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Robert Ray Young, Sr.

April 15, 1959 — April 16, 2024


Robert Ray Young, Sr., 65, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the City of Lubbock Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Mortuary. Visitations will be held Friday, April 26, 2024, from 4 p.m to 6 p.m at Griffin Mortuary.Robert Ray Sr was born on April 15,1959, to Gene Sr & Mytle Young in Lubbock Texas...He attended  Lubbock public school, where he graduated from Dunbar Struggs High School....Robert had an ongoing relationship with the Lord, he attended Mt. Gilead under the leadership of Overseer JJ Johnson until he moved to Albuquerque NM, where he continued his love and devotion for the Lord under the leadership of Bishop David Cooper at New Hope Baptist Church for 17+ years.

Robert was the family comedian and the life of any event that he attended, always trying to ensure everyone was happy or laughing. You never met Robert without a smile on his face, always cracking jokes & being funny; even his last days here with us while feeling unbearable pain, he wanted to make sure that his kids and everyone that came in contact was going to be alright; sharing encouraging words with you or just sharing the Love of the Lord with you that he had. He was the definition of a true fighter, he fought until there was no more fight left and the Lord gave him the much needed rest; rest our dear Father, brother, uncle, grandfather & all the other titles that you carried.. Robert, you were so caring even when you were in pain. You wanted to make sure everyone else was okay, the true meaning of love!!!!

A brother is a friend given by nature, and my brother may not always be by my side, but he was always in my heart. A brother is someone who knows when something is wrong, even if you have the biggest smile on your face. I smiled because you were my brother! I love you, Robert Ray Young Sr, Job well done, brother!

Robert is preceded in death by his parents Gene Sr & Myrtle Young, 3 Brothers Terry Dickson, Gene Young Jr, Larry Bowden, 2 sisters Emma Bowden and Mary Ann Johnson, 1 son Michael Ray Young.

Robert left to carry on his legacy 6 sons Larry, Robert Jr. (Tametrica), Zerick (Alyssa), Gregory Thomas, Deerick Conner all from Lubbock TX and Rahim Muhammad(Charity) from Memphis TN, 5 daughters Deatria, LeQuita, MiKayla Holmes all of Lubbock TX, Sheena Gonzales from College Station TX & Sade Young from Midland TX, 5 brothers Ruben Florence, Aubrey Young(Carolyn), Lewis Ray Young from Lubbock TX, Clark Young from Houston TX, and John Florence from Bakersfield CA, 3 sisters Debra White, Sheila Green both from Lubbock TX and Cassandra Young from Abilene TX; 28 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, honorary brother Kelvin Davis (KD) and honorary sister Angela Woods, and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Service Schedule

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Saturday, April 27, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Mt Gilead Baptist Church

2512 Fir Ave, Lubbock, TX 79404

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