Helen Young, Obituary


Helen W. Young of Chapel Hill, NC, made her transition from this life to her heavenly home on November 4th, 2023 to meet her husband, Frank B. Young, her only child, Laura L. D. Thomas, her sister, Mary Frances Mays-Davis and her many beloved dogs. She was born to the late Perry Francis and Naomi Simmons Wright of Covington, VA.

Helen moved to Chapel Hill from Warrenton, VA after serving as Clerk of District Court, Fauquier County, Warrenton, VA.

Helen showed us how to face life’s struggles with courage and determination with her many medical problems. She had a wonderful sense of humor and always left you smiling. “Life is not waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to dance in the rain.”

She is survived by her sister, Ella “Blackie” Scott of Atlanta, GA, niece, Suzanne Holley (John) of Lawrenceville, GA, three great nieces, Jamalyn Yates (David) of Suwanee, GA, Emily Zardo (Cody) of Lawrenceville, GA, Jacqueline Wilson (Chris) of Roswell, GA, two beloved great-great-nieces, Susanna Leigh Yates of Suwannee, GA, and Ella Rose Zardo of Lawrenceville, GA, as well as by many faithful friends, Fitzgerald, Nyeka, Judy, June, Donna, Morgan, Cora, and Jasmine.

Helen’s family also appreciates the services of Wisdom Senior Care in Helen’s last months with us.

Her Memorial Service will be held on December 9, 2023 at 2 PM at Walker’s Funeral Home 120 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC.

In Lieu of flowers her greatest desire was for donations to be made to the Laura L. D. Thomas Endowment, UNC., P.O. Box 309, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0309. This endowment was established in honor of her daughter, Laura, for scholarships to assist those with disabilities at the University of North Carolina.

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