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Randolph "Kitty Kat" Peyton

July 14, 1941 November 3, 2012
Randolph "Kitty Kat" Peyton
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"On November 3, 2012 in Biloxi, MS our Heavenly Father welcomed home his beloved Servant, Bro. Randolph �Kitty Kat� Peyton to his eternal resting place. A place where there is neither sadness nor sorrow; but only joy that never ends!" Mr. Randolph "Kitty Kat" Peyton was born July 14, 1941 in Grandbay, AL to the late Joseph Peyton, Sr. and Mrs. Pearl Peyton. The youngest of thirteen childen, he was a 1961 graduate of St. Elmo High School. During his early years Randolph was a member of the Lighthouse Methodist Church in Grandbay, AL where he faithfully served until relocating to Mississippi. Once in Biloxi, he joined First Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. C.M. Holloway. In 1965, he married his �Sweetheart� Willene Bridges. Together, they lovingly raised two daughters and one son; Karen Kenyetta Peyton, who preceded him in death, Trivvia Dionne Peyton, and Joseph Darnell Peyton. Randolph retired from Keesler Air Force Base after twenty-five years of dutiful service as a Mobile Sales Clerk. Randolph �Kitty Kat� Peyton, an icon of the Mississippi Gulf Coast was a Master Barber, Professional Baseball Player- Biloxi Dodgers and was inducted into the National Negro League Hall of Fame. Known throughout the community as a member of the bowling league, little league coach and Sunday School bus driver. An extraordinary chef, he was part owner of the Kitty Kat Restaurant in Biloxi. After closing the restaurant, Randolph opened his own catering business where he continued to delight the palates of so many Biloxians. He regularly catered many events such as; the Battle of the Bands, Harrison County Courthouse Christmas parties, Mardi Gras Parade, City elections and many, many more. Always a giving person, an act of kindness that will be notably remembered was when he prepared food from his home for his entire community after Hurricane Katrina free of charge. Randolph later joined his family at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Kenneth M. Davis. Randolph "Kitty Kat" Peyton was preceded in death by his parents; Joseph Sr. and Pearl Peyton, one daughter Karen Peyton, nine brothers; James Peyton Sr., Rudolph Peyton, Curtis Peyton, Clifton Peyton, Willie Peyton, Louis Peyton Sr., Joseph Peyton Jr., Elmo Peyton, and Elbert Peyton, two sisters; Grace Tate, and Margaret Bowie. Randolph will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 47 years Willene Bridges Peyton, daughter; Trivvia Dionne Peyton, son; Joseph Darnell Peyton, grandson; Caleb DeShun Skinner, granddaughter; Katlyn Alexis Peyton and Surahyyah Curry all of Biloxi, MS; one sister; Maggie Williams of Irvington, AL, a devoted niece; Barbara Ann Peyton Pruitt-McCovery of Theodore, AL. Three Godchildren; Amanda Williams of Virginia, Natalie Holland of Biloxi, MS and Jy�Rin Tucker of Silver Creek, MS; sister and brother in laws; Sarah Peyton of Grandbay, AL., Fannie Peyton of Irvington, AL., Genevia Peyton of Lourendine, AL., Jonnie Mae Peyton of Milwaukee, WI., Mary Gaines, Ann Hill both of Biloxi, MS., Narcissie (Frank) Payton of Ocean Springs, MS., Jerry (Robin) Bridges of Mosspoint, MS., Genevia Walton of Fayettville, NC., Rev. Dr. Sonny (Janice) Bridges of Myrtle Beach, SC., Julius (Gilda) Bridges of Columbus, GA., Jim (Pamela) Bridges of Omaha, NE., Ralph (Betty) Bridges, Deborah (Wayne) Starks, Eloise Tucker all of Silver Creek, MS., Roosevelt (Janice) Bridges of Columbus, MS., and a host of other relatives and friends. Services will be Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Tabernacle Baptist Church in D'Iberville. Visitation 9:00-11:00AM with service beginning at 11:00AM. The family of Mr. Randolph "Kitty Kat" Peyton has entrusted his care to the professional staff of RICHMOND-AUGUST FUNERAL HOME.

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Visitation

Saturday

10

Nov

9:00 AM 11/10/2012 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/10/2012 11:00:00 AM
Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church

10587 Auto Mall Pkwy
D'Iberville, MS

Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church
10587 Auto Mall Pkwy D'Iberville MS
United States

Service

Saturday

10

Nov

11:00 AM 11/10/2012 11:00:00 AM
Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church

10587 Auto Mall Pkwy
D'Iberville, MS

Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church
10587 Auto Mall Pkwy D'Iberville MS
United States

Committal

Saturday

10

Nov

Bridges Cemetery

Silver Creek, MS

Bridges Cemetery
Silver Creek MS
United States
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