Services for Deacon Leslie Randle were held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Guiding Light COGIC in Lexington, MS.
Deacon Leslie Randle
1929 ~ 2014
Deacon Leslie Randle was born on May 12, 1929, in Lexington, MS, to the late John and Sarah Randall. He attended the Mount Olive Public Schools. He dedicated his life to Christ at an early age and united with the fellowship at Sweet Canaan COGIC. While attending school, he was drafted into the United States Army and served in the Korean War. Later, he moved to Flint Michigan and was employed with General Motors, Fisher Body-South Unit and retired after thirty-two years. He married the late Mildred Smith Randle and to this union seven children were born.
After the death of Mildred, he later married Betty Tolbert Davis and moved to Cruger, MS and to this union three children were adopted. He reunited in fellowship to the Sweet Canaan COGIC and served there on the Deacon’s Board. Later, he united with the St. James Temple of Deliverance COGIC in Cruger, MS where he continued to serve faithfully as Deacon until his death.
Leslie enjoyed hunting, fishing, and raising and training dogs. On Saturday, July 12, 2014, God saw fit to call him home, while doing what he loved best-fishing.
During his lifetime, he was able to nurture and rear a fourth generation of children. He leaves to cherish his memories his lovely wife, who faithfully loved and cherished him throughout their years together, Betty Randle; his fifteen children: Robert (Mary) Randle; Gloris (Michael) Johnson; Jan (John) Moses; Lucinda (Paul) Richmond; Yvette Randle; John (Sherry) Randle; Ronnie (Anita) Abrams, all of Flint, MI; Patricia (Michael) Steele of Milpitas, CA; Margie (Kurt) Matthews, Salinas, CA; Betty Jo (Al) Jackson of Burlington, NJ; Kevin (Alicia) Davis of Orange, TX; Kandace Davis, Hampton, VA; Kelly Davis of Conyers, GA; Kandis Randle, Keianna Randle, and Kevin Randle, all of Cruger, MS; 35 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; one sister Hurley Thomas of Cruger, MS; and a host of nieces, nephews, special sons located in MS and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren Mildred LaDora Johnson and Michael Johnson, one sister, Versie Freeman, and one brother, John Wesley Saffold.