Janice Faye (Blankenship) Randall

Published 12:24 pm Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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Janice Faye (Blankenship) Randall, a longtime resident of the Marengo County area, died on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 at her home in Demopolis.

Born in Birmingham, Alabama on Sept. 24, 1937 (aged 82 years), Janice completed high school and married, then worked for Sears & Roebuck before purchasing a dry-cleaning company with her husband that became a family venture as their sons grew.

“Granny” Randall is preceded in death by her sweet parents, William Clyde Blankenship and Vivian Irene (Speegle);, siblings, Evelyn (Blankenship) Pearson and Bill “Picki” Blankenship; and husband, Clarence “Doc” Randall. She is also preceded in death by her longtime friend and schoolmate, Margaret (Henson) Kaiser.

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Janice is survived by her devoted sons, Steven Clarence (Leslie) and David Gordon (Ellen); beloved grandchildren, Adam (Ariel), Stephanie (David), Jared, Tyler (Caoimhe), John David and Ellie; and cherished great-grandchildren, Aiden, Austin, Demelza, Andrew, Finley, and Liam. She is also survived by her beloved longtime friend and schoolmate, Joyce Baty, and loyal extended family Mary Jane Wedgeworth and Donna Barham.

Janice led a simple life, loved her sons, and enjoyed visiting historical sites, houses, and cemeteries, shopping, comfortable clothes, and good food. Bystanders rarely escaped being shown photographs or being told stories about her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as “Granny” believed her progeny was the smartest, most talented, and best-looking grandchildren and great-grandchildren the world had ever seen. Janice was blessed beyond measure with the friendships of Margaret and Joyce that lasted from childhood. She was passionate about history, genealogy research, reading, and Alabama football (Roll Tide!). Her sense of humor and spirit will leave a void within all those who loved her.

In keeping with Janice’s wishes, no funeral services will be held. Instead, her ashes will be spread by her family at a later date.