James D. Randolph Jr.
Funeral services were held Feb. 16, 2019, at Jordan Hill M. B. Church
in Carson for Pastor James D. Randolph Jr., 52, who died Feb. 7, 2019,
at his residence.
Rev. Calvin Newsom officiated with burial following in the Oatis
Family Cemetery in Prentiss. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of
Pastor James D. Randolph, Jr. was born in Gulfport to James D.
Randolph Sr. and Clara M. Randolph. He graduated from Prentiss High
School in 1984 and later enlisted in the United States Army and served
ten years as a power generation equipment repairer. He became a member
of the Ernest Armstrong Military Lodge #145 in Berlin, Germany.
After returning home in 1966, he met and married Betty Coleman
Randolph of Oakvale, and they were married in May of 2004. Together
they share three daughters, Jasmine, Shuntasia and Myesha. He spent
his civilian career as a truck driver.
He was baptized at an early age at South Pleasant Hill M. B. Church
and confirmed in January 2002; two years later he was called into the
ministry to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Randolph served as an associate minister of Jordan Hill M. B.
Church under the leadership of Pastor Roy L. Thompson, and later
served as pastor from 2011-2018.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Randolph; daughters, Jamine (Daniel)
Onwugbolu, Shuntasia Coleman and Myesha Randolph; parents, Clara
Randolph and James (Mary) Randolph Sr.; four siblings, Clara Lewis,
James (Shawanna), Helen Randolph and Randy (Nema) Randolph; many other
relatives and friends.