Emily Clare Randall

emily randall

February 23, 1995 ~ April 10, 2021

Born in: Decatur, Georgia
Resided in: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Emily Clare Randall
February 23, 1995 ~ April 10, 2021

Emily Clare Randall, a beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend, passed away on April 10, 2021.

Emily graduated from Parkview high School in 2013. She graduated from Georgia State University in 2017, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree. She then earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from Covenant College, graduating May 4, 2019. Emily taught Art for almost 2 years at LaFayette High School in LaFayette, GA. She cared about her students so much, and created inventive artistic opportunities for her students to succeed personally, within the school, and in the community. Her daily motto in the classroom was “You are Loved.”

Emily especially loved being with her family. She was a devoted aunt and loved playing with 2 year old Nathan and 4 month old Harriett. Emily had many friends and enjoyed so many special times with them. She had a big heart and would always try to be there for a friend who needed her. Her faith in Christ overflowed into all of these relationships. She loved, laughed, and listened well.

Emily is survived by her mother, Ellen Randall, and her father, Michael Randall; her sisters, Erin Randall and Katelyn DiGioia and brother-in-law Jonathan DiGioia; her nephew Nathan DiGioia and niece Harriett DiGioia; her grandmother Marilyn Randall, her loving boyfriend Alan Pavlo, and many aunts, uncles, and friends. We love you mtm.

The funeral will be at Wages and Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy. Lawrenceville, GA 30046.

Visitation will be held on Friday April 23, 2021 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. A chapel service to honor Emily’s life will be immediately following at 3:00 pm.

Internment will be Saturday April 24, 2021 at 10:30 am at Floral Hills Cemetery, 3000 Lawrenceville Hwy., Tucker, GA. Family only.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

The Hart Gallery in Chattanooga, Tennessee https://hartgallery.org
or The Samaritan Counseling Center of Atlanta https://samaritanatlanta.org


Visitation: April 23, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Funeral Service: April 23, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Interment: April 24, 2021 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Floral Hills Memory Gardens
3000 Lawrenceville Highway
Tucker, GA 30084


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Memories Timeline


  1. A Beautiful woman who brightened up every room she walked in. You Truely will be missed but live in our hearts.

    Joe Pavlo

  2. CandleImageWe’re so sad to know that Emily is gone, and so grateful to have her in our hearts always. Emily was so special to us, so loved by all of our family. Our hearts go out to Ellen, MIchael, Erin, Katelyn, Jonathan, Nathan, Harriet, Alan, and my Mom, Grandma Randall. We will always treasure the light that was and is Emily. Love always, Diane and Rebecca

  3. We’re so very sorry that Emily is gone. Sending our love and prayers of comfort to all of you. Love, Karen and Deano

  4. CandleImageI would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the Randall family. I had the pleasure of serving as one of her assistant principals at LaFayette High School (LHS). Ms. Emily Randall was truly an asset to our LHS family and her loving smile, her creative ideas, and her presence will be greatly missed. The quote below reminds me of the influence that she had on our faculty, staff, community, and our students…

    “A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.” Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
    Ms. Randall was definitely a shining light for us all and will forever be remembered in our hearts.

    Lugenia (Suttles)Vasser
    LHS Assistant Principal

  5. Lifting you all up in our prayers. We are truly blessed to have known Emily and her family.
    All of our love,
    Bill and Nita Plauche

  6. CandleImageOn behalf of the John E. Sallstrom Honors College at Georgia College & State University, please accept my deepest sympathies for Emily’s passing. Her faculty and friends at Georgia College will miss her.

    Brian Newsome
    Dean of the John E. Sallstrom Honors College

  7. CandleImageMargaret and I would like to extend our prayers and condolences to you and your family for Emily”s passing . may God comfort and keep you.

    John and Margaret Digiacomo

  8. CandleImageWe are so sad to hear about Emily’s passing. Sometimes there really are no words but please know that you are in our thoughts. We hope that you are able to draw strength from those around you that knew and loved Emily.
    The Carlson’s- Erin, Dodd, Lucas, Emma & Max

  9. CandleImageEllen & Mike,
    We are lifting up your family all this week! You’ll be in our continued thoughts and prayers. Emily will always be a special part of LaFayette High School and her memory will live on in each of us to where touched by her beautiful soul.
    Her school memorial service for LHS students and staff will be held Thursday, April 22 at 9:25am. She was dearly loved.

    Maggie Stultz

  10. Emily was sunshine when she came to see us. She spent time with us even if Lizzie wasn’t here. I will truly miss this child. I love her and I am so sorry for your loss.

    The Perrins

  11. So beyond saddened to hear of Emily’s passing. Having been friends with her throughout middle school and high school, I know just how loving and caring she was. Her smiles, hugs, and kind words always lifted up my heart. I wish I had been able to tell her how much of a blessing she was to me during my teenage years. I will miss her. Rest In Peace my dear Emily. You are loved and You will be missed. Forever grateful for your friendship.

    Abby B.

  12. CandleImageI am so sorry for your loss. Ms. Randall taught my daughter, Cheyenne, at LHS. Cheyenne loved her very much. She was such a caring teacher and truly made a difference in the lives of her students. She will be sorely missed. Praying for all of you at this time that the God of all comfort give you peace.

  13. CandleImageWe send our deepest condolences to the Randall family and to our brother Alan. Emily was a bright spot in every life she touched. We will forever be grateful for the joy and happiness she brought into Alan’s life and into our family. We only wish we could have known her better and longer. Sending prayers for peace and comfort.

    Ashley & Tyler Emmons
    (Alan’s sister and brother-in-law)

  14. CandleImageSo very sorry to learn of Emily’s passing. Ana and I have many fond memories of Emily and Ellen from Girl Scouts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Carol and Ana Upreti

  15. CandleImageSending my condolences to you and your family. Emily was one of my first friends at GCSU, and she was truly a light in my life (and in so many others’ lives). My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  16. We were extremely saddened to hear of Emily’s passing. Some of the best memories I have of Emily are from Girl Scouts, & I will truly forever be grateful. Thank you Emily for always being kind, caring & having a smile on your face that was contagious!! I know she was loved deeply & will be greatly missed. Many prayers to all of her family & friends.

  17. We are saddened to hear of Emily’s death. She was a bright presence in our classes. I enjoyed teaching her about academic language and literacy. Our prayers are with her family as they grieve. Lord Bless.

  18. I wanted to extend my heartfelt condolences to the Randall family during this time of immeasurable loss. I had the pleasure of knowing Emily during her stay in New York, and I would be hard pressed to single out a more kind, understanding, or optimistic individual. The news of her passing unequivocally stings as a radical shock, and is a disorienting revelation to process. I’m not sure I ever fully will.

    In a city so often jaded with a level of dispassionate separation, she had a unique appreciation for the sheer variety of life on display, a sharp sense of the human connections at play, and the reverberating wisdom of how a gentle spirit of service could breath warmth into the coldest situation.

    She dared to view the world through the transformative lens of love – something of a quiet, joyous, rebellion – and could always bring out the best in others in helping them step up to build a better day.

    So much of who we are, and what we’re called upon to be, is often a reflection of those who’ve molded our hearts and lit the way before us. The road ahead might now seem a little darker, but it’s important to remember that the path’s still there – always made visible by that guiding light.

    Emily helped light my path, along with the many other lives she touched, and for that I’ll always cherish her memory.

  19. My dearest Emily,
    I’ll say what I have wanted to say since the day you passed away. Although you were in my life briefly, I cannot even begin to explain the effect you have made on me. You saved me. I think to myself; “how can someone that made you smile with simply just being there, be so sad. How could she feel so alone, with so so so many people loving you?” And there are sooooo many people that feel how I feel about you Emily. Truly you were a ray of sunshine. There’s no other way to describe you. You were the purest of souls. Thinking about you puts a smile on my face. I will never properly express how much you mean to me. You saved me.

    Through grieving you, I was able to see the love around me. I know that there’s nothing we could have done to save you, but I wish I could have thanked you. I am here on this planet because of you Emily and for that I will be forever grateful.

  20. CandleImageI just found out that you passed. Emily, I am so sad that you are gone. I remember those nights we spent talking about depression and spirituality. You made me laugh when my head was in a dark place. You gave me comfort and extended your generosity to me in countless ways. I wish I could have done something to help. I take comfort now in knowing that you are at peace and will never be in pain again.

    Love you, girl. <3

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