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Nelda Mae Young
November 25, 2023
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Nelda Mae Young passed away peacefully on November 25, 2023, at the age of 87.Nelda was born December 1935 to Lloyd and Cora Taylor in Roane County, West Virginia.
Nelda graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School, Charleston, West Virginia in 1954. She has been a resident of Central Florida since 1961. She retired in 1995 as a successful licensed Real Estate Agent specializing in new home sales.
Nelda is survived by immediate family daughters Sherry Johnson (Hammack) of Columbia, SC and Pamela Sue Ligato ("Susie" Young) of Lake City, Florida. Granddaughter's Lauren Nevels (Joshua Nevels) and Jennifer Johnson Conyers; Grandson, Jack Johnson; Great-grandson's Vaughn Nevels, Zachary Johnson, Tyler Conyers; Great-granddaughter Lorelei Nevels. Brother, Roger Taylor and wife Nancy of Dunbar, West Virginia.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Denny B. Young, infant son John E. Young, her mother and father Lloyd and Cora Taylor, and siblings Robert Taylor and Phyllis Taylor Harris.
Nelda enjoyed traveling with Denny by land, sea and air and had many adventures to places like Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Mexico. She was very fond of Country, Bluegrass and Gospel music and frequently attended concerts and enjoyed meeting entertainers and collecting autographs. She took art lessons after she retired and was prolific in painting landscapes which she proudly displayed in her home. Nelda would sew clothing for herself and her daughter's when they were children and even made Bardie doll clothes one year for Susie's birthday. Nelda was responsible for running her neighborhood HOA in Eustis, FL. She was very involved along with husband Denny in Korean Ex-POW associations. They attended national reunions annually and Denny was Chapter President for Lake County, and they would host/co-host local annual reunions in Tavares. She had a special bond with her Granddaughter Lauren, and they were peas-in-a-pod. Nelda will be remembered for her friendly smile, quick wit, tenacity to overcome life's obstacles and the love of her country.
Her final resting place will be Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida with husband Denny and son John.
A memorial service to honor the life of Mrs. Young will be held at 10 A.M. Saturday, December 2nd, in the Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home, U.S. 41 South, Lake City, Fla, with Rev. Richard Rodriguez, Pastor of Southside Baptist Church, officiating.