Randi Bernice Robinson-Toomer
Randi Bernice Robinson-Toomer, age 30, of New Castle, DE, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 5, 2011.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, on August 22, 1981, Randi was a truly beautiful baby who, at the age of eight months, was named Miss Black Venus. A very talented youngster as well, she studied performing arts at the Brenda Lee Academy in Philadelphia, where she excelled in ballet, modern dance, and tap. She sang gospel music for a time on WURD in Philadelphia accompanied by the late Bobby Peterson and continued to play both organ and drums throughout her life. She was especially admired for her beauty and perfect sense of style.
Randi was educated at Cardinal OHara and Blessed Catherine Drexel Schools and was a standout basketball star at Media Friends High School. She was also a champion sprinter in both junior high school and high school. After moving to Delaware with her family in 1997, she attended William Penn High School, where she graduated in 1999. She would go on to pursue a career in criminal justice.
Randi devoted her life to the love, praise, and service of the Lord. A giving and compassionate person, she actively supported many human rights causes and was committed to social justice for all people. She will be sadly missed by the many, many people who loved her.
She was preceded in death her father, Deacon Anthony Nathaniel Toomer, who adopted and raised her, and by a brother, Jerome Jabril Ballard, Jr. She is survived by her loving and devoted mother, Helena Duckii Robinson Toomer; father, Gregory Robinson, Sr; brothers, Gregory Lee Robinson, Jr., Paige Robinson, Darrin Robinson, Gregory Robinson III, Donald Robinson, and Nathaniel Person; sisters, Nadine Toomer-Snow and Naomi Howie; aunts, Mrs. Joyce A. Truitt and Mrs. Doris Hagins; extended family of godparents, Frank Potter, Jennie Guy, Mother Vera Brooker, Sr., Valerie Burton, Adele Newsom, Roberta Harthorn, Pastor Lawrence Irving, Sr., Mother Martha Irving, and Mother Gladys S. Mathis, Sr.; special adopted aunts, Judy Smith Hughes (aka Judge Judy), Theresa Chubby Ferguson, Julia Potter, and Jean Harvey Thomas, Sr (former legislative administrator to the late Sen. Hardy Williams, Sr. of Pennsylvania); a host of aunts, uncles, special friends, and extended family; and her church famly from the Evangelistic Temple of the Truth whom she loved dearly.
A funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Friday, November 11, 2011, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where visitation will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.