Rosie Lee Shepherd Young, 83, of Wilmar, passed away on March 11, 2016 surrounded by her loving family and friends.
She was a homemaker and caregiver to many families who loved her as their own family. Mrs. Young was a member of Wilmar Baptist Church. Her favorite pastimes were playing cards with her friends and dancing with her twin sister, Bessie Dee. Their favorite dance was the jitterbug. She loved her family dearly and will be greatly missed.
She was born September 14, 1932 in Drew County and was the daughter of the late Lynn Shepherd and Myrtle Herring Shepherd.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Merrell “Speck” Young; a son, Rick Young; brothers, Lester, Earsle, Henry and Melvin Shepherd; and sisters, Ruby Britton, Audrey Sawyer and Robbie Lee Roark.
Survivors include her children, Mike and Gay Young of Wilmar, Kathy and Jerry Taylor of Rye, Becky and Gary Pace of Wilmar, Melanie and Dennis Evans of Warren and Mark Young of Wilmar; her twin sister, Bessie Dee West of Warren and sister, Lucille Casteel of Pine Bluff; nine grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren (and one on the way); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Also surviving is her special friend, Sue Harris of Wilmar, whom she loved as a sister.
Funeral services will be held on March 14 at 4 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in Wilmar Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Wilmar Cemetery Association, c/o Betty Fuqua, PO Box 132, Wilmar, AR 71675.