Funeral services for LaCresha Ann Randall, 50, of Nacogdoches, will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at Laird Funeral Home with Michael Dickerson officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at Laird Funeral Home. Mrs. Randall passed away on October 13, 2021, in Tyler, Texas. She was born on November 14, 1970, in Pasadena, Texas.
LaCresha Ann Randall was born in Pasadena, the daughter of Tony and Gwen Simmons on November 14, 1970. From the moment she was born, she had a smile that would capture your heart. She was immediately taken in by her sister Rhonda and they shared years of laughing as they grew to young adults. LaCresha always had the protective demeanor and would do anything for her family. She supported them in all they done and stood up for them when needed. She was taught from an early age that if you wanted something, you did it for yourself. Tony and Gwen instilled the “toughness” in her and that is exactly what they got. She had a great work ethic and excelled at everything she did, from keeping her car immaculate to winning at Bingo. She was always the lucky one! LaCresha was awarded many nicknames through the years, but most often was called Cresha. She attended Nacogdoches High School where she made many friends that she retained through the years. Family and friends were very important to her and she loved spending time with them.
In the early 90’s Cresha caught the eye of Brad Randall when he was introduced to her through his friend, Joey. Being married to her sister, Joey knew Cresha and Brad were a match. Although it took quite the convincing, Brad and Cresha fell in love and were married on September 24, 1993. The two of them had an unbreakable bond. The bond that a husband and wife should have. They enjoyed everything together but enjoyed sports and spending time together most of all. Cresha loved Brad with all her heart and Brad did everything he could to ensure her happiness. Brad never wanted for anything either. Cresha made sure everything was taken care of so he could rest when he got home from a hard day’s work. She was the wife Brad always wanted and needed and he appreciated everything she did. They were most often found watching their favorite thing….FOOTBALL! Brad and Cresha also traveled with her family to their beloved Alabama games wearing their traditional BAMA Crimson pride adornments. Cresha had one thing that was deemed her favorite other than football and that was Diet Coke. She made daily trips to Sonic where they knew exactly what she wanted!
Cresha had talents that many did not know but most of all, she loved to cook. Everything she cooked was delicious and when asked what she did so special, she always responded with “Love, that is the secret ingredient”. That love, which she spread to everyone she could, is what will be missed the most by Brad, Gwen, Rhonda, Joey and the rest of the family and her closest friends. Her “sister from another mister” and best friend Katrina Bush will miss the great times they had over the years.
LaCresha is survived by her loving husband, Brad Randall of Nacogdoches; mom Gwen Simmons of Nacogdoches; sister Rhonda Dickerson & husband Joey of Chireno; nieces and nephews, Jessica Dickerson, Colton Dickerson, Shelby Faulkner & Blake and Brittany Wallace & Collin; Uncle Robert Simmons & his wife, Carolyn; sister-in-law Angela Willis & husband Todd; mother-in-law, Linda Finley & husband, Pate; father-in-law, Larry Randall & wife, Vickie and numerous cousins that were dear to her. She is preceded in death by her father, Tony Simmons and grandparents, Quinton & Frances Mathews and Grover & Floretta Simmons.
Serving as pallbearers will be Brad Acosta, Joey Dickerson, Jose Mejia, Collin Wallace, Ronnie Finch, Colton Dickerson and Donald Randall.
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