Margaret Jamison Young was born to Leslie Stewart Sr. and Elsie Jamison Stewart on August 12, 1933 in Chicago, Il. Her parents, a devoted husband – Nathaniel Lee Young, two brothers – Leslie Sherman Stewart and Lawrence Stewart, two sisters – Helena Stewart Bowen & Marian Stewart, 1 great-grandson – Johnathan D Alexander-Smith have all perceived her in death.
Margaret was the oldest of six children and her family lovingly nicknamed her Margie. She was educated through the Chicago school system and after 33 years of Illinois state and US government employment, she retired from the Department of Human Services in March of 1999. Thanks to a loving and caring grandmother, Addie Conditt Swinger. She attended Christian services throughout her formative years. Margie searched for bible truths concerning the true Sabbath and In June of 1951, her foster mother, Bertha McClendon, took her to Shiloh Seventh Day Adventist Church where she took Bible studies and in July 1951, Elder Thomas M. Rowe Baptized Margie into the Adventist faith at Shiloh. Margie sang in the McKenzie Chorale, Voices of Praise, and the Chancel Choirs of Shiloh; she served as an usher and taught Sabbath school until her health failed. She leave to cherish her memory – Three daughters, Anelise Alexander of Green Bay, WI, Lynda R Ross and Sheryl (Leroy) Rufus of Birmingham, AL; one son George Burks of Wendover, UT; 1 sister – Brenda Stewart Davidson of Chattanooga, TN ; One sister-in-law of Chicago, IL - Alwanna Knight.; One daughter-in-law - Bettye Hobson of Rockford, Il. She also left eleven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. In addition, she left a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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