Gladys Ruth (Jones) Young, 84, of Huntsville, Alabama passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.
Gladys was born in Bell Buckle, Tennessee, on July 2, 1938. She was preceded in death by parents Walter Mitchell Jones, Sr. and Clara Belle (Stewart) Jones; her husband of 68 years, Leighton Eugene Young; two sisters: Judy Shae Jones and Margaret Faye Jones King.
Left to cherish her memory are her children Rhonda Young Hogan (Tom), Gina Young Walling (Paul), Chet Young (Cathey), and Willie Sheffield; three siblings: Jo King, John Jones (Carol), and Jack Jones; 13 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.
Gladys graduated from Shelbyville Central High School in 1956. She also graduated from Perry Business School in 1959 with a secretarial certification. She was a long time member of the Mastin Lake Road Church of Christ where she volunteered many years as a Bible class teacher. She was always willing to help anyone who needed help.
Gladys was an excellent cook and seamstress. She loved to have fun and have her house full of family and friends.
Services were held Monday, January 30, 2023 at Valhalla Funeral Home, Huntsville, officiated by Alvin Alston and Scotty Sparks. Entombment was in the Chapel of Peace Mausoleum at Valhalla Memory Gardens.