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OBITUARY

Edgar Wilfred Randall

September 26, 1957January 24, 2019

Edgar Wilfred Randall transitioned to Heaven on the morning of January 24, 2019, with his wife by his side.

He was born on September 26, 1957, in Williamsburg, VA, to the late Wilfred and Courtney Braxton Randall. He was educated in the York County School System, graduating from York High School in 1975. He furthered his education on a basketball scholarship at West Virginia State University (WVSU), where he also met the love of his life, Belinda. In 1979, he received his B.S. degree in Physical Education and Safety. He and Belinda were married the following year on June 28, 1980. While at WVSU, he garnered many honors, including Academic All-American, all W.V.I.A.C, Mr. West Virginia State, and Outstanding Senior Athlete. Upon completion of his career at State, he was selected to play in the Southern California Pro Summer League, sponsored by the NBA, as a free agent. In 1998, he was inducted into the West Virginia State “W” Club Hall of Fame. He also received a lifetime achievement award from the Peninsula Sports Club in 2018.

He returned to his Alma Mater and took the helm as the Director of Intramurals after pursuing his dream of professional basketball. Over the next 13 years, Randall would hold several positions in the Athletics Department, including Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach, Interim Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Assistant Golf Coach, Sports Information Director, and Assistant to the Athletic Director. He also faithfully and proudly served in the United States Army Reserve, retiring as a Captain.

In 1993, his dad suffered a stroke, and Randall moved his family to Williamsburg so he could care for him. He was employed by Williamsburg Christian Academy (WCA) in 1994 as a teacher, coach, and athletic director. In 2004, Randall left WCA and accepted a teaching position with Williamsburg James City County (WJCC) Public Schools at Toano Middle School. He would later move to Warhill High School, and his most recent post was at Lois Hornsby Middle School.

Since his return to the Williamsburg area, he has served as an Area Director for the Boo Williams Summer League AAU Basketball Program, an Assistant Basketball Coach at Bruton High School (winning a State Championship in 2000), Head Basketball Coach at Toano Middle School, and Head Basketball Coach at Hornsby Middle School. He has also served as the Golf Coach at Warhill High School. Overall, Randall taught, mentored, and coached for over 38 years, impacting the lives of thousands of students.

Coach Randall, as he was affectionately known to many, was also very active in the community. He was a Deacon, Men’s Ministry Leader, and Men’s Chorus Director at New Zion Baptist Church in Williamsburg, VA. He was an active member of the WVSU Greater Williamsburg Alumni Chapter and Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship, Inc. He shared his basketball knowledge with hundreds of young people through his Flying Eagles Basketball Camp, which he ran for 26 consecutive years. When he was not at school, a gym, or church, you would likely find him either on the golf course or on a Warhill Baseball field umpiring (which he faithfully did for nearly 25 years). He also found great joy in traveling with his wife to support their sons who competed in stadiums and arenas all over the country.

He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved bride and best friend of 38 years - Belinda Fulton Randall, two sons - Brandon (Monique) and Bryan (Amber), one sister – Raynaide Carson Randall (Sam), three granddaughters – Amari, Ayla, and Ambryell, one grandson – Isaiah, one grandbaby with an expected arrival of August 2019, a Goddaughter – Kai Howard, a special Mom-in-Christ – Doris Rainey, and an army of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

  • FAMILY

  • He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved bride and best friend of 38 years - Belinda Fulton Randall, two sons - Brandon (Monique) and Bryan (Amber), one sister – Raynaide Carson Randall (Sam), three granddaughters – Amari, Ayla, and Ambryell, one grandson – Isaiah, one grandbaby with an expected arrival of August 2019, a Goddaughter – Kai Howard, a special Mom-in-Christ – Doris Rainey, and an army of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 31, 2019

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 1, 2019

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, February 1, 2019

Memories

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Betty Bates

March 5, 2019

My Dearest Alpha Delta (🅰️🔺) Soror Belinda: My Love, thoughts, prayers and heart-felt condolences go out to you -and- your entire Randall Family! Thank you for sharing Coach "Egg"/
Randall and generosity with your church, schools, community and WVSU families! RIH Coach🙏🙏
Keeping the Faith, 🅰️🔺Soror Betty B,,ERDE, '72💟

Kim Holland

February 8, 2019

I am heartsick to learn of Edgar’s passing. He was an exemplary person in every way. Such a kind man.

Chester & Dia Willis

February 6, 2019

Belinda and family, We extend our sincerest condolences to you and your family. You all are in our continued thoughts and prayers. We had the joyous opportunity to share in Glorious Worship with you as you Praised God for Edgar (Egg) during his Homegoing Celebration! We didn't get the chance to speak to you in person, however we pray that as you trust in God for strength and guidance through this difficult time, you will also find comfort and peace in knowing that Egg rests in the arms of Jesus. Much love to you always, Belinda and family.

Iris Jimmerson

February 3, 2019

I remember. when Edgar stood beside his mom, Courtney while she cashiered at Frederick Douglass Elementary School( Now The Griffin Yates Bldg).He was tall , lean & very nice.We use to.play with him at recess.I also enjoyed his drumming as we sang with The U F Choir at New Zion.He was A very nice young man .Blessings to the family

Connie Judkins

February 2, 2019

My prayers, condolences and thoughts are extended to the family. Edgar and I go back to Wee Wisdom. He was always wearing a smile and as we got older showing God's love. He will truly be missed but is with us in spirit.

Anna Wenger

February 1, 2019

Edgar was a grade behind me in school, but we were in band together before high school. In later years our children were fortunate enough to have him as a teacher and a coach. Such a godly man and a wonderful example for Gray and Perry "Coach" was for them. Hugs and prayers for sweet Belinda and the rest of the family. We will miss Coach and are blessed to have known him. Joe and Anna Wenger.

Mary Myers

February 1, 2019

My condolences to Belinda, the boys, and grandchildren. I am praying for your comfort. I will always cherish the early years being a freshman at WVSCU with Belinda and with being GphiG princess. I want to thank God for allowing me to witness the love story of Egg and Belinda. ((((Hugs)))) Candi

Keith Tyler

February 1, 2019

For me to live is Christ, and to doe is gain. But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit for my labor; yet what shall I choose I cannot tell. Edgar was a servant and he had a heart of giving and serving others. He loved God and his family and he was a great witness for Jesus Christ. He will, be truly missed by all those he touch with his outgoing personality. He ran well and now has recieved his crown.

Alexandra Caine

February 1, 2019

I am sorry I was unable to attend coach Randall's service I am in class all day and had a huge test I couldn't miss. But I do want you all to know what an impact coach made in my life. I was a troubled student I had an attitude like no other and could be extremely defiant however coach was always patient with me he always showed me that I mattered even on my bad days. He was the kind of teacher that didn't do it for the paycheck he did it for the kids he did it for the impact that we needed in our lives to set us on the right path and to show us that we could make a difference. And for that I will always be grateful. Your family will continue to be in my prayers. I am truly sorry for your loss.

Archie Talley

February 1, 2019

Edgar, you have done so much for so many for so long and your wonderful blessings to others will last forever because they will be passed down from generation to generation and I know that makes you smile... Egg, you have made a real difference by taking care of people my friend and now you are walking with the Lord and he will take care of you as you have done for so many! I love you buddy! Archie Talley

FROM THE FAMILY