February 17, 1924 ~ January 7, 2020

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Virginia Dean Young, 95, of Asheville, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at CarePartners Solace.

A native of Buncombe County, Mrs. Young was a daughter of the late Elmer A. and Emmaline Ball Dean, and she was married to the late William Eugene Young. She was a member of West Asheville Baptist Church for more than 70 years where she was a Day Care teacher for 25 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl “Sherri” Young Nave (Bucky); sons, Mike Young (Linda), Tim Young (and the late Rose) and Todd Young (Becky); nine grandchildren, Jaclyn, Whitney, Chris, Chad, Amy, Bobby, Mike, Michael and Rayna; great-grandchildren, Sofia, Billy, Jessey, Emma, Bella, Alex and Willow, and great-great-grandchildren, Marley and Jordan. She is also survived by a sister, Frances Ellen Keller.

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Stan Welch officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hills Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to West Asheville Baptist Church, 926 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806.


Visitation: January 10, 2020 1:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Service: January 10, 2020 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Burial: January 10, 2020 3:00 pm

Green Hills Cemetery
25 New Leicester Hwy.
Asheville, NC 28806

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  1. So sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Young. She was such a sweet lady. I remember her sitting in the same section as my family in church. I will miss her. God’s comfort and blessings to the family. Mike Fisher.

  2. Grandma, I will miss you so very much. I love you and I know we will all be together again someday in heaven.

    Chad, Jennifer & Alex

  3. We express our deep sympathy to the family. Virginia was not only a devoted follower of Christ but she was a “sainted, saint” and she will be missed. We knew her to be a faithful servant of the Lord/ She loved and cared for children in our church Day Care as if they were each her very own. As long as her health permitted, she attended church each time the doors were open. She was an encourager and prayer warrior for her pastor and others. She was also a precious friend to our family. We will continue to pray for you, family, as you “‘journey through” this time of sorrow. But we rejoice with Virginia who is now in the presence of the Savior she loved and served so faithfully.
    Ellen P. Johnson (e.j.) and the James H. Johnson Family

  4. So sorry to hear of Virginia’s passing but anyone who knew here knows she is in a better place. She was always such a sweet person. I knew her from having her insured for years and from WABC for the past 14 years. Virginia was a jewel . God Bless you all.

  5. Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to your family during this most difficult time. Virginia was always such a bright ray of sunshine, and will certainly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. So sorry for your great loss. Ms. Young was always so thoughtful of all of us. I know she will be greatly missed by many.

  7. Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Virginia. She was the sweetest and kindest person and such a devoted Christian. May God bless your family as you accept her loss, knowing she is resting in peace with her Lord and Savior.

  8. My deepest condolences to all of the family of Virginia Young. She taught my children in the daycare at West Asheville Baptist Church many years ago. But, we were also friends as we served side by side in the church fellowship. Please know that even though it has been many years, I have sweet memories of Virginia and the smile she always wore as she greeted the children every morning. We knew they were in the best of care. She is in the presence of Jesus and that comforts all of us when we have to say goodbye here, and I pray it will comfort her family in the days ahead. Love, Priscilla Morgan

  9. I was blessed to have worked with Virginia for most of her twenty five years at the Day Care. She had such a sweet spirit and encouraged parents, children and co workers alike. We shared many times of great laughter and times of deep sadness. Virginia was a prayer warrior who offered great support. She was always glad to listen to parents EVEN if it was closing time. She was one in a million and a treasured friend. Love from the “dream team” to all the family.

  10. Blessings to all who loved Virginia, especially her family who cared so wonderfully for her. She was so lucky to have such a loving family. We were so lucky to have her as our next door neighbor. We will miss her greatly.

  11. A sweet, kind, and gentle lady who could smile and laugh very easily. A very special lady who was loved immensely by her family.

  12. to Mike, Tim, Sherri, & Todd…
    So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing…she was always kind to me and I will always cherish the memories I have of growing up on Craggy Ave. and the time & times I spent at your house & growing up with you…My sincere condolences to all of you…

  13. Sherri, Mike, Tim, Todd & Family,
    It is with great sadness to learn of the passing of this sweet beautiful lady, Bill & I were just talking about her last week as he has had some major health issues this yr and were just getting ready to attend WABC on Sun & was going to ask or look for her & learned her funeral was Fri at Groce Funeral Home! Sherri you & I went to AHS & you were a Cheerleader! Todd knew my bro Darryl & he bought my mom’s hse & made it beautiful again, I think one of first homes he flipped! We adored & loved your mom at WABC, she was such an amazing lady & so good with the kid’s in daycare! I grew up with Israel’s & Young’s, loved Granny & followed Steve & John when they had their band! You all have your mom forever in your hearts & have cherished memories of her! You All are in our thoughts & prayers, Karen (Crook) Carter & William (Bill) Carter

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