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Saturday November 10th, 2012

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Saturday November 10th, 2012
9:00am - 11:00am

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Saturday November 10th, 2012
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Randolph "Kitty Kat" Peyton

"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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Words cannot lessen the pain that come with the lost of a love one. I will always remember the times we enjoyed playing baseball and times we joked around with friend and relatives. Will miss him! Love Gerald

Gerald Jacobs Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM

I will remeber and miss him dearly Dewey and family

Dewey Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM

Our prayers are with you during this difficult time, he will truly be missed

Christy & Shay Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy. John McAdams family & staff

John McAdams Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM

biloxi has lost one of its most colorful characters. i am sorry for your loss.

vincent creel Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM

It was a honor and priviledge to have met and known such a gracious and sincere man. We are proud that "Kat" called us friends. We will miss him. Our prayers are with you all. May God bless.

Troy and Lisa Lanham Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM

Mr.Payton, I knew best as Kitty Kat.He was a most welcomed guest; where I work as a waitress.He was every much loved by all the staff.Kitty had a way about him that made everyone feel at ease,and you knew he always came as a friend to you.Kitty Kat could light up a room with his beautiful smile.He could sit next to a complete stranger and find something to talk about.The amazing thing was after a few minutes he became their friend. Not many people can say they would take the time to get to know a total stranger;but Kitty would not only do that, but open his heart too.If only there were more people with such a kind and generous heart,this world would be a much better place.I hope we all can learn from his example of what a good person truly is. I'am grateful too have known him as such friend. You will be sadly missed.God bless you. Thoughts and Prays go out to the family. Sincerly The Cannon Family.

Jennifer Cannon Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM

Mr. Kitty Kat was a very special person who touched so many with his kindness. Cherish and share your memories. He will be missed. God is still Good.

Pinkey Lewis Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM

To the family,I will be forever grateful for knowing this Jolly,Happy-Go-Lucky Gentile BigMan,Who could Season & Cook Anything! You Will Be Greatly MISSED. May God Bless you.Alvin Wells.

Alvin Wells Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM

May God be with you in this time of sorrow. From Tara Bridges Beard and Family, Uncle Jr.'s daughter.

Tara R Beard Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM

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