Randall Lawrence Miller
Randall (Randy) Lawrence Miller, born in Houston, Texas on May 23, 1957 passed from this earth, April 21, 2017.
Randy is preceded in death by: Father - Fred Miller, Mother - Bessie Irene Proctor, and Brother – Thomas Proctor.
Randy is survived by Loving Spouse of twenty-nine years – Patsy “Jeanice” Miller, Son, Daughter-In-Law and Granddaughters – Billy, Amanda, Rose and Pearl Miller, Daughter and Grandson – Raisa and Xavier Vega, Sister and Brother-In-Law - Beverly and Temple McClain, Brother and Sister-In-Law - Paul and Sandra Bundick, Sister and Brother-In-Law - Tracy and Ted Wusterhausen, and numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, “Adopted” Nieces and Nephews, Best Friends and other Family Members.
Randy was a man who truly loved his family to the last day of his life. He was a person who when you met him, you generally did not forget. He was a “People Person” w/Personality Plus, otherwise known as “A Character”.
He served as a Deacon at Abundant Life Church – Galveston, Texas, the church he attended for the past thirty years and loved sharing Christ. One of his favorite scriptures was “Oh taste and see that the Lord is good … Psalm 34:8”. He would say when he was sharing the Word he could “Taste it”, and he shared that Word to the last day of his life.
The last 5 years of Randy’s life were a trial by fire. An infection after a heart surgery in 2012, led to multiple hospitalizations and surgeries, and Randy ultimately became a dialysis patient in 2015. He was a true soldier but his body finally succumbed to death and although not a perfect man, in death, he has attained that state of perfection he so longed for and preached about, on Easter Sunday, 5 days before his demise.
Until his illness, Randy sold cars at Flowers Motor Company and Ron Carter Autoland. He loved to sell cars and would joke about his wife telling him to “Have fun today” as he would leave for work, because work was fun to him.
It was not unusual to go to the mall, a restaurant, for a walk, wherever people were, and see someone there who knew him.
Randy was comfortable speaking with the beggar on the street or the millionaire sitting across the desk from him and he loved them all the same.
One of his favorite selling techniques was climbing into the car trunk to demonstrate how big the trunk was. He endeared himself to all and truly loved people.
He also loved to make people laugh. His close friends all know the song he and a friend wrote “I Found A Hair In My Tomato Soup”, learned by Randy serenading them.
The stories could go on and on...
The family would like to thank Randy’s doctors, Dr. Niraj Choudhary, Dr. Maaz Abbasi, and Dr. Abdul Abdellatif for their wonderful care during Randy’s illness. Special thanks to Donna Good, Dialysis Nurse and Pamela Scott, Premium Care Home Dialysis, for all their hard work and special care.
Guests are invited to share in the 5-7 p.m. Celebration of Life Services for Randy on Friday, April 28th, 2017 at Abundant Life Church, 5801 Ave. S, Galveston, TX 77551. Funeral Services will follow at Abundant Life at 11am, Saturday April 29, 2017.
We little knew that morning,
God was going
to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone,
For part of us went with you,
the day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide
And though we cannot see you,
You are always by our side.
Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again.
No Farewell words were spoken,
no time to say goodbye,
you were gone before we knew it,
and only God knows why.