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Randall Lewis Gillett

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On December 19, 2014 @ 1:59 pm In Obituaries | 14 Comments

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Randall Lewis Gillett, 65, of Lititz, passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Iowa City, IA in 1949, he was the son of Phyllis Teasdale and the late Frank Albert Gillett. Randy was the husband of Sonja “Soni” Kelley, of Lititz, with whom he spent 6 ½ years of loving marriage.

Randy graduated from Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Faribault, MN in 1968 and then went on to graduate from the College of William and Mary with a B.B.A. in Accounting in 1972.

Besides his wife Soni, and his mother Phyllis mentioned above, he is survived by two daughters from his first marriage, Melissa Gillett Lee and her husband Hayden, of Matthews, NC and Stephanie Gillett, of Washington, DC.; 2 grandchildren; and a brother, Mark R. Gillett, and his wife Elizabeth, of Norman, OK.

He is predeceased by his first wife, Sharon Yates Gillett, who passed away in 2000.

Contributions in Randy’s memory may be sent to the “Sharon Yates Gillett Memorial Foundation”, checks made payable to College of William and Mary Foundation, please write (2397) in the memo section of the check, mailed to the College of William and Mary Foundation, P.O. Box 1693 Williamsburg, VA 23187-1693.

Condolences for the family of “Randall Lewis Gillett”

Condolence from Jim Miller on December 20th, 2014 4:19 pm


So sorry to learn of your loss in today’s paper. Coming so soon after my loss of Ellie in July is tragic for Farmview Lane. If there is anything I can do please call 569-4766.

Condolence from Janice Ruhl on December 20th, 2014 4:46 pm


Just heard of your loss, so sorry and especially at this time of year!

Please do not hesitate to call 569-0421 if I can do anything for you.

I have the email list of neighbors if you wish for me to inform them of Randy’s passing.

Condolence from Ann Byrne on December 24th, 2014 1:25 pm

I was shocked to read of Randy’s passing. Our hearts and prayers are with you in this time of deep sorrow.

Ann & Pete Byrne

Condolence from Patricia Aument on December 24th, 2014 5:16 pm

Soni, Don and I are so saddened to hear of your tragic loss. We will have you in our thoughts and prayers for healing in the days to come.

Condolence from Barbara Long on December 27th, 2014 5:05 pm

Dearest Soni,
I am in such a state of shock, disbelief and, most of all, sorrow for your unimaginable loss. I have not been able to stop thinking about you and your family – I am praying for all of you and I know you are supporting one another as you face each day. So many of us care deeply for you Soni and I hope
that in some small way it brings you some comfort. Stay strong dear friend.

Condolence from Rachel Gawn on December 28th, 2014 8:38 pm

Dear Soni,
I am so very, very sorry!! I ran into Jay at West Chestnut Cafe and he told me both of Randy’s death and of his own mother’s passing. My heart is breaking for each of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Nancy Randall Tipton on December 29th, 2014 9:21 am

Dear Soni –

I am so sorry! I ran into Kristi Sindorf over the weekend and she told me that your husband had died. Let me know if there is anything I can do? When you are feeling up to it, please call me (cell is 475-5152).


Condolence from Annemarie and Jürgen Schlenker on December 29th, 2014 12:17 pm

Dear Soni,
My heart aches for you. I was just told by Barbara of your great loss.
Please accept our most sincere condolences.
Our thoughts and prayers for strength will be with you.
Annemarie Schlenker

Condolence from Leslie Randall on December 29th, 2014 7:45 pm

Soni – so very, very sorry for your loss. I just met your husband at the reunion. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and sending you lots of hugs…

Condolence from Joan Bergey on January 2nd, 2015 12:57 pm

Just got the shocking news today! Do not know how to express my sympathy to you, but am so sorry for your loss. You have been through so much, it is hard to know how you have gotten through this past year or two. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Joan bergey

Condolence from Jane Chesney Henry on January 3rd, 2015 2:25 pm

Words cannot tell you how sorry that a wonderful man, your husband and the girls Father have been taken from you. May your personal memories of when you first met and fell in love and your beautiful wedding, travels and shared memories sustain you. You had each other for such a short period. Love and Blessings to you Soni!

Condolence from The Riley’s on January 3rd, 2015 10:26 pm

Still can’t believe it. Thinking of you all constantly and send you sincere and loving hugs. He was a great man and we will treasure the many memories we have with him. XXOO

Condolence from Frank and Karma Mcleskey on March 4th, 2015 11:40 am

Randy and Sharon and Stephanie and Melissa were our neighbors in South Run for many wonderful years-full of life and energyas and enthusiasm , Randy kept us in good spirits on many occasions especially the road rally ever year.
We send our prayers of hope as your family grieves his passing and the journey of life continues.
May the Lord bless and keep you.

Condolence from Randy porter on June 30th, 2015 7:10 am

Randy and Sharon were two of the first folks I met as a freshman at William & Mary. Although we lost touch over the years, my heart goes out to their family….

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