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August 28, 1931 ~ March 18, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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“Man Looks At The outward Appearance, But The Lord Looks At The Heart" - Samuel 16:7
William E. “Randy” Randolph passed away on March 18, 2023, at Bell Haven Center in Brookhaven, LI, New York. He was born in Cumberland County, Farmville, VA on August 28, 1931 to the late Deacon Joseph Ben and Martha Anderson Randolph. He received Christ at a early age and was Baptized and became a member of Old Green Creek Church, Farmville, VA. He later became a member of King Solomon Masonic Lodge in Brooklyn, NY. William completed his education through the Cumberland County Public Schools and then entered the United States Army. He served his county during the Korean conflict and was honorably discharged at Fort Totten Army Base in Queens, New York.
He settled in New York and worked as a male nurse in Kings Bridge Veterans Hospital, Bronx, NY. William later attended barber school when after a few years successfully took over the business and opened Barber/Beauty shop in Harlem known as the Beauty Hud. It was the first full unisex Barber/Beauty Shop in Harlem. As a result of his dedication to his craft he has had a client list that includes the likes of Nat King Cole, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Sidney Poiter. Randy was the embodiment of working hard and taking charge and not afraid to take risks. He later purchase an apartment building where he moved his beauty shop to and continued until his retirement.
His joy of doing hair is only surpassed by love of being in the woods with family and friends hunting or out on the ocean fishing. He later in life fulfilled his dream of returning home to the land he grew up on in Virginia and reunited with Old Green Creek Baptist Church and later joined Midway Baptist Church where he remained until his passing. William met and was married to the late Eleanor Jackson Randolph and from this union they had 3 children: William Randolph, Jr., NY, NY; Valerie Randolph, Queens, NY and Phillip Randolph, Rockland County, NY. William was predeceased by his wife Eleanor, his son William E., Jr. (Billy), his parents and 9 siblings.
He leaves to mourn: Valerie Randolph (daughter); Phillip Randolph (son); Charlese (Daughter In-law); Three Grandchildren: William Martin IV (Kiana), Victoria Martin, Damon Randolph. Great Grandchildren: Kyra Martin, William Major Martin and Nicholas Martin. Three sister: Frances R. Clements and Marth R. Young of New Rochelle, NY. and Teresa Wall of Grayson, Georgia. Sister Inlaw: Josephine Randolph, of Farmville, VA. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.