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Celebration of Life Services Announced for Radyn Terrell, 3-year-old Katy Boy


June 26, 2019

By Natalie Cook Clark

The Terrell family, of Katy's Firethorne subdivision, has invited the community to their son Radyn Terrell's Celebration of Life this Friday. The three-year-old died Sunday from injuries he sustained in an accidental shooting.

Celebration of Life Details

Family, friends, and the Katy community will celebrate the life of three-year-old Radyn Antonio Terrell Friday, June 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Second Baptist Church West Campus (19449 Katy Freeway) His mom, Rudi Terrell shared the information publicly.

Accidental Shooting

Radyn Terrell apparently found his father's loaded .38 caliber gun on a high boy dresser and pulled the trigger. The bullet hit his face near his eye.

The young boy was life-flighted to a nearby hospital and his mother took to social media to ask for prayers and support. After doctors ruled out any brain function, Radyn passed away on Sunday.

Love, Strength from the Start

Radyn was born at 33 weeks on December 23, 2015. From the start he showed everyone his strength and love. According to his obituary, Radyn loved to dance, travel, and be the center of attention. "Through all of our family gatherings, he always found a way to entertain everyone through his dancing and his love for music," his family says. He recently learned how to swim at a family vacation at the Disney resort in Hawaii. However, his family and spending time with them was what he loved most.

Radyn's Message Lives On

The Terrell family has permitted the creation of an endearing memorial t-shirt to honor Radyn's life and celebrate their child's love for Jesus. The words on the shirt are taken from a video excerpt where Radyn spoke to his mom about Jesus. All proceeds will go to the Eddie Eagle Program that teaches children about gun safety.

Radyn Terrell's parents met as Katy High School students and are beloved members of the Katy Tiger community. The shirts were promoted on local Facebook group The Katy Train, a Katy Tiger fan group, and the link has been shared by many people in the community.

To pre-order Radyn t-shirts, call or visit the YaYa Club, Katy at 281-665-7435. YaYa Club is located at 123 FM 1463 directly across from Katy High School. Youth XS - Adult XL $20.00 2x-3x $25.00.

Missed but Never Forgotten

Radyn leaves behind his parents Rico and Rudi Terrell; his two baby brothers, Rocky and Renzo; grandparents, Papa Rudy and his Gigi; his Tia and his Dos; as well as his Papa Jason and Mimi Keisha, T-Tay, Kyia; his cousins, London and Phoenix, and his Papa Co. "But most importantly, Radyn leaves a world that knows his love of Jesus and who he became in his short three and a half years," says his family. "He will be missed, but he will never be forgotten." Read more at Radyn's obituary.

The editorial staff and the publishers of Katy Magazine extend their heartfelt sympathies and prayers to the Terrell family during this difficult time.


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