Randell Keith Resneder

12/31/1973 –

 02/11/2022

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  • Funeral Service
Date: 02/25/2022
Time: 1:00 pm
 – 2:00 pm
First Christian Church

2323 Broadway Lubbock, Texas 79401

2323 Broadway Lubbock, Texas 79401

Obituary

Randell Keith Resneder of Lubbock finished his race surrounded by friends and family at UMC hospital on February 11, 2022. Lubbock was Randell’s 1973 birthplace and the town he most loved. Randell thought of his Cerebral Palsy as a gift given at birth and embraced the opportunity to demonstrate that a disability does not define who you are, or what you can accomplish. He was pleased to show the world why words like handicapped should be a thing of the past. His passion to educate others started early in his California high school years where, as a trailblazer main-streamed disabled student, he encountered confusion and prejudice in the “normal” classrooms he now attended. He identified this as a misunderstanding in which fellow students lacked exposure to their disabled peers’ plights. This did not allow them to see past their differences, a problem he created an awareness week to solve. It was a great success embraced by faculty and students and grew each year which resulted in awards from the Los Angeles County Supervisors, the LA Times, and numerous community groups and publications. These awareness weeks continued with Randell in college dormitories and spread to schools throughout the nation. Randell continues his commitment to awareness with his own foundation, Texas Disability Awareness, and served as a consultant and speaker for any organization that wanted to learn. Always a Red Raider, his Texas Tech University not only awarded him degrees but continues to use his gifts to translate theory into practical advice to serve students with disabilities. Randell’s dedication to helping others see the capabilities of the disabled community was evident by multiple appointments to boards and advisory groups by two Texas Governor’s and a commendation by the Texas Senate.

Randell’s guiding passion was his love of God and his church families. While He was a member at First Christian, He supported and occasionally preached for the Special Friends Ministry at Bacon Heights Baptist Church which creates a worship and fellowship experience for the special needs community and those who love them. If interested in attending or serving, please contact Mike Lewis of Bacon Heights at 806-795-5261.

Randell is survived by his Mom and Dad, Norma (Arnold) Resneder and Robert Resneder of Emory, a twin, Rob Resneder, and wife Heather of Dallas. Randell was a proud uncle of Charlotte Resneder, RJ Resneder, and Garrett Resneder and a beloved grandson of Imogene Davis of Georgetown. He adored a large family of uncles, aunts, cousins, and close friends. He was preceded in death by grandparents Joe and Myrtle Resneder of Hobart Ok, Bennie Arnold of Idalou, Tx, and his Uncles, Mike and James Resneder of Oklahoma.

Celebration of life for Randell will be at First Christian Church on February 25th at 1:00 p.m.

Memorials

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Christian Church, 2323 Broadway, Lubbock, Texas 79401, or to any organization that supports disability awareness and education.

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