Agatha Mae Williams Young
Agatha Mae Williams Young born February 27, 1931 the daughter of
the late Bro. Homer Williams and Lyda Mae Grear Williams. She
departed this life, Saturday evening, September 15, 2019 at her home in the Frazer community.
On December 25, 1952 she united in marriage with her husband of 49 years, John Leslie Young, who passed away January 26, 2002.
Surviving is her daughter-Naomi Ruth and her husband Lance Duncan; grandsons-Michael and wife Shady Stewart, Benjamen Duncan, Brian and wife Julia and Jordan and wife Justine Duncan; great-grandchildren- Bentley, Damien, Hensley Mae and Alaina Stewart, Roxy and Liam Duncan and twins, Noah and Mason Duncan.
She was a member of the New Salem Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and VBS for many years.
She was retired from the Wayne County School System and taught in a two-room school and consolidated elementary schools for thirty plus
After retirement, she enjoyed working with her church, raising
grandsons and working in her flowers
She was born on Meadow Creek in the old New Salem parsonage after her father moved to Wayne County to marry and pastor at the New Salem Church.
As a small child they and her grandparents from western Kentucky, bought a part of the old Mercer farm where they moved.
With the help of New Salem Church members, they bought, tore down and when the dam went in rebuilt an old house in its present location on the farm on which she grew up and passed away.
She was saved at the age of nine and her daddy baptized her in Jim Correll's pond on Meadow Creek.
She loved God, her church family, friends and family. She regretted when she could no longer be at church regularly and teach in her Sunday School Class.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 22, 2019 in the sanctuary of the New Salem Baptist Church with Bro. Rick Watson and Bro. Keith McKim officiating. Burial was in the New Salem Cemetery.
Hickey and Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published on September 24, 2019


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Shirley Edwards Hagen
Sep 28, 2019
Agatha was one of the kindest, sweetest ladies I have ever known. She was my Sunday School teacher at Cooper Baptist Church when I was growing up. She would on occasion invite us to her home on Sunday afternoons after church. I never heard her say an unkind word about anyone. She married my first cousin Leslie and that endured her even more to me. I highly respected her as a role model. Prayers to all of her family in their great loss, but I know Heaven is celebrating!