Deacon Randolph Colee Snead, Sr. 81, peacefully transitioned into eternal rest on Monday, March 22, 2021 at home in Chesapeake, Virginia. Randolph, affectionately known as “Randy” by family and close friends, was the eldest of eight children born to the late Lyman G. and Mable B. Snead. He was born on December 8, 1939 in Chesapeake/Norfolk County.
Randy was predeceased by his parents and five of his siblings, Lyman G. “June” Snead Jr.; Harry L. Snead; Joyce M. Hill; Ernest “Ernie” Snead; and Robert Nichols. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Rev. Wanza Mae Snead; his children, Tamra Webster (Sylvester), Randolph C. Snead Jr., Eldrena Williams, Rev. Oulaniece Saunders, and Reginald McDaniel; his siblings Janette “Jin” Snead, Donald Snead (Barbara) and Phyllis Foreman (Rev. Michael); grandchildren Monique Hardy, Kevin Upshur and Alvin Saunders Jr.; and great grandchildren Myanna Hardy and Karma Upshur. He also leaves his cherished extended family, sisters-in-love, Pastor Sarah Grant, Essie Snead and Rozeena Nichols and brothers-in-love, Rev. David McDaniel (Peggy), Rev. James McDaniel (Patricia) and Robert McDaniel (Linda) along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and devoted childhood friends, Lucille Harper and Cecilia Cuffee and many others.