Reginald “Reggie” Felton, the vice president of Van Ness Main Street’s board, and former vice chair of the UDC Board of Trustees, died on Saturday, June 11th. He was 75 years old.
“My dad consistently and intentionally exhibited laughter, love and service in his life, and didn’t waste one minute. What an example of how much joy one can experience in 75 years,” said his son, Brandon Felton.
“Reggie was someone who always lifted our spirits with his kindness and his smile. His leadership has been invaluable to everyone at Van Ness Main Street from the very beginning,” said VNMS in a statement. “He leaves behind a great legacy, and a wonderful, loving family.”
Felton’s professional, volunteer and leadership commitments were numerous. Felton served on UDC’s board of trustees for a decade.
“I want to express our deep gratitude for Mr. Felton’s many years of service and his ongoing dedication and commitment,” said UDC President Ronald Mason Jr. in a statement. “He played an important role in education before, during and after his time here. He was a friend, a colleague, and a wonderful human being. His legacy will continue.”
Felton was also a Montgomery College trustee, and previously was elected to the Montgomery County Board of Education, serving from 1994 to 2004. MCBOE and MCPS remember him as “[p]assionate, collegial and committed.”
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on June 30th at Trinity AME Zion Church (3505 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20010). In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Reginald M. Felton’s honor to George B. Thomas Sr. Learning Academy and the
Rudolph W. Snowden Memorial Scholarship Fund.