Young, Sr., James Lee

James Lee Young, Sr.

James Lee Young, Sr., 75, of Jonesboro, passed away in Georgia on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. Born in Okolona, Miss., he was the son of the late Josie Johnson Bryant and the late Sammie Lee Young, of Okolona.

He was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force and was retired from Pan American Airlines, after 26 years. He was a resident of Georgia for 21 years.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Roberta Young. He is the beloved father of Josephine Young, James L. Young, Jr., Michael Young, Samuel Young, Leeanna Young, Michele Young Lestage, Robert Young, and Bryant Young; 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


sandrasmac 3 years, 11 months ago


I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. Not only did you lose your husband but your children lost their father and your grandchildren lost their grandfather. Even though I never met James, I feel like I knew him from our many talks about him. He was a part of your life for so long I'm sure it's hard for you to believe sometimes that he is actually gone. May the many memories you and your family have , comfort and sustain you in the days and years ahead. The greatest comfort we can get is from Jehovah. The bible assures us at (Psalms 34:18 ) "Jehovah is near to those are broken at heart: and those who are crushed in spirit he saves". My husband and I send our condolence to you and your family. and you are in my heart and prayers Love Sandra McWilliams


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