Hannah Young

hannah young

August 25, 1925 ~ March 1, 2023

Born in: Tarboro, NC
Resided in: Arlington, TX

Hannah Young, 97, passed away on March 1, 2023, in Arlington, TX.

Hannah Young was born on August 25, 1925 in Tarboro, NC the seventh child to Sylvester Sawyer and Annie Ball Sawyer.
She started her career as an administrative assistant in Washington DC with the Quartermaster Corp after graduating from Tarboro High School.

Hannah married Roy V Young March 24 1945 in Frederick MD. They had a wonderful life together for sixty years, with extensive travel in the. US and abroad.

Hannah took up golf and bridge in her forties and had her only hole in one at the age of 82. She loved music, dancing and singing and also took piano lessons late in life and played in her church bell choir in Birmingham, AL. She loved the Lord and was a member of St Barnabas UMC Arlington Tx She was a fierce advocate for her mentally ill son, James. Family was of utmost importance to her. She was generous and fun loving and was the embodiment of hospitality. Even advanced dementia could not quench her spirit.

Many thanks to Musical Memory Singers Arlington Tx for their weekly musical program that brought her so much joy for the past 5 years. Special thanks to A Touch of Grace Care, LLC who provided exceptional care to her and enhanced her quality of life in her final two years. Anchor of Hope Hospice staff were outstanding in helping Hannah and family navigate the progression of her disease. We are grateful to all who visit her and provided loving care to her and to Margaret especially Dr Marvetta Scott, Connie Morgan, Jennifer Garland and Michael Starr.

Hannah is survived by Margaret and Larry Arnold, daughter, daughter in law Margery Young and grandchildren Chaz Steinhauser, Cher Steinhauser, Michael Arnold and spouse Jeanie and great granddaughter Leah Arnold.

Hannah is preceded in death by her husband, Roy, and her three sons Roy II, Bruce and James. She had ten siblings, all who have preceded her in death.

The time date and location for her memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Memorial donations can be made in Hannah’s name to Musical Memory Singers
PO Box 14404 Arlington Tx 76094 or Reconnect Living P O Box 163. Lancaster Tx 75146

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  1. CandleImageLove you Hannah Banana. You always brought laughter to a room with your witty, sassy sense of humor. You are quite the firecracker! I am thankful to God for the time I got to spend with you. It brings comfort and joy to my heart that you now get to be in loving arms of your Lord.

  2. CandleImageGrandma Young,
    I have such fond memories of visiting you and Grandpa Young in Birmingham. I specifically remember watching you make biscuits in your kitchen. I remember the beautiful Crystal glass you would use to cut out each biscuit. I also have a vivid memory of your closet. In my memory that closet had to have been a hundred feet long. I remember you had one whole side and granddaddy had the other whole side. I remember the basement you had where the golf cart was always parked. And I remember making Christmas crafts out of pine cones and glue and glitter with you.. one of my most recent memories of you is in Arlington when I came to visit and you made me eggs. I can still hear your voice say “Cher, do you want eggs I’m going to make eggs!”. You made the best eggs.
    I hope for so many beautiful things for you. I know Mom really misses you.
    I couldn’t have asked for a better grandma. I hope you’re singing and smiling with granddaddy.

  3. CandleImageMy sincere condolences to the Arnold family.
    Marti, I want you know that I loved every minute listening to the stories of your mother during our coffee dates or outside of OTF. I feel blessed to have known her in the short time we’ve been friends. I am certain I will
    Continue to learn from her through you as I navigate the years ahead with my own mother. Her favorite tea has already done wonders for me and I look forward to many more stories of your sweet mama and family in the years ahead. Much love, hugs and coffee dates to follow my sweet sparkly friend💕🙏💕

  4. CandleImageHannah was such a joy to know and love! I met her when she moved into Heartis Arlington at the young age of 91! We hit it off from day 1 and she became a dear friend. As Hannah’s Dementia progressed she knew I was familiar to her but she just couldn’t put her finger on it…it was at that time we decided that we were high school besties!!! Not only did I gain an amazing friend with a twinkle in her eye in Hannah but Margaret ( as Hannah always called her) became my dear friend as well. I treasure all of the happy memories spent with Marti and Hannah- lunches-church- parties at Heartis Arlington! Marti, you don’t need me to tell you this but your love for your mama and her love for you is just beautiful! I know you did her proud!! Xoxo!!!!!

  5. CandleImageAunt Hannah,
    Your life was a blessing to many and your memory a treasure. Heaven has gained an angel and our family has lost a beautiful person.
    Much love,

  6. Hannah Young, a woman with the heart of gold, she’s beautiful in and out, I thank the Lord for giving me the opportunity to know you. You were greatly loved by everyone who got a chance to meet you. God has gained an angle. You will forever ever be loved and missed. Continue to rest in the blossom of the Lord.

  7. CandleImageDear Marti,
    Your mom, my Aunt Hannah, was a blessing and a light to our family. 🕯️
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    I am so thankful that the Lord has blessed you with Leah who can fill a piece of your heart now. You will be a great Grandma!
    Your mom was blessed with many years, and was filled with grace and joy!
    And a little vinegar at times! 😂
    I’ll never forget the summer we all stayed together in the one trailer in Morehead City!
    We have come far! PTL!
    Your mom ran her race well.
    I am reminded of Colossians 1:11 and believe that she was strengthened with all might, according to our Lord Jesus Christ’s glorious power, for all patience and long suffering with joy.
    That same Spirit has now brought her into eternal life, where we will happily be reunited with her again!
    She was a blessing, and she was blessed to have you; her daughter, and faithful posterity, following in her footsteps with faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
    May He comfort you and wrap His arms around you and give you peace and strength now and in the days to come.
    Receive the mantle.
    Go out and be led forth.
    May all mountains break forth before you.
    Joy is coming again.
    I love you, Cuz

  8. CandleImageMarti,
    As a young girl I thought your mother was beautiful , full of grace and poise and had the best Sawyer girl hair. I wish I had known her better. As I watch you and see your love for God and family I think I’m getting a better glimpse of your Mom. You have demonstrated
    so much love for your mom and brothers through the years. I’m glad she had you as no one could have given her more love or more devoted care. I look forward to knowing her better in our heavenly home.

  9. CandleImageMarti and family,
    Sorry for your loss…Aunt Hannah was a wonderful, charming and loved member of our family.
    Aunt Hannah is in all of my Sawyer memories. My Mother loved her dearly and she shared early stories….soo many stories in our Sawyer family which is a blessing.
    May God hold you close and comfort you.


  10. An amazing lady with a great sense of humor. She will be missed but will stay in my heart forever!

  11. Marti,
    I grieve with you for the loss of your mother. The stories you have shared live with me and I’m just thankful that you were able to honor her. God is so pleased with you. May she rest in peace and rise in Glory.

  12. CandleImageDear Marti & Family,
    God has taken your Mom & she is finally in heaven joining so many of our Sawyer family. May you have comfort in knowing you were the best devoted daughter & enriched her life is so many ways.
    God has given you Leah now to fill your heart with joy.My love & hugs to you.

  13. Mrs. Hannah you are missed, especially that lovely smile and warm greeting. Thank you for your loving and faithful daughter, Margaret Arnold.

  14. CandleImageBest wishes for healing hearts, Marti and family.
    Such a wonderful gift she was in your daily lives.

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