Athena Robinson Randolph
Athena Robinson Randolph, MD, age 62, departed this life on October 25, 2019. She was born in Taylor, MS, to the late Hughie and Katherine Martin Robinson. She grew up in Milwaukee, WI where she was educated in the Milwaukee County Public School System. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age and became a very active youth member at Calvary Baptist Church in Milwaukee. Following graduation from Custer High School she attended Dartmouth College, earning a B. A. Degree in Human Development. It was there that she met her future husband, Tommy Randolph, MD. That union took place on August 11, 1979.
Dr. Randolph earned her medical degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Medicine in 1986, the completed a Pediatric Residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1989. Her professional career began as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She served the pediatric needs of Lake City and the surrounding area, initially as a physician at Alliance Medical Practices and in 1999 co-founded Randolph Medical Practices, PA. She was an active staff member of Shands Lake Shore Hospital for nearly 30 years. She was also a mentor and teacher for many aspiring medical professionals.
Dr. Randolph actively served her community as a Board Member of Happy House Child Care Center, Epiphany Catholic School and most recently Florida Gateway College (Past Chair). She also had an active role in the American Cancer Society, the March of Dimes and the Red Cross. She served as a local youth athletic team sponsor and National Achiever Society coach. In 2004 she was named the Lake City Women's History Month Woman of the Year.
Dr. Randolph was a faithful and dedicated member of Greater New Bethel AME Church, Live Oak, FL, where she served as a trustee, usher, youth choir director, choir member, finance committee member and on the hospitality committee. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, supporting her family and interacting with her patients.
She is survived by a loving husband, Tommy Randolph, MD, and daughter, Avona Randolph of Lake City, FL; sons, Cory Randolph (Tiffany) of Greensboro, NC and Aaron Randolph (Elizabeth) of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Zaryn and Olivia Randolph of Greensboro, NC; sister, Charlotte Hall-Austin of Stockton, CA; brothers, Hughie Robinson (Susan) of Elk Grove, WI, Dennis Robinson and Andre Robinson (Christine) of Milwaukee, WI; aunt, Edith Harrison (Isom) of Stockton, CA; great-aunt, Robertha Martin Simmons of Chicago, IL; a dear mother-in-law, Lucille Randolph of Live Oak, FL; sister-in-law, Angela Randolph of Lake City, FL; brother-in-laws, Bruce Randolph, MD (Mildred) of Memphis, TN and Harrell Randolph (Ernestine) of Live Oak, FL. She also leaves several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends to cherish her memory.
Homecoming services for Dr. Randolph will be held at Greater New Bethel AME Church (524 Lisle Ave., Live Oak, FL) on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held at The Howard Center at Florida Gateway College on Friday, November 1, 2019 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Eric Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 1221 3rd St. SW, Jasper, FL. Committal service will be at the Eastside Cemetery, Live Oak, FL.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to either Haven Hospice of Suwannee Valley ( or the Florida Gateway College Foundation (
Published on October 28, 2019


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Betty Mayhue Bass
Nov 10, 2019
Look to the hills where your strength will come from.
Octavia Dexter
Nov 03, 2019
Dr. Athena Randolph you will be missed she has been taking care of daughter every since she was a new born she was very encouraging to my daughter to do good in school and become a better reader. Our prayers are with the friends and family.
Ronald Bass & Family
Nov 02, 2019
Our prayers and condolences to you and your family, Tommy.
She is now resting in peace!!
James and Ella G. Cooper
Oct 31, 2019
Dr. Tommy Randolph and Family, During times like these, its difficult to find words that accurately express the true depth of our sympathy. May God continue to surround you with His love. We will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers.
Lorenzo Smith and Family
Oct 31, 2019
We wish to express our deepest sympathy to Dr Tommy Randolph, and the entire family for your loss. Dr Randolp will truly be missed. Her dedicated contributions to the Community, Medical Centers, Schools of Education, Private and Public Societies, Organizations and Groups will hold a lasting place in our memories. May God bless and keep each of you now and forever.
Mark Stewart
Oct 30, 2019
Dr. Tommy I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Tammy Michal
Oct 29, 2019
Dr. Athena was truly an inspiration. She was brilliant, patient, empathetic, generous, and kind. My daughters loved being her patients and didn’t want to go to any other doctor when they got out of school. She will be sorely missed in our community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Carol Miles
Oct 29, 2019
We are heartbroken. Dr Athena took care of my four children; We adored her. She was an exemplary physician and pediatrician. She always had time to listen, always had time to encourage, always had time to care and offer advice on educational and extra curricular activities along the path to success. Such a kind, caring, intelligent, and wonderful woman. We are saddened by her leaving this world too soon. Our sympathy and condolences to her family and friends.