“A strong spirit transcends rules.”
~ From his Mother Roberta, his Father Reginald Sr., his Special Dad Glenn Johnson, and his love, Pam
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 01:00 pm
End Time: 03:00 pm
Holman's Funeral & Cremation Service
October 8, 2012
Roberta M. Fews posted on 2/15/18
Reggie,my son, the light of my life. I will always love you. I am so of the man I sent into the world. What a service we had for you. The love from your friends and family in Portland gave me so much comfort. There were stories and tears. You will be missed my beloved. I love you. Your mother always Roberta M. Fews
S. posted on 2/12/18
You were the most captivating person I met when I moved to Portland. It has been an honor to have your light glowing in this city, and the ones you leave behind will attempt to leave some of that light shining. You were adored more than you know. I will miss your keen insights and your immense talent and heart. Prayers and love to your family and all those dear to your heart.
Rick Vodicka posted on 2/11/18
Reggie added such quality to my life: always kind words, always appreciation, always tried to make me laugh or make me dance (and succeeded). Our bond was tight, like that of brothers. I will miss him everyday, as I remember his shouts of "Hey Rick!" as he got my attention and would start to dance and spin around with that big, beautiful smile on his face, knowing how much I loved those moves of his. And no one has called me a "piece of trash" as often and as lovingly as he did. He was the perfect heel to have in my life. We operated on a strange level, indeed. No one will ever take his place. I'll never forget you, brother!
Anonymous posted on 2/10/18
Whenever any of us feels alone, sad or is having a solo dance party in our apartments...his spirit will walk into the room and smile and say ‘I’m here’. To see this man smile was to witness a bouyant radiation and that is the bit I will lock safe in this box of memories. That damn smile and ‘how you doin?’
Kristen Olsen’sam posted on 2/10/18
I will say I didn’t know him that well, but this man smiled and it radiated. It is apparent how bright by how many people, like me, were so affected by that bouyant light...that they want to at least say thank you to life for putting him in my path. I can say that his spirit seems like it will keep singing to all of us. When we are alone, when we have a solo dance party in our apartments or when we feel sad. He will be there dancing and singing and shadowing all of us.
Cynthia English (DJ Medusa) posted on 2/10/18
Reggie, I met you back in 2003, which means I have known you over half the time I've lived in Portland. We bonded over a mutual love of Skinny Puppy. The one time I got to spin a night with you was a blast. My regret is there will be no more when there should have been many more nights of being your partner in making people dance.
I'll miss randomly running into you around town and seeing your warm smile and usually getting a hug out of you. Enjoy exploring the universe since you are no longer an earth-bound spirit. Say "hi" to Jhonn Balance, Sleazy, the Duck, Bowie, Prince, and MJ when you find them. <3
Dan Keene posted on 2/10/18
From the beginning I admired Reggie and wanted to be his friend since we first met, even from our first interactions which were as simple as him ringing up my lunch at Whole Foods when I worked nearby. Then when I started going to Lovecraft I immediately recognized his face. One night I saw him going around collecting empty glasses and returning them to the bar. I asked if he worked there, and he said "No, I'm just helping them out. They're my homies." This guy is solid! Soon I had more interactions with him while attending mutual friends' DJ events and we would gush with excitement over our share interests, like wrestling, horror movies, music, video games, and retro pop culture in general. When I was new to the community, I had a lot of social anxiety and difficulty making friends. Then Reggie, along with friends Aurora and Rick, took me in and made me feel welcome and at home. We would attend each others DJ nights and have a blast requesting and playing songs that would put us in our happy place and dance like the world was ours. We had just as much fun DJing together. We agreed that Return of the Living Dead had the perfect soundtrack, and I will always spin that record in his honor. Away from the dance floor we watched so many movies together that we loved. We motivated each other to write a screenplay together and our collaboration is still in progress. We would message and call each other very late at night with our new ideas. We had meetups with our laptops to write the story and exchange notes, often lasting hours, filled with laughter and excitement. We even compiled a list of songs for our soundtrack, filled with retro deep cuts. Another area where Reggie mesmerized us was his stage presence at many variety shows. He made me a part of a couple of his performances at a variety show hosted by his soon-to-be girlfriend and soulmate, Pamela. I was a henchman for his Joker monologue, and Pugsley Addams for his Gomez Addams as Prince performance. When we found time to talk about life and be real with each other, he would call me one of his best friends, and I reciprocated that right back. He knew I would listen to him, and he would listen to me. He would not allow me to doubt myself, and I will carry that part of our friendship with me forever. Hopefully I can give and share that part with my current and future friends and loved ones that I hold dear.
Carol Gates posted on 2/10/18
I'm struggling to find words right now. We had some amazing times, and i was hoping there would be more.
But sometimes it snows in April.
Rest easy, friend.
Liz Walker Smith and Family posted on 2/10/18
To Roberta and Family: May God give you peace and strength during this time. My heartfelt condolences and prayers are with you for the loss of your son and loved one. May the sweet memories of him comfort you.
Travis Meharry posted on 2/10/18
We always ran into each other late at night on empty streets. You were one hell of a gentleman and I'll always admire your style and passionate approach to life.
You were never meant for this world, anyway. The streets of heaven are enriched by your attendance.
Aubrey House posted on 2/10/18
All my prayers are with you at this time and I love you and all my best wishes are for and your f a milky for God to protect you thru this hard time
Dee L. Battaglia posted on 2/10/18
I never met your son but I did know the love you shared for Reggie through your radiant smiles on your photos with him and your loving and proud words that he was your son and you both shared a special mother-son bond. Know that my heart bleeds for you. You will continually be in my prayers!
Charles Le Blanc posted on 2/9/18
You were always with a kind word and smile! Though I barely knew you, you slways took time to chat with me. I will miss your random kindness! God speed good soul!
Becky Schulz posted on 2/9/18
I met you a few years ago at The Jack London, you busted a move on the dance floor like M.J. . Your kind heart and soul will be missed. My deepest sympathies and condolences .. MUCH LOVE
Dawn Higgins-Withers posted on 2/9/18
I remember meeting you at HIVE. You were very kind to my wife and I and even gave us a hug even though you didn’t know us. And then I had the pleasure of seeing you perform at Drag Dangerzone back in November of last year.
Every time I talked to you, you were genuine, kind, and honest.My thoughts go to you, Pam, and your family.
Have a safe journey to the other side.
Eddie Michael posted on 2/9/18
We love you always and forever Reggie. Thank you for being such a wonderful, warm hearted, and eternally dear friend. The gifts you gave to the world are celebrated by all who are so blessed to have known you. We will forever hold you in our hearts, Eddie and Amber
Aurora Owen posted on 2/9/18
You were my brother, my friend, my muse. A shining light and a fierce force of nature. We laughed and cried together, through the best and worst of life. You were an incredible performer and your level of talent was endless. You truly were one of a kind. Your sis misses you. May your fiery light shine brightly and illuminate for all time.
Laurie Findlay Williams posted on 2/9/18
From the earth to heaven, Jesus welcomes you into his loving arms, as your memories will live on forever.
Rachel Schaer posted on 2/9/18
Butterflies don't know the color of their wings, but human eyes know how beautiful it is. Likewise, you don't know how good you are, but others can see that you, Reggie, are a Special, Once in a Lifetime Kind of Person who will be deeply missed by everyone that had the pleasure of feeling your warmth, love and generosity. Rest easy ole friend...love Rachel (Johnson) Schaer
Georgia Dockery-Schonauer posted on 2/9/18
So very sorry for the loss of your one and only beloved son, Reggie. You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers.
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