OBITUARY

Terri Yvonne Austin-Randolph

February 27, 1957January 27, 2021

On January 27th 2021, Terri Austin-Randolph passed away. A wife, sister, mother, godmother, auntie, daughter, niece, cousin, mentor were just a few of the titles that describe her. Terri was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio to Claude Ray and Lelia Ann Austin on February 27, 1957.

She graduated from Fairview High School in 1975 and attended Tennessee State University where she majored in Electrical Engineering. She was a Co-op Student working in the Nuclear Engineering Division at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California. Terri met her future husband, Randy Randolph in 1977 while at Tennessee State University and she became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority in 1978. Terri and Randy were married in 1981 and the couple moved to Vallejo, California in 1982 where they both were employed at Mare Island Naval Shipyard.

Terri and Randy moved to Silverdale, Washington in 1994. She became a member at Silverdale Lutheran Church shortly thereafter. At Church, Terri was an active member of the Sanctuary Choir, the Altar Guild, the Worship Leaders, Barnabas Book Club, the Divas and the youth mentoring program. Terri was a light that shined in the darkness for so many people. Whether the people she met were through bowling, a mutual friend, or standing in line at the supermarket, she always had a kind word and left them feeling better about the day and themselves. God gave her the most beautiful voice for singing and she shared that gift with so many.

Terri was a mentor to many people, young and old alike, and a wise counsel. The youth at the Church would request her by name to be their mentor, so she would mentor several youth during the same time period, always being there and making time for each of them. Terri was an avid Seattle Seahawks fan, with Doug Baldwin (DB 89) being her favorite player. Terri was also a tireless advocate for social justice and welcomed the opportunity to get into “Good Trouble” as the late John Lewis would often say.

Terri is preceded in death by her father Claude Ray Austin; maternal and paternal grandparents; an aunt Tommye Anne Hawkins; and an uncle Karl Bell. She leaves to cherish her memory a devoted husband Randy Randolph; mother, Lelia Ann Bell Austin; two sisters, Tanya Austin Maccagno Taylor (Nicholas) and Carla Austin Silvani (Raul); three nieces Natalia Silvani, Victoria Silvani; Sinai Maccagno ; one nephew Nicolas Silvani; an aunt Brenda J Minor; an uncle Spurgeon L. Williams, Jr.; cousins Pam Pleasants, Damita Minor-Hammitt (Wayne), DaShawn Minor, Spurgeon L. Williams,III, Spurgeon Tramaine Williams, Greg Franks, Marquisa Hawkins, Jeanette Winston, Edwin Bell(Rachel), and Karla Bell; other loving relatives; daughter/son of the heart Nicole and Patrick Rawlinson (Max and Sigrid); sons of the heart, Terrance Wright and Jordan Williams and many, many others who affectionately call her Mama T. Terri will live on in all of our hearts.

There will be a graveside service at 1:00 pm on Thursday, February 4th at Island Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Miller-Woodlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Bremerton, Washington. A Memorial Service will be held in her honor in the future (July/August 2021 tentatively) as Covid restrictions ease.

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Tow Yee

February 9, 2021

We met Terri through Randy at Mare Island Naval SY and later at Puget Sound Naval SY. Terri was such a wonderful person and lit up every room with her warmth and sincerity. The love that she and Randy shared for each other was infectious and it felt so good to be around them. We were so sad to learn of her passing.

Tow and Janice

Antje Crawford

February 8, 2021

I am so saddened to hear about Terri's passing. She was by far one of the kindest souls I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Terri, you will be missed. I am keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Trudy Sorensen

February 5, 2021

My sympathy to Randy and family-I met Terri when she served on the LCSNW Board. She had such joy and caring-a beautiful person-a beautiful saint. Thank you, Terri, for the joy you shared!

Sara Carter

February 5, 2021

I met Terry on Mare Island and got to know her through rowing. What a bright star with a beautiful soul. I wish we could have reconnected.

Deepest peace to family and friends.

Mary lou Dahl

February 4, 2021

Terri was so special to our family she always called me Miss Mary lou a true southern gal we will miss her hugs her beautiful voice but we know she will be singing in heaven for our Lord.

Greg Smith

February 3, 2021

Terry,
You will be missed. Your strength, faith, dedication and love, I'm sure, will live thru Randy and others that knew you. Randy, know that there are lots who share your loss, we will miss her. Greg and Wendy

Benita Powell

February 3, 2021

Terri was just a ray of sunshine when she was in a room, her positivity just radiated. She always had a ready hug and would champion you in your endeavors. I was blessed to have met this beautiful Lady.

Kevin Womack

February 3, 2021

I was introduced to Terri by Randy. Randy is like a big brother to me, so much so, that I followed him to TSU. When he told me that he had met Terri, he said that she was "the one". He introduced us and I can recall saying to myself "this is the sweetest and kindest sister that I have ever met". She was beautiful, both inside and out. It was my honor to be one of the groomsmen in their wedding. I knew that their union would be for a lifetime. My thoughts and prayers are with Randy and Terri's family and friends. She will always live in my heart and I know in everyone else's as well.

Paul Mathis

February 3, 2021

I met Terri through Randy, who I worked with at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. She always greeted everyone with such grace and joy whenever we met. Our most sincere condolences to Randy and all her family. She will be missed.

Nyra Cartwright-Davenport

February 3, 2021

So many memories flood my mind...all good. I remember being Terri's babysitter. She will always keep a special place in my heart. My sincere condolences to the family.

FROM THE FAMILY