Louise Havard Youngblood

Published 5:00 am Monday, April 11, 2005

Services for Louise Havard Youngblood, of Hernando, are 11 a.m.Tuesday, April 12 at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church inMadison with burial in Union Church Cemetery. Hernando Funeral Homeis in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is today from 5-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. atthe church.

Mrs. Youngblood, 79, died April 9, 2005, at Mississippi Hospitalfor Restorative Care in Jackson.

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A native of Lucedale, Mrs. Youngblood was a retired elementaryschool teacher. She graduated from Perkinston Junior College andMillsaps College, where she met her husband of 55 years, the Rev.J. Wesley Youngblood. Together they served the United MethodistChurch in Mississippi faithfully for more than 40 years. Mrs.Youngblood was an active member of the United Methodist Women andwas involved in Sunday school and senior adult ministries. Sheloved reading and collecting recipes, and enjoyed followingpolitics and her favorite sports teams. During the course of herteaching career, she earned a masters degree in elementaryeducation from the University of Mississippi.

Preceding her in death were her son, Bill Youngblood.

Survivors are her husband; her daughters, Rebecca Youngblood, ofJackson, and Judy Youngblood, of Senatobia; one daughter-in-law;three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and her many sistersand brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Memorial may be made to Camp Lake Stephens, 117 Camp LakeStephens Dr., Oxford MS 38655; the Center for Ministry, P.O. Box150041, Millsaps College, Jackson MS 39210; or the JennieYoungblood Christian Educators Scholarship, c/o Mississippi UnitedMethodist Foundation, P.O. Box 1986, Jackson MS 39215.