Kevin Young Program
Saturday, February 18, 2023 11:00 AM Friendship-West Baptist Church 2020 W. Wheatland Rd. Dallas, Texas 75232 Dr. Frederick Douglass Haynes, III—Senior Pastor Minister Arnell Brady III, Eulogist Cosmopolitan Community Church Rev. Jon Cole, Officiating
T HE L IFE R EFLECTIONS OF K EVIN Y OUNG Kevin Young was born November 8, 1964, to the late Excell Pendelton, Jr. and Myrtle Lucas. Kevin was raised with his loving and compassionate mother and the stern hand of his father and step-father Wilmer Young who adopted Kevin at the age of eight. As a young child, Kevin grew up playing football and several musical instruments at Edwards Elementary and George Washington Carver Jr. and Sr. High School in the Press Park community of New Orleans, Louisiana. Kevin accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized by Rev. Noily Paul, Sr at St. Rose Baptist Church, New Orleans, Louisiana. After his relocation to the DFW area, Kevin attended Friendship West Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III. As the middle child of two sisters, Barbara (Bobbie) Grigley and Roxanne Young, Kevin learned early that he had to protect his family as the oldest male child with sisters and nieces. February 17, 1981, was a defining day for Kevin, as he became a father to his namesake, Kevin Young, Jr. As a young father, he paved the path by continuing his education, graduating in 1982 from George Washington Carver High School. He then attended Tulane University on a football scholarship. In 1987, Kevin graduated from Utah State, in Logan, Utah, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism. During the 1987 NFL season, Kevin was given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play professional football for the New Orleans Saints, which solidified him as a Saints Fan for Life. After football, Kevin’s career began in Utah, as a Probation Officer. He moved to the DFW area, in 1989, where he worked as a Probation Officer for Dallas County. As a child, Kevin watched his male role models’ entrepreneurship, and his ultimate goal became to work for himself. While pursuing his goals, he often quoted his father, "Don't wait on anybody to give you an opportunity, when you can create your own opportunity". Kevin nurtured his dream while working part time as a Real Estate Agent under Louis Laurent and Associates. During an open house in 1999, Kevin met the love of his life, Olga Demeta Alexander, in the Hollywood Park Community in Duncanville, TX. On August 15, 2002, they married, and Kevin, knowing the importance of influence, raised Andrew Thompson as his own. In 2000, Kevin started KYII Realtors with the first location on Camp Wisdom in Dallas. In 2006, he purchased his final location in Duncanville on Cedar Ridge Rd. On November 15th of 2005, his princess was born, Jade Myrietta Young. As a family man, Kevin built a legacy, modeling his life after his sayings, “ Keep it Moving ,” “ They Will Figure it Out ,” and “ Ain’t Nothing Changed .” Kevin was preceded in death by his mother, Myrtle L. Jackson, father, Excell Pendleton Jr., step -fathers, Wilmer Young and Alfred Jackson Jr., and step-siblings. He leaves to cherish his memories and legacy to his beloved wife, Olga D. Young; sons, Kevin Young Jr., and Andrew Thompson (Shawntrey); his daughter, Jade Myrietta Young; his granddaughter Sevin Yolan Young; grandsons Kace and Zayn Thompson; his sisters, Barbara Grigley and Roxanne Young; step-sister Linda Pendleton-Woods (Michael); other step-siblings; childhood friend, Walter Mitchell (Cynthia); and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and friends.
P ROCESSIONAL /F INAL G LIMPSE Clergy, Family and Friends
S ONG OF P RAISE Chadney Christle
S CRIPTURE R EADINGS : Old Testament– Minister Debra Huff-Kelso New Testament—Rev. Michael Phillips
P RAYER OF C OMFORT Apostle Leonard Lucas, Jr.
M USICAL S ELECTION Brenda Lee
R ESOLUTIONS Friendship-West Baptist Church St. John Baptist Church S PECIAL R EMARKS Louis Laurent (Realtor Community) Baylor Scott & White Hospital Family
F AMILY R EMARKS
M USICAL S ELECTION Brenda Lee
E ULOGY Minister Arnell Brady III Cosmopolitan Community Church—Chicago, IL
T O T HE L OVE OF M Y L IFE 20 Years of marriage is just not long enough. I miss your hands and I miss your touch. I close my eyes and see your face. I think to myself you can’t be replaced. Life won’t be the same without you here. I’m sad now and can’t stop the tears. You brought so much joy to my heart. Life’s too short and we are apart. No more suffering and no more pain. You are free now and can’t complain. I will be okay even though you left me alone. But all I want is for you to come back home. Tomorrow will bring brighter days. I have our sons, “My princess” and the grand babies. Know that we will meet again. Until then! I will love you today, tomorrow, and always. FrÊYourÊWife,ÊOlga!
Dad, I wouldn’t be the person I am today without you. You always told me to “Do as I say, not as I do,” but I model you every day. It's because of the example you set that I am the strong, confident, and intelligent young lady I am today. I will use the legacy you left to blaze my own trail. We had so much more to do. So many handshakes, kisses goodnights, bets to make, and Daddy-Daughter dates. I will never forget you Dad, and even though everything has changed, I’m going to “keep it movin.” I love you, Daddy. YourÊPrince
Pops, Words can’t describe the impact you had on my life. Losing you will affect me for the rest of my life; but I will forever use all the knowledge and wisdom you provided me. You always told me, “Champions always find ways to Win.” You’re forever my champion. Thanks Pops. Love you.
Your Son, KevinÊYoungÊJr.
As you take your rest, I am left cherishing my 55 years as your little sister. Momma would tell the story of you carrying me by my neck saying here’s your baby while I was crying. My tears have started again. I no longer have you physically walking by my side or planting your footsteps to guide me. Until I see you again Big Brother……
Love ❤ You, Roxanne
It is an honor to call you brother, you are a brother like no other. Your life was a blessing, your memories are a treasure. You may be gone from our sight, but you are never gone from ours hearts. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.
Big Sister, Bobbie
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free I’m following the path God laid for me I took His hand when I heard Him call, I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, to work, or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found that peace at the close of the day. If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss. Ah yes, these things I, too, will miss. Be not burdened with time of sorrow I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow My life’s been full. I’ve savored much- Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all to brief – Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me. Gods wants me now – He set me free !
We would like to thank you for the kindness shown to our family. Whether it was a prayer, a phone call or text; a care basket, gift cards, meals or a visit during his hospital stay, your kindness was noticed and appreciated. Ê Ê - TheÊYoungÊFamilyÊÊ
A CTIVE P ALLBEARERS Avery Peters
Angelo Bates Keith Morgan
Byron Johnson Deric Clemons
Terrence Horn H ONORARY P ALLBEARERS Scotty Alexander Gregory Harmon Walter Mitchell Melvin Robinson David Sykes Kermit Smith Lynn Anthony Craig McKissick I NTERMENT Laurel Land Memorial Park Dallas, Texas
—F INAL A RRANGEMENTS E NTRUSTED TO — Dallas, Texas (214) 941-7332 Fort Worth, Texas (817) 478-9555 Tallulah, Louisiana (318) 574-6100
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