Gina Lynne Walker was born July 11, 1966 to Cliffiteen “Angel” Walker and Ronald Pritchett in Compton, California at Dominquez Valley Hospital. Gina was born with the odds against her as she entered into this world with complications and disabilities. At just two years old Gina was diagnosed with diabetes. As you could imagine with any toddler having to take shots several times a day and eat, it was a hard task to keep her well. As a result Gina was often in the hospital. During those moments Gina showed that she wasn’t going to let her health defeat her. Gina was born with complications that forced her to have hearing and speech delay.
From two years old to fifty-two Gina made the hospital her playground. As a child Gina would be playing, laughing, and running up and down the hallways of the hospital. Even sitting and playing with the nurses behind the front desk. Hospital staff would often say “We love Gina!”.
Gina was a proud mother and grandmother showing pictures to anyone and everyone. Gina kept pictures of everyone and always ready to take a picture.
In 2013 Gina began working at Vons Grocery, and despite her disabilities she was proud. She continued until her health declined and no longer allowed her to work. Family was everything to Gina. She loved her brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, aunty, uncles, and cousins.
To know Gina is to know that she loved her phone! She kept in contact with everyone. She would start her day calling and texting her loved ones and the last thing before she went to sleep was talking to a loved one on that phone. Gina would go down the list one by one calling everyone she knew just to say “how you” and “I love you”. She left this Earth with that being the last thing she was doing. Calling everyone.
Gina is survived by her mother Cliffiteen “Angel” Walker; grandmother Cliffiteen Williams; daughters Taneasha Newsome, Tiffany Newsome, Tatyana Newsome; son Simon Newsome; eight grandchildren; brothers Aralas “Ray” Ector, Marcus Raju Ector, Terrance Pritchett, Trumaine Pritchett; sisters Sheryl Pryor, Barbara Hughes, Cynthia Pritchett, Patrice Pritchett, Tammy Pritchett, Samya Pritchett; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and a host of cousins, and loved ones.