Michael Joseph “Joey” Rand

September 8, 1980 - August 16, 2021

Michael Joseph “Joey” Rand, 40, of Austin, TX was called home by our Heavenly Father Monday, August 16, 2021. He was born on September 8, 1980, in Beaumont, TX to Nancy Faye Pontiff and Michael Ray “Mickey” Rand.

Joey was a life-long resident of Nederland and graduated Class of ’99. He then went on to obtain a Bachelor of Business degree from Lamar University in 2004 and moved to Austin, Texas in 2007. He and Lisa were married in the Bahamas in 2012 and built a beautiful life in Austin, Texas, welcoming Jay in December 2017.

Joey was a beloved husband to Lisa (Robbins) Rand and a wonderful, loving father to his son, Michael “Jay” Rand. Joey loved his family and friends beyond measure and was a supportive, thoughtful, and loyal friend to all who knew him. He had a heart of gold, and always thought of others before himself. From a very young age his mom, Nancy, instilled the value of a dollar within him. Joey never met a stranger and would give you the shirt off his back in an instant. He will be remembered by most for being the life of the party and loved to live life to the fullest. Before he married, his first love was that of his white Jordan shoes, Polo shirts, and his white Eclipse, which he stored and intended for Jay to ride around the streets of Austin in. He grew up with a passion for fishing, playing baseball and football, even going to the Babe Ruth World Series his Senior Year.

He was a huge Philadelphia Eagles, Astros and University of Texas Longhorn sports team fan. He loved to spend his time in the evenings having late night conversations with his granny and friends. He also loved making smokey fires, listening to music, going out on his pops boat and most recently the pontoon boat. Joey spent his final hours on this Earth at his lake house in Sunrise Beach Village, Texas, a place he enjoyed the most, spending much of his time there, surrounded by family and friends.  His memories will stay with those he loved and will be truly missed by so many.

Joey is survived by his wife, Lisa Rand; and son, Michael “Jay” Rand, of Austin; his mother, Nancy Faye Harper and her husband, Ben, of Nederland; brother, Rustin Michael Rand and his wife, Loryn, of Austin; grandmother, Stella Pontiff, of Nederland; niece, Ava Rand; nephew, Grant Gula; aunts, Patricia Martin and husband Gregory, Melody Pontiff, Paula Leger and husband Anthony and Renee Cesmirosky and husband Joe; uncle, Rex Rand; cousins, Kristin Rand, Kaleb Norris, Koleen Garrett, Matthew McCarley, Blake Sessions, Kourtney Rand, Kari Rand, Michael Cesmirosky, Paige Cesmirosky and Jordan Gallier; and numerous extended family members.

He is preceded in death by his father, Michael Ray “Mickey” Rand and grandparents, Russell Pontiff, Jim Rand and Charlotte Rand.

A celebration of life for Joey Rand will begin with a gathering of his family and friends at 5:00 p.m., with his memorial service following at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, August 28, 2021, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • August 28, 2021
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • August 28, 2021
  • 6:00 pm

Comments (20)

    Marylyn Byrd says:


    I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for the days and years to come!

    Jerry & Susan Jacobs says:

    Please know that you and your dear family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Lois Hopkins Robbins says:

    Nancy, I am so sorry for the loss of your loving son.
    Joey was a wonderful son-n-law to me. He was more like a son that I loved and cherished.
    We all loved Joey so much, and he will be missed more than words could ever be expressed. Thoughts and prayers that give you strength for the coming days.
    Let me know if you need anything. Love you

    Lois Hopkins Robbins says:

    Lisa and Jay, as your Mother and Grandma to sweet little Jay, I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your husband Joey and father to little Jay.
    Joey was one of a kind, REAL, down to earth, thoughtful, kind hearted, to the Point-calling it like it was, made every one feel important, always respectful, which means A Lot. Never made you feel less than, Oh you were so much Sunshine on a cloudy day. Good listener with great advice. I could sat and talk to you for hours Joey.
    You will always be with us in our hearts in sprit and a Guardian Angel until we see you again.
    Love you Joey, Lisa and Jay

    BJ & Kristin Bayard says:

    We are very sadden to hear the passing of Joey. We send our love, hugs, and condolences to Lisa, Mrs. Nancy and family. Joey was a good one….I have not seen him in years but I’ll always will remember him as the life of the party and truly loved everyone!
    Rest easy Joey. Your friend-Maxwell.

    Justin Sanders says:

    I am so very saddened to hear of the passing of Joey. I knew him since the 5th grade, and he was always a good friend to me. He even kept up with me throughout the years, whether it was to just wish me a happy birthday, or to give a kind word. Joey was gifted, intelligent, and kind. My deepest condolences to his wife and family, as well as all of us who loved him. I’m grateful that I knew him.

    Into paradise may the angels lead you. At your coming may the martyrs receive you, and bring you into the holy city Jerusalem. May choirs of angels welcome you, and with Lazarus who once was poor may you have peace everlasting.

    ~Justin Sanders

    Katie Mitchell says:

    Lisa and Family-

    I am so sorry for your loss. You have been in my thoughts and prayers.

    Jim Mccullick says:

    My prayers and thoughts are with your faimly.
    I am truly sorry for your loss and even though I didnt know Joey, he sounds like a wonderful faimly man and a good brother.

    Alicia Gill says:

    Lisa, my heart goes out to you and your family, Joey’s family and all his friends! I was blessed to have known him, a great guy! I pray you all find comfort in the many wonderful memories of him and that he is always with you in your heart, an Angel from above watching over you and your son, Jay!

    Molly Homuth says:

    Lisa,My heart goes out to you,baby Jay and the rest of the family and many friends that are going through this devastating time.You and yours are in our thoughts and prayers today, tomorrow, and always. Still doesn’t seem real. Love you,girl. Love, Molly

    Al and Anna Saldana says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers, my friend.

    Darla Abshere says:

    My heart goes out to you. I realize there are no words to comfort you. I can only tell you that I am thinking of you and praying for you. I pray that you can feel the love and the peace our Lord and Savior offers you. Look up and know Joey is in a better place. Put your trust in God and draw strength from him as he has a PERFECT plan or each of us. May the peace of Christ be with you.

    Shirley Kea Stagg says:

    Nancy my heart is breaking for you my dear friend. My prayer is that you will feel God putting His arms around you to comfort you with His Holy Spirit. I love you so much sweet friend.

    Dora Nguyen Huckaby says:

    Lisa and family
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your loved one. We loved Joey so much.
    We will keep you in our prayers. If there is anything that you need, please don’t hesitate to call me. Get my number from Porscha.
    We love you Lisa and baby Jay.
    Love the Huckaby’s

    Sharon A Engman says:

    My deepest sympathy Nancy & family! You have been in my thoughts & prayers!

    Joy Lovelace says:

    Nancy, I am so so sorry. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers, my friend.

    Veronica Rushing says:

    Nancy, Oh my God, my heart grieves with you. Know that I care and I love you dearly. I will see you next week. ????????❤????

    Ricky and Maeve Robbins says:

    We are so sorry for such a great loss Joey was such a fine person and will be missed

    Letty SHORT says:

    Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you’re in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you with peace and comfort at this time.

    Beverly Parigi says:

    Nancy, I’m so sorry for your devastating loss. Prayers for Joey, you and family. Love you Nancy.

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