Emma Jean Randall was born July 12, 1947 in Hampton, Arkansas. She was the daughter of the late Sambo and Lillie Cook Randall.
She was a member of Church Of God In Christ in Hampton and was a 1967 graduate of Hampton High School.
Emma was a resident at Courtyard Gardens Health and Rehabilitation Center, Arkadelphia. Although she only became an artist about a year ago, she couldn't remember a time when she didn't want to be an artist or draw. Emma was very humble and modest about her artistic ability. Many were surprised to find out that she could paint such beautiful pictures. Ms. Randall was very proud of her work and hoped to one day be remembered for her artwork.
Emma was steadfast in believing that everyone should take good care of children and older adults because there was so much to be learned from both. Emma's other hobbies include daily bible lessons, watching television and working word puzzles. When asked what art meant to her, she answered. "Art class gives one a reason to get out of bed. My paintings give me a personal joy I have never had before".
Emma received her blessing of immortality on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at Mercy Health Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas with her family by her side.
During all of her sixty-five seasons of life she made friends across race, gender, faith and creed; she freely offered wise counsel, gave generously to those in need and inspired everyone who crossed her path.
Emma leaves her memories with her daughter, Brenda Randall of Hampton; her three grandchildren, Quentin Harris, Kymori Bennan and Kytiori Randall, all of Hampton; one brother, Ed Randall of Little Rock and Ruthie (James) Blueford of Hampton.
Family, as well as friends, will miss her sense of humor, smile and love, but will never forget her spirit and compassion.
Although Emma lived what some may call a short life, those who were touched by her understood that the quality of her existence far exceeded the quantity of time many of us spent with her.
Ms. Randall will lie in repose at Williams Funeral Home in Camden on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 pm. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Home going services for Ms. Randall will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Hampton where Bishop John Daniel is the pastor. Bishop Chester Thompson, pastor of Zion Hill Baptist Church, Camden will be the celebrant.
The committal service and final resting place will be at St. Paul Cemetery in Hampton.