Ila Jo Miller Young, 82, of Monticello, passed away on February 29, 2020 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.
She was born May 20, 1937 in Rison, to the late Joseph Lee Miller and Grace Lee Harrison Miller.
Mrs. Young was the widow of Gynn Rawls Young, her husband of 51 years. She retired from Burlington Industries as manager of shipping distribution plant for the three plants after 40 years of dedicated service. She was a Baptist, a 1957 graduate of Selma High School where she was a basketball star, scoring over 50 points per game, and graduated at the top of her class. Both Ila and Gynn devoted their time to providing their three daughters with a loving and stable home.
She enjoyed reading, camping with the Rawls family, shopping, sewing and going to the beach.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley Miller Barnett and Erma Miller Dodson and one brother, William (Bill) Harrison.
Survivors include three daughters, Deborah Lynn Young Henry and husband Pat of Hope, Gwendolyn Jo Young Jolin of Buchannan, VA and Audrey Lynell Young Dintelman and husband Jim of Monticello; five grandchildren, Michael Henry and wife Meghan of Sherwood, Hunter Henry and finance Madison Dadley both of Fayetteville, Jonathan Trent Jolin of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Tyler Gynn Jolin of Buchannan, VA, and Heather Nicolle Ellis of Monticello; one great-grandchild, Ryan Colby Lee Griffin of Monticello, “whom she relished and received much comfort.” He knew her affectionately as “Joey”.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 6, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 5 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.