Josie Geneva Young

Geneva Young, 86, of Merryville, Louisiana passed away on Monday, January 16, 2012 in Merryville.

Geneva worked as a riveter at the DeRidder Army Air Base during WWII. She was the oldest member of Calvary Baptist Church in the Junction.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Louis O. Young; parents, Robert & Ida Lott and brother, Douglas Lott.


She is survived by her son, Steve Young of Merryville, LA; daughters, Vickey Walter and Brenda Herron both of Merryville, LA; brother, Bobby Lott of Merryville, LA; sisters, Bertha Mae Gibbs and Bette Blair and husband John all of Merryville, LA; Grandson, Jason Herron & wife Tiffany of Merryville, LA; granddaughter’s, Beckey Walter of Waxhall, NC and Bonnie Walter of Rock Hill, SC; great grandchildren, Gus, Emma, Gavin, Mason and Max.


Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in the Junction. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church. Rev. Jim Miers will officiate. Interment will follow at Cannon Cemetery in the Junction.