Suzanne Holt Young
June 11, 1942 -
March 8, 2020

Visitation

March 12, 2020
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Service 

March 13, 2020
10:30 AM

Interment

Obituary

Mrs. Suzanne Holt Young, age 77 of Fayetteville, TN, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020 after a long illness.

Born in Milan, Tennessee, she was the daughter of Robert Lloyd Holt and Tommye Sue Reasons Holt. A woman of boundless energy and enthusiasm, she lived courageously, celebrated fully, explored the world fearlessly, and loved generously. Throughout her life, Suzanne had the ability to make those around her feel valued and important.

After graduating from Milan High School, she studied chemistry and biology at Memphis State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from the University of Tennessee in Memphis, where she met her husband Dr. William M. Young, Sr. The Young’s moved to Fayetteville in 1966, and Suzanne enjoyed raising their children as a stay-at-home mom. Her desire to serve people led her to accept a position as a Medical Technologist at Lincoln Medical Center, where she worked for over 20 years.

Mrs. Young worshiped and served at the Washington Street church of Christ and longed for everyone to know the love of Jesus. She and Dr. Bill supported and participated in medical mission work in Africa and Central America. In 1988, they began supporting and working in short-term medical mission work in Tegucigalpa and Catacamas, Honduras, Central America.  In 1993 and 1994,they lived full-time in Tegucigalpa, providing free medical care in support of Clinica Amicus at Baxter Institute. The Young’s adored the people of Honduras, and they continued to participate in short-term mission trips to Honduras throughout the rest of their lives.

Mrs. Young is survived by a son, Dr. William (Lanette) Young, Jr. of Chattanooga; a daughter, Laura (Mark) Clark of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Connor, Tyler, and Ashley Young, Noah, Erin, and Eli Young, Will and Sara Clark; step-grandchildren, Travis Clark of Tomas Borge, Nicaragua, and Megan (Alex) Vaughn of Chattanooga; and step-great grandchildren Blakeli, Rocklin, Fisher, and Canaan Vaughn.

In addition to her parents, Suzanne was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William M. Young, Sr., and son, Robert Young.

Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Higgins Funeral Home. Funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 13, at Washington Street Church of Christ with Bro. Ricky Pierce officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the Honduras Mission Fund at Washington Street church of Christ, P.O. Box 324, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Video Services

39 Comments

  1. Bobby C Patterson

    Such a wonderful woman who raised a equally wonderful family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Reply
  2. Doris Clark

    I love the description you have given Suzanne–boundless energy, enthusiastic, courageous, celebrated life, smiled and loved generously! Yes! I was blessed to be among her friends. She and Bill generously loved the people of Honduras as they eagerly shared the love of God. She will be missed by her family who have treasured her and she them. May God give each one comfort and peace as Jesus crowns her with eternal life.

    Reply
  3. Blake Bassham

    Mrs. Suzanne was the perfect example of an amazing, Godly woman with a giving and caring heart.

    Reply
  4. Cindy English

    A very special woman who lived her faith daily. She was special in more ways that I can name. My thoughts and prayers for the family. God took one of the good ones home.

    Reply
  5. Javier Leon

    Suzanne and Dr. Bill left great memories in the hearts of many people in Honduras. Pure kindness and love.
    Victory and joy in heaven!
    Prayers for her family.

    Reply
  6. Karen Dye

    I am so thankful for the opportunity to have known this beautiful lady. My prayers for the family.

    Reply
  7. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    My prayers are with this sweet family, Mrs Young was a sweet, loving and beautiful lady. We are blessed to have known her. May God provide peace at this sad time. I know all the great memories you have will help heal your hearts.

    Reply
  8. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Sorry for the loss of Mrs. Young. Always thought a lot of her and Dr. Young. Prayers for the family.
    Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Reply
  9. Martha Wolf

    Suzanne was a strong woman who fought cancer and was a role model for all of us who are also fighting cancer. I will be praying for you and your family at this sad time.

    Reply
  10. Mary Partin

    Laura & families, my heart is broken to hear this. So sorry for your loss. May God keep you all in his comforted arms. God Bless You All.

    Reply
  11. Susie Compton

    One of the most wonderful people I’ve ever known. Loving, joyful, selfless.

    Reply
  12. Martie Ann Warner

    Ms Suzanne was a blessed and very kind person. She had a smile that made my heart warm. I am sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  13. Robin & Jennifer Tittle

    My families thoughts and prayers are with the family. The world changes from year to year, our lives from day to day, but the love and memory of a loved one, shall never pass away. I will always remember Ms. Young as a friend who was genuine, a smiling face, a compassionate person and above all a loving Christian. Peace is with you now my sister in Christ.

    Reply
  14. Tammy Bigham Dean

    I am so sorry for your loss. Many prayers for peace and comfort for your family.

    Reply
  15. Gayle Sterken

    What a wonderful person Suzanne was. She will be missed by all that knew her. I know the family will hold their memories if her close as they move forward.

    Reply
  16. Deb Darting

    What a beautiful remembrance of Suzanne’s personality and life! I have never known anyone who made me feel more welcome. when I moved to Fayetteville, she opened her arms to me and my daughter. She was a once in a lifetime type of friend. I love her dearly and will miss her always. Be at peace, sweet lady.

    Reply
  17. Cindy Mingle

    My heart is sad over Mrs. Suzanne’s passing, but I think of how happy she must be right now. In the arms of Jesus and with her family and friends who met her at the gate of heaven. This is what she lived for as a Christian woman. I pray for peace and comfort for her family. I have so many fond memories of her – I loved her so.

    Reply
  18. Wanda shelton

    She was a joy to know. Sending prayers for the entire family. Fayetteville was blessed to have Dr. and Mrs. Young.

    Reply
  19. Dean slayton

    Suzanne touched many hearts and lives. She made everyone feel special and loved. Her service to God is her beautiful story. She will be missed by many. Prayers for the family. Heaven is rejoicing.

    Reply
  20. Wanda Williams

    Dear Family, We are thinking and praying for you in your great loss. Suzanne was such a delightful lady and so loved always showing her great Christian faith by her love to others and her actions. She was one of the finest Christian women that we’ve ever known. May peace and comfort reign now for her and you all! Our love in Him, Wanda and Bob Williams

    Reply
  21. Doug Alder

    I will remember her fondly. An amazing woman. My condolences to the entire Young family.

    Reply
  22. Wanda Southerland

    Suzanne was such an inspirational, Christian woman, who blessed my life. Her positive attitude even during her struggles reflected the faith she had in God and the love for her family sustained her. I will miss her.

    Reply
  23. Anne Beddingfield

    I wish to extend my condolences for the loss of .Ms. Suzanne. She was a beautiful lady. Prayers for comfort for her precious family and friends.

    Reply
  24. Paula and Michael Whisenant

    We thought the world of Suzanne and were so fortunate to have known her. We will always be thankful for the stories that she and Dr. Bill told us about our house. Their kindness will never be forgotten. It was such a privilege to know them both. We are praying for your family during this time. We will certainly miss Suzanne and her warm, sweet smile! So very sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  25. Michelle Parkin

    So sorry to hear this. She and Dr. Young were the best neighbors. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    Reply
  26. The Storers

    Our deepest condolences to your family . Mrs Suzanne was a very caring and sweet lady. Prayers for the family .
    Dean and Sallyann Storer

    Reply
  27. Christi Thompson

    My deepest condolences to the family Mrs. Young was a wonderful lady that I am proud to have had the privilege to know.

    Reply
  28. Allison Heffington

    I have loved her as long as I have known her. Our family has prayed for her daily for quite some time. Family, know you are loved and know we will be praying for you at this time.

    Reply
  29. Melinda Luladakes

    I am sadden and rejoicing. She is with God. We belong to God.

    Reply
  30. Laura Nance

    Sweetest lady I ever knew. Brightest smile to light up a room, full of joy and wisdom. She knew how to laugh and encourage. She will be much missed

    Reply
  31. Patti Hunt

    Suzanne was so welcoming to us when we were new in town and she continued to take an interest in my family. When I saw her out in public, she always took the time to stop and talk with me. My heart grieves for her family. She will be missed.

    Reply
  32. Millie Smith

    My heart is broken for the passing of Suzanne. She has a very special place in the hearts of my family and our sincere condolences to Laura, William and family’s. Jesus has welcomed her with open arms….she has always been an example to all with Christ always first in her life. Her life will indeed be a celebration of life and she will always remain in our hearts.

    Reply
  33. Wanda Jennings Preston

    What a beautiful example of a Christian lady. I will miss her sweet smile and kind words.

    Reply
  34. Stacy Johnson

    It’s funny how God can allow the same scenario make us both happy and sad simultaneously. When i learned this morning that Mrs Suzanne had walked into the clearing at the end of the path, I had those feelings. I’m sad because I won’t get to see her smiling face or feel her loving embrace again, this side of heaven. But, I’m so happy that she finally won her battle with cancer and I’m happy that she doesn’t have to feel the pain anymore and I’m happy that she is reunited with the ones she has been missing, mostly I’m happy to have known her and to have had her be such an influence in my life. Vaya con Dios !

    Reply
    • Patrick Thompson

      Mrs. Suzanne She Very Special Places My heart. Was a Wonderful Christian Lady. Really miss her say hi me Church. She remain in our hearts.

      Reply
  35. Karen Gilliam

    The world is a better place because Suzanne passed through it. She Was a devoted wife, Mother, and Grandmother. But she also cared for her fellow man. She will be sorely missed and never forgotten.

    Reply
  36. Jon and Christie Atkins

    Laura, William, and Families – We are deeply sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a lovely lady and dear friend to Mother.

    Reply
  37. Jill and Jim Roark

    Our condolences on Suzanne’s passing. Suzanne was a wonderful Christian lady whose love of and service to others is a shining example of an exemplary Christian life. We will miss her smile, her laugh, her friendship and the example she set for others. Heaven has gained a beautiful soul. May God comfort your family as you prepare to celebrate Suzanne’s wonderful life.

    Reply
    • Karol Pacheco

      God has received an amazing human being in Heaven and the angels are now rejoicing with her presence. Mrs. Suzanne was a wonderful Christian and an angel to all of us who were blessed to meet her. She was always giving love to all those that surrounded her and you could feel God’s love through her, she will definitely be missed. May Mrs. Suzanne rest in peace and may God give comfort and peace to her family in the midst of this trial. My prayers for Mrs. Suzanne, her family and friends. Much love❤️

      Reply

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Memories

39 Comments

  1. Bobby C Patterson

    Such a wonderful woman who raised a equally wonderful family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Reply
  2. Doris Clark

    I love the description you have given Suzanne–boundless energy, enthusiastic, courageous, celebrated life, smiled and loved generously! Yes! I was blessed to be among her friends. She and Bill generously loved the people of Honduras as they eagerly shared the love of God. She will be missed by her family who have treasured her and she them. May God give each one comfort and peace as Jesus crowns her with eternal life.

    Reply
  3. Blake Bassham

    Mrs. Suzanne was the perfect example of an amazing, Godly woman with a giving and caring heart.

    Reply
  4. Cindy English

    A very special woman who lived her faith daily. She was special in more ways that I can name. My thoughts and prayers for the family. God took one of the good ones home.

    Reply
  5. Javier Leon

    Suzanne and Dr. Bill left great memories in the hearts of many people in Honduras. Pure kindness and love.
    Victory and joy in heaven!
    Prayers for her family.

    Reply
  6. Karen Dye

    I am so thankful for the opportunity to have known this beautiful lady. My prayers for the family.

    Reply
  7. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    My prayers are with this sweet family, Mrs Young was a sweet, loving and beautiful lady. We are blessed to have known her. May God provide peace at this sad time. I know all the great memories you have will help heal your hearts.

    Reply
  8. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Sorry for the loss of Mrs. Young. Always thought a lot of her and Dr. Young. Prayers for the family.
    Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Reply
  9. Martha Wolf

    Suzanne was a strong woman who fought cancer and was a role model for all of us who are also fighting cancer. I will be praying for you and your family at this sad time.

    Reply
  10. Mary Partin

    Laura & families, my heart is broken to hear this. So sorry for your loss. May God keep you all in his comforted arms. God Bless You All.

    Reply
  11. Susie Compton

    One of the most wonderful people I’ve ever known. Loving, joyful, selfless.

    Reply
  12. Martie Ann Warner

    Ms Suzanne was a blessed and very kind person. She had a smile that made my heart warm. I am sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  13. Robin & Jennifer Tittle

    My families thoughts and prayers are with the family. The world changes from year to year, our lives from day to day, but the love and memory of a loved one, shall never pass away. I will always remember Ms. Young as a friend who was genuine, a smiling face, a compassionate person and above all a loving Christian. Peace is with you now my sister in Christ.

    Reply
  14. Tammy Bigham Dean

    I am so sorry for your loss. Many prayers for peace and comfort for your family.

    Reply
  15. Gayle Sterken

    What a wonderful person Suzanne was. She will be missed by all that knew her. I know the family will hold their memories if her close as they move forward.

    Reply
  16. Deb Darting

    What a beautiful remembrance of Suzanne’s personality and life! I have never known anyone who made me feel more welcome. when I moved to Fayetteville, she opened her arms to me and my daughter. She was a once in a lifetime type of friend. I love her dearly and will miss her always. Be at peace, sweet lady.

    Reply
  17. Cindy Mingle

    My heart is sad over Mrs. Suzanne’s passing, but I think of how happy she must be right now. In the arms of Jesus and with her family and friends who met her at the gate of heaven. This is what she lived for as a Christian woman. I pray for peace and comfort for her family. I have so many fond memories of her – I loved her so.

    Reply
  18. Wanda shelton

    She was a joy to know. Sending prayers for the entire family. Fayetteville was blessed to have Dr. and Mrs. Young.

    Reply
  19. Dean slayton

    Suzanne touched many hearts and lives. She made everyone feel special and loved. Her service to God is her beautiful story. She will be missed by many. Prayers for the family. Heaven is rejoicing.

    Reply
  20. Wanda Williams

    Dear Family, We are thinking and praying for you in your great loss. Suzanne was such a delightful lady and so loved always showing her great Christian faith by her love to others and her actions. She was one of the finest Christian women that we’ve ever known. May peace and comfort reign now for her and you all! Our love in Him, Wanda and Bob Williams

    Reply
  21. Doug Alder

    I will remember her fondly. An amazing woman. My condolences to the entire Young family.

    Reply
  22. Wanda Southerland

    Suzanne was such an inspirational, Christian woman, who blessed my life. Her positive attitude even during her struggles reflected the faith she had in God and the love for her family sustained her. I will miss her.

    Reply
  23. Anne Beddingfield

    I wish to extend my condolences for the loss of .Ms. Suzanne. She was a beautiful lady. Prayers for comfort for her precious family and friends.

    Reply
  24. Paula and Michael Whisenant

    We thought the world of Suzanne and were so fortunate to have known her. We will always be thankful for the stories that she and Dr. Bill told us about our house. Their kindness will never be forgotten. It was such a privilege to know them both. We are praying for your family during this time. We will certainly miss Suzanne and her warm, sweet smile! So very sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  25. Michelle Parkin

    So sorry to hear this. She and Dr. Young were the best neighbors. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    Reply
  26. The Storers

    Our deepest condolences to your family . Mrs Suzanne was a very caring and sweet lady. Prayers for the family .
    Dean and Sallyann Storer

    Reply
  27. Christi Thompson

    My deepest condolences to the family Mrs. Young was a wonderful lady that I am proud to have had the privilege to know.

    Reply
  28. Allison Heffington

    I have loved her as long as I have known her. Our family has prayed for her daily for quite some time. Family, know you are loved and know we will be praying for you at this time.

    Reply
  29. Melinda Luladakes

    I am sadden and rejoicing. She is with God. We belong to God.

    Reply
  30. Laura Nance

    Sweetest lady I ever knew. Brightest smile to light up a room, full of joy and wisdom. She knew how to laugh and encourage. She will be much missed

    Reply
  31. Patti Hunt

    Suzanne was so welcoming to us when we were new in town and she continued to take an interest in my family. When I saw her out in public, she always took the time to stop and talk with me. My heart grieves for her family. She will be missed.

    Reply
  32. Millie Smith

    My heart is broken for the passing of Suzanne. She has a very special place in the hearts of my family and our sincere condolences to Laura, William and family’s. Jesus has welcomed her with open arms….she has always been an example to all with Christ always first in her life. Her life will indeed be a celebration of life and she will always remain in our hearts.

    Reply
  33. Wanda Jennings Preston

    What a beautiful example of a Christian lady. I will miss her sweet smile and kind words.

    Reply
  34. Stacy Johnson

    It’s funny how God can allow the same scenario make us both happy and sad simultaneously. When i learned this morning that Mrs Suzanne had walked into the clearing at the end of the path, I had those feelings. I’m sad because I won’t get to see her smiling face or feel her loving embrace again, this side of heaven. But, I’m so happy that she finally won her battle with cancer and I’m happy that she doesn’t have to feel the pain anymore and I’m happy that she is reunited with the ones she has been missing, mostly I’m happy to have known her and to have had her be such an influence in my life. Vaya con Dios !

    Reply
    • Patrick Thompson

      Mrs. Suzanne She Very Special Places My heart. Was a Wonderful Christian Lady. Really miss her say hi me Church. She remain in our hearts.

      Reply
  35. Karen Gilliam

    The world is a better place because Suzanne passed through it. She Was a devoted wife, Mother, and Grandmother. But she also cared for her fellow man. She will be sorely missed and never forgotten.

    Reply
  36. Jon and Christie Atkins

    Laura, William, and Families – We are deeply sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a lovely lady and dear friend to Mother.

    Reply
  37. Jill and Jim Roark

    Our condolences on Suzanne’s passing. Suzanne was a wonderful Christian lady whose love of and service to others is a shining example of an exemplary Christian life. We will miss her smile, her laugh, her friendship and the example she set for others. Heaven has gained a beautiful soul. May God comfort your family as you prepare to celebrate Suzanne’s wonderful life.

    Reply
    • Karol Pacheco

      God has received an amazing human being in Heaven and the angels are now rejoicing with her presence. Mrs. Suzanne was a wonderful Christian and an angel to all of us who were blessed to meet her. She was always giving love to all those that surrounded her and you could feel God’s love through her, she will definitely be missed. May Mrs. Suzanne rest in peace and may God give comfort and peace to her family in the midst of this trial. My prayers for Mrs. Suzanne, her family and friends. Much love❤️

      Reply

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