Official Obituary of

Mannie Young, Jr.

April 20, 1936 ~ July 1, 2019 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Mannie Young, Jr. Obituary

"But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him .For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. - 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18


Mannie Young, Jr. was born into time in the small city of Chester, South Carolina on April 20, 1936 to the union of Mannie Young, Sr. and Alma Barns.

His parents taught him that a good name is more desirable than great riches and is better than silver and gold.

He was a graduate of Chester High School, Chester, South Carolina. After completing high school, Mannie received his License as a Practical Nurse, and later received his Commercial Drivers License.  

Mannie married the beautiful Gloria Jean Young on Saturday May 5, 2007. Together, Mannie and Gloria shared a beautiful devotion for one another. A love story filled with ups and downs, good and bad days, as well as, love and laughter.

He took his role as father seriously and didn’t believe in sparing the rod. He was a stalwart provider giving his wife and children the best, at all times.

In addition to being a hard worker, Mannie was a family man. He enjoyed the simple pleasures that life offered. He found peace while watching his favorite football team the Washington Redskins play. He was a passionate truck driver, and often times referred to as "A Walking Map" who knew just about where and how to get to any city or place. 

His life was rewarding, full, and blessed. On Monday, July 1, 2019 in his 83rd season of life, he slipped the bonds of this life for a life in eternity. His independent spirit, iron will, and strong character will never be duplicated, but leaves an impression on the lives of those he touched and enriched along this life’s journey.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Mannie Young, Sr. and Alma Barns; two daughters, Margaret Snell and Travia Young; three siblings, Willie Barns, Wilford Barns and Louise Hardin.  

A lifetime of love and memories will be forever remembered by his wife: Gloria Jean Young of Statesboro, GA; his children,  Sean (Sharon) Young of Willingboro, NJ, Amber Wade of California and Daryell Williams; three stepchildren, Marcel Houston of Statesboro, GA,  Walter Houston, Kissimmee, FL and Tieisha Houston of Browns Mill, NJ; a loving sister, Ella Maye Rambert of Chester, SC; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren,nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

A homegoing service to celebrate his life will be shared on Saturday July 6, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at the City of David Worship Assembly, 227 Institute Street, Statesboro, GA 30458, Pastor Andrew Johnson, Eulogist, Minister Germain Williams, Presiding Minister. Public visitation will be held on the day of the service at the church from 11:30 AM until the hour of the service. 

Professional Services of Comfort Entrusted to Wrightsville Memorial Funeral Home.

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