Funeral service for Betty Pierce Young, age 91, of Petersburg, TN, will be held at 1 PM on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Smith and Bro. Thomas Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Boonshill Cemetery, beside her husband, Gilbert Ray Young, who passed in 2001. Visitation with the family will be from 11 AM until the time of service on Thursday at Higgins.
Betty was born on January 8, 1931, in the Boonshill Community, to the late Allen D. and Nellie Ruth Noah Pierce. She was a member of the Boonshill Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Young’s favorite flower was Mister Lincoln Red Roses. Betty passed away on July 31, 2022, at NHC in Pulaski, TN.
Survivors include her son, Allen Ray (Shirley) Young of Shelbyville, TN; daughters, Melissa Young (late Joe) Armstrong of Petersburg, and Susan Young of Petersburg; grandchildren, Amanda (Kelly) Thompson, Allen Ray Young, Jr., Andrew Young, Kevin (Ivon) Fletcher, Kelley Merlo, Joseph Ray Armstrong, and Anthony Paul Armstrong (friend, Tina Balch); great-grandchildren, Brandy (Darryl) Paulus, Robert Colt Balch, Riley Caitlin Balch, Harmony Armstrong, Noah Armstrong, Jay Thompson, Hunter Thompson, Justin Thompson, Andrea Fletcher, Kevito Fletcher, Kimberly Merlo, and Jacob Merlo; and great-great-grandchildren, Alva Fletcher, Dominic Rylan Paulus, and Braxton Alexander Paulus.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Betty Pierce Young.
Betty was a wonderful and caring neighbor. Even though we were no longer close neighbors I will always cherish the memories of her and Gilbert in Petersburg.
Hello Friends, I’m sorry to hear of Mrs. Betty’s death but am thankful for her long rich life & sweet smile as my friend !. Enjoyed the times we happened to meet at Wallyworld, Susan you were so sweet to help her with shopping etc. The three of you will always treasure having been blessed with a loving Mother & Daddy! May God bless & keep you is my prayer. Love, Rexine.Douthit Pigg
Melissa, I will miss my Boonshill friend, I loved her friendly smile. I was always glad to see the two of you. While visiting the cemetery I was heartbroken when I realized she had passed away. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I know you will miss this jewel. Love Judy
So very sorry to hear this and will be praying for God’s peace for the family. She was a sweet friend that I will dearly miss.
Dear Family . I’m heartbroken for y’all. She was a very sweet lady. Always enjoyed Christmas with her at your house, Aunt Lissie. Sending hugs and prayers to all y’all.
So sorry to hear, my prayers are with your family.❤️
Oh, I am so sorry. I loved Ms. Betty so much. She was like a second mama to me. I’m sure Susan and I drove her crazy growing up. She is with Mr. Gilbert now. They are having a grand old time. My thought and prayers are with this precious family.
Sending thoughts & prayers to Ray, Melissa, Susan & families. Everytime I saw Betty she had that beautiful smile.
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Young’s passing. I thought the world of her. We had some good times. I enjoyed being around her. My prayers are for comfort for the family.
Allen Ray, Melissa and Susan thinking of you all as your Mother is no longer with you! Remembering had sweet and kind Betty was and the wonderful memories I have of the times we spent together. And I will always remember her laugh, she was a joy to be around. Love Judy
So sorry to hear .Mrs. Betty was such a precious lady. Loved her
Sorry to hear —– Thinking of yall
She was my Aunt, a very special person with a sweet smile and lots of laughter! My favorite childhood memories were at her house spending a week on the farm with my fun cousins. She was a good Christian lady and now she’s with the Lord! RIP Aunt Betty, Love you bunches!
Sending love hugs and prayers for family
thoughts and prayers are with the family. she will always be in your heart.