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Elnora (Palmer) Young

March 10, 1945 ~ June 2, 2021 (age 76)

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It is with profound sympathy that Eddie & Jackie Nelson and the Support Staff of Nelson’s Funeral Home announce the passing of Mrs. Elnora Palmer Young 76, Winnsboro, South Carolina.   

Mrs. Young transitioned into eternity Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Providence Hospital Columbia, South Carolina. 

There will be no public viewing.

Mrs. Elnora Sylvia Palmer Young was the daughter of the late Mr. Amos Palme,r Sr. and Mrs. Nora Lee Rivers Palmer, born on March 10, 1945 in Columbia, South Carolina. She fell asleep in death Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Providence Health Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. 

“Nonie,” as she was affectionately called by her only brother, Amos (whom she called “Bud”) was raised in Columbia, South Carolina. She graduated from C. A. Johnson High School in May of 1963. On October 26, 1963, she was married to Mr. Joseph Young, Sr. She moved to Winnsboro, and as a young bride called 'Mama' every day. From this union, three sons were born. Her husband, Mr. Joseph Young, Sr. and her youngest son, Mr. Marvin DeJon Young preceded her in death. 

Sister Elnora Young dedicated her life to Jehovah as one of Jehovah's Witnesses even before her graduation from high school. She spent many hours teaching her family and friends the Bible and would often spend extra time preaching as an auxillary pioneer for up to 60 hours a month sharing her hope for the future at Revelation 21:4 “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” 

Mrs. Young spent most of her working life employed by the Fairfield County School District. She loved her job and the children of Fairfield County. Parents and teachers could count on her to “look out for the children.” Even after she retired with 36 years of service, she continued to work as a substitute receptionist at the District Office. 

Elnora is survived by her sons, Mr. Joseph “Chip” (Bess) Young, Jr. of Lexington, SC and Mr. Brigman Carlton “B. C.” (Wendy) Young of Elgin, SC;  her brother, Mr. Amos “Bud” Palmer, Jr.; her eight grandchildren, Miss Crystal Y. Peay of Winnsboro, SC; Mr. Joseph Young, III, of Lexington, SC; Mrs. Charita (Corey) Nalley of Greenville, SC; Miss Kendra C. Young of Lexington, SC; Miss DeVon “Beanie” Young of Charlotte, NC, Miss DeShondra “Shondra” Young of Winnsboro, SC, Miss Bency Young of Elgin, SC, and Mr. Jalen “J” Young of Great Falls, SC and five great-grandchildren. She also leaves her nieces and nephews: Mrs. Sophia (Jeffrey) Dennison of Myrtle Beach, SC; Mr. Christopher Palmer, Sr. of Woodberry, VA; Mrs. Norine Roberts of West Columbia, SC; and Mrs. Melissa (Christopher) Lowe of Simpsonville, SC. 

She was loved. The family would like to especially acknowledge that she was well cared for in her later years by her spiritual sister, dear friend, and caretaker, Mrs. Claudia Kelly. 

Her friends, Mrs. Vanessa Lee, Mrs. Sarah Brown, and Mrs. Alice Haigler were a great support to her. Acknowlegements are also made to Crescent Hospice Care and Hearts of Hospice for their care in her final hours. 

As her brother, Amos, and so many others, have said of Mrs. Elnora Young, “She was good to me.”


The Family of Mrs. Elnora S. Palmer Young wish to express their deep appreciation and sincere thanks for your many acts of loving kindness, your prayers, your calls, and your visits during our time of sadness. May Jehovah richly bless each of you.

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