November 20, 1948 - December 13, 2021
Young– Shirley Young age 73, of Melrose, FL passed away on December 13, 2021 at her sons residence in Gainesville, FL with her loving family by her side. She was born in Jacksonville, FL on November 20, 1948, to the late Charles Blackwell and Kate Beula Griffin Blackwell. Shirley was raised in Jacksonville and graduated from Ribault High School. In 1972, she relocated to Melrose, FL where she has spent the past 49 years. Shirley met and married the love of her life James Edgar Young and together they have spent 31 beautiful years. Shirley was a member of Eliam Baptist Church in Melrose where she loved cooking and feeding her church family. She was passionate about her longtime career as a courthouse clerk in Alachua County before retiring after 18 years. Shirley enjoyed shopping, watching her tv shows, and gardening. More than anything, Shirley loved her two boys and her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Wanda Fryer. Shirley is survived by her husband, James Edgar Young of Melrose, FL; her sons, Chris (Christina) Hester of Gainesville, FL and Brian (Tammy) Hester of Waldo, FL; stepchildren, James “Jim” (Kimbra) Young III, Debbie (James) Macallister, and David (Tootsie) Young of Starke, FL; her ex-daughter-in-law, Brandy Grimes; grandchildren, Raychell, Kaytee, Charles, Hunter, Caleb, Aaron, Joshua, Christopher, David Alen, Amanda, Laura and 15 great grands A Memorial Celebration of Shirley’s Life will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, December 17, 2021, at Eliam Baptist Church in Melrose, FL. With Pastor Arthur Johnson officiating. A visitation will be held an hour prior at the church Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke, Fl. 904-964-5757. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the family’s guest book.
Young– Shirley Young age 73, of Melrose, FL passed away on December 13, 2021 at her sons residence in Gainesville, FL with her loving family by her side. She was born in Jacksonville, FL on November 20, 1948, to the late Charles Blackwell... View Obituary & Service Information
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