Lorenz “Randy” Youngblood

Published 2:10 pm Friday, March 11, 2022

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away” (Revelation 21:4).

Bro. Lorenz “Randy” Youngblood was born Feb. 2, 1960, to the late Clyde Youngblood Sr. and Pearlie Mae Weary Youngblood in Bogalusa. He was the 14th child born of 17 children. He departed this life March 2, 2022, in Angie, at the age of 62 years old.

Randy united with the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Dexter at an early age.

Randy was a very kind and loving person and was a great help to many that needed him. Randy took pride in whatever task or job you needed or asked him to do. Randy worked as a logger for many years and could do just about anything. His last job was landscaping and he talked about it all the time and how he really enjoyed it.

After his sister Pearlie Jean passed away, his sister Doris along with D.D. stepped in to look after him to make sure that he would be taken care of. When Randy needed something, he always counted on D.D. to make it happen “as he would always tell her you are over me” and for that he always told her that he loved her when he called and whenever he was in her presence before leaving. Randy always thanked D.D. for taking care of him and giving him a place to live, a place that he could call his own. Although D.D. gave him a place to live, he had a few placed that he could go and stay when he didn’t stay at his place of residence and was welcomed. Randy was loved by many, especially his family as well as D.D. and her family. Randy loved and cared for people, especially the ones that were in his circle — “his boys,” and you know who you are.

Randy was a father figure to his nieces and nephews, and he loved them dearly.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his daughter, Kiandra “KeKe” (Brandon Hicks) Blackwell of Hammond; two grandchildren, Raelynn D. Blackwell and Brooklyn B. Hicks; four sisters, Doris (William) Dillon and Mae Von Dexter of Angie; Ola Mae Youngblood and Jerrie Youngblood of Bogalusa; three brothers, Evon Youngblood, Alicee Youngblood and Ray Charles Youngblood, all of Angie; a special friend, Candy Stringer; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Youngblood Sr. and Pearlie Mae Weary-Youngblood; four sisters and three brothers.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, March 12, at 11 a.m. at the Cook-Richmond Funeral Home chapel in Bogalusa, with the Rev. Reginald Russell officiating.

Cook-Richmond Funeral Home of Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements.