Stepney Rudolph Randolph, Jr affectionately know as “Jake” was born on October 13, 1952 to the late Stepney Randolph, Sr and Dorothy Randolph-Hatcher in Cumberland Virginia. Jake transitioned to his forever home on 2/26/22 at Centra Southside Community Hospital in Farmville, VA. Jake attended Cumberland County Schools systems where he also played basketball and drove the school bus his senior year. Jake worked several jobs over the years to include Shorty’s Scrap Iron & Metal, Buffalo Shook and retired from Longwood University/Aramark in 2008. Jake was reared and baptized at Sharon Baptist Church at a young age and attended until his health began to fail. Jake loved a good time. He would randomly crack jokes and have others laughing with tears in their eyes. He was a great cook and made some of the best fried chicken, string beans and could make a pot of beans like no one else. Jake loved his family and friends and the Dallas Cowboys.
Jake met and married Everleane Randolph on 8/18/1984. They have two daughters, JaKeishia and Kandra. Jake is preceded in death by his beloved grandmother, Mattie Walker (Big Ma), his parents Stepney Randolph Sr & Dorothy Hatcher, his mother and father-in-law Maria Langhorne & Edward Carter, His brothers-in-law Carl Robinson and Jessie Trent and sister-in-law Mattie Randolph, best friends James ‘Bug’ Brown and Calvin ‘Popeye’ Gray.
Jake leaves to cherish his memories, his wife of 37 years Everleane, his daughters JaKeishia (Nathan) and Kandra (Jamel), grandchildren Kali & Kaysen, step-grandchildren Jameer & Shayla, siblings Loretta Robinson, John “Lyn” Randolph & Doris Trent (Herman) all of Farmville, VA; Shirley Hatcher of Baltimore, MD; nieces Saran Davis & Linnea (Adebowale) Oni of Baltimore, MD, Shamone Trent of Farmville, VA and nephew Jonathan Randolph of Farmville, VA, sisters-in-law Claduette Trent of Cumberland, VA, Mary Robinson and Yvonne Jones (Lewis) of Farmville, VA and Patricia Nance (Rupert) of Rice, VA; brothers-in-law Leroy Langhorne (Teresa) & Ron Langhorne (Karen) of Farmville, VA; cousin/sister Phyllis Saunders of Farmville, VA; devoted friends/cousins Herman Trent of Farmville, VA, Irvin Johnson (Jean) of Newark, NJ, Taylor Langhorne (Alice) of Cumberland, VA and Sam Brown (Yvonne) of Baltimore, VA and the “Golden Girls” Alice Miller (Ernest), Joann Vaughan (Douglas) and Helen Campbell of Farmville, VA, adopted nephews Kevin Copeland & Jason Johnson of Farmville, VA and a host of other nieces, nephews, family, cousins and friends that will miss him deeply.
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