~Life Is But A Stopping Place~
Life is but a stopping place, A pause in what's to be, A resting place along the road, to sweet eternity. We all have different journeys. Different paths along the way, We all were meant to learn some things, but never meant to stay... Our destination is a place, Far greater than we know. For some the journey's quicker, For some the journey's slow. And when the journey finally ends, We'll claim a great reward, And find an everlasting peace, Together with the lord - Author Unknown -
Mary E. Youngblood was born in Walterboro, South Carolina on December 17, 1945 to the late Willie Clee and Hattie Mae Newton Youngblood.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her oldest sister, Martha Youngblood Levine and her youngest sister, Vera Youngblood Cooper Mary was educated at Colleton Training School and later graduated from Colleton High School in Walterboro, SC, where she became a cheerleader and excelled as a member of Colleton High School Basketball Team. Mary would letter in both sports.
Mary later moved to Brooklyn, New York where her professional career began. She attended EMG School of Modeling and worked as a runway and print model for several years. She attended Long Island University where she received certification in the Real Estate and Appraisal field. Mary furthered her career when she became an employee of the International Business Machine (IBM) Corporation in Brooklyn, NY. After 4 years with IBM, Mary decided that she wanted to give back to her country as a civil servant. She then became a government employee with the Social Security Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration, where she advanced to the position of a Representative for the SSA. Mary was a self taught artist whose work has been on display from Walterboro SC to Washington DC.
Mary received her early religious training as a young child at Wesley United Methodist Church in Walterboro. She continued her religious training as she became an associate member of the Bridge Street Church in Brooklyn, New York and other churches as her job took her to other cities throughout the U.S including Washington, DC, Atlanta, GA and Charleston, SC. She finally came back to her roots and moved back to Walterboro and continued her religious affiliation as a member of New Life Methodist Church, where she served as an Usher and was a member of the Finance Committee. She continued to visit New Life Church when her sickness allowed and St. Paul United Methodist Church in Camden, SC
She leaves to cherish in her memory: two sisters, Mae Frances Youngblood Williams of Camden, SC, Earnestine Youngblood Cochran of Southbridge, VA and adopted sister, Sheila Renee Youngblood Shields of Savannah, GA.; Mary also leaves behind Betty Ford, of Cottageville, SC, and Malinthia Bryant of Walterboro SC, sisters not by blood but by heart. She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and a special cousin Kit Darnell Youngblood who was like a grandson.
Please leave the Family a note of Condolence, light a candle of remembrance, or order a floral remembrance piece. Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in Me. In My Father’s house has many mansion; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know. John 14: 1-4