Jeffery Robert Randall, age 44, passed away in his sleep Monday morning, February 20, 2012. Born August 4, 1967 to parents Cathy and Robert Randall in Lincoln. Jeff was blessed in many ways including his ability to light-up any room he walked into, to make life-long friends and to be a friend to anyone in need. Jeff's greatest passions were friends, art, music, and reading, riding his bicycle and living life to the fullest. Jeff was a visionary artist with a talent that very few artists possess. As a child Jeff and his brother Todd loved to draw. As Jeff grew-up his work became more complex with rainbows of color, abstract shapes and hidden meanings. As an "untrained" artist Jeff's art came directly from his soul. Each work Jeff created was a composition based upon what and how he felt as Jeff lived in the moment. Completion of a piece could take days, weeks or years.
Jeff was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mildred "Mili" Baker and his grandfather, Hal E. Barger who passed 16 hours prior to Jeff. Jeff is survived by his mother, Cathy Randall and fiance, Alan Nealy; his father, Robert D. Randall, and wife Tammy; his brother, Todd Randall and wife, Theresa and their son, Benjamin; grandparents, grandmother, Wanda Barger and grandfather, Don E. Baker and wife, Glenda; aunts and uncles, Jerry and Cathy Barger and son Cody, Gary and Kathy Barger. Jeff loved all those above with all his heart. Jeff's dear friend Amanda is in all of our thoughts.
Jeff's celebration of life for his closest friends and those who loved him will be 1 p.m. through 4 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2012 at the LUX Center for the Arts in University Place. This event will coincide with an exhibition of some of Jeff's artwork at the LUX beginning on "First Friday Art Walk," March 2, 2012 running through April 28, 2012. People interested in viewing Jeff's art are encouraged to do so during the LUX Center for the Arts regular hours. Paul Marshal, a long time friend of Jeff's and owner of Mo Java Cafe and Roasting Company invites friends attending Jeff's celebration to stop in as room at the LUX Center for the Arts is limited. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Jeff R. Randall Memorial, c/o Bank of the West, 5225 'O' St. Lincoln, NE 68510. Condolences to Aspen Funeral and Cremation Services, www.aspenaftercare.com
Jeffery, our beloved son, brother and friend, may the wind always be at your back.