Mrs. Shirley Ann
entered into her eternal rest on Monday, Dec.
28, 2020, at her home
in Providence, KY after
a brief illness.
She was married to
the late Clinton Young and to this union seven children were born; Her daughters (LaVerne (Leonard) Chester,
Phyllis Redd, Daphne (Frank) Couch, Connie Wade (deceased) and Teresa Young) and two sons ( Dwight Young (deceased) and Tony (Teressa) Young). She is survived by 17 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren.
She was the second
born of eleven children
to the late Virgil and Minnie Woolfolk both
from Providence. Her surviving siblings are Revella (Calbert) Brooks, Shelia (Bobby) Hawkins, and Valeria (James)
Mrs. Young was an active member in her community and one of the Mothers in her church, Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. She was recently honored by the City and County when
the Mayor proclaimed June 10 as Shirley Ann Woolfolk Young Day.
She served her church in numerous positions of leadership from Church Secretary to Financial Secretary. She was an active member of several groups including the Matrons, Mission, Circle Four and Women’s Relief Corps. She also worked in the school system as a mentor and coach as well as being a Girl Scout Leader and reading to youth at Broadway Elementary School. She was a woman of tremendous energy and served as a Kentucky Colonel in Webster
her life, she served as a role model for her children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She believed in life-long learning as continued to attend Hopkinsville Bible College in the spring of 2020.
She had a heart for seniors and made a
weekly commitment to visit local nursing homes and bring them gifts and sing songs to uplift them. She did this until the COVID-19 crisis began in the spring and visitors were no longer allowed.
Her arrangements are pending, but will be held at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Providence, KY. on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021.