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Myrtle Young

Miss Myrtle Janice Young, age 89, of South Turner Circle, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at her home.  Janice was born on September 8, 1931 to the late Oscar and Willie Young.  She was preceded in death by all of her siblings, Soulou Young, Charles Young, Mary F. Marshall, Dorothy Y. Matthews and niece, Carla Yeager.  A niece, Sue Marshall, of Colchester IL survives and remembers “Mert” fondly here.  Janice lived on or near the family farm outside Angier most of her life before moving to Coats.  She worked at Ma’s restaurant for many years.  Janice knew most everyone in Coats and they her. She started her day at Hardees with biscuits, friends, and the news.  Then it was to the Coats Senior Center for activities and lunch.  She was a social butterfly and had a good memory about her friends and their family stories. I would like to thank the community at large for your friendship with her. Thank you to so many who helped Janice including: Senior Center Director Melody McGee, staff, volunteers there and at “His Daily Bread” Soup Kitchen; Denise Matthews, friend and landlord, for many years; Jamie Zemora at Harnett County Social Services for getting her needed services; Sarah Monk, home health worker for her extra special friendship and care prior to her death; and to close friend Marilyn Ennis, for the many things she did that allowed her to live on her own, and for her assistance to me in making many final arrangements at a distance. Memorials can be sent to the Coats Senior Center or His Daily Bread, PO Box 366, Coats NC 27521. Thanks to all the staff at Rose & Graham Funeral Home for handling arrangements.  Condolences and memories can be made at www.roseandgraham.com and I look forward to them.  A graveside service will be held at Sandy Grove Church located east of Angier on Hwy. 210 near Old Stage Road on Sunday October 18th at 3PM.  Pastor Paul Cecil will officiate. In accordance with NC-COVID-19 guidelines, the funeral home suggests practicing social distancing guidelines and the three W’s: wait, wash, and wear a face covering.  Face coverings will be required at the graveside service. Arrangements are by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Coats, NC.

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Thank you for sharing your memories Vanessa! Yes she was always the "sweet" one. She was indeed a hard worker at home and at the restaurant; I thought she may have cooked there as she was a good cook too-made a mean banana puddin. She was a "bird" as family referred to her. We called her "Mert" she'd say "that's me, Mert the Squirt" and laugh. We lived so far away and on a good year traveled there on Spring break. She loved to throw me in an old car and haul me to Uncle Taltons' Candy Store and to ramble around Angier and visit with people there too. She was a big old kid like me back then!

Sue Marshall Oct 12 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you so very much for doing that for Janice Diana! She so loved that place too!

Sue Marshall Oct 12 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you Debbie for posting! Your is familiar as her mother was a Stephenson! She loved that job and we were so happy that she had it; she was a hard worker too. I thought maybe she cooked there too as she was a good cook!

Sue Marshall Oct 12 2020 12:00 AM

I will forever have sweet memories of this wonderful woman at Skats and Hardee's. I worked there from 1989 - 1993, age 14 - 17. She loved to call me Meanie as she did most folks! She was so sweet and loved to make everyone laugh. Over the years, we would see each other at the IGA or post office and she said, there she is, there's meanie. Lol. God bless her sweet soul and her family and friends. What a treasure she was.

Vanessa Stephenson Amick Oct 9 2020 12:00 AM

I had the pleasure of driving her the Coats Senior center. She always kept telling me I was Mean and she was Sweet

Diana Oct 8 2020 12:00 AM

I worked as a waitress at Ma's grill with Miss Janice. I could not count the potatoes she peeled and cut for French fries nor how many onions she peeled, sliced andprepated for the famous onion rings. I would also see her, through the years, from time to time in Coats, especially at Carlie C's IGA. My condolences to you. She was a special lady who served others and was always a very hard worker.

Debra Hord Stephenson (Debbie) Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM