October 14, 1956 – February 16, 2021
Friday, February 26, 2021
Paradise Funeral Home
700 Pershing HWY
Jonesboro, LA 71251
Saturday, February 27, 2021
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James Wilson Young, Jr. was born to the late James Wilson Young, Sr. and Velma Lee Anders
Young on October 14, 1956. He was known to most as “Bo”. He joined Robinson Chapel C.M.E.
Church of Eros at an early age where he remained faithful until his demise.
Bo attended Jasper Henderson in his early years and graduated Chatham High School in 1974.
Of his first union to the late Deloris Brazil, two wonderful children Chasity Young and Cory
Young were born. He later married Shirley Washington in December of 2000 where his beloved
Bo was a veteran of the United States Army where he was honorably discharged after
dedicated years of service to our country. He was known for his continuous joking and being
the life of the party. He could make the world laugh. When he was surrounded by those he
loved he would walk through the door and say, “The Champ is here!” After he made everyone
laugh the would say, “I love it when a bunch of playas get together!” He will always be known
to his family and friends as a living legend.
Bo was preceded in death by his father James Young Sr., mother Velma Lee Anders Young, and
sister Patricia Young Elmore.
James Wilson “Bo” Young, Jr. leaves to cherish his memories: wife Shirley Washington Young of
Natchitoches, La; daughter Chasity Young of Eros, La; son Cory Young (Melissa) of Calhoun, La;
stepdaughters Phyllis and Felicia Washington of Natchitoches, La; stepsons Lester Washington
of Houston, TX, Ronnie Washington (Valerie), Jimmy Washington (Deloris), Randall Washington
(Mary), Reginald Washington, and Terrell Washington all of Natchitoches, La; grandson
DeAndre’ Young of San Diego, CA; sisters Winifred Mayo (Jerome) of Eros, La, Gwendolyn
Drayton of West Monroe, La, and Olga Haulcy (Donald) of Arcadia, La; a cousin that holds a
special place in his heart Quaone Anders; someone very close to him that he always treated like
a daughter Nakeisha Cowan; two special friends Susan McDonald and Rachel Smith; a host of
other grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.