Mickey A. Randel

Mickey Randel, 68, of Bryan, passed away at the Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility in Bryan. Private family services were held.

Mickey was born November 11, 1943 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to William Martin and Laverne Mary Webb Martin. She earned her PhD as a U.S. Airforce wife and later moved to Bryan in 2005.

Survivors include her husband, Gene Randel; sons, Martin Randel, of Bryan, Texas, Mark Randel, of Richardson, Texas; sister, Pat Cherry, of Winding, Georgia; and son-in-law, Gary Randel, of Dallas, Texas.

The family will be forever indebted to Hospice Brazos Valley for their love and support of Mickey and her family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th Street, Bryan, TX 77803.

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then someone at my side says: “There, she is gone!”

“Gone where?”

Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and she is just as able to bear the load of living freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says: “There, she is gone!” There are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout: “Here she comes!”

And that is dying.

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