On Wednesday, June 28, 2023, God entered his garden and picked another one of his perfect, precious flowers. Terrick James Louis Edward Randolph was born on December 20, 1976, to Beverly Joyce Lamb and James Arthur Randolph at Jefferson Davis Hospital of Houston, Texas.
Terrick attended school from kindergarten through high school in four school districts: H.I.S.D, Aldine, Alief, and North Forest. It was discovered that he was an “exceptionally gifted” student in his early years at Tidwell Elementary. The teachers were amazed to witness a first grader who read at a sixth to seventh grade level. Shortly after he graduated from elementary school, his mother enlisted him in the Gifted Program at Thomas Junior High School. He excelled in all of his studies and at the same time his artistic abilities began to become evident. Many of his teachers utilized his artistic talent for some of their school projects.
After his completion of high school, Terrick decided he wanted to join the military and joined the Navy. God enabled him to travel and visit the many foreign countries that he learned about in school. After almost three years, he came out of the Navy and returned to civilian life. One of his first decisions was to go to college, so he enrolled in the Art Institute of Houston, where he earned an associate degree in graphic design.
Terrick was introduced to Christ at the age of two when his late maternal grandmother, Odessa, would read bible stories and verses to him. He later started reading it to her. She helped him to pronounce some words. He was baptized at the age of about seven or eight years old at Mt. Rose Missionary B.C. under Pastor Burleson. As he grew to adulthood, he always attended church. He was raised from birth in the fear, knowledge, and admiration of the Lord, so no matter what road he traveled or whatever challenges life threw at him, his faith, hope, and trust in God never waivered. His mother always said that she asked God for him before he was formed and when He gave him to her, she in turn reverenced Him and eventually gave him back to God. So there’s no doubt that he was “returned to sender.”
Terrick leaves to mourn him: his mother and stepdad, Clyde and Beverly Collins; five children, Joshua, Jeremiah, and Jacob (Mother, Karla), and Aaliyah and Terrick “T.J.” (Mother, Regina); one maternal uncle, Louis Lamb; paternal aunt and uncle, Dorothy Bell and Paul Hicks; two maternal great aunts, Emma Lois Burns (Robert) and Evelyn Bell; along with many maternal and paternal cousins, and other relatives and friends, as well as associates. He will be sorely and truly loved and missed.