Lorraine Badgett-Queen departed this life on Wednesday, February 4, 2021. She was born on October 4, 1946 in Bridgeport Connecticut.
She was the daughter of the late Richard & Viola (Brown) Badgett and the granddaughter of William & Inez Kiser and Joseph & Mary Badgett. She was preceded in death by her 2 brothers, Earl and Joseph Badgett. In 1964 she met and married Sterling Queen. She had 5 sons: Sterling, Troy Van Allen, John, Mikell & Forest Queen.
Lorraine was educated in the Boston Public Schools. Early on, Lorraine was part of the Women’s Movement of Boston, where she came together with others to fight for the empowerment of women. She later went to work for the Boston Public School Department where she served as the librarian. She left there and went to work for HMI Habit Management in Boston. Lorraine worked there until her retirement.
Lorraine visited Fruitful Harvest Evangelistic Center of Hope and it was there that she gave her life to Christ. She was baptized and began her journey to a new life in the service of God. Lorraine had a beautiful spirit, a spirit of love and giving! She loved working with the sick, the homeless and the people who were in need. She poured her money and her heart out to those in need! “Missionary Queen”, as she was called, had numerous good qualities. She took her job as a Missionary very serious. She was a qualified and anointed speaker at Missionary Conferences in and around Boston.
From 2012 – 2014, Lorraine attended Ezra Institute of Apologetics under Pastor Louis LaGatta and received a certificate for each year for completing her Spiritual studies and all assignments related to the Apologetics course.
She was also a member of R.I.M.A. Tres Dias, where she served as a speaker, Table Leader and “Rector” at their Women’s Retreats in Freetown, MA and in Putnam, Connecticut.
Missionary Queen will be sorely missed!
She leaves to mourn her passing 5 sons: Sterling (Andy), Troy Van Allen, John, Mikell, & Forest Queen; 2 sisters: Gail Bates & Arline Badgett; 14 grandchildren, 4 great-grand children, 2 nephews: Donald Cook & Derek Badgett and her nephews & nieces in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She also leaves her cousins, church family, many friends & neighbors. And her cousin/Pastor/special friend, Reverend Thomasina “Rainy” Minor-Hill. We are going to miss you!!!
Funeral Service and Interment Private.
“What God has cleansed; you must not call common.”