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Adolphus Addison Young

July 13, 1947 — July 29, 2023

Adolphus Addison Young, Jr., age 76 of Roanoke, Virginia transitioned this life for Eternity on Saturday, July 29, 2023, of Complications of his twelve year Liver Transplant at the University of Virginia Medical Center, in Charlottesville Virginia. He was born on July 13, 1947 in Bluefield, WV. He is the son of the late Adolphus Addison Young, Sr. and Jane Mildred Woody- Young He received his early schooling through the McDowell County School System where he was a 1965 Graduate of Kimball High School, Kimball, WV. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Bluefield State University where he studied Business Administration. He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving in the Vietnam War in Thailand. He was employed 42 years with the State of WV where he retired as the Branch Manager and Counselor with the State Vocational Rehabilitation Center in Welch, WV. He was a member of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church where he was an Ordained Elder and served as a Pastor for over 28years in the Bluefield District. He pastored Kyles’ Chapel, Elbert, WV, Lebanon Chapel, Lebanon Virginia, Clinton chapel Jenkinjones, WV, Tynes Chapel AME Zion Church Rocky Gap, Virginia and First AME Zion Church, Bluefield, West Virginia. Adolphus was appointed Presiding Elder of the Bluefield District by the late Bishop Milton Alexander Williams in September 2002. He was appointed the Administrative Elder of the East TN and Virginia Conference by Bishop Williams and has served the East TN & Virginia Conference for 23 years under Bishops Warren M. Brown, Richard Keith Thompson, and W. Darin Moore. He has served as the Conference Treasurer for the past 16 years. He served on numerous boards within the Conference. Adolphus was a Life Member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. He was the former Alpha Phi Alpha State Director Of WV. He was the Chapter Secretary of Alpha Zeta Lambda for over 35 years. He was a Life member of Kimball High School Alumni Association and Bluefield State University Alumni Association He was an avid Historian with a great Love of Black History and the History of his Beloved McDowell County. He is survived by his beloved and devoted wife, Reverend Justina Young of 48 years of the home. He has one son, “his namesake” Reverend Adolphus A. (Terry) Young, III of Allentown, Pennsylvania. He has four sisters, Clovia Thompson, Fort Washington, Maryland, Vondelere (Harold) Scott, Keystone, WV, Lisa L. (Eugene) Carrington, Macon, Georgia, Carlotta Mildred Young and Samuel H. Young, Keystone, WV. He has seven (7) Godchildren. “His first Son and Nephew” Harold Scott, Jr., David A. Patterson, Kendra M. Calloway, Alicia D. Weaver, Tiffany A. Martin, Charlene N. French, and James C. Calloway. His special Kids: Ashley J. Charles and Eric A, Smith He has a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Mother-in-law – Elizabeth O. Gresby and Special Mothers-in-love, Reverend Lula G. Williams & Family and Mrs. Georgia Thompson. Special Friends & Family - Samuel & Tanya English, Hazel Patterson, William and Mary Calloway, Sharon & Arthur Brooks, Judy & Larry Mulkey, James and Leslie Matthews, Bernadine Tucker, Lucille & Freddie Thompson, M. Luther & Diane Hill, Patricia Montgomery, Melvin & Josephine Perrow, and Reverend Van Scott Homegoing Services for Adolphus Addison Young, Jr. will be Saturday, August 5, 2023, at Greater Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church, 104 Park Street, Bluefield West Virginia. The Viewing and Omega Service is scheduled from 10am -11am. The Celebration of Life Servicei scheduled for 11:00am. Bishop W. Darin Moore, Presiding Prelate Mid Atlantic Episcopal District of the AME Zion Church, Officiating. Entombment will follow at the Restlawn Memorial Garden, Bluefield, WV. The Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Bluewell WV is in charge of arrangements.
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