Virginia Lee

May 16, 1927 - April 30, 2020

Virginia Askew Young left this earth on Thursday, April 30, 2020 and we are certain she had a great reunion in Heaven with her loved ones who had passed on before her. The family held a private service with Brother Stan Dean officiating. Burial followed at Colbert Memorial Gardens. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Williams Funeral Home assisted the family.

Virginia was one of seven children born to Houston and Jackie Holt Askew on May 16, 1927. She was the devoted wife of Sam Young. Together they raised four children, Terry, Bobby, Wayne and Phyllis. They founded and operated Young Welding Supply, Inc. in Sheffield, Alabama. She was a faithful member of Cox Boulevard Church Of Christ. Virginia was a true child of God. She was a strong, hard working caring woman. She loved her church family and checked on them daily. Her favorite book to read was the Bible. She also loved to sing the glorious hymns of old. She lived her life glorifying The Lord. She was known for sending cards to anyone who needed to be uplifted.

Preceding Virginia in death were her parents: her husband, Sam: son, Terry; brothers, Houston, Jack and Earl Askew; sisters Mary Elizabeth Askew and Imogene Roberts: son-in-law James Hall.

Survivors include her sons Bobby Young (Ann) of Killen, AL, Wayne Young (Debby) of St Augustine, FL; daughter, Phyllis Hall of Muscle Shoals, AL: sister Jane Sanchez of San Juan Capistrano, CA; granddaughters Renee Husfeld (Russell) and Melody Reyes (Jorge) and grandsons Robby Young (Heather) and Dane Taylor (Kimra); twelve great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

The family would like to give special thanks to Dr Jonathan Parker, Dr Patricia Auxier, Kindred Hospice staff, our sitter/care givers, Evelyn, Terri, Kristen and Debra for the excellent care and love you showed our mother.

In lieu of flowers we ask that memorials be made to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Please sign the online guestbook at

Mom you were loved by all. We thank you and we miss you already “Sweet one”.

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11 Comments on “Virginia Lee Young”

  1. Phyllis, I am saddened to hear of the passing of your beautiful mother.
    Treasure each memory that she has bestowed upon you.
    Love to you and your family,
    Brenda Broadfoot

  2. Aunt Virginia was a precious soul and we know that Heaven is a brighter place now. Love to all the family.
    Johnny and Carol Young

  3. I am so sorry to hear of Virginia’s passing. I know heaven is much brighter with her presence there. I can just picture the reunion she, Mary Ann, and Mother are enjoying. Virginia was such a loving, caring, and joyful person. I am so thankful she and Mary Ann were able to enjoy their telephone chats so much through the years.

    I wish my sincere condolences and love to all of Virginia’s family. Nancy Holt Johnson

  4. I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Virginia’s passing! She was a sweet lady. I looked forward to seeing her and getting a hug when I had a chance to visit the store. Mom and Dad always considered Mrs Virginia and Mr. Sam good friends. I know she is in her new home celebrating with her family and friends. I will be praying for your family during this time!

  5. Will miss her sunny greeting & smile every Sunday morning at church. My condolences to the family.

  6. We were so blessed to have been a small part of Ms. Virginia’s life. She was Truly a Lady and we loved her. She treated everyone with such loving kindness and made sure you felt welcome; she made you feel like you were one of her children. Our hearts are so saddened but we know Ms. Virginia is happy and rejoicing.
    She will be missed by everyone.
    We are praying for all of you as we know your hearts are broken.

  7. Me. Young was my bible class teacher at Highland Park Church of Christ About 40 years ago. She was always so kind and loving and was a great christian example to all. God bless you!

  8. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of one of his Saints. Psalm 116:15 I had the pleasure a of times meeting Miss Virginia but she left and a Lasting Impression up on me a very precious soul my prayers is that God will strengthen you all in your time of need. Prophetess Joan Harris

  9. Virginia was one of the most gracious women. A true christian,and so kind. Praying for each member of the family. Virginia was close to my Dad,Sam Houston Askew through the years. She would always drop by to visit when he was in the hospital,and called to chat or check up on him and Mother often.

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