Skip to comments.Tragedy: Randall Terry’s oldest son killed in car accident
Posted on 12/01/2011 2:27:20 PM PST by NYer
I was so sad to open an email this morning from pro-life activist Randall Terry:
Yesterday morning, at approximately 7 am eastern (11/30/2011), my 31 year old son, Jamiel Terry [pictured above], was killed in a head on collision. The three passengers in the other car were injured in varying degrees, but the police told me they will all be ok.
We are all in a state of shock, and unthinkable grief. I loved him dearly; we all did.
I beg you for your prayers for our family, and I beg you to pray for the mercy of God, and the eternal rest of Jamiels soul.
He will be sorely missed. I still cannot believe this is happening.
God have mercy; Christ have mercy.
This is such a tragedy.
As a parent, a foremost concern I had was whether the two parted company in this world on good terms. You dont have to google long to find junk, which every family has. The difference was this family was well-known. The falling out between Randall and Jamiel seven years ago was quite public. Had they made peace since that time?
I called Randall to express my condolences and to ask. Im not sure why I needed to know. Perhaps its a mom thing. Anguish in a situation like this is bad enough without having it compounded by regret.
Randall was grief-stricken, as I cannot even imagine. But he told me yes, they had made peace. We spoke regularly, Randall told me. Wed even made plans for a speaking tour.
That was a comfort to know.
Reading words Jamiel wrote tells me he was a sweet, insightful guy. Randall bragged that he was brilliant. The Washington Post described Jamiel as handsome and articulate, with the preternatural ease in the spotlight found in celebrity children.
Despite their differences, Jamiel loved his dad, writing, My father is probably one of the most engaging men I have ever met. He is witty, intelligent, and funny. I remember watching him and Patricia Ireland, former president of the National Organization for Women, in a heated debate on CNN. Hes so charming, you could tell that even the icy Ms. Ireland melted.
And, One thing about my father: We kids could certainly tell him what we thought, and we usually wouldnt get in trouble, a great parental attribute.
Please join me in praying the Terry family at this tragic time.
Please freepmail me if you want on/off this list
prayers for Randal Terry and his family
This is heartbreaking. May God comfort Randall and his family.
What a terrible shame. Prayers for all are on the way.
Jamiel on his parents’ divorce:
“There’s no way I would have come out if my parents had stayed married. Because I wouldn’t have gone down the questioning of my identity, I wouldn’t have gone down that path if they had stayed married. That was the trigger for me to come out, not the trigger that I was gay.”
How did that affect that decision?
“It made me question everything I had been raised with. It made me question truth, it made me question morality. Before that, I would have said indefinitely that the Bible is the infallible word of God. Now I’m like, it’s kind of good sayings and I’m sure that God had something to do with it, but it was written by men, so it can be fallible.”
Divorce is devastating, even for adult children. I am not “blaming” Randall Terry, I don’t know the circumstances of his divorce - I just note that it obviously had a devastating effect on this young, now dead, man.
He crossed the center line into a pickup truck...
I vote suicide.
Prayers for the Terry family in this time of tragedy. God bless you for all you do and I pray that he will ease your pain.
People that decide to commit suicide by involving innocent parties angers me to no end. Garage wasn’t available?
Democratic Party (United States) presidential candidates, 2012
Randall Terry, born 1959, pro-life activist and founder of Operation Rescue from West Virginia. In January 2011, Terry announced his intention to challenge President Barack Obama in the Democratic Party primaries for the presidential election of 2012.
I thought I recognized the name.
I stood outside the nursing hone of Terry schiavo.
He, Beck and believe it or not Jessie Jackson were there supporting us.
This was the first and last time Jessie J. And I were in the same side.
May God help his family get through this.
Lord our God, rest Thy servant Jamiel with the saints and comfort his family.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.
God’s Blessings to the Terry Family!
Is this the same family of agent Terry fro F and F.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.