Randy Faison
  • 51 years old
  • Date of birth: May 2, 1962
  • Place of birth:
    Southhampton County, Virginia, United States
  • Date of passing: Apr 24, 2014
Because we loved, laughed and lived with Randy. We can continue to smile when we think of the great memories. His spirit will live on!!
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Randy Faison, 51, born on May 2, 1962 and passed away on April 24, 2014. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Linda Johnson on 24th April 2017

"Hey there Big Ran, it's been 3 years since your body left us but let me tell you, your laughter and memory is still here with us.  I know you are smiling down on us and rejoicing and laughing with the friends and family that have joined you in Heaven.  First, thing I heard when I turned on Pandora Radio this morning was One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey, it touched my heart because I know One Sweet Day we will be together once again.

Every now and then I hear you call my name and I answer like you are there LOL.  Every chance I get I throw you up on the book so folks can remember the Mayor of Hollis!!!  Love ya big guy, wishing I could hear your voice and laughter one more time!!!!  Love ya

Your little sister"

This tribute was added by Tia Johnson on 24th April 2017

"I can't believe it's been 3 years already. I truly hope heaven is having as many laughs with you as I did. Love you always unc Tia!"

This tribute was added by Linda Johnson on 24th April 2016

"Happy 2nd Anniversary in Heaven big brother.  It's still so hard to believe you are gone.  I wish I can hear that laughter again and that humming that drove me nuts.  You are so missed by your family.  Much love until we see each other again.  RIP"

This tribute was added by Linda Johnson on 1st October 2015

"Hey there big brother.  Haven't been here in.a while.  Been missing you.  I hear you call my name so clearly sometimes.  You been on my mind a lot lately.  You missed a lot fun at the past events although I know you were there in spirit.  You are gone but my brother we carry you with us everyday.  Love and miss you dearly.  And by the way can you stop playing with my damn kitchen light lol."

This tribute was added by Linda Johnson on 20th July 2014

"Yo dude what's up, its almost 3 months and it feels like you are gone forever, you are so truly missed.  Its hard going home and not opening your room door to see you laying there.  Or us meeting outside early in the morning to sit and have a smoke and just chat.  You was missed at Darryl's cookout.  I love you man and think of you constantly.  You will never be forgotten much love Ran."

This tribute was added by Crystal Smith on 20th May 2014

"Randy we doing to do it big in your honor every year. You started something and now we will finish it. You did leave your legacy. Thank you . Love you."

This tribute was added by Crystal Campbell on 19th May 2014

"All  I know is I miss (°-°)......... You"

This tribute was added by Linda Johnson on 19th May 2014

"Good morning Ran, Just want to stop by and say whats up. Dude this is still so unbelievable.  Still have not grasp the concept that you are gone.  This week will be a month and it just seem like yesterday I heard the news.  It hurts when I look at the pictures.  The tears come automatically without warning.  It so hard to type this right now as the tears fall like burning fire down my face.  Oh the hurt I feel right now.  I hear your voice constantly.  What hurts even more I realized I did not even get to see you this year which hurts even more.  I know we all have to face losing someone sooner or later, but man did not even expect you would leave us this soon, I just knew we would be still cutting up in our 70's,  I love you big brother and I will never accept that you left us.  I heard Michael Jackson song yesterday You are not alone and I felt that was from you as you are not alone either.   I thought I would be so many more tributes here but I understand it is so hard losing you for so many.  You touched a lot of people while you were here.  Man if you could of seen your home going it  was so awesome!!!.  We celebrated your birthday too Randy style lol.  We are planning on continuing yours and others with a reunion/memorial every year around your birthday, just for you!!!!!!.  I found one of your jackets at my house that you gave me and I laughed because of where it was, I said you would of said look Lynn look where you have it see that is why I don't give you shit.   I laughed cause that is you.  You left us a lot of memories and we imitate you constantly.  Ran I don't know where you are or where you went but I hope you are okay because I am not, I feel incomplete without you here because you complete the family puzzle.  I am laughing now because guess what you are all over Facebook, I heard you that night Lynn make sure this shit don't go on Facebook y'all put everything on Facebook.  Well on this occasion that is how the word got out about you.  You were not only my brother but my best friend too.  I love you Ran.  Madea"

This tribute was added by Anna Flood on 15th May 2014

"Hey big brother I know it's taken me a minute to talk to you and leave this tribute to you but it's been very hard on me to do this that means it's all so real that you are gone I'm still trying to wrap my feelings around the reality that you're not here as I sit on my terrace relaxing watching the plane's go by I say to myself there goes my brother checking in on the family making sure everyone is fine when you left you took a part of me with you  I will always and forever remember your big beautiful smile and your warm heart you are my brother by another mother I will always love and cherish you my heart hurts sooo much and my eyes are tearing as I type this tribute 35+ years I love you with all my heart SIP my brother save a spot for me GONE To SOON"

This tribute was added by valenciamakel makel on 13th May 2014

"Eventhough I haven't spoken to you in years. The times I spent with you were memorable. I explain to your neice ( Billie) that you were the light of the party. Eventhough you haven't seen her since she was a baby. I explain to her and shown her pictures of you and the fun person you were. You will be missed. My prayers are with the family.


This tribute was added by Tia Johnson on 5th May 2014

"Well what to say???? It took a while to grasp the concept that you are no longer on this earthly realm with us in the flesh but your spirit still lives in each of us. I was bothered I was unable to be there as your body was laid to rest but I'm sure you know my mind was there the entire time. I will always remember your laughter, that growl, and how big and scary my uncle Randy appeared when I was a little girl. May you rest in eternal peace until we meet again. Love you forever and always!"

This tribute was added by C Holmes on 5th May 2014

"May the Lord continually hold the Faison Family in his gentle arms during this time of bereavement.  Randy is a gentle giant and will always be remembered with love and affection from all he met.  Only our savior knows the time and the place when we must leave this earth. I trust and believe God in all he does. Only he knows..... Blessings, grace and peace to all."

This tribute was added by Gia Newton on 4th May 2014

"My dearest Randy,
You were such a special friend to me. You were just a big sweet Teddy Bear! When I was  with you I always felt loved and protected. You made sure I made it safely to the bus stop as we rode that early 5:35 am bus together everyday. We always greeted each other with a big hug and a kiss on the cheek and did the same when you got off the bus. We have so many memories that I will cherish. I can't forget the time we went to see Stephanie Mills and The Whispers. You were so excited to meet her and even took a picture with her! You were smiling from ear to ear!! I will also never forget when you came to church with me on New Years Eve for Watch Night Service. You were so emotional that night. You said to me " I don't know why I'm crying". I knew that God was working on you that night. Soon after you started working for the Teamsters Union. I was so happy and proud of you!! I always wanted the best for you and tried to keep you encouraged. You did the same for me. I will miss hearing your voice but will find comfort in knowing you are in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ.


This tribute was added by Autumn Torres on 1st May 2014

"Linda i have a poem i would like to share with you....

A message from Heaven ...
I know your heart is broken now that I am gone,
However it is within you my spirit will live on!

I left you my love but took a piece of your heart,
Tying us together even though we are apart!

Be strong laugh often but know it is OK to cry,
Try to understand this is not a permanent good-bye

I am at peace, as life's journey is not the end,
I hope you find comfort and belief in the message I send!

Bliss and serenity consumes me in a garden i now rest,
This journey is the greatest gift and proves we are blessed!

Such a peaceful sanctuary i have come to and will now lay,
Feel me from a distance as I wait for us to reunite again someday!

I love you Linda. This is special and just for you and your loved ones. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May god bless you and your family and give the strength to get through this."

This tribute was added by Sylvia Marcano on 1st May 2014

"Words Can't Express My Sadness, May The Comfort Of God Be With "The Faison Family Through This Difficult Time ". To A Man Who Live  Life To The Fullest."

This tribute was added by Velma James on 1st May 2014

"Blessings to the Whole Family! Much Love & Peace to you RANDY!!!"

This tribute was added by Linda Johnson on 1st May 2014

"Hey Ran, it is now after midnight and I am completing your DVD, I know you are going to like it. But its got me saying like WTF I am not supposed to be doing this now.  It is so overwhelming to watch, I am trying to find every avenue I can to know that your last day you was in good spirits.  I heard you were in great spirits and excited that your staples were out.  I spoke to some one an hour before you left and they said you were just fine.  I am still trying wrap my head around your last hour here with us and I am coming to peace with you leaving because I heard you were being just you.  This is so so hard right now and I know we will all get passed this but as you are the first one to leave us it is the hardest cause you were the life of the party.  Tell the family that are there with you I said hello and I love them all."

This tribute was added by jeanette johnson on 30th April 2014

"To the Faison Family,my heart goes out to you all  wish I can be there with you guys ......may his smile shine on....."

This tribute was added by Elaine Williams on 29th April 2014

"Im Still in Shock  Randy Faison u Will Be Miss Never Forgotten I Will Always Cherish Our Birthdays Yes We Party Like Rock Stars 198st And 201st U Would Say Im Older Then u Laine -Bo And I Would Say Yes 1yr 8Days I Have So Many Good Memories To Smile About And Even Laugh At Times But At This Moment  My Heart Aches Father God Give The Faison  Family Strength In Their Time Of Pain And Sorrow In Jesus Name I Pray"

This tribute was added by David Gaines on 29th April 2014

"Will Miss You Randy, You Was Always Bigger Then Life! R.I.P My Brother!"

This tribute was added by Tracey Futrell on 29th April 2014


This tribute was added by Lisa Simmons on 29th April 2014

"It's not often that I am at a loss for words; and I have no words that will express my feelings; only feelings that I am unable to express in words....here is a flower from me to you Randy...you have slept away, something that we all must do....save a spot for me....meanwhile I will continue to cover your mom, dad, sisters, brothers, and entire family with prayers of comfort, because I know how their heart must ache from losing you...but I know that you will always be around as a guardian angel. R.i.P brother."

This tribute was added by Janet Richards on 29th April 2014

"My condolences to the faison family. Randy i will always remember your smile......i just saw you 2 months ago in the store on 195st it has been a minute since we saw each other....here you go"who that janet" we hugged each other as we left saying we'll catch up when the weather got warmer! Damn i wll always remember you RANDY you were one cool guy from way back. RIP my Friend."

This tribute was added by cynthia peeples on 29th April 2014

          GOD BLESS YOU RANDY....
                            LULA JEAN!!"

This tribute was added by Drucilla Jackson on 29th April 2014

"You'll be missed, Uncle Randy. I'll never forget how you always made me laugh or how early one morning at the end of a long Labor Day weekend bash, you see me and go, "Dru! Where the pig feet at?!" It's a moment that will forever be funny to me because it was like 10am and the first thing you said to me wasn't "good morning," but "where's the pig feet." Such a classic. And I like that it's the first thing I think of when I think of you because it makes me smile. I'll miss you so much and may you rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Pamala Daniels on 29th April 2014

"Don't have much to say but Randy will be missed. When we met he was such a gentleman and made me feel at home when I visited NY. And I will always remember that about him. My condolences to the Faison Family sleep on friend and tell my sister I miss her still."

This tribute was added by cynthia peeples on 29th April 2014

              MY BIG TEDDYBEAR!!!
                LOVE YOU CUZIN RANDY!!!
                  CYNTHIA (a.K.a) FATTY..."

This tribute was added by Tammy Jackson on 29th April 2014

"My heart goes out the Faison family, Randy was a great guy with a big heart and a smile for you.  When I first meet him, he treated me like family from the jump.  My kids loved him and they will miss him. Much love from me, Drucilla and Dominic."

This tribute was added by Tina Britt on 29th April 2014

"I wish i could have gotten to know you better. Though, i know that if you were anything like Cuzzin Linda you were AWESOME....I will never forget the one time I did get to see you...Even though you had never seen me before, I was still FAMILY and CUZZIN to you...You will be missed! I will always remember your smile!"

This tribute was added by Crystal Smith on 29th April 2014

"Hey when you get there man tell Mom, Dad, and Bro I said hello!! Now you can tell them how Carpenter Avenue changed from back in the day. You can tell dad about how the Dead End looks now too. He wanted to get back there and couldn't. Give them the same tour mentally you gave me when you showed me all the changes in the neighborhood . Thanks again."

This tribute was added by Antonio Leite Sr. on 28th April 2014

"I never had a real Brother until I met Big Randy, May the Peace and Blessing of God be upon Him. He will be forever missed but not forgotten.   1 LOVE                T Lite"

This tribute was added by Phyllis Follins on 28th April 2014


This tribute was added by DouglasR Reams on 28th April 2014

"To Big brother Randy,, Big RANDY I still can't believe you're gone I known you about 35 years when we all used to hang out in Jamaica Park. You were one of the most kindest, gentlest,man I have a known you know my life.Every single time I used to see you in the street we always embrace a very strong hug and a handshake I will always remember your smile and your dignity now you're up there with the rest of the angels that have left us way before there time. You will always be remembered rest in peace now my brother we miss you."

This tribute was added by Phyllis Follins on 28th April 2014

"To my Brother;
I'm really sadden by your lost. You were truly a big brother to my entire family. You were a great brother to my husband (Butter) and I know if he can, he will be there to open the gate for you and welcome you home. We will truly miss you but we will have so many memories to remember for a lifetime. That alone makes me smile and say "My Brother May You Sleep In Peace and let my husband know we are all okay. Till the time we get to see each other again I say I Love You Brother Ran.

To the Family you have my deepest condolence.

One Love For Life."

This tribute was added by Miriam Frost on 28th April 2014

"BiG Randy resting with the angels. I know you are still smiling big. God blessed us all with you."

This tribute was added by Romine Branch on 28th April 2014

"RIP to my brother. Randy came into my life in 1999 when I found my oldest brother, Louis. He embraced me as his little sister. His smile was infectious. I will miss you. Take your rest, Big Ran. Love you always, your little sis, Patricia."

This tribute was added by Denise Ward on 28th April 2014

"My big brother from another mother, I will always remember what I was doing and where I was when I got the news that you were called home to your heavenly resting place. Though I am sadden by your departure, I count it a privilege to have developed a friendship with you for over the past 33 years. You shared your laughter and your love with the world. You looked out and took care of many, no one could ever be around you and be down in the dumps, The Mayor was not having it. :)

You gave the very best of you and for that reason and so many other reasons you are loved by all you came across your path. I can not begin to explain the void you left behind, but know that you will be dearly missed and remembered. Thank you for your kindness, generosity, and friendship.

I gain hope knowing that you are with God and that we will see you again in heaven one day. Until we all meet on the glorious day rest and enjoy the presence of God.

Your sister and friend Nisey

P.S. Shauny sends her love :)"

This tribute was added by Linda Johnson on 28th April 2014

"To my big brother Randy, oh the pain I felt when I heard the news.  The air was sucked from my lungs, I could not breathe, I could not think, I did not know what to do.  My world went spending out of control, I pulled over to the side of the road to process the news, then through blinding tears I made it home, where the flood gates just opened.  I wanted to know if you were okay, if you were scared, where did you go.  It's just too much to bear the thought of you being gone.  Oh the pain, but the memories will give me laughter for the rest of my life.  Its going to be very strange for a while because I am expecting you to be around but in my heart I know you are there, you will find a way to show me.  I love you Randy and I am glad I got to tell you that before you left.  Rest easy....."

This tribute was added by Crystal Smith on 28th April 2014

"I light a candle for Faison and it will keep his smile alive in my heart!"

This tribute was added by Crystal Smith on 28th April 2014

"To the Faison Family. Just know that Randy left a lasting impression on everyone he was in contact with daily. He was one of those people that people will always remember. The stories will be there to keep his memory alive. Thank you for sharing Randy with me personally. He was a special friend to me. I loved him very much. He will always have a special place in my heart.May God continue to comfort you daily while you try to come to grips with this transition Randy is going through now from a life here on earth to the heavenly realm."

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