Funeral services for Courtney Young, 100, of Marvell will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, Highway 49 in Marvell.
Funeral services for Courtney Young, 100, of Marvell will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, Highway 49 in Marvell. Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. tonight in the Bob Neal and Sons-Brickell Funeral Home chapel in Marvell. Burial will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery
Young died peacefully Oct. 23, 2010.
She was born in Phillips County on Nov. 8, 1909 and is the sixth of seven children born to Anne and Thomas Bailey.
Mother Young married the love of her life, Goliath Young, on July 15, 1939 and enjoyed 54 years of marriage until he died in 1993. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at a young age and is a long-time mother of both Old Mount Everett Baptist Church as well as Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church.
Six siblings preceded Young in death, Beatrice, Elizabeth, Anne-Drew, Peter, Fred and Thomas. She had nine children, Luieda Davis, Elies Young (Bobbie), Goly Young (Mary), Beatrice Young (deceased), Owen Young (Annie Mae), William Goliath (Duck) Young (deceased), (Jerlene), Corine Edwards, Edward Young (Belinda) and Johnnie Lee Young (Faye); 20 grandchildren, two of which were more like sons, Walter Davis (Mary) and Vaughn James.
Bob Neal and Sons-Brickell Funeral Home will direct services.