometimes and brings me back to reality that you're not here. I still remember how my body and heart gave out the day you left us. I miss everything about you. You had a laugh that tickled me and a heart that warmed any room. I still can't believe you're not here anymore auntie. It becomes more real for me each and everyday. You're birthday is next week and unbelievably you would've been 50 but didn't look a day over 40. So many things I wish I could do with you that day but your 50 years of life will be celebrated with much love. Nobody will never replace you in my heart or the bond that we had. I will always love you and continue to pray for you as you look down on us ♥"
"Gina's birthday is coming up soon. I miss her laugh and her upbeat way of life. We'll enjoy a laugh together again one day,sis."
"I know the lord has u in the parlm of he hand it feel like u been stolen out my life I didn't expect to say good bye moms being real strong about losing u DAM sis they say never question the lord cause everything happens for a reason i will never have another hood rat sister like u i miss all the wilding out stuff we use to do it was so much in my heart i need to say but i'll keeping touch in my pray"
"Everyday is a mystery on why you left
I miss you more and more as I look in your pictures eyes
All I do is wonder if you were in my present
The ultimate test is on my shoulders
I hold your voice in my head on silly jokes we make
My heart is carrying a load of memories I wish we can share
It's not fair you see me but I don't see you
Movies like sixth man I wish was us
Only I see you to guide me
Guardian mom get me through your lost
I love you"
"I LOVE YOU, BIG SISTA. IT FEELS LIKE I LOST YOU YESTERDAY.I KNOW THIS HEART BREAK WILL NEVER GO AWAY,WHAT EASES MY PAIN IS KNOWING YOU ARE AT PEACE. YOU ARE FOREVER DEEPLY LOVED AND MISSED.MAY YOU CONTINUE TO REST IN ETERNAL PEACE.YOU ARE FOREVER AND ALWAYS MY BEST FRIEND."
"Loving you is easy,I do it every day,
Missing you is a heartache,
That never goes away."
"Gina your gone but never forgotten..I will never forget your smile and your laugh. You were always filled with life and love."
"I'm so lost without you here my Baby Mama.. the pain of not having you here with us is just so hard to take. Thinking about you every second of the day until I go to sleep if I do get to sleep. wish I could get a Hug & a kiss from you an see your smile like only you can Love you always Baby Daddy"
"So yesterday would've been my first day turnt up at the pride parade with you. Let's just say we ws turnt up in spirit lolm I was in bed all day"
"LOVE LIVES LONGER THAN GRIEF OF PAIN... ALL OTHER THINGS PASS, BUT LOVE WILL REMAIN, A BOND THAT NOTHING CAN SEVER BECAUSE LOVE LASTS FOREVER-Jessica st. James. I LOVE YOU,GINA."
"Why some people don't understand when I say to them that I miss you they ask me why or have something smart to say. When you was here on earth with me I know what we mean to each other (two people who had each other back no matter what we had going on). I miss coming over to your apartment for a few glass of wine & our talks about our daughter or what's going on in each other life. You was always a good listener and always give me good advice. I always used to joke with Ashley and say mommy got the know it all syndrome after one of our conversation. The day that you left me here on earth is also the day a big part of my life left with you too. The relationship we had was a good one and we really work at it for ourself.
I am so proud of you for all that you accomplishing in your life. You have giving so many people confidence in their life with all that you accomplish in yours. Life is going be really hard for me now, because it don't have the one person I know that I can really count on the most. Sitting here looking at your smile in your pictures or me thinking of you just make me cry. Crying because I miss talking an seeing your smile or the way we say hello to each other when we see one another. Yesterday was Father's Day Andy invited us over for lunch. The only thing that was missing was you being there, we know you was There Spirit. Yesterday while we were talking about you and how much we really miss you I realize how much your brother Andy really misses you. I love seeing everybody yesterday and it was fun. But the one person we all would've loved to see was you. Baby Mama I miss you more & more everyday an I'm hurting so much not having you here to talk & laugh with. There will never be another one like you. I hope me, Ashley & carol get to come to your new home to visit you this Thursday. Carol has really been there for me & Ashley taking us up there to you. Love you always Baby Daddy"
"A flower for a beautiful women with a beautiful spirit to match. Good morning mama Gina"
"What a beautiful Angel
So far but still so close
Happy spirit with a laugh
And a beautiful smile
Your Spirit is my joy
What a beautiful Angel
Cry tears of miss
Not of pain
Being hurt from your death
With the spirit you had
There is no such thing
So, I hide this pain
And talk instead
What a beautiful angel
Her death gave her a heaven rest
I can still see you smile and laugh
What a beautiful Angel!!!!!"
"Hey Gina (Baby Mama) is been over three months since you been gone and this is our anniversary and it's sad not calling you up an say to you do you know what today is. Celebrating it without you won't be the same at all is just too sad to think about it and that you're not here with me no more so we could talk, get mad at each other an then we a glass of wine. I hope you always know that you was very special to me in many ways and very important in my life. I know you're looking down on us every chance you get making sure we do things right and if we are not doing something right please guide us in the way you would want us to do it.
Love always Baby Daddy"
"Today would've been the day she would be looking for somethiing cute to wear and a nice wig to put on because it's the day she would be going down that aisle to get her well deserved associate's degree. It breaks my heart terribly that we can't celebrate this moment together. I'm so proud of the hard work and effort you put into your schoolwork. You were always determined and focused and you motivated me to always go above and beyond. It's still your day and i know you're at your graduation in spirit. I love you and congratulations RIP Auntie Gena #MyAngelAbove"
"rest in peace"
"Happy first Mothers Day in heaven, in many ways you were a mother figure to me also. You always showed me love when no one else would.NO DAY SHALL ERASE YOU FROM THE MEMORY OF TIME.-virgil.I will love you long after you are gone."
"Happy Mother's day to my angel above, Auntie Gena. You were like a second mother to me. You were patient with me, prayed for me, disciplined me, loved me, and understood me. You were always there when I needed to talk , cry, or laugh. I miss you more and more each day Auntie. You were a wonderful mother, wife, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. I love you ♥"
"Hey sis. Happy Mothers Day. Everyday is Mothers Day for you. I will always hang out with my wonderful sister Lizzy. I believe it is still the three of us hanging out together, laughing and sipping on Wine. Love you Gina. Good Times."
"My friend Gina was not just a wife and mother she was a beautiful and very special lady and I will always treasure the friendship that we shared.I will always and forever miss her.I wish that Gina was still here with us.til this day I still can't believe that Gina is gone she lit up the world with her smile and laugher and I will always remember my best friend.Her spirit will live in my heart forever and always.God Bless my Friend.RIP♥♥♥♥♥"
"In time like this is when I need you here most for one of our talks. An I miss hearing your voice an seeing your smiling face. Losing you was the hardest thing I had face an I don't think I can get over that. This Sunday is going be my first Mother's Day without you here with us I'm not really looking forward to it but I'll try to make the best of it because that's what you would want me to do. Gina you was an always will be very important in my life. Now you will be forever in my heart Baby Mama. Love You always from Baby Daddy ♥♥♥♥♥"
"Eugenia, Hi, I know you are their, Today makes almost three mouth that you left. I remember when I last saw you. Eugenia, you was so happy. Thank you for being so nice as always. I hope you know is hard for me to put words together. I never told you that I miss you.Today Sunday is Mother's Day. You will be missed by so many people. I have very happy memories with you. when I heard you was in the hospital, to giving birth. Too baby girl Ashley. I was so happy for you and Nathaniel. I remember when I went too your house to see hear. Thank you for invite to your house. I was so happy to be invited.This past February, I went to your house & that was the last time I saw you. you wear so fun I had a grate time visiting
your at your house, you was making jokes. I had lot of fun with You that day.you will never by forgotten. R.I.P."
"My condolences go out to the family and friends of Eugenia. From reading about her I know she will be missed and was loved. No matter what, it can truly be said that death is an enemy and soon it will be brought to nothing (1Cor. 15:26). I have found much comfort in the Bibles promise of a resurrection hope of our loved ones at John 5:28,29 and hope you will too. Death was never a part of Gods original purpose, in fact he yearns to soon bring an end to it and the suffering it causes your family and friends. I enjoy reading and sharing Revelation 21:4 which promises: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I did not know Eugenia, but I read her obituary and I hope these scriptures will help to bring some comfort knowing that others care. I have found much comfort in the Bibles promises and the hope it brings and hope that you will be able to as well. Please read this particular article on jw.org and also see the "Related Questions" on the right that will answer many questions that most people have at this time and this will bring you comfort.
"I thought about you the other day while Ashley was reading to me your note on giving birth. I just want you to know you are a very inspiring woman and I look up to you. Sleep beautiful while you rest in heaven we all miss you"
"In Gina's own words "We all we got!" She was always diligent and had a lot of perseverance. My sister always did something constructive in her life. I wish I could call you on the phone just to tell you that I love you everyday. I'm happy to have a wonderful, strong-minded sister like you and Lizzy. "We all we got!""
"I'm so lost without you here on earth with me.. It's like I'm in outer space waiting for you to find me. You was such a wonderful & beautiful person here on earth. that you always light up the room with your smile.( boy do I miss your smile now).. I never know. that you can miss someone so much as I miss you. Love you always Baby Mama"
"Days not same
Time goes fast
All I'm feeling is fear
Tears can't express my pain
So all I do is regain myself from falling victim to the lost world
Soul is lost
Trying to find myself again
I can't seem to last
Everything in my mind is just the past
I wish I could relive those moments
Spent with my beloved mother
Fights and love were are way of defining our stubborn takes of life
My healer now rests
She left me to follow her lead
But who am I without the one who brought me as their seed"
"They say home is where the heart is and my heart will forever be with you my big sister, they also say time heals all wounds, but this wound will never heal. I will go on the best way i can in your honor, because i know thats what you would want me to do, hoping and praying that you are watching over me, thats what gets me through the day.Harold said a prayer for you, as i do everyday,asking GOD to watch over you until i see you again.Im so grateful for the 47yrs i had with you, laughing, crying, and singing.If i had to choose a sister all over again i would still choose you.You inspired me and i am proud of you.You will forever be appreciated, respected, and loved. Rest In Peace, my better haif."
"Struggle oversees the pain wishes are made by love ones we missed the most. Ms. Gina shining light travels with sun rotational movement. Ms. Gina your smile in the heavenly sky's brings joy to her family and friends. Ms. Gina was a omnipotent women courageous in facing adversity when challenges came her way. manquer vous toujours Ms. Gina"
"To be absent in body means that you are in the presence of the Lord. Rest in paradise Gina you will be missed."
"I didn’t know November 24 would be the last time I see you happy and well even though I known you for a year it felt like I known you longer than that. I remember when I first came to your house and you was like 'don't be shy I’m the cool aunt' and every time I came to your house I would be greeted with a hug and a kiss on the cheek. I never was so close to any of my girlfriend’s family members before so it really felt like I lost an aunt when Kiana told me that you had passed away I was shocked and so heart broken . I miss you a lot and I wish you continue to look after Kiana, Ashley & your loving family!!!! R.I.P Aunt Gena"
"Sweet as a dove, i remember the days we used to run up n down hills, riding our bikes across the streets n visiting some of ur friends down the hill. when u made ur first ryhm the ryhm went like this the S is for the spirit in me P for my personality A is for all the guys i got R is the way i rock K is for kripnation may no one divide us L is for life that i lived and E is for everyone will remember me G is for GENIA, put it all together n it spells SPARKLE G. i can still hear u sayin that ryhm n it still make me laugh. R.I.P sister i love u"
"Gina was my best friend and a beautiful person I am very grateful for the friendship that we shared I will always miss her I enjoyed working with Gina at the UCP program we had lots of great times together and iam Blessed to have known Gina for along time.It was a joy being around her. Gina and I were like sister's because that's the way she made me fill. My friend Gina was a wonderful to be around Gina was a wonderful wife and.she is a very special lady God Bless you. Always my dear friend RIP♥♥♥♥♥♥"
"My dear Auntie Gena... The bond we had was powerful. We were like best friends and the fact that you're no longer here to vent to, hug, kiss, cry to, bother, laugh with, hurts me everyday. Not a day goes by that i don't think about you and how much i would do anything to hear your voice or see your face again. Like my second mother you loved me, scold me, protected me, and taught me how to be strong despite the obstacles in life, and i appreciate you for it all. Whatever i do in life i want to do it for you since you always said you seen so much of yourself in me. I'm really going to miss everything about you Auntie and there's no one in my heart that's going to take your place. I really hope God is taking care of my angel above. I love you and i always will. Sleep in peace Auntie Gena."
"Mind, body and soul- Sisters forever. Before and after. Our hearts she definitely captured. She was one of a kind. A true Diamond that always shine. And never been afraid to speak her mind. Yes, that was our sister! As time goes forward, we will always miss her. Mind, body and soul."
"Ms Gina always the life of the party always friendly, you gave great advice. you was always caring. Always the mothering type, Your beautiful smile, your laugh the way you said hi to me every time me and Ashley came to your house. Will forever be in my heart. you will be miss and never forgotten. love you Ms Gina"
"Gina and I met 2010 and I knew from the beginning that she was definitely something special. We didn't live close, so we would talk on the phone as much as possible. She was very special to me and I miss her a great deal. Anyone who knew Gina knew that she was one of a kind."
"Gena I still can not believe that you are no longer here to laugh at my very corny jokes or for us to call back and forth to talk about James progress. I would call you crying and you would always make me feel better saying "Nita, Girl you know James is going to be OK. You just saying that would make it feel so much better. Then that lil chuckle at the end would let me know It's going to be OK. Gena I miss you and think about you everyday since I heard the sad news that you have gone home. I think I have read your text from my phone about 50 times. You know we text each other a lot. Anyway Gena, I will try my best to continue to keep an eye on your brother and your nephew Wesley from here and you watch over the family from up there and all will be OK. I miss you girl and never will I ever forget about you."
"Gina you know I'm never the one to put things into words the way you like me too. February 18, 2014 was the worse day of my life knowing that you not going be in my life any more on this earth but I'm sure we will be together again some day. Gina I know that you always know I love you like no other woman & I always know you love me back too. Our relationship was very special one 2 people that was always there for each other no matter what. I cry everyday since you left Ashley & me, its been so hard to watch Ashley go though this. I know she miss you as much as I do.. My Brother Plant will take care of you until I see you again. Baby mama I love you Always an miss you like crazy"
"Mommy I miss you. As days go by the wound get bigger and bigger. You was my best friend that's why I never labeled anyone as that because you had that title of a confident, best friend, nurturer, and best friend. I never will understand why you left. I wish I got the chance to hold you with my half hugs. We had our ups and downs as mother and daughter but I love you no matter our stubbornness. You taught me a lot in life. You meant the world to me. You never gave up on no matter how upset I made you. You pushed me to do better with a rough shove but I know it's love. I miss your smile and laugh with our jokes. You understood me and I'm going to our talks. I can't wait to see you again. Til' then I'll make you proud."
"Did you know i love you. Sure we had our problems, but did you know i love you, gripe back and forth like sisters do, but did you know i love you, fought over clothes and other unimportant things, but did you know i love you. Missed your visits and your phone calls, but did you know i love you, we misunderstood each other at times, but did you know i love you. We made each other crazy at times, but did you know i love you, yes indeed i do."
"You will forever be my best friend, my better half, my big sis. Thank you, for always laughing at corny jokes and for being my confidant.I will always love you and miss you forever. Thank you, for the sweet memories."
"Mama Gina was the mother i always wanted. She was loving and accepting of all people no matter what the case was. She left me with nothing but loving memories that i will forever and always cherish. I can still hear you laughing, such a lively woman.which is why I still can't get the fact that you're gone. However i believe that you're in a better place living stress free."
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