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Eddie Young, Jr

January 25, 1928 - July 05, 2017

Eddie Young, Jr January 25, 1928 - July 05, 2017

Eddie Young, Jr. was better known as Ed, Jr. or “Unch”. A native of Vicksburg Mississippi, departed this life on July 5, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana to be with the Lord. He was the first child of nine, born January 25, 1928 to the union of Eddie Fritz Young, Sr. and Marie Harris Young of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

During is life’s journey, he was a devoted husband to his beloved wife, the late Vie Young. He accepted Christ at an early age at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Later in life he moved to Palo Alto, California and joined Abundant Life Church in Oakland, California where he served until he was no longer able to attend. He also attend Vicksburg Family Life Cathedral, his church away from home where we would make Zucchini Bread Muffins and Five Flavor Cake for the Saints at Family Life Cathedral on every trip home. He served in the United States Army during World War II. Stationed at Fort Benning Georgia, he received an honorable discharge from the army on February 7, 1947. His life’s journey continued as he was employed with the Stanford University Medical Center, East Palo Alto, California for 40 years. After retirement, he continued to make his home in East Palo Alto, California. In the past months he had resided in Indianapolis, Indiana until his passing.

Eddie was preceded in death by: his parents, Eddie Fritz Young, Sr. and Marie Harris Young; wife, Vie Young; one daughter, Daisy Young Palmer; two sisters, Erma Bell Young Dectrice and Beatrice Young; three brothers, Frank Young, Leon Young and George G. Young.

He leaves to mourn his passing: three daughters, Evelyn Marshall Blake (Harry) of Shreveport, Louisiana, Jacquelyn Booker (James) and Cynthia Young Sanders (Jimmie) all of Mansfield, Louisiana; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Evangelist Ruth J. Young Duncan of New Orleans, Louisiana, Evelyn Marie Young Hughes, of Fayette, Mississippi and Pastor Betty J, Young-Tyler of Vicksburg, Mississippi; special care givers, Maxwell (Gertrude) Tyler of Indianapolis, Indiana; special friend, Mrs. Sheila Holland, of East Palo Alto, California; a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends on Mississippi, Louisiana, Indiana, Texas, Colorado, Nevada, Tennessee, Illinois and Georgia.

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