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Hope E. Young

July 4, 1965 — April 15, 2023


Hope Elexa Elaine Young, is the fifth of seven children born to Velma June Young in Ardmore, Oklahoma. She was born July 4, 1965, and departed this life in Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 8:08 P.M.  She was 57 years old.

Hope grew up in Marietta and graduated from Marietta High School with the Class of 1984. Hope worked diligently for Love County Hospital for many years before becoming employed by Lake Country Health Center as a dietary specialist. Hope loved all of the residents and co-workers at Lake Country and knew each one by name. Always greeting each one with a smile.

Hope was a people person, and she never met a stranger. Hope was the most kindhearted person you will ever meet. She was always willing to help anyone she could. Hope was an excellent cook; her desserts were her specialty. Hope loved kids and caring for others.

Hope was preceded in death by her longtime companion and husband, LeeVesta Wright; her mother, Velma June Young; and her brother, William "Bill" Young, Jr.

Hope was ecstatic to become a mother when the Lord blessed her with her own son, Lee Vante Wright. Hope was a wonderful mother to Lee.

Hope is survived by her son, Lee Vante Wright of the home, and her grandson, Josiah Ki'on Wright.  

Hope's sisters are Rhonda McGee, Vivian Young and Chester Roberts, and Charlesanna Williamson and Joseph; all of Ardmore. Brothers are Wade Young and Tammy of Marietta; and Charlie Clark Jr., and Naomi Albert of Ardmore.  Other friends that Hope loved as sisters are Angela Mefee and Louis of Midwest City, and Kristi Brown of Marietta. Hope also leaves behind those she loved and adored: a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and the staff and residents of Lake Country Nursing Center.


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Memorial Service

Friday, April 21, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church

301 North Candlewood , Marietta, OK 73448

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