A Time to be Born
It was a blessing when Terry, a healthy baby boy, was born to Betty Jean Thomas Young and the late Charles Oscar Young.
A Time to seek Knowledge
Terry was educated in the Dade County Public School System and graduated from Norland Senior High School in 1979 with excitement and high expectations for success at The University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. He sought to become an architect and to excel in sports. He excelled academically and became a member of his BELOVED Fraternity, OMEGA PSI PHI.
A Time to Love
Terry was often called a “Mama’s Boy”. Finally, he met Carolyn Francis and fell in love with her and son, Ernie, whom he loved dearly.
A Time to Work
Terry worked for the Veterans Administration.
A Time of Peace
Peace for Terry meant family gatherings, vacations, “Thanksgiving”, and becoming an intricate part of the lives of his nieces, nephews, and Ernie. During his early adult life, he spent time in New Brunswick, New Jersey, with an uncle he idolized, Wilbur Thomas.
A Time to Mourn
Terry’s life was not only filled with joy but also touched with sorrow of the death of his late father, Charles O. Young, at thirteen; the loss of his beloved grandparents, Sam and Maggie Thomas; all within six months in 1973; a beloved uncle and aunt, Ralph and Myrtice Thomas; aunt “Tweet”, Eva A. Stephens; and peer cousin, Wanda R. Harris.
Terry departed this early life, April 28, 2013; the angels came to carry him home to be with the Lord. His battles are over. He made many accomplishments on this earth and now is ready to receive the highest reward from the Lord. His voice has been hushed from our ears; yet, our hearts can still hear a whisper, ‘God, wants me now, please don’t grieve so sorely, for I love you dearly still. Try to look beyond earth’s shadows and pray to trust our Father’s will.”
Cherishing his memory is his mother: Bettye Young White (Marvin), Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Stepmother: Rebecca Young, Miramar, FL; Two sisters: Angela D. Colquitt (James, Sr.), Pembroke Pines, FL and Tracy Lynn Young, Atlanta, GA; Special friends: Carolyn Francis and Ernie, Miami Gardens, FL; Devoted uncles: Wilbur Thomas (Naomi), North Brunswick, NJ and Jerry Greene, Valdosta, GA; Two nieces: Ashley Lynn Fice, Janiyah Brooke Bridges, Stone Mountain, GA; Three nephews: James A. Colquitt, Jr., Orlando, FL, Vernal and Nicholas Harris, Snellville, GA; Four life long cousins: Kelvin B. Thomas, Janice Thomas, and Diane Lewis (Joe), all of Valdosta, GA and Alisa Chester (Winfred), Las Vegas, NV and many relatives, family and friends.
Funeral service will be on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 11 a.m., from the sanctuary of the St. Timothy AME Church, 1219 West Hill Ave, Valdosta. Rev. Nathaniel Brown will officiate and interment will follow in the McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens. Condolences to the family may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.godfreyfuneralhome.net. Personal and professional services are provided by Godfrey Funeral Home, LLC.
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