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Mrs. Evelyn Lucille Young

Mrs. Evelyn Lucille Young, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2023. Funeral services were held on Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at New Birth Christian Ministries with Apostle Jesse Stevenson, officiating. Interment was held in Gordy Grove COGIC cemetery.

Her Life

Mother Evelyn Lucille Young affectionately known as “Cille” or “Lucille”, was born in Washington County, Georgia on November 17, 1930 to the parentage of the late Mrs. Essie Lee Holsey and the late Mr. Christian Holsey, Sr.

Lucille was no stranger to hard work. As the eldest of eleven children, she learned responsibility and care-giving early on.

Her Love For The Lord

As a church mother, Lucille has obtained over sixty (60) years of membership at Miracle Healing Temple, where she dedicated her life to the Lord in 1963 under the leadership of Mother Daisy Mitchell. Like Mother Mitchell, Mother Young has followed and studied renowned works of many pastors and spiritual leaders. Remarkable moments in her life included visiting the Billy Graham Library, the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and meeting Dr. Michael Quido of    Meter, Georgia.

Her Love For Family

Because of her hospitable nature and special care and concern for others, Mother Lucille did not overlook anyone, even those who others may have often forgotten. Her life and legacy of ninety-three (93) years shall be remembered as non-other than phenomenal, gracious, godly and loving —leaving behind a legendary example for generations to follow.

Her Love For Life

Lucille attended the California School at Mount Sanai Baptist Church and then TJ Elder High School where she graduated with the class of 1948. shortly after High School, in 1955, she met and married the late Mr. Willie Lewis Young, affectionately known as “Booster.” The two of them remained married until his passing in 1986.

As an avid reader and a woman with sharp memory, Lucille never neglected her citizen responsibilities such as voting, serving her community and keeping herneighborhood surroundings in the best shape. She was highly organized and disciplined in many areas including personal finance and hospitality.

Her Love For Her Career

Later in life, at the age of sixty-two (62), Lucille retired with over twenty-six (26) years of service and dedication from Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, Georgia. Throughout her working years, she was often recognized for her excellent work ethics and perseverance. Along with these accomplishments, she actively served in her church; and a pillar in her community as a “Mother” to many for years.

Her Legacy

She was preceded in death by a sister: Ms. Retha Williams and a son-in-law: Mr. Lamartis D. Dudley

Mother Young leaves cherished memories to her children: Ms. Shonda R. Young, Sandersville, Georgia, Mr. Larry (Beverly) Kelsey, Mr. Michael D. Young, Mr. Franklin B. (Shirley) Young, Mr. Stevie Young,  Mr. Gary Young, Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Willie Bruce (Edna) Young, Chicago, Illinois, Mr. Alan Randy (Pamela) Young, Columbia, South Carolina, Mr. Willie Lewis Hunt, Miami, Florida; sisters: Mrs. Virginia Simpson, Mrs. Essie Lowder, Mrs. Margret Anderson, Mrs. Erma Hall, Mrs. Linda Wright, Mrs. Odessa Bonner, Mrs. Thelma Russel, Milledgeville, Georgia; brothers: Mr. Cecil (Leomi) Holsey, Mr. Christian (Vera) Holsey, Jacksonville, Florida; sisters-in-law: Mrs. Shealia Gordy Stephens, Ms. Cleavie Gordy, Ms. Haddie Stephens, Sandersville, Georgia, Ms. Marilyn Adams, Milledgeville, Georgia; brothers-in-law: Mr. Roy Gordy, Detroit, Michigan, Mr. Willie Williams, Jacksonville, Florida; goddaughter: Ms. Evonne Shinholster and Mrs. Brenda Hicklen; devoted neighbors and friends: Ms. Gladys Watts, Melvine Dennis; devoted family member: Mrs. Claudia Moore, devoted family friend: Prophetess Geraldine Stephens Ms. Pamela Johnson; twenty-four (25) grandchildren; forty-six (46) great grandchildren; thirteen (13) great great grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. M. C. Smith Funera Home in charge.




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