Reverend Tolbert Sawyer Randolph was born June 24, 1936 to the late Robert Felix Randolph and Mary Elizabeth Randolph in Rutherford County, Tennessee. Tolbert departed this earthly life on September 28, 2018 at St. Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro, TN.
Reverend Tolbert Randolph was preceded in death by his parents: Robert Felix Randolph and Mary Goodman Randolph; former wife, Ida Randolph; brothers: Felix Randolph, James Randolph, Robert Allen Randolph, Harold Randolph and Alvin Randolph; sister-in-law, Betty Randolph; brothers-in-law, Reverend Samuel M. Lyons, Dr. Willie Camp, Ray Whittaker and Willie L. Scott; niece, Reba Randolph; nephews; Gregory Randolph and great nephew, JT Randolph.
Reverend Tolbert Randolph’s memory will be entrusted to his loving and devoted wife, Deborah Brown Randolph; two bonus children sent to complete him as a father: Mia Rogers (her fiancé, Daryl Gibson) and Shawn (Liz) Brown; three sisters: Sally Lyons-Camp, Willie Sneed and Henrietta Sanders; five bonus grandchildren sent to complete his love as a grandfather: Quentin, Andre, and DeShawn Rogers and Brady and Madison Brown; sisters-in-law: Margaret Randolph, Gail Randolph, Vesta Whittaker, Pearline Whittaker, Patricia Garrett, Beulah Scott and Gail Whittaker; brothers-in-law: Reggie Sanders and Steve Whittaker; special in-laws from the past: Forrest Garrett, Fannie Randolph and Gwendolyn Randolph Kern; a special cousin, Norman (Ernestine) Mitchell and a myriad of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be Friday, October 5, 2018 at Smith Fork District Association Building, 2701 Halls Hill Pike, Murfreesboro, TN 37130. He will lie-in-state from 12 noon – 4PM, 4PM – 6PM will be family visitation, and 6pm – 8pm will be Pastor’s and Ministers Hour. Funeral Services will be Saturday, October 6, 2018 at First United Methodist Church, 265 W. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro, TN 37129. Public Viewing will be from 10am – 12 noon with funeral service to follow at 12 noon. Burial will be at Woodlawn Mausoleum, 660 Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN 37204 immediately following the service.
Repast will be at First Baptist Church, 738 E Castle St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Services have been entrusted to Rucker Memorial Chapel. (615)895-2200