Melanie Randall Pealor
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Melanie Randall Pealor
  • October 8, 1952 - December 12, 2016
  • Oklahoma

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Melanie Randall Pealor Douglas, 64, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016. She was a lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City area. Melanie was born October 8, 1952 to Samuel Benjamin and Mamie Edra McEntire Randall in Oklahoma City. As a child her dad affectionately gave her the nickname "Snookems," and her favorite Uncle Pete Stavros commonly referred to her as "Buckwheat". Melanie grew up attending Midwest City Schools where she was band member and twirler. In May 1970, she graduated from Midwest City High School, then attended the University of Oklahoma from 1970-1974. A lifelong Sooner sports fan, Melanie started attending games with her parents in the 1950's. She passionately attended all home and away football games, missing only a handful. She frequented basketball games and just about any "Boomer Sooner" event. Melanie was member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Phi Kappa Sigma Little Sisters, and held many distinguished offices in campus organizations, as well as honor societies. There was not a forum or organization for which she would not volunteer or work. In 1974 she received a Bachelor's of Science in Education and later a Master's Degree in Math. Melanie's first teaching position was seventh grade math at Moore Central Junior High. She continued teaching math, twirling and piano for several years until her daughter was born in 1980. She was privileged to stay home during her daughter's early childhood years. Melanie absolutely loved being involved with Candice's pageants, dance, cheerleading, Heritage Hall activities and friends. Even though Candice was her only child, Melanie was a second mother, mentor and Queen Bee to so many. Later she returned to teaching in Putnam City and furthered her education by earning a Master's in Secondary Administration and completing all of the Doctoral coursework. Melanie received many accolades for her work inspiring students to succeed including NASSP Oklahoma Assistant Principal of the Year. She retired as Assistant Principal of Putnam City West High School in 2014. In the Fall of 2007, Melanie met the love of her life, Michael Douglas, on a trip to a Sooner football game. They married in 2013 and loved traveling to the Florida Keys and to all of the Sooner events together. Melanie was affectionately known as a shopaholic for her love of beautiful clothes and spectacular shoes. Looking her best at all times, she cherished the feel of new shoes. Most recently, she had been spending her retirement taking care of her beloved family and volunteering at the City Rescue Mission, Oklahoma City University and the Oklahoma State Department of Education. She is preceded in death by her father, Samuel Randall in 2001 and several aunts and uncles. Melanie is survived by her husband, Michael Douglas of the home, daughter Candice Pealor Delcamp, son-in law Scott Delcamp, step grandson, Kyle Christopher Delcamp, and seven month old granddaughter, Hadley Jewel Delcamp all of Edmond and mother Mamie Randall of Midwest City. She is also survived by an aunt, uncle and cousins. Services to celebrate her life will be held Friday, December 16 at 3:30 p.m. at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. The viewing will be Thursday, December 15 from 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., with family to greet friends from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Hahn-Cook/Street and Draper Funeral Directors, 6600 Broadway Extension, Oklahoma City, 73116. Donations in Melanie's honor may be made to The American Heart Association.