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“I remember how kind Billie was on my summer visits to visit WVA to visit my grandmother, Minnie Reed. Billie welcomed me into her home more than once...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Genée Ciurus Major - Chicago, IL

“Dear Sweet Young Family, Your mother was always the loveliest woman. I have great memories of Carl and Billie being such a cute and loving couple...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Reed - New Orleans, LA

“What a sweet, kind lady. She will be missed. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Bea Coiner Copen - Charleston, WV

“The West Virginia and Kanawha County Associations of Retired School Employees extend their sincere sympathy to you, the family, in your sorrow....Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Kanawha County Retired School Employees - WV

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: John, Janet & Jamie Messer - WV

“From first grade at J.E. Robins, Woodrow Wilson and Stonewall Jackson and throughout the remainder of her life Billie and I were friends. She was...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Carolyn Arnett-Rocchio - FL

“Robin, Kelly, and family - Was fortunate enough to be in your Mother's presence as a child at EBC, at "Circle" and will always remember her peaceful...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Tammy Withrow - Charleston, WV

“Our deepest sympathies on the passing of sweet Billie Marie, my cousin. My father Edwin Rhodes was brother to Tressie. Billie was one of the...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy Rhodes Drake - Tomball, TX

“My deepest sympathies to all you guys. Growing up on "The Hill" was the best experience any boy could have and your mother was a big part of that. ...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Jeff Bumgardner - Ballard, WV

“My heartfelt prayers of peace and comfort for the Young family. I know Billie will be greatly missed. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Sheri Wade - Reynoldsburg, OH

“So sorry for your loss, Billie was a great lady. She worked with my Mom at church all the time, (Betty Williams). We will always miss our moms. We...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Jean Woodfell - scott depot, WV

“Mike and Steve and familySo sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I know she had a very strong faith and I know that God will bless and comfort you in...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Guy Vaughan - Bokeelia, FL


Billie Marie Staats Young, 83, of Charleston went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 24, 2016.
She was born in Ripley and grew up in Charleston, attending West Side schools. She graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in 1950 and graduated Charleston Business College.
Billie was executive secretary for the law firm of Woodroe, Kizer & Steed. While raising her six children, she was employed as a clerk for Kanawha County Schools.
After retiring, Billie increased the time she devoted to helping others through her work in the church. She was an active member of Emmanuel Baptist Church for over 60 years, where she was a Deaconess, serving on the Finance Committee, Hospitality Committee, Visitation Ministry and Flower Committee. She was a Sunday School teacher for many years. Billie also held many offices in American Baptist Women. She was instrumental in furnishing and decorating the parlor, gathering area and kitchen of the church, as this was one of her gifts and passions.
Billie was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Carl R. Young, infant son, Timothy, and her parents, Edwin G. and Tressie E. Staats.
She is survived by her children, Michael and wife Lynn of Westerville, OH; Stephen and wife Roxane of Fishersville, VA; Kimberly Dunnavant and husband Michael of Jackson, TN; Kelly Parsons and husband Richard of South Charleston; Robin Workman and husband Charles of Chapin, SC.; Jason and fiancée Jessica of South Charleston; brother-in-law Norman R. and wife Barbara of Roanoke, VA.; 14 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Emmanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Stoner officiating. Burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.
Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1401 Washington Street West, Charleston, WV 25387.
The family will accept online condolences at: cpjfuneralhome.com
Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Young Family.