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Betty Young

April 10, 1938 — November 2, 2022

Greenville, SC

Mrs. Betty Jean Gray Young, 84, of Greenville, South Carolina, on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at St. Francis Downtown. Ms. Betty Jean Gray Young. The daughter of the late Jeremiah Gray and Channie McKinney Gray. She was born April 10th 1938 in a 3-bedroom house on Rock Quarry Rd in Travelers Rest, SC. She is the 6th child out of 11 children.

Betty attended kindergarten at Lincoln Chapel School and 1st-8th grade at Travelers Rest Elementary. For high school she attended Sterling High and graduated one year early through adult education at Greenville High.

Betty married Willis Earl Young, better known as Bobby on November 16, 1954. To this union they had 3 daughters. Jackie Ledford, the late Loretta Pringle and Cathy Lanita Young. She was blessed to have 12 grandchildren, Dion (India) Young, Shonda (Marlo) Seawright, Chameca Blandin, Satreva (Pastor Sean) Dogan, Madail (Kia) Dennis, Brandi (Kelvin) Rosemond, Terri Young, Yolanda Young, Larry Young, Alana Young, Jerrina Young, Nishea Hutley, 22 great grands, and 6 great-great grands.

Betty had several jobs throughout her working years housekeeping and babysitting. She began working at Washington Center in 1961 where she remained until moving to New York with her sister, Shirley Gray in 1970. She remained in New York for approximately 4 years. While in New York Betty was employed on Wall Street at Manufacturers Hanover Bank inscribing checks.

Betty began building her home at 250 Rock Quarry Rd in 1974 while still in New York. She moved in her new home in November 1974. After returning back to SC, Betty worked 1 year at Enterprise/Galley Mills plant of the Milliken company in Marietta, SC and 2 years at Strouds Nursing Home as a CNA on 3rd shift before resuming her position at Washington Center where she retired in 1993.
Outside of raising her own 3 daughters, Betty helped to raise other children in her community, and she has taken in several of her grands and great grands over the years.

After retirement, Betty continued to take care of others by taking in her mother-in-law after a series of strokes and her aunt by marriage, Lois Donald who had become bedridden. She took care of them faithfully until their passing.

If you knew Betty at all, then you know that her church, Mt. Sinai Baptist Church is very dear to her. She loved Pastor and Mrs. Parks and all of its members. She served as a choir member, church custodian for 10 years, Missionary Ministry President for countless years, and Pastor’s Aid President for 25 years.
Her testimony of how God has blessed her is a powerful one. Her love for God, friends and family was shown on a daily basis.

We thank you for joining us in celebrating and praising God for such a great gift to this earth and now to the kingdom of Heaven!!

Funeral Services: Monday, November 7, 2022, 1:00pm at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church with interment in Mt. View Memorial Park.
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Monday, November 7, 2022

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1101 Roe Ford Road, Greenville, SC 29617

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