Odessa Funeral Home

1700 North Jackson, Odessa, TX


Johnnie M. Young

November 12, 1925April 24, 2020

Johnnie Mae young was born to Jodie Young Sr. and Rosie Lee Walls Young, in Marlin Texas, on November 12, 1925. Her formative life was spent in Marlin, until she relocated to Odessa, Texas. She is number two of five children, Jodie Young Jr., Hazel Young, Eddie Jo Young Ramsey, and Mary Helen Marie Young. She was blessed with Willie Lawrence Young and Tommy Neal Young.

Johnnie Mae Young was a charter member to the St. Johns Baptist Church, later the Greater St. John Baptist Church. She served on the Usher Board. She was a member of the Womens’ Federation Club, The Royeletts. She was also Associated with the Boys Club, a Cub Scot Leader, and the Abel Center. Johnnie Mae operated a cleaning service, accommodating medical facilities and homes. Johnnie Mae young was preceded in death by her parents Jodie and Rosie Lee Young, her step-mother Laura Young, her brother Jodie Young Jr., and her sisters Hazel and Mary Helen Young, and her beloved first born son Willie L. Young, Brenda, Charles, and AC Young.

Johnnie Mae Young is survived by her beloved son Tommy Young (Josephine) of Missouri City, Tx., her sister Eddie Jo Ramsey of (Monahans, Tx.), 3 grandsons, Durke Ellis and Willie (Maria) Ellis, Of Odessa, Tx., Jermichael Young, of Boston, 3 grand-daughters, Chamma Young of Midland, Tx, and Chautauqua Ne’Kimm Young of Grand Prairie Tx, and Tiffany Young of Chicago, Ill. Numerous blessings of great-grand-children Ryan (Jade) Ellis, Deja Ellis, Elijah Ellis, Biyyanah Ellis, and Zeke Mendoza, Makayla Young, Braylon Eaden, Ashley O’Connell, Octavius (Amanda) Ellis, LaDaijah Ellis, D’Andre Molina, De’Oshanae Ellis, TeAja Ellis, Jessika Ellis. And an abundance of great great-grand-children: Zara Ellis, Zaniyah Johnson, Zyndayah Johnson, Amya Ellis, Kaliaya Ellis, and Makayla Ellis. And Leo and Carolyn Martinez and a host of other relatives, nieces, nephews, neighbors, church members and club members.

Johnnie Mae will be fondly remembered by those she touched. Oh the blessings of that great inviting smile, the delicious aroma of a kitchen that was always functioning. You always felt at home at Aunt Johnnie Mae, Grannie, Mom, Mama, Grandmother, Sister, Johnnie, home. We will miss Johnnie Mae, but cherish and remember the wonderful times we had with her. It is God’s Honor to welcome her to a new home, where there is nothing to hurt or harm, no pain or illness. Welcome thou good and faithful servant. Acknowledgements

We the Family members of Johnnie Mae Young would like to thank each and every one for your prayers, words of encouragement, cards, flowers, phone calls and all other showers of love and blessings during this time of bereavement. Please know that we love you and will cherish your acts of kindness.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 5, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, May 6, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, May 6, 2020


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Tometra Mitchell

May 19, 2020

Many prayers to Lil' Willie and the Family. I will forever remember your dear Grandmother.she was very sweet and caring. Her and my mother can enjoy each other again.let the memories live on. God bless and keep you all.

Mary Shelton

May 6, 2020

Deepest sympathy and sincere Condolences to the family. To. Tommy and Josephine, continue to be strengthen and cherish the great memories , classmate .

Antonio Perez

May 5, 2020

My condolences and prayers to the family.

Kenneth seymore

May 5, 2020

Condolences to the Young family, loved ones and friends. I remember Mrs Johnnie Mae in the kitchen at Blackshear High and that good food. I ask that God watches over my classmate and friend Tommy and give him all he needs in the time of need. May God Bless you.

Lela Ross

May 1, 2020

My condolences to the family of Mrs. Johnnie I will never forget how she would blow kisses at me when I would pass her house on Snyder St. I would blow my horn and get ready for our kiss we blow or throw at each other we did that until the time she gotten sick and did not know me anymore. Love her and I know she’s in a better place.


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