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Obituaries

July 1, 2014

Kay Paulette Young

GEORGETOWN — Kay Paulette Young, 59, of Georgetown, embraced the arms of the Lord surrounded by her beloved family at 2:45 p.m. June 25, 2014, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center.

Kay was born March 15, 1955, in Danville to Melissa Pauline Dixon-Young and Matthew R Young.

Kay received an associate’s degree from Danville Area Community College, worked for Georgetown School District as a librarian and was employed as a home-care specialist for many years.

Kay loved her family and the Lord. She enjoyed spending times with her grandchildren, cooking, baking, playing softball, gardening and sharing her unwavering love with family and all those around her. Her last 15 years was spent unselfishly, caring for her stepfather and her mother. Kay was a member of Greater Shiloh Baptist Church and was baptized by the Rev T. Sykes at an early age.

Kay leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Melissa Severado; her seven brothers, Lester (Brenda) Brown and Marisellis (Susan) Brown, both of Danville, Wayne Brown and Larry Brown, of Georgetown, James (Verrane) Young of Terre Haute, and Theodore Severado and Michael Severado, both of Burlington, Iowa; five sisters, Janice Washington, Rose Brown, Arlene (Charles) Smith, Ann Severado, all of Danville, and Peggy Hall, of California; her three daughters, Melissa (Marcus) Turner of Danville, and Kecia Young and Deidre Penn, both of Georgetown; and one son, Irvin McNeal of Catlin; she also raised as her own Steven Reed and Kenyatta, Kori and Kiantas McNeal; her nine grandchildren, LaJuan, Trenton (Jessica), Toyreiana, Kayln, Paige, Ka’vonne, Armanii, Jatay and Kayden; also five great-grandchildren, Alexandria, Tristan, Aubrey, Orlando and Olivia; a special friend, Winston Penn; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Matthew R. Young; stepfather, Albert Severado; three brothers, Robert Brown, Ronald Young, Dalbert Severado; one sister, Della Stewart; and stepson, Winston Penn Jr.; aunts, Mrs. Eula Frazier, Rose McMullen and Daisy Young Cunningham; and uncles, Ben Killingworth, Willie Killingworth and S. J. Young.

A celebration of life will commence at noon Wednesday, July 2, at New Life Church of Faith, 1419 N. Bowman Ave., Danville. A visitation will begin at 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Officiating minister: Norvell Crider. Interment: Sanhill Memorial Park.

Leek & Sons Funeral Home, 304 E. Williams St., Danville, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences and memorials may be sent by accessing www.leekandsonsfuneralhome.com.

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