Veteran

OBITUARY

     Charlie Randolph, a son of the late Henry Randolph and Ida Hill was born in Powhatan County, Virginia March 10, 1918. Charlie was reared by Mr. & Mrs. Ferris of Powhatan, Virginia.
     At an early age he was converted, baptized and joined Hollywood Baptist Church in Powhatan.
     Charlie was called to serve his country during World War II in the United States Army receiving his honorable discharge.
     He was employed with the Department of Transportation for many years until his retirement in 1983.
     Charlie was a loving person who cared deeply for his family. He loved cooking, hunting and baseball. He played on the Powhatan Baseball Team for many years. He was also an active member of the Powhatan Midlothian Hunt Club.
     For about four years he has been in failing health and departed this life on Thursday, July 26, 2007 at Ashland Convalescent Center, Ashland, VA.
     He was preceded in death by Mr. and Mrs. Ferris; a brother, Samuel Hill; two sisters, Lucille Mullen and Florence Taylor. He leaves to cherish fond memories his son, McDonald L. Jackson; a grandson, Michael Jackson; two great grandchildren, Jayquan and Tinia; a sister, Rosa Spearman; eleven nieces and nephews, one devoted, Lawrence Spearman, cousins and other relatives and friends, one devoted, Henry Taylor.

I’ll Be Seeing You
I am at rest, don’t cry
It will be easier as time goes by
I’ve done my best to live a good life
For I knew if I did I could be with Christ
As my body lies here, it’s only a shell
God has called me home and my job I’ve done well
Now I’m happy and very content
For things I’ve done wrong, I repent
You know and I know that it’s hard on earth,
So you should not cry at death, but at birth
I have no worries, pains or fears,
Because I’m with God, dry your tears.
I love you all and this is what I want you to do
Put God first in your life and I’ll be seeing you.

The Family

Reprinted by permission