Eddie Fritz Young Jr.

Published 9:50 am Thursday, July 13, 2017

Eddie Fritz Young Jr. departed this life on July 5, 2017, in Indianapolis. He was born on Jan. 25, 1928, the first of nine children from the union of Eddie Fritz Young Sr. and Marie Harris Young of Vicksburg.

He was a member of Abundant Life Church in Oakland, Calif. and Vicksburg Family Life Cathedral of Vicksburg. He also served in the United States Army during World War II. His life’s journey continued as he was employed with the Stanford University Medical Center, East Palo Alto, Calif. for 40 years.

Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie Fritz Young Sr. and Marie Harris Young; wife, Vie Young; one daughter, Daisy Young Palmer; two sisters, Erma Bell Young and Dectrice Beatrice Young; three brothers, Frank Young, Leon Young and George G. Young.

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Survivors include his three daughters, Evelyn Marshall Blake (Harry) of Shreveport, La., Jacquelyn Booker (James) and Cynthia Young Sanders (Jimmie) all of Mansfield, La.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Evangelist Ruth J. Young Duncan of New Orleans, Evelyn Marie Young Hughes of Fayette and pastor Betty J. Young-Tyler of Vicksburg; special caregivers, Maxwell Tyler (Gertrude) of Indianapolis; special friend, Shiela Holland of East Palo Alto, Calif.; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Vicksburg Family Life Cathedral with pastor Betty J. Young-Tyler officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home from 2 to 7 p.m. with family present from 6 to 7 p.m.