Mrs. Villetes “Leat” Parrish Young, age 68, of Higgston, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Emory University Hospital in Decatur after an extended illness. She was a native of Johnson County, living in Soperton and Mt. Vernon for a few years before moving to Higgston in 1986. She was a former member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Swainsboro. She was a charter member and former First Lady of Abundant Life Apostolic Church of Vidalia, where she taught Sunday school many years, sang, and served as Section Seven Ladies Director for several years. Currently, she was First Lady of Apostolic Truth Ministries of Eastman. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crafting, and spending time with family and especially her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Young; parents, Willie Lee Parrish and Juanita Toler Parrish; and two brothers, Troy Parrish and Clint Parrish.
Her family includes her husband of fifty-one years, Reverend John H. Young, Sr. of Higgston; two children, Pastor John H. Young, Jr. and wife Lisa of Higgston, and Brenda K. Collins and husband Chris of Savannah; six grandchildren, Hannah Young, Trent Young and wife Michaela, Brianna Young, Landon Collins and wife Raelyn, Denna Jackson and husband Trevor, and Sarah Padgett and husband C.J.; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be Thursday, October 7th, at 3:00 p.m. at Abundant Life Apostolic Church with Pastor Mark Fogarty and Reverend John H. Young, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Tarrytown City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Abundant Life by visiting their website at alifeministries.net
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