Trudy Dianne Young

December 14, 1954 - November 8, 2022

12/14/1954 - 11/08/2022

Past Services

Saturday November 19, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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All Nations Church
853 Cloverleaf Ln
Newport News, VA 23601

Funeral Service
Saturday November 19, 2022
1:00 pm

Additional Information:

All Nations Church
853 Cloverleaf Ln
Newport News, VA 23601

Well done my good and faithful servant. These are the words Trudy Dianne Young, born Dec. 14, 1954, heard on Nov. 8, 2022. After a hard-fought battle against heart and pulmonary issues Trudy transitioned to be with the Lord at 2:10 PM on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Trudy was born to Floyd and Thema Merriman in Chesterfield, South Carolina, and affectionately nicknamed Roseanna to all who knew her in her early years. She would later learn, with the reminding of her big sister Leeanna, that she was in fact named Trudy. The youngest of her mother’s nine children, Trudy donned another nickname amongst her siblings, nieces, and nephews, “Fat”.

Trudy served proudly for her country in the United States Airforce. Upon her honorable discharge from the Airforce, she continued her career of federal services at Langley Airforce Base in Hampton, VA leading the cybersecurity oversight for the U.S. Airforce, totaling her service to U.S. Airforce and Federal Services of 42 years from 1978 – 2016. In recognition of her service, a conference room was dedicated in her honor.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 44 years, Wallace Young Jr., her son, Byron Young, daughter, Adriane Graham (Tyrell), stepson Ryan Trahan.
Her seven sisters, Leeanna Evans, Irene Avery, Carolyn DeBerry, Joyce Quick (Ernest), Thelma Brown, Peggy Brown, Esther Merriman; one brother Floyd Merriman (Betty).
Her mother-in-law, Joyce Young, two brothers-in-law, Roynell Young Sr. (Kathleen); two sister-in-law, Michelle Frazier (Jerome), and Valerie Vaughan (Reginald).
Her Nieces and Nephews Amy Coleman (Darrin),Maurice Evans (Van), Dionne Streater, Michael Ellis (Maria),Willie James Ellis, Vanessa Mayo (Anthony), Angela Alexander, Vonnie Avery, Lavon Avery (Contina), Carol Bowen (Terrence),Alvin DeBerry ,Anthony DeBerry, S. Trenae Mumford, Noah Mumford, Tammara Lewis (William), Victor Merriman, James Durwood Merriman (Veronica),Bruce Brown, R. Corey Brown, Kyle Brown, LaToya Brown, Kevin Brown, Roynell Young Jr., Maurice Jefferson (Rochelle), Joann Johnson (Rayell) and Jasmine Frazier.

Trudy will be greatly missed by many who love her dearly. Her memory and legacy will forever live on with those left behind to cherish her memory.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022, 1pm at All Nations Church in Newport News, VA. A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the funeral service.

Donations in her memory can be made to her Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team, and All Nations United in Faith.

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Tonya Fryer
3 months ago

Words can’t fully express the pain of losing a loved one; however, please know I’m so very sorry to hear of Cousin Trudy’s death.  I remember her coming to see my grandmama (Aunt Rose) and talking with her at the family reunions.  

Since my mom, Dorethea Hillian Fryer (Aunt Rose’s 3rd child) died, I love re-reading the Bible’s promise at Acts 24:15, “There is going to be a resurrection.”   I along with millions of others long for Jehovah God’s promise to reunite the meek to “possess the earth” (Psalm 37:11) May the God of all comfort soothe our hearts until that promise comes true.

Earline Langston
4 months ago

Condolences to the family of Trudy Young. She was a beautiful person with a heart of gold. I will miss you my Air Force sister. May God continue to comfort the family in the days to come.

Barbara Watson
4 months ago

A wonderful well lived life. We will always have the fondest memories in our hearts. God Bless.

Warren & Ann Baker
4 months ago

For Trudy’s Family: We are so very sorry to learn of Trudy’s passing. We enjoyed working with her and Adriane at ANC. Trudy always had a smile to share and the love of Christ to spread. She had an unbelievably giving heart! We have fond memories of times spent with her. Your loss is overwhelming. Just know that she will continue to be thought about and remembered for her goodness. With our prayers and love for healing and peace.

4 months ago

My sympathy and healing prayers to the family. Trudy was a wonderful person to be around, so full of love and kindness. She will be missed by friends and family

Frederick C. Bittle
4 months ago

May God keep you in his grace as you grieve and heal.

Frederick C. Bittle
Chesterfield High-Class of 1973

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
4 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Trudy Dianne Young, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Veteran, Trudy Dianne Young, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †