Minnie Garrison Young

August 06, 1931 - June 10, 2021


Obituary For Minnie Garrison Young

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Saturday, June 19, 2021
St. John Baptist Church
10:00 AM
Rev. Charlie Cade, Interim Pastor

Friday, June 18, 2021
St. John Baptist Church
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Crestview Cemetery

Wells Funeral Home is inviting you to Celebrate the life of Mrs. Minnie Garrison Young Funeral Service

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Minnie Garrison Young was born August 6, 1931 in Wichita Falls, TX to the parents of John and Viola Strickland. She attended school in Wichita Falls and graduated from Booker T. Washington. She entered God’s Kingdom on June 10, 2021 surrounded by her family. We are comforted to know that she is under God’s care.

Minnie accepted Christ as a young child at St. John Baptist Church with the guidance of her parents and continued to serve until her health began to fail. She was active as Chair of Deaconess, Decoration and Condolence Committees; and a member of the Mission. She sang in the Mission Choir and Delaney Chorus. In 2017 she was honored with the Longevity Award. She loved her church and church family. She would always greet you with an affectionate “Smile.” Community activities include, Foster Greer Court HOJ #332, Booker T. Washington Alumni, LeFleur Social Club and Modern Maiden Social Club.

Minnie was employed at First Wichita National Bank until her retirement in 1985. After retirement, she later joined First National Bank for several years.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Robert Garrison and William Don Young; brothers, Walton C. Strickland, Rudolph Strickland, Kirk Strickland, Alfred Strickland and John Strickland; sisters, Lillie Williams and Edna Fisher; and granddaughter,Nashiara Green.

Minnie is lovingly remembered by son, Aaron Clifford Green (Janet); daughter, Brenda Powell (Larry); granddaughters, Myrika Green, Merissa Norford (Edison) and Dalris Powell-Shaw (Troy); grandson, Brandon Powell; sister, Bessie Stokes; sister in laws, Earlene Strickland and Ida Strickland; God children, Brenda Anderson, LaDoris Green, LaTricee Stokes, Kyla and Brandon Hicks; seven great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and St. John family.

She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many who loved and adored her.

She was affectionately known as "MiMi" by her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Your smile can light a thousand hearts
Your laughter dries all tears.
Your gracious never-end love
Can take away all fears.
There are not words, that can come close
To define who you are.
You are our rock, our anchor,
And our shining north star.
It’s an honor to follow in your footsteps,
To become all who we can be.
Because we had you in our life,
To Love and Guide us.
Thank you MOM, for all you’ve done,
And for everything you did
This world is a better place,
Because of Mothers like you.

We love you MOM
Your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren

by Ron Tranmer

We little knew that day,
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death, we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you.
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide.
And although we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.

We LOVE YOU Aunt Minnie
The Taylor Family
Thorney, Sr. Diann and Prince

In Loving Memory of a Special Godmother

The day you left and gained your wings
Our heart just broke into two
I wish you could have stayed with us
But Heaven need you

You left us with memories
And We love you dearly still
No matter how much time goes by
You Know we always will

You were a very special person
With kindness in your heart
And the love we had together
Grows stronger now we’re apart

I know We cannot bring you back
Although We wish it everyday
But a piece of me went with you
The day you went away.

We LOVE you!!
Joseph, Janice, Aniyah and Alydia Johnson

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  • 06/19/2021

    My deepest condolences to you, Brenda, Merissa, Myrika and the rest of the family. I met Ms Minnie briefly and she was so sweet. I am praying for all of you, that you may lean into The Heavenly Father during this devastating time. It's a blessing that you were able to be with her during her last days. In time, the pain from this loss will become bearable. Focus on the good memories and share to them with each other— it helps.

  • 06/17/2021

    I rented a house from Mrs.Minnie on Roosevelt she and husband Don very christian Minnie will be missed. loved her like family.To the family hold on to God's unchanging hand he will mend your broken hearts as time pass on .My deepest condolences to you all.

  • 06/17/2021

    Minnie trained me as a bank teller in the early 70's. She was always a lady of grace and wisdom. She made a big impression on me! Prayers for her family! Karen Anderson

  • 06/17/2021

    Precious Minnie, friend, co-worker at First National Bank, sister in Christ. How blessed to know you and your contagious joy. One day we will meet again. Prayers for your family. Love, Rozan Franklin

  • 06/17/2021

    I am so sorry for your loss. I meet Minnie in 1971 when I came to work at First-Wichita National Bank. She became a lifelong friend that I loved very much. I called her "Momma Minnie". She will be so missed but I know she is in the arms of Jesus. Until we meet again sweet Minnie 💖💖💖 Brenda, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you all. Kay Stewart

  • 06/16/2021

    We will hold you close within our hearts and there you will remain. To walk and guide us through our lives, until we meet again. - Joseph, Janice, Aniyah, and Alydia Johnson

  • 06/16/2021

    Love her much...will miss her more. Always, my Aunt Minnie. Zora Cleaver Durham

  • 06/15/2021

    Mrs Young lived a blessed life, she will be missed by all who knew her.

  • 06/15/2021

    She will be missed.

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