Pastor James Young Sr.
Pastor James Young Sr.
Pastor James Young Sr.
Pastor James Young Sr.
Pastor James Young Sr.
Pastor James Young Sr.

Obituary of Pastor James Edward Young Sr.

ROCHESTER, NY - May 21, 2022 - US Army Veteran - Pastor of Gethsemane Baptist Church in Syracuse. Pastor James E. Young Sr., an anointed Pastor, Preacher, and Teacher of the Gospel, passed away peacefully on May 21st, 2022. He was born on October 1st, 1948 in Miami, Florida to the late John L. Young Sr. and late Florence Young. He was the 2nd oldest of 11 brothers and sisters. He faithfully served our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as the Founder and Pastor of the Gethsemane Baptist Church in Syracuse, NY for 19 years. Pastor Young taught the congregation that God is Love and to Love God and each other. Pastor Young also served as the Pastor of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church from 1996-2003. Pastor Young enlisted in the US Army after graduating from A.L. Mebane High School in Alachua, FL and was stationed in numerous parts of the world with the latter being Vietnam where he served 2 tours of duty. He served for 37 years and became Senior Chief Warrant Officer in the latter part of his service. Pastor Young earned a diploma in Biblical Studies from Colgate Rochester Divinity School and graduated with a B.S. Degree in Business Management/Economics from Empire State College in August 2014. Pastor Young is predeceased by; his parents, John and Florence Young; two brothers, John and Jacob Young; and one sister, Jeanette Young He is survived by; his loving wife of 50 years, Juanita Young; children, James and Stephanie Young; three brothers, Jeffery, Jeremiah (Bridget), and Joseph (Eva) Young; four sisters, Janet E. Dobiash-Schiller, Joycelen (Clarence) Williams, Joyce Stringer-Blanding, and Willie B. Bernard (Brownell); four sisters-in-law, Carolyn McKeiver, Deborah (Jerry) Gant, Loretta (James) Breaker, Gail King and a host of nieces, nephews, Gethsemane Baptist Church Family and friends. Special thanks to the Aenon Missionary and Hospitality Ministry for your thoughtful cards and prayers during his time at the Jewish Home, UR Home Healthcare, the VA Home Healthcare and the Gethsemane Baptist Church Family for your continuous love and support. Friends may call Saturday, May 28, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Aenon Missionary Baptist Church, 175 Genesee St, Rochester, NY. Homegoing Service to follow. Interment Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville, FL. Masks required
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Saturday
28
May

Visitation

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Aenon Baptist Church, Rochester, NY
175 Genesee Street
Rochester, New York, United States
Saturday
28
May

Homegoing Service

11:00 am
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Aenon Baptist Church, Rochester, NY
175 Genesee Street
Rochester, New York, United States

Interment

Jacksonville National Veterans Cemetery
4083 Lannie Road
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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