ForeverMissed
SERVICES
Graveside service to be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 11 a.m., at Jefferson Memorial Gardens, 1591 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35235. 

The service will Live Stream at 11 a.m. at www.lusainmemorial.com




EULOGY

Frances Young, 96, was born on September 30, 1923 to Louisa Banks Houston and Lane Houston in Linden, Alabama (Marengo County).  She was the seventh child of nine born to her parents.   She is preceded in death by her late husband Herbert Young, Sr. (Navy Veteran WWII), her son Herbert Young, Jr., her daughter Catherine Rutledge, her brothers Lemo Houston (Setsuko Takechi), John Houston, Milton Houston (Carrie), Richard Houston (Wiladean), and her sisters  Lustreeta Houston, Baba Houston, Brucee Houston, and Reva Nell Houston.

Frances received her education in her hometown, and later married Herbert Young in Holy Matrimony in 1941, where they had four children.  Under military service the family moved to the State of New York, where she accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and dedicated her life in Community Service.  She was a faithful member at the Brooklyn Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Later she returned to the south, where she continued serving the Lord at the Epehsus Seventh-day Adventist.  After living in the Birmingham area she discovered the Hillsview Seventh-day Adventist Church family (currently under the leadership of Pastor James A. Norman), and made it her permanent church in the 1990's, until her time of death.

Frances was known for her gentle smile, kind temperament, the love for people (especially children), and her family,  She passed on the morning of September 16, 2020, peacefully at her home with her family by her side.  She is survived by her daughters; Ernestine (Tina) Roberts, and Natalie (Nat) Young, both residing in Birmingham, Alabama.  She has 9 loving grandchildren; In Alabama – Laertes Rutledge, Harlow Harris, Tony Harris, Parker Harris, In Texas – Kisha Roberts, In New York – Jennifer Rutledge, Tracy Rutledge, and Terrence Rutledge, In Maryland – Nicol Durant (Raymond).  She also has 13 Great-Grand Children and 4 Great-Great-Grand Children.

She will be forever loved and missed!!  THE BEST MOM IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!!


Professional services entrusted to W.E. Lusain Funeral Home and Crematory of Birmingham, Alabama. 


Posted by Velina Hasu Houston on September 22, 2020
My heartfelt sympathies to Natalie, Tina, and Frances' loving family. For those of us in the extended family, let us remember the beauty and kindness of Frances Houston Young. She was the last living sibling of my father. When my mother emigrated to the US from Japan, Frances reached out to her with humanity and compassion that this branch of the family not only never will forget, but also values deeply. My mother gave Frances a Japanese artifact, of which I have the companion piece. That always made me feel connected to her even though we lived miles apart. May she travel with the same grace she exuded in real life.
Posted by Coast Fludd on September 22, 2020
Absent from the body, present with the Lord. Corinthians 5:8. Sorry for your lost. No more suffering.
Love Coast and family.
Posted by JaTaun Robinson-Hawkins on September 22, 2020
Aunt Frances was dear to my heart. She alway gave me comfort in my heart and loved me unconditional. You will forever be a piece of my heart. Love your great niece.
JaTaun,

Posted by Deloise Hamilton on September 22, 2020
Aunt Frances, thank you for the time we as families spent and the history of our family. You will forever be in my heart.
Posted by Tasha Vazquez on September 19, 2020
To Natalie and Family - Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Ms. Young was a joy to know and a shining example of God’s love. Her beautiful spirit and wisdom she shared is priceless. Sending God’s strength, comfort, love and light from the Vazquez Family ❤️

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Posted by Velina Hasu Houston on September 22, 2020
My heartfelt sympathies to Natalie, Tina, and Frances' loving family. For those of us in the extended family, let us remember the beauty and kindness of Frances Houston Young. She was the last living sibling of my father. When my mother emigrated to the US from Japan, Frances reached out to her with humanity and compassion that this branch of the family not only never will forget, but also values deeply. My mother gave Frances a Japanese artifact, of which I have the companion piece. That always made me feel connected to her even though we lived miles apart. May she travel with the same grace she exuded in real life.
Posted by Coast Fludd on September 22, 2020
Absent from the body, present with the Lord. Corinthians 5:8. Sorry for your lost. No more suffering.
Love Coast and family.
Posted by JaTaun Robinson-Hawkins on September 22, 2020
Aunt Frances was dear to my heart. She alway gave me comfort in my heart and loved me unconditional. You will forever be a piece of my heart. Love your great niece.
JaTaun,

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Shared by Veryl Mann on September 20, 2020
Aunt Frances, who was my father's( John Houston) last living sibing was the sweetest, kind, caring and loving person you could ever know.
She will be truly missed by many and all who shared a part of her life. RIP Aunt Frances, you may be gone but will never forgotten. Love always!
Your neice and nephew
Veryl and Guilford Mann