Myrtle Lee Legans Young LUBBOCK-Myrtle Lee Legans Young, Baby Ruth, 80, of Lubbock, Texas, passed away on May 3, 2014. Myrtle was born on June 7, 1933, to the parentage of R.D. Legans and Martha McGee, the youngest of three children born to this union. Myrtle accepted Christ in her life at an early age. She was an active member of Tree of Life Church of God in Christ, under the pastoral leadership of Superintendent R.L. Caro. Myrtle served as mother of the church for several years until her health began to fail. She never knew a stranger, and always had words of wisdom and encouragement for anyone in need. Myrtle worked in many fields, but was employed as a home health care nurse. She was preceded in death by: her parents, R.D. Legans and Martha McGee; her husband, Gene Young; one brother, Jimmy McGee; three sisters, Vernice Draper, Linda Legans and Tootsie Fields; three sons, Larry, Gene and Terry; one daughter, Mary; one granddaughter, Markisha Dickson; and two great-grandsons. She leaves to cherish her memories: four sons, John Florence, Ruben Florence, Robert Young (Tamica) and Aubrey Young (Carolyn); three daughters, Emma Bowden, Debra White and Shula Green; three brothers, R.D. Legans (Bertha), Robert McGee and Alvin McGee; Jessie Jones, Patsy Johnson (Joe), Hattie Johnson, Catherine Govan, Mattie Johnson, Martha Watkins, Virginia Cooper Ron), Clara Mae McGee; and a host of other relatives and friends. Celebration of life services will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Interment will follow at City of Lubbock Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Mortuary. Visitation will be held today from 1 to 6 p.m. at Griffin Mortuary.
Published in Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on May 8, 2014.