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Barbara Ann Young

February 23, 2013

Barbara Ann young was born in Brooklyn, New York at Kings County Hospital on May 6, 1944 to the late William David Cradle and Maggie Lee Cradle. She had four siblings. Two sisters; Janice and Leila and two brothers; Leon and William who preceded her in death.

Barbara received her early childhood education in Mateo, North Carolina. She then migrated to New York where she attended Richmond Hill High School. She furthered her education at Queens borough Community College receiving an Associated Degree in Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Saint John’s University.

Barbara met her Husband Rev. Dr. Charles W. Young from this union; there are three children; Kimberly, Brian and William. The Bible says in Proverbs 18:22, “He who finds a wife, finds a treasure and he receives favor from the Lord.”

Barbara was employed by the New York Public School System as a Kindergarten teacher. Barbara, and her Husband Reverend Dr. Charles W. young organized Smith-Thompson Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church. She served in the Church as a Missionary President, Sunday School Superintendent, Class Leader, and Consecrated Deaconess. Barbara was affiliated with New Hope Chapter #56, OES.

Barbara had many habits, She loved all Children; not just the children in Smith-Thompson. She believed that all children have a chance to be great in this world. Barbara loved feeding the hungry, she loved putting her arms around those whom felt nobody loved them and she showed them love. She will never be forgotten because we can hear her melodious voice; “When God starts passing out Blessings, save a Blessing for me.” Her heart was always in singing with the Deaconess Choir. Barbara had high hopes and prayed consistently that we will march into the new Church together, but God gave her another Church and she marched through Heaven’s doors.

Departing this life on February 23, 2013, She leaves to mourn; her loving, loyal, devoted husband of thirty-seven years, Rev. Dr. Charles W. Young; her daughter Kimberly of Maryland , Brian of Charlotte North Carolina, and William from Alabama; three granddaughters, Lanequa, Bryonne and Savannah; four grandsons, Tyshawn, Kevin, Byron, Breitling and William Jr., two sisters Leila Baker of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and Janice Dobson of New Jersey, two great aunts; Mary Skinner of Elizabeth City, North Carolina and Elenor Burgess of Virginia, two preceding aunts; Annie Drake and Ossie Dunston, of North Carolina, three preceding uncles; Billy, Nick and James of North Carolina, one living Aunt; Wilma Keyes of Washington D.C., one uncle; Theodore Roosevelt Meekins of North Carolina; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

All of the family and friends had a unique place in her heart. She loved saying “The Lord is my light and salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even my enemies and foes came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

The funeral will be held at Haven Creek Baptist Church in Manteo, NC Saturday March 2, 2013 at Noon with a viewing at 10:30 am in the sanctuary. The committal and Interment will follow at Haven Creek Baptist Church Cemetery on Burnside Road in Manteo.

Condolences to the family may be expressed via the on-line register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.