Devotion hour will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 27, 2012 at the House of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church, 1851 W. Carpenter Road in Flint, MI, with the funeral commencing at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Kenneth L. Stewart, Host Pastor. Pastor Martez Warren, Sr., presiding. Pastor Robert Davis, Jr. will officiate. Friends may call at the Evans & Browne's Funeral Home, 441 N. Jefferson Ave. in Saginaw, MI on Thursday from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. and at Christ Fellowship Baptist Church, 818 N. Washington Ave. from 5:30 until 8:00 p.m., where the family will be present from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m.
Rev. John Randolph, Sr. answered the Lord's call on Monday, April 16, 2012 at the age of 62 years. John L. Randolph Sr. was born July 3, 1949 from the union of Elijah & Eula Randolph in Sherrills, Arkansas. In 1968, he married Bessie Mae Foster. To this union, 9 children were born.
John loved fishing, television, reading, family functions, and two awesome things most of all, traveling and the world wide web. He indeed loved it the most. John also loved expounding on the word of God. He evangelized in many churches, spiritual events, and even Carnival Cruise line “Destiny”.
John was an associate minister of the Christ Fellowship Baptist Church in Saginaw Michigan, under the leadership of Pastor Robert Davis Jr. John had an online ministry broadcast, “The Truth & Nothing but the Truth which aired Saturdays at 11am on www.icbsradio.com, as well as his new website: www.JohnRandolph.org, which began January 2012. John's words of life were” My, My, My, Sho U right!”, and “May I interject ….”
You could always call John when you were going through or needed advice. He was a Father, Preacher, Couselor, and Mentor to many. He often said that if you don’t want to know the truth, don’t ask me. His passion and love was to see people grow. John wanted everyone to be saved and successful. He will truly be missed.
In loving memory, he leaves to cherish Bessie M. Randolph; 9 children, Carolyn Randolph-Witcher (fiancé, Pastor Anthony McCardell), Everett (Marilyn)Randolph, Sunnyvale, CA, Deanna Randolph, San Jose, CA, John L. Randolph Jr. (fiancé Lashawn Wright), Elijah Randolph 4th , Kamela Randolph ( fiancé, Terrence Hicks), Ja’Nean ( Julius) Henderson, Octavian Randolph (Latasha Blount) and Adrian Randolph (Joy Jamerson); 21 grandchildren, Quaeunda, Vanessa, Kevonta, LaQuan, Tiron, Yemohni, Earnest III, Keyonteonna, Najah, Tierra, Brittany, Char-Li’, Elijah 5th, Adrian Jr., Zavion, Charlie II, LaRone, Giovanta, LeAndre, Trey, and Dontay; 4 great-grandchildren, Trinity, Khassidy, Jaden and Dejaria, all of Flint; 3 sisters, Emma Harris, Pine Bluff, AR, Elena (Otis) Duvernay, Tracy, CA and Icyphine (Dean) Thornton, Oakland CA; 1 brother, Claude Randolph, Pine Bluff, AR; sisters-in-law, Doris Thompson of Pine Bluff, AR and Twyla Shavers Wintersmith, FL; brothers-in-law, Bruce Mayes, Los Angeles, CA , Anthony Foster, Houston, TX, Willie Foster, Pine Bluff, AR and Norman Brown of Kansas; hundreds of nieces and nephews all over the world, including Scott, Harris, Randolph, Dunervay, Hughes, Foster, Brown, and many many more.
Also preceeding him were his parents, Elijah and Eula; brothers, Alphonzo Randolph and Elijah Jr. Randolph; sisters, Lillie B. Scott, Winnie Lee Williams and BobbyDale Mayes; son-in-law, Charlie Witcher I; brothers-in-law, Issac Scott Sr. and Rev Elbert Harris Sr.; sisters-in-law, Johnnie Loudd, Irma Buckanon and Dyann Adkins.
The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to Marisa Randolph, Pastor Robert Davis Jr. & the Christ fellowship MBC of Saginaw, MI, Pastor Martez Warren Sr. & Church W/O Walls of Flint, MI, Heavenly Host FGBC Flint, MI and House of Prayer MBC Flint, MI.