|Sharon Elizabeth Young|
|April 01, 1941 - May 31, 2012|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Memorial Service: 6:00PM Saturday June 09, 2012 at Second Baptist Church, Rock Island|
|Visitation: 5:30-6:00pm Saturday June 09, 2012 at Second Baptist Church, Rock Island|
|Sharon Elizabeth Young, 71, of Rock Island, passed away Thursday May 31, 2012 at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island.|
A memorial service will be 6:00pm Saturday June 9, 2012 at Second Baptist Church, Rock Island. A memorial walk starting at Sharon’s home to the church will begin at 5:00pm. Following the walk the family will greet friends at church prior to the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Jonathan Young Sr.
Sharon was born on April 1, 1941 in Chicago, the daughter of Clarence T. and Marigold I. (Good) Young.
She was employed at the Rock Island Arsenal for 12 years as a service worker. Previously she had worked at the former Eagles Distribution Center, Milan, for several years.
Sharon loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her best friend, Nancy Hughes. She enjoyed traveling, was a very giving person and lived life to its fullest every day.
Survivors include her son and daughter in law, Jonathan (Latres) Scott Young Sr., Atlanta, GA.; grandchildren, Kyla Joi Young, Carrie Young Martin, Jerrell Scott Young, Jonathan Scott Young II, JaSiah Charity Young, Jocoby Scott Young; great grandchild, Caden Tyler Young; siblings, Phyllis Davis, Rock Island, Donald Young, Atlanta, Loretta Harvey, Oklahoma City, Helen Young, Peoria, Bette Roberts, Chicago, James Young, Peoria, Sheliah Faulkner, Los Angeles, CA., Gregory Young, Hercules, CA., Christy Draper, Jonesboro, GA., Kenton Young, Oakland, CA, Michael Young Hayward, CA; aunt, Helen Moody, Peoria; uncle, Robert Good, Peoria and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
I had the pleasure of knowing Sharon, I work with MWR at the Arsenal so I saw Sharon daily until lately. I wondered what might be wrong. A co worker told me on Friday that she had passed. A very sad moment then the rush of memories Sharon has left me with. What a wonderful person God gave in Sharon, smiling all the time, always a good word for the day and eager to get to work.One of my fondest memories is how she always liked the hats I wore on Fridays. Then bless ole pat she started coming in on Fridays with different hats, we would laugh maybe take a picture then go about our day.Know my heart goes out to all of her family. I,m sure God is holding her and laughing with her now.I will truly miss her smiling face.
-- Wilma Briggs
I am happy I had the opportunity to interact with Sharon frequently through my work on the Arsenal. She always greeted people with a happy disposition and made an effort to remember the names of the countless people she saw every day. Sharon was personally supportive of my writing projects and talked about me like she was my mother. I'll miss her and will always appreciate her presence in my life.
-- Paul Ferguson
Sharon, you will be missed at Rock Island Arsenal food court....she always made sure you had the "right tenderloin" ...I will miss you but will always remember you, God bless you
-- Diane Freeman
I talked about Sharon when I retired 4 years ago. I talked about how she would look for just the right piece of chicken for me. Was there any difference in the chicken? I don'f think so, but Sharon made you think there was. She was a truly wonderful person. I am sorry to hear this news.
-- Greg White
Sharon,you be will be missed.
Your friends from Eagle Food Centers
-- Phyllis & Mark Matykiewicz
It was a pleasure to work with Sharon in the janitorial service that's where I first met her. She was so much fun to work with she always had you laughing. Then I left the janitorial service and worked for the RI Arsenal and then who did I see again was Sharon working in the cafeteria. Sharon always had a smile on her face and would ask you how you're doing today and what was good on the menu and I usually had a bowl of soup and she would make sure I had a good portion in my bowl. Yes, Sharon will be missed but now she is with her Lord! My prays go out to the family and may God bless you all!
-- Rose McCullough