Johnny Ray Young

Johnny Young

Mr. Johnny Ray Young, the fourth child, and youngest son of T. Roy and Gloria B. Young was born on June 11, 1951 in Galveston County. He attended the LaMarque public schools and was a proud alumni of Lincoln High School. He attended Huston-Tillotson University before beginning a career as a plant operator and later retiring as a shipping and receiving coordinator at the University of Houston – Clear Lake.  He was a spirit-filled, compassionate man with a passion for life. Johnny was a lifetime member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc and long time parishioner of Greater Bell Zion Baptist church of LaMarque. He enjoyed sports, family gatherings, and lots of laughter.  Johnny departed this life peacefully surrounded by family on July 6, 2021 at UTMB Hospital in Webster, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Mary Ann Francis and Alberta Aaron, brother-in-laws Clifford Aaron and Clifford Walker, sister-in law Maxine Ferguson, and mother-in-law Lettie Mae Ferguson.


His life will forever be remembered in the lives of his loving wife of 45 years Lettie Marie Ferguson Young, and their children Dr. Jamaal (Dr. Jemimah) Young, Letrina (Joel) Swisher, and Faith (Derrell) Radin; six grandchildren: Jaxon, James, Jordan, Judan, Jacen, and Grace; Siblings: Leroy (Shelia) Young, Carrie Steen Bennett, Virginia Walker; brother-in-law, Reverend Arthur (Debrah) Ferguson, sister-in-law, Mae Childs; Aunts Inez Soloman aand Callie Soloman; Nieces and Nephews: Shanaye (Kenneth), Harold, Andrea (Tony), Killecia (Frank), Tiffany, Dionza, Geneva, Leona, Eraka, Corey, Sam (Naria), Shameka (Kendric), Ashley, Amber, and Alexandra; Godchildren: Killecia (Frank) and Christian; the Lincoln Class of 69’, Ella Matthews, and Michael Rivers, as well as countless family members, friends, co-workers, neighbors, community and church members whom were blessed to know him.

There will be a public visitation held on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 9am with a chapel service at 11am.  Services will be held at Carnes Funeral Home located at 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, Texas 77591.