Betty Young

Betty Joyce "Memaw" Young (Boswell)

Friday, May 15th, 1936 - Monday, January 11th, 2021
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Joyce “Memaw” Young

Betty Joyce Young, who loved to be called “Memaw” by her grandchildren, departed her loving family on January 11, 2021.

Joyce was born in Memphis, TN on May 15, 1936 to Alice and Cecil Boswell.

Joyce was mother to Renee Holley and step mother to Karen Ockerhausen, Sandra Stocks and Charlotte Burns. She raised her children with love and devotion in Hernando, MS with her husband Jimmy Young.

As a Legal secretary, Joyce was known for her outgoing personality and generosity. She retired from the Austin Law Firm in 1997 to take on her new full-time job as “Memaw”. Her hobbies included her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved to cook, read recipe books, can vegetables and jelly and talk on the phone.

She is survived by her husband Jimmy Young, her daughter Renee Holley (husband Chad Holley and daughters Lauren Butler, Katelyn Holley and Brittany Williams), her step daughters Karen Ockerhausen (husband Charlie and sons Bryan and Brandon and daughter Jamie), Sandra Stocks (husband Paul and sons Timothy and Collin) and Charlotte Burns (husband Jerry and son Joshua). Her grandchildren, Lauren Butler, Katelyn Holley, and Brittany Williams all of Hernando. Her great-grandchildren Eli and Michael Butler. Her nieces Deborah Monday and Alicia Wilson.

Visitation will be held 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. January 17, 2021 at Hernando Funeral Home 2285 Hwy 51 South Hernando, MS 38632.

Graveside Service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday January 17, 2021 at Oak Grove Cemetery Hernando, MS.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association in her memory.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the sympathy, comforting words, prayers and all expressions of kindness and concern. May God continue to bless you!

Final arrangements are being managed by Hernando Funeral Home (662)429-5260.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 17th, 2021 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Sunday, January 17th, 2021 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Hernando Funeral Home
    2285 Highway 51 South
    Hernando, MS 38632
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  • Service

    Sunday, January 17th, 2021 | 2:30pm
    Sunday, January 17th, 2021 2:30pm
    Oak Grove Cemetery
    3422 Fogg Road
    HERNANDO, MS 38632
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Tim and Bubby

Posted at 03:18pm
Renee and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers that you are comforted in the peace of Christ.
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Melanie Carter

Posted at 12:00pm
Love this family and heartbroken for them! Loved sweet memaw! Prayers for you all during this time!

Alicia and MaryJo Wilson

Posted at 07:01pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. We love you all!!
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Mary Jo, Clara, & Tina

Posted at 05:54pm
Renee, I am so sorry. We all loved Mrs Joyce! She always had a beautiful smile every time I saw her. Praying for peace. We love you guys!
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Mary Greer

Posted at 03:24pm
Cousin Joyce’s smile and laugh was the best. When you are with her you always felt you were home. Many memories of her and my mom. Love Mary Greer

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