Denise Young

04/11/1959 - 03/09/2023


Obituary For Denise Young

Rev. Denise Young of Dallas, NC, born Markeeta Denise Kilgore, went home to be with herheavenly father on Thursday, March 9, 2023, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She wasborn April 11, 1959, to the late Thomas F. Kilgore and the late Rev. Dr. Pruella Barnes Kilgore Sanders. She gave her life to Jesus Christ at an early age.

Rev. Young graduated from Bessemer City High School in 1977 and went on to attend Miller Motte College and Gaston College. She was called into the ministry in 1982 and was ordained in2006. Rev. Young was a wedding and event planner and the owner of Denise’s Bridal and Accessories until 2008. She was a faithful member and associate minister of the Vestibule A.M.E. Zion Church in Kings Mountain.

Rev. Young is survived by her two birth children, Dandria Y. Bradley (Travis) of Clover, SC and Darius Young (Angela) of Shelby, NC; three additional daughters God gave to her, Mary Michel(Philip) of Gastonia, Constance Williamson of Salisbury, NC and Nicole Toscano Mikalunas(Cole) of New York; her 21 grandchildren, Michela Young, Travis Bradley II, Dylan Bradley, Alexis Bradley, Faith Bradley, Janie Helms, Darianna “Story” Young, Jordan Johnson, Zion Gray, Jerry Steen, Zachary Michel, Faith Michel, Dreamah Mason, Michael Green, Laura Beth Finley, Amanda Green, Justin Green, Areanna Toscano, Nicholas Toscano, Samuel Toscano, and Cadence Mikalunas; her brother, Rev. Artie Kilgore, her sisters, Michelle Mills and Leigh Armstrong; nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services were held March 13th, 2023 at Vestibule AME Zion Church. Burial will be announced at a later date.

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