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Randy Jones former Elizabeth City State University sports information director and current "Voice of the Vikings" has passed away.randy jonesJones

"A 1996 graduate of ECSU, he served Viking athletics as SID before taking on his role as the Program Director and on-air personality for WRVS 89.9. However, Randy couldn't let go of his passion for Viking athletics and when he went to WRVS he became their "Voice." Randy was on the call to bring Viking fans some of our most memorable moments including our 2007 CIAA men's basketball championship and our football championship game appearances.

There was nothing better than listening to Randy's passion coming through the radio on a Saturday afternoon or during the CIAA Basketball Tournament, said ECSU Athletics Director George Bright.

"Randy was also crucial in the operation of our ECSU Vikings Hall of Fame. Every year he worked to identify that year's recipients but also to provide a welcoming atmosphere for Hall of Fame weekend."

Randy made an incredible impact in the community. His work as an official has endeared him to numerous high school student-athletes throughout northeastern North Carolina. Randy also had a passion for supporting high schools throughout northeastern North Carolina. He was the driving force behind the Border Clash, which is a basketball showcase that pitted high schools from northeastern North Carolina against high schools in southeastern Virginia.


A celebration of his life and memory will be hald at an ECSU campus memorial service Thursday, May 16, noon to 2 p.m., in the Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center.

On Friday, May 17, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., there will be a viewing at Robinson Funeral Home, 215 U.S. Hwy. 158, Littleton, North Carolina. A funeral service will follow at noon. 

For more information about funeral services, contact Robinson Funeral Home at 252-586-3661, or go to


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