|There’s an open gate at the end of the road, through
which each must go alone;
And there is a light we cannot see,
Our Father claims his own.
Beyond the gate, your loved one finds happiness and rest,
there is comfort in the thought that a loving God knows best;
May the Lord at this time be with you, and bring you
comfort, hope and peace.
Memorial Services were held Saturday, March 4, 1989, at 11:00 a.m. at Winnfield Funeral Home, 3701 Hollywood Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana. Reverend Arnold Vestal Brown, Pastor of Saint James United Methodist Church, Shreveport, officiating.
Ida Burrell Young, born August 7, 1905 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, was the eldest of three children born to the late Joseph and Lettie Ector Burrell. Her early education was in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Later, she moved to Bastrop, Louisiana and studied in Moorehouse Parish.
In 1950 she moved to Shreveport, Louisiana, where she met the late Reverend William Young and married. She served with Rev. Young in his ministry in various churches in the Louisiana Conferences for 12 years. Ida was active in church work, teaching, playing the piano and organ, directing the choir and whatever else was needed.
She taught in the public schools for many years. Ida was a lover of children and spent many hours at the church with them. She was active in “Abduhl Court No. 103, Daughters of Isis” where she served as a Commander and Chairperson.
Ida resided on Clay Street in Shreveport until ill health made it necessary for her to move to Harmony House Nursing Home in 1981. On February 26, 1989, at LSU Medical Center, Ida met her reward.
She is survived by her cousins, Willard and Hettie Hall of Warrensville Heights, Ohio; Mrs Alice Washington of Kansas City, Kansas; Mrs. Ore DeBose of Oakland, California; Mrs. Alma McCowan and Mrs. Mildred Moore of Scottsdale, Arizona; and a host of other relatives and friends.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1989, p.189 By Emma Pearl Bibbons|