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BISHOP AMOS YOUNG, JR.

July 5, 1937 March 2, 2018
BISHOP AMOS YOUNG, JR.
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Amos Ellis Young, Jr., the second of twelve children, was born on Monday, July 5, 1937 in Adelina, Maryland, to the late Amos Young, Sr. and Alverta Parker Young. On the evening of Friday, March 2, 2018, Amos Transitioned from this life’s journey to Triumph to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Today, we joyfully celebrate his life.
He was educated in the public schools of Calvert County. Amos graduated from William Sampson Brooks High School in 1955. While in high school he excelled in academics and lettered in football, baseball, and basketball. Post high school, he attended Charles County Community College where he earned a Real Estate Certificate and subsequently obtained his Real Estate License. After graduating high school, he married his high school sweetheart, Bertha Wallace. He was a devoted husband to his loving wife Bertha for nearly sixty years.
From this union they were blessed with two loving children: Lafonso and Anita. Bertha and he provided a beautiful home and nurturing environment so their children could flourish. He was a loving father and an example to his children of a godly life. Amos was the true patriarch of his family - ensuring their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs were met.
Bertha was a devoted wife to him until death. From the start of their marriage she was by his side. She made sure the family was ready to travel with him wherever his ministry took him. She was with him in the good times and weathered the storms with him.
No one could ask for a more dedicated son than Lafonso. In Amos’s declining years, Lafonso took up the torch to maintain the family homestead and look after his mom. Every day he stopped by the house to look in on his parents. Lafonso made sure everything was in working order, and that his father was bathed and put to bed. After Amos entered healthcare facilities, Lafonso would shave his dad and make sure the facilities were taking proper care of his dad.
Amos had a special loving relationship with his baby girl Anita. It was referred to as “pinkie power,” because she had him wrapped around her little finger. As his secretary, she would often say to him “fire me,” but of course he would never fire her, and she never would quit on him.
His grandson Anthony was another joy of his life, and Anthony adored his Pop. During service Anthony sat in the front pew with his grandmother, Mother Bertha. Anthony could do no wrong; he could get away with virtually anything. Anthony was able to do something Lafonso and Anita could never do when they were growing up; get money out of “Pop.”
His son-in-law, Dr. William “Tiny” Tolson, could be counted on to help take care of his physical needs. As a long standing member of the Apostolic Faith Church of Jesus Christ the Lord, Inc. (AFCJCL), Bro. Tolson has worked tirelessly to preserve the thing closest to Bishop’s heart, his work for the LORD; ensuring the continued existence of the AFCJCL organization for the flock.
Bishop Amos Young was always a person of great faith, who truly loved his Lord and Savior. When he was a child he would often ask his mother, “When is Jesus coming back?” As a child, he attended Carroll-Western United Methodist Church. After marriage he attended Patuxent Methodist Church, where he served as Superintendent of Sunday School. Bishop Amos Young, Jr., was baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ in February 1962, at The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith in Washington, D.C., under the late Bishop S. C. Johnson. He began fellowship with the Apostolic Faith Church in Brandywine, Maryland, where he received the Holy Ghost in February 1963.
He was called into the ministry in 1965 and eventually received the title of Elder. As Elder, he served the church faithfully. Not only did he minister to the spiritual needs of the church members and the community by visiting the sick and shut in, but he took time to care for the physical needs of the saints. He would bring saints to church who didn’t have transportation and provide food and financial support for those in need. He has labored both spiritually and physically in the building of AFCJCL. His physical contributions include working on the building of all three AFCJCL edifices, as well as maintaining the church cemetery. As spiritual advisor he could be counted on to maintain confidence, and avail himself whenever needed even if it was in the middle of the night or if he was out of town.
Bishop Young served as Elder and Assistant Pastor of the Apostolic Faith Churches located in Brandywine and Owings, Maryland, and in Millsboro, Delaware, under the late Bishop Wilbert S. Simmons until August 9, 1987 when he was installed as pastor and overseer. The recompense for his steadfastness and faithfulness came in December 2000 when he was ordained Bishop of AFCJCL. Bishop Amos Young served as Pastor and Overseer of AFCJCL for twenty-five years. When he retired August 1, 2012, he accepted the role of Pastor Emeritus.
During his formative years, he was an avid sandlot baseball player. He was a skilled pitcher and played along, with his brother Deacon Leonard Young (2nd base) for the Adelina Foxes. The two would wear their baseball suit under their church suit so they could leave church and go straight to the ball field. Later he developed a love for classic cars. He was overjoyed when his wife was able to locate and purchase his original 1963½ red Ford Galaxie.
Bishop Young held many full-time jobs over the years. He worked as Supervisor for Gly Construction of Prince George’s County for over 20 years. He was also a licensed Real Estate Agent who worked part-time over five years for Weems Realty in Prince Frederick. In August of 1979, he began his career with Calvert County government as a grading inspector with the Division of Inspections and Permits. He held a full-time job until 2005 when he retired as the first Chief of Highway Maintenance at the Calvert County Engineering Department with 26 years of service.
Bishop Young had many illnesses through the years but he never let it deter him. As a child he had polio. As an adult he was involved in an on-the-job accident that required spinal fusion, and was diagnosed with cancer. Although he was going through cancer treatment, he never stopped working and didn’t miss a church service. In spite of his personal trials, he remained a man of principle and a man of honor.
Bishop Amos Young was lovingly known as Amos, Honey, Daddy, Pop, Amos Jr., and Uncle Amos by his immediate family. He demonstrated compassion, integrity, character and humility in everything he undertook. He was an affectionate husband, father and grandfather with a gentle and kind spirit. His life embodied the totality of Jesus, which is love.
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” 2 Timothy 4:7
Amos was preceded in death by his parents Amos, Sr. and Alverta Young; his brothers: Leonard (Mildred), Alfred Lee (Darlene), and Glenn; sisters: Lucille Young, and Elaine Parker (Waverly); father and mother in-law Robert and Bertha Wallace; brothers in-law Robert Wallace (Della-deceased) and Carlton Wallace (Gloria); and sisters in-law Dorethea Johnson (Louis-deceased), and Vitenia Spears (Eugene).
Bishop Young leaves to celebrate and memorialize his life’s legacy, his beloved wife and co-laborer Mother Bertha Ellen Young, children; Lafonso E. Young and Anita E. Tolson (Dr. William), grandson; Anthony Young (Kashonna), four great-grandchildren; Khamani, Khimora, Kyion, and Chance, brothers; James (Elver), Bernard, and Eugene (Brenda-deceased), sisters; Alene Hawkins (Arthur-deceased), Alice Plater (Terry), and Beatrice Taylor (Frank); sister in-law Jean Moore (James), brothers in-law; James (Irene), Kenneth (Renee), god children; Louis Johnson, Rose Simmons, Floanda Jackson, Doanda Wallace, Ronnie Jones, and Vonnie Jones; extended family; LaTrice Ballance (Rodney), Brian Tolson (Neisha), Marla Tolson, Vincia, Chloe, David, Valiyah and Vaniyah; the Apostolic Faith Church of Jesus Christ the Lord, Inc. Church Family, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Bishop Amos Young Will Always be the personification of a Servant Leader.

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Visitation

Friday

9

Mar

6:00 PM 3/9/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/9/2018 8:00:00 PM
Apostolic Faith Church

8800 Adams Church Road
Owings, MD 20736

Apostolic Faith Church
8800 Adams Church Road Owings 20736 MD
United States

Visitation

Saturday

10

Mar

9:00 AM 3/10/2018 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 3/10/2018 10:00:00 AM
Bethel Way of the Cross Church

5450 Cherry Hill Road
Huntingtown, MD 20639

Bethel Way of the Cross Church
5450 Cherry Hill Road Huntingtown 20639 MD
United States

Service

Saturday

10

Mar

10:00 AM 3/10/2018 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 3/10/2018 12:00:00 PM
Bethel Way of the Cross Church

5450 Cherry Hill Road
Huntingtown, MD 20639

Bethel Way of the Cross Church
5450 Cherry Hill Road Huntingtown 20639 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Saturday

10

Mar

12:45 PM 3/10/2018 12:45:00 PM
Southern Memorial Gardens

10155 Ward Road
Dunkirk, MD 20754

Southern Memorial Gardens
10155 Ward Road Dunkirk 20754 MD
United States
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