Sue Young – August 24, 1933-June 4, 2023
June 4th, 2023, Charl Sue Etchieson Young went to be with our Lord where she will join her beloved husband, Gaines Young.
Sue is survived by her sister, Betty Patton, of Nash, Texas; her son, Greg (Michelle, Charl), and her daughter Mary Charl Korita, (Eric, Parker, Lawson, Caroline). Sue graduated from Okalona High School and attended Henderson State University where she studied Music Education and met Gaines Young. She graduated in three years as the Valedictorian of the class of 1955.
While awaiting Gaines’ return from Germany, Sue moved to Lonoke to teach choir at Lonoke High School. When he returned, they married and moved to Fayetteville where Gaines finished college. After graduation they moved to Carlisle where they lived for 65 years. They both enjoyed being active in their community and their church. Sue was the First United Methodist Church organist/pianist for over 60 years. Sue loved music. She was a lifelong member of the Carlisle Progressive Club and was a devoted Bridge player. She was passionate about books and played a key role in establishing the Carlisle Library. She also loved all things beauty and fashion and had a style all her own.
She was a homemaker who took great pride in raising her family and supporting her children and grandchildren in their activities– the grandchildren knew her as Mommee.
She was an amazing cook, but no matter how good the food tasted it was no match for the beauty of the tablescape she created for serving it.
She was the ultimate optimist and only saw the good in everyone. In many ways she was an angel here on earth. The choirs are singing in Heaven today under the direction of her sweet hands. She is in Jesus’ arms and together again with Gaines.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 9th, at the Carlisle First United Methodist Church, and visitation will be at 1:00 in Family Life Center. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First United Methodist Church choir or the Carlisle Public Library.