Kenneth Younger

July 9, 2023


Elder Kenneth Adelbert Younger transitioned from his earthly home on July 9, 2023. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Roy Clifton Younger Sr. and Willie Esther Tisdale Younger, on March 18, 1947. Kenneth was the youngest of nine children. He received his education at Alexander Hamilton Elementary School, Carrollton Junior High School, and Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore City, Maryland. Serving honorably during the Vietnam War, Kenneth Younger is a Veteran of the United States Army. While working at the Social Security Administration, he met and married the love of his life, Marguerita Brooks on July 18, 1974. After leaving the Social Security Administration, both Kenneth and Marguerita worked, and both retired from the United States Postal Service. Together, Kenneth and Marguerita had three children Nikki, Kevin, and Monique, and later gained an “adopted” son Macheeste Malloy. Kenneth Younger remained a faithful husband to his wife of 48 years, a dedicated father, and patriarch of the family. Kenneth Younger was raised in Doswell Temple, Church of God in Christ in Baltimore, Maryland. Recognizing God’s call on his life, he became licensed as a young minister dedicated to bringing glory to God by reaching the lost. In 1975, Kenneth Younger was ordained an Elder in the Church of God in Christ Maryland Central Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction by the late Bishop James I. Doswell. Fully submitted to his call to ministry, he faithfully served as an associate Elder at the Mason Memorial COGIC under the late Dr. Cornelius B. Washington. Elder Younger pursued his passion for cultivating biblical knowledge and attended seminary at Charles Harrison Mason Bible College. In 1986, he and his family became members of Columbia Church Of God In Christ, under the late Dr. Stafford B. Sutton Sr. Elder Younger actively served in all aspects of the life of the church including Prayer Ministry, Prison Ministry, visiting the sick and shut-in, Evangelism, and teaching Sunday School & Bible study. In 2008, Elder Younger and his family joined Carter Memorial Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Bishop Carl A. Pierce Sr. He continued to dedicate his life to discipleship, teaching, and mentoring others in the gospel and was named the Director of Christian Education. Many who knew him at Carter Memorial COGIC lovingly referred to him as “Rabbi'' because of his knowledge and profound biblical insight. Through his dynamic preaching and teaching ministry, Elder Younger impacted the lives of many. It was without a doubt that he had a strong passion for winning souls, often proclaiming his mission to “snatch people from the fire, hating the garment spotted of the flesh.” (Jude 1:23) Elder Younger preached the unadulterated gospel whether in sickness or good health compelling countless souls to surrender their lives to Jesus Christ. Elder Kenneth Younger made numerous friends wherever he went. He took the time to lend his gift of sharing words of encouragement, lifting others in prayer, offering support and mentorship in any way he could. He was a father figure to many, often admonishing others to “walk in the spirit." Elder Younger will be remembered as a man of prayer, faith, and compassion who loved God’s people and served them diligently. He was a Godly example of a family man who loved his wife & children. He lived by the scripture that he placed over the doorway of his home, “But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15) Kenneth is preceded in death by his two brothers: Roy Clifton Younger Jr, and James Younger; and four sisters: Geneva Patton, Marjorie Stroman, Sylvia Malloy, and Rubymae Smith. Left to embrace the legacy of his life is his loving wife, Evangelist Marguerita Younger; children: Nikki Younger, Kevin Younger (Neysa Younger), Monique Younger, and Macheeste Malloy; his sisters: Alcanesia Washington and Willie Esther (aka Patsy) Younger; his grandchildren: Alana, Kaleb, Khristian, and Kenneth; two sisters-in-law: Jeanette Garrett (Avon Garrett) and Cindy Brooks; God-children: Reginald Lewis, Meredith Johnson, Monica Walters, and Chanel Kelly and a host of relatives, mentees, and dear friends whose lives are forever impacted by his love and guidance

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July 21, 2023

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Carter Memorial-Church of God in Christ
13 S. Poppleton Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

July 22, 2023

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Carter Memorial-Church of God in Christ
13 S. Poppleton Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Funeral Service
July 22, 2023

10:30 AM
Carter Memorial-Church of God in Christ
13 S. Poppleton Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

July 25, 2023

10:00 AM
Garrison Forest Cemetery
11501 Garrison Forest Rd
Owings Mills, MD 21117


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