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LEONARD T. YOUNG

November 23, 1935 July 18, 2017
LEONARD T. YOUNG
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Leonard Theodore Young, the oldest of twelve children, was born on November 23, 1935 in Adelina, Maryland, to the late Amos Young Sr. and Alverta Parker Young. Having completed his earthly assignments, he peacefully departed this life to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the morning of July 18, 2017. Today, we joyfully celebrate his life.

He was educated in the public schools of Calvert County. Leonard graduated from William Sampson Brooks High School in 1953. While in high school he excelled in academics and lettered in football, baseball, and basketball. After graduation he married his high school sweetheart, Mildred Wallace. He was a devoted husband to his loving wife Mildred for over sixty one years.

From this union they were blessed with two loving children: Leonard (Chubby) and Jill. Mildred and he built a beautiful home and created an environment so their kids could thrive. He was always so protective and supportive of his children. They knew they could ask him for anything, except money. Dad would always say “go ask your mother”. For years our dad only carried his lunch and a few dollars with him to work every day, so if any of his co-workers ask to borrow money his standard answer would be; “Man I ain’t got it”.
He had a special relationship with his baby girl Jill. His daughter dedicated her life to taking care of her father, going to the nursing home almost every day to feed him dinner after work. She even joined different committees at the nursing home to keep abreast of what was going on and to voice her concerns to staff about his care. He also had a special bond with his daughter-in-law Renee, whom he considered his daughter. In dad’s declining years, on weekends she would take him with her to the movies or to do whatever errands she had and he would patiently go with her. His son was a challenge, but he never gave up on him. He privately boasted that his kids, daughter-in-law, and grandson had received their college degrees.

In 1985 his only grandson Justin was born. Justin was the joy of his life from day one. He could convince his grandfather to act silly and to take funny pictures. Dad made it his mission to spend time with Justin by taking him many places that included the White House (several times), Disney World (several times), Oriole games, and the Grand Canyon. In the later years after his retirement, dad would walk around with two to three hundred dollars in his pocket and say he was broke. The only person that could get that money out of him was his grandson. His bond with his grandson could not be penetrated.

Leonard was a man of great faith who truly loved his Lord and Savior. He was a pillar of strength for his family but he was also humble, kind, and tender-hearted. As a child, Leonard attended Carroll-Western United Methodist Church. As an adult, he was baptized in Jesus name and received the gift of the Holy Ghost at the Apostolic Faith Church of the Lord Jesus Christ Incorporated, in Brandywine Maryland where he served steadfastly as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for over twenty-five years. His faithful dedication to the Church led to his ordination as a Deacon. He was a dedicated member of this church for over fifty-four years until his health began to fail.

During his kid’s formative years, Leonard was an active member of the community serving as President of the Parent Teachers Association (PTA), President of the Tri-County Commission of Southern Maryland, and coached his son on the Huntingtown Twins Little League team. Leonard (second baseman) was also an avid sandlot baseball player, playing along with his brother Bishop Amos Young (pitcher) 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.

In 1997, Leonard retired after thirty-two years of government service from the Federal Protective Agency (now known as Homeland Security) at the ranking of Major. He also worked part-time in the meat department for Giant grocery store. After retirement from the government, he worked for the Social Service Child Support Division for 7 years, after which he served as a Park Ranger at Kings Landing Park for approximately 5 years.

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents Amos, Sr. and Alverta Young; his sisters: Lucille Young, and Elaine Parker (Waverly), brothers: Alfred Lee (Darlene), and Glenn, father and mother in-law Robert and Bertha Wallace, sisters in-law Dorethea Johnson (Louis), and Vitenia Spears (Gene), brothers in-law Robert (Della-deceased) and Carlton Wallace (Gloria).

He is survived by his loving wife Mildred, his son, Leonard L. Young (Renee), daughter, Jill D. Young, grandson, Justin Young (fiancé Antoinette), sisters Alene Hawkins (Arthur-deceased), Alice Plater (Terry), and Beatrice Taylor (Frank), brothers Amos (Bertha), James (Elver), Bernard, Eugene (Brenda-deceased), sister in-law Jean Moore (James); brothers in-law James (Irene), Kenneth (Renee), and a host god children, nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Visitation

Wednesday

26

Jul

6:00 PM 7/26/2017 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/26/2017 8:00:00 PM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Visitation

Thursday

27

Jul

10:00 AM 7/27/2017 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/27/2017 11:00:00 AM
Dunkirk Baptist Church

11275 Southern Maryland Boulevard
Dunkirk, MD 20754

Dunkirk Baptist Church
11275 Southern Maryland Boulevard Dunkirk 20754 MD
United States

Service

Thursday

27

Jul

11:00 AM 7/27/2017 11:00:00 AM
Dunkirk Baptist Church

11275 Southern Maryland Boulevard
Dunkirk, MD 20754

Dunkirk Baptist Church
11275 Southern Maryland Boulevard Dunkirk 20754 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Thursday

27

Jul

1:00 PM 7/27/2017 1:00:00 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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