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Young, Violet “Betty”

Violet “Betty” Young of Memphis, formerly of Lambert, died January 19, 2011, at Delta Medical Center in Memphis.  Services were Saturday, January 22, at 1 p.m. at Mount Zion M. B. Church in Lambert, Rev. Michael Jossell, Sr., Pastor and Officiant.  Burial was at Allen Chapel Cemetery, Lambert.  Delta Burial Corp. of Marks had charge of arrangements.

Born August 8, 1942, to the late William Bill and L. B. Taper in Lambert, Betty confessed Jesus Christ as her personal savior at a young age and joined the New Mount Zion M. B. Church under the leadership of Rev. Harry Benmoin.  She later moved to Memphis, TN, and had a church home there.  She was called to the ministry of Evangelism in 1999.  She returned to her church in Lambert but later moved back to Memphis to be with her beloved son and united with Eureka Baptist Church under Pastor Leonard Mason, until her passing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Young; two brothers, James Taper and Marcus Kimble; and a sister, Ina Leggon.

Betty was a retired home health worker and a God-fearing woman who loved the Lord, her family and friends.

She leaves to cherish her memory a son, John Wesley, Sr. of Memphis; two grandchildren, John Wesley, Jr. and Toronda Taper-Survillion; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Adelean Wilborn of Lambert and Fannie Taper-Gordon of Memphis; four brothers, John (Fannie) Johnson of St. Louis, MO, Frank (Mae) Johnson of Chicago, Robert “Bob” (Dora) Johnson of Crowder and William Taper of Lambert; an uncle, Toffee Taper; a godson, Alfonzo Williams of Memphis; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Quitman County Democrat, January 27, 2011

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