Nellie Mae (Ward) Young

September 28, 1938 ~ November 17, 2019 (age 81)


Nellie Mae Ward Young, 81, of Pilot Mountain, passed away November 17, 2019 at Joan & Howard Woltz Hospice Home.  She was born to T.B. Ward and Izora Freeman Ward in Pine Mountain, Va. on September 28, 1938.  She leaves to cherish her memory, a son and daughter-in-law, Dale (Wanda) Young; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra (Gary) Hancock; two brothers, J.E. Ward, Daniel (Judy) Ward; five grandchildren, David (Allison) Sparks, Adam Bryant, Stephanie (Eric) Williams, April (Jesse) Martin, and Michael Young; and seven great-grandchildren; Nicholas Collins, Bailey Martin, Olivia Gwyn, Jaxon Sparks, Charleigh Mae Sparks, Dylan Higgins and Dakota Williams.  Mrs. Young was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harry William Young; four brothers, Benjamin, Gene, Mart, and Glenn Ward; three sisters, Ann Sexton, Ruby Long, and Lucille Ward; and one granddaughter, Kelly Bryant.  Filled with the faith and love of the Lord, she loved and cared for her family and countless others during a lengthy career in private home care as a CNA.  Family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 6:00-7:00 PM at Cox-Needham Funeral Home and a funeral service will be conducted Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 2:00 PM in Cox-Needham Funeral Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Boyles Chapel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastors Dale Bass and Darrell Price will be officiating.     Cox-Needham is respectfully serving the Young family.           

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November 20, 2019

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cox - Needham Funeral Chapel

Funeral Service
November 21, 2019

2:00 PM
Cox Needham Funeral Home Chapel
822 West Main Street
Pilot Mountain, North Carolina 27041

November 21, 2019

3:00 PM
Boyles Chapel Primitive Baptist Church
4632 NC HWY 66
King, NC 27021

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