Rev. James Morris Young

May 12, 1912 – Feb 10, 2008


Superintendent James Young was born on May 12, 1912 in Caspiana, Louisiana to the union of Lee and Nettie Young.

He was saved, sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost at an early age. Later he met and married Gertrude Miles on July 4, 1929 and to this union they were blessed with nine children.

Superintendent Young was called by God to the ministry and served as a loyal and faithful servant until his death. He evangelized in the south and later established several churches in Raine, Westland and New Iberia Louisiana. He was known for playing his guitar and singing 'It's real.'

Later he and his family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where he started a church. He served faithfully in Utah and after a period of time he moved to the Pacific Northwest.

In 1943 he moved to Seattle, Washington and served under the leadership of Bishop Van Goodlow. Later Bishop Goodlow sent him to pastor in Yakima, Washington and he established the Victory Church of God in Christ.

In 1967 he was appointed by the late Bishop T.J. Kinlow as District Superintendent of District Number One. He was one of the first superintendents in the State of Washington Church of God in Christ.
Superintendent Young served faithfully for 41 years as District Superintendent.

He was a loyal, faithful and devoted pastor and servant of the Lord. Supt. James M. Young was appointment by Bishop T.L. Westbrook as the First Administrative Assistant of the Washington State Jurisdiction. When he departed this life he was one of the oldest pastors in the Washington State Church of God in Christ Jurisdiction.

Superintendent James M. Young departed this life on Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 1:05 A.M. surrounded by his loving family.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 78 years Mother Gertrude Young, five sons: Dr. James Young, Eddie J., Wilbur B, Carol C., and Harold L. Young; two daughters: Gracie L. Young and Venetia Wilson; Two children preceded him in death: Leroy M. Young and Jacqueline V. Lomax; Two brothers: Supt. Lee E. Young and Rev. Samuel Young; Two sisters: Ruth Arlene and Bertha Wilson; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and his Lighthouse Temple Family.


Tia young
Seattle , Wa
Jul 2, 2016

We miss your leadership and preaching and spirit filled songs and sermons....there will never be another who will fill your shoes. Love you grandpa!!! Xxxxooookk

Henrietta Marshall
Federal Way, WA
Feb 14, 2008

May the Lord comfort and be with you, and your family in this time of sorrow. My prayers are with you.

Hope Umana
Seattle, WA
Feb 14, 2008

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family in your time of bereavment.

Debbie Hayden Bass
Spanaway, WA
Feb 15, 2008

As far back as I can remember I have known you and loved you. You are forever in my prayers. Know that we care. Prayerfully, Sis. Bass

Shandranette Middleton
Oakland, CA
Feb 15, 2008

Mother Young & Family,

Pastor Young is one of the most kindest, heartwarming and humbling person I know. Most importantly he loved God with all of his heart and always led by precept and example.

I count it an honor while under his leadership from 1993-1999 at Ligthouse Temple.

I do not have the words to express to ease your pain during this time of sorrow, but please know that you are in my prayers and thoughts.

I do know that God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble Psalm 46:1.

May God Bless,

Shandranette Middleton formerly Shandranette Tubbs

Matthew 5:4

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted

Adelene Benson
Junction City, KS
Mar 28, 2008

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Supt Young. I will never forget him and his faithfulness and his love for God's people.

Be blessed.

This obituary is provided by Bonney-Watson, providing caring and compassionate funeral, cremation and cemetery services since 1868. We have a professional staff, four funeral homes, two cremation facilities and one of the largest cemeteries south of Seattle, as well as a comprehensive grief support program.