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PRINCETON Early Saturday morning, April 22, 2017, the trumpet sounded and the Lord said to his child Lori Ann Young, come home my child, you are free. With her loving family at her side, Lori passed peacefully from her bedside at Summers County Rehab and Nursing.
Born June 29, 1962 in Newport News, VA, she was the daughter of the James Milton Pennington & Joyce Fletcher Pennington of the Athens Road, Princeton.
Lori was a graduate of Athens High School in 1980 and received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Concord College in Athens.
Those who knew Lori will remember her beautiful smile and her warm and loving personality. While her health permitted, Lori served as an Tax Auditor for the State of West Virginia. In 1998, Lori's health began to decline; she no longer could walk without assistance. Later in life she was confined to a wheelchair, giving her opportunity to be mobile, all at the same time, serving her Lord and Savior with faithful membership with Bethel United Methodist Church near Princeton. Lori served for many years as Trustee and Auditor for the church; she also served the church in other capacities within the life of the church.
Her loving and faithful husband always made sure Lori was able to move about freely, giving her the freedom she needed to attend church and visit friends and family. Lori loved her flowers.
Lori was preceded in death by Maternal Grandparents, Virgil & Maycel Farley Fletcher, Paternal Grandparents, James Allen & Viola French Pennington.
Survivors include her loving and devoted husband, Tommy Joe Young, her mother & father, Milton & Joyce Pennington, her loving sister, Lisa Kay Myles and her children; Amanda Kay Myles, Brandon Lee & Renee Myles and their child Haidyn. Tommy's side of the family that loved her dearly, Nita & Fritz Taylor & their children Adam & Carlene, Joel & Susan Young & their children Anna & Joel, Linda Young & her children, Joel, Gretchen & Kristen along with a host of cousins.
Services to celebrate the home going of Lori Ann Young will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Gerald Kincaid officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Friends may visit with the family Monday, April 24, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be shared with the family via www.memorialfd.com
Serving as pallbearers will be Kevin Hogan, Ronnie Bird, Brandon Myles, Dwight Hall, Wayne Hall, Joel Young, Kenny Monk & Adam Taylor.
The Young family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.
Published on April 23, 2017
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