Charlene Young-Young lost the fight on 10-14-2014. Charlene leaves behind her beloved husband Jesse Young, eight children Telonia Downey, Lorinda L. Propps, George H.L. Randle, Bobby R. Randle, Sonia F. DeWitt, Jessica A. Young, Jesse A. Young, and Rosner P. Luss. Fourteen grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, one sister Valonia Smith, five brothers’s Willie Richardson, Larry Lewis, David Marshall, Isom G. Smith, and Jerry L. Smith. Host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
There were many cherished moments watching her and her late Sister Rose bicker over who had the most albums and 45’s and oh, I must not forget the photo collections. I must say that Rose beat her with the photo collections. Charlene loved to ride motorcycles, collect trinkets, for each one represented a special meaning. She would spend her days relaxing, watching television, listening to music, playing numerous games and loving on her great-grandsons, Trae and little Jason, whenever she had the opportunity to return to her home in California.
Being the oldest sister of 11 siblings. She loved and cherished each one of her siblings, especially her partner in crime, her brother O.C.. Charlene and 0,C, loved to tell their child-hood stories of playing in the creek in Button willow CA. Song back up for well-known entertainers—oh yes, she could sing and she utilized her gift singing in numerous church choirs. Charlene became a member of the Orders of the Eastern Star (OES) and later advanced to Daughters of Shriners were she held many positions honorably.