Randall Paul (Pooh) Fralick 58 years of age. Resident of Pensacola Developmental Center, Pensacola, FL died peacefully Sat, Sept. 20, 2012 at Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola, FL.
Randall was born April 16, 1954 in Monroeville, AL. 12th child born to Thomas Jefferson (T.J.) Fralick and Minnie Lee (Hendrix) Fralick, both deceased. Randall was born a Down Syndrome baby, but grew up a happy, health individual extremely loved by his parents and his eleven siblings and their spouses. Brothers, Arvel Lee Fralick (Mary Ann, Deceased) of Uriah, Al, Robert Earl Fralick deceased (Gladys) of Grove Hill, Al, Rueben Merle Fralick deceased (Ruby, deceased) of Monroeville, Al, Thomas Tyrone Fralick deceased (Lynn) of Atmore, Al; sisters, Shirley Thomasine McDaniel, deceased of Pensacola, FL, Barbara Louise Gibson ("Sonny" deceased) of Grove Hill, Al, Joyce Ann Benefield, deceased (Bobby, deceased) of Pensacola, FL, Irma Jean Turner, deceased of Oak Grove, Fl, Nine Faye Welborn (Mickey) of Pensacola, Fl, Judy Lanelle Branch ("Bo"0 of Pensacola, Fl, Jannie Lavine Kast (John) of Pensacola, Fl.
In 1983 Pooh went to live at Pensacola Developmental Center which he soon called "HOME." Pooh was welcomed and loved by administration, dedicated staff and fellow residents. Here he enjoyed many activities, outings, parties and vacations with the PDC family. Through PDC, Pooh participated in Special Olympics. He earned many ribbons and excelled in bowling and tennis. Pooh loved his PDC Family and they loved him.
Randall "worked" at Pyramid, Pensacola, Fl and sometimes going to "work" wasn't his favorite thing to do. At Pyramid he was taught many skills, arts and crafts. Many of his paintings etc have been sold. Pyramid staff has hosted many parties and dances, Pooh would always steal the show. He loved to dance and sing. He wasn't at all Shy!
Randall loved spending weekends and holidays with his family. He especially loved Christmas, but most of all he loved his birthday parties with family and friends who always showered him with gifts. More than anything he loved time spent with his many nieces and nephews of all ages.
Pooh loved music, dancing, sports, animals, classic TV, hugs, kisses, hamburgers and the American Flag. Most of all he loved babies and hats and hats and more hats!!
Randall enjoyed going to church at Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church in Molino, FL, Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Atmore, Al and services at PDC. Randall had the child like Faith in his Savior Jesus Christ, taught to him b his Dear Mother. That Faith unlocked the gates of Heaven for Randall where he was welcomed home by his Savior and then escorted to the long awaited reunion with family who preceded him in death. Randall is today a whole man, with the Lord, reunited with family and singing with the Angels. Pooh has traded all his hats for a Crown with many jewels.
Randall was everyone's "Baby." His smile could light the world. He touched the heart and soul of all who knew him and was always generous with his hugs and kisses. Loved dearly by his huge family and many friends. The memory of Pooh will never fade.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home. Officiating will be Charles Ellis and Kevin Fralick. Visitation will be from 10:00 am till 11:00 am before the funeral service. Graveside service will be at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church Frisco City, AL.