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Mamie Louise Young

Mamie Louise Young

Mamie Louise Young of Hendersonville passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Cherry Springs Assisted Living.

Mamie was born Jan. 24,1934, to Bester Neil Richmond and Daniel William Richmond. She was one of nine children born to the Richmonds in rural Forest Hill, La. She grew up near Forest Hill and went to school at Glenmora, La.
Mamie did mostly secretarial work in the years immediately out of high school after graduating from Alexandria Technical College. She eventually moved to Memphis and met H.D. Grisham who she went on to marry. Together they had a daughter, Mary Ann. Eventually, the family moved back to Pinedale, Miss., where they raised their daughter Mary Ann. Mary Ann was killed in a car accident when she was 7 years old.
During the time Mamie lived in Mississippi she attended college and obtained her degree as a registered nurse. H.D. and Mamie continued to live near Pinedale until the early 1980s when they were involved in another car accident that took H.D.'S life. Soon after H.D.'s death Mamie moved to Memphis and nursed in an acute care hospital on the orthopedic wing. Here she met and married Richard "Dick" C. Young. She moved to Dick's home town of Owensboro, Ky.
After Dick retired they moved to Florida and went on to purchase a summer home in North Carolina. They had fallen in love with the North Carolina countryside on one of their many travels and thought they would totally enjoy living there part time. They eventually made North Carolina their home. Dick died of cancer in 2003. Mamie stayed in the Hendersonville area and eventually sold her home and moved into assisted living.
In addition to many nieces and nephews Mamie is survived by 3 sisters, Barbara Martin and Myrtle Richmond, both of Forest Hill, La., and Audry Woods of California.
She is preceeded in death her parents, two sisters (Jewel and Blanche), three brothers (John, Branch and Daniel William Jr.), two husbands and her daughter Mary Ann Grisham.
Mamie loved life and enjoyed gardening, making porcelin dolls, sewing, and needlework. She loved her family and friends and was generous with her time and abilities to help.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
Mamie was a member of Mud Creek Baptist Church and a memorial service will be held there at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Dr. Robert Heffner will be officiating. Visitation will be held following the service with light refreshments served.
Jackson funeral service and crematory is assisting the family.