Margaret Denise Griffin Young

Published 4:06 pm Friday, September 23, 2022

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Margaret Denise Griffin Young, 73, of Hoover, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, September 18, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband of 19 years, Peter McPherson Young.

Born June 10, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Powell Everette Griffin and Margaret Roling Griffin of Selma. She is survived by her siblings, Dale Griffin Scroggins (Art) and David Everette Griffin and Nephews, David Arthur Scroggins and Scott Everette Scroggins.

Dr. Young earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Auburn University, a Master’s Degree in Adult Higher Education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a Doctorate of Education in Counseling Psychology from Tennessee State University. She worked for many years as a volunteer with the Navigators, a Christian ministry, serving at college campuses in Auburn, AL, Knoxville, TN, and Nashville,TN and became full time staff in 1980. Prior to that, she taught elementary school for several years. She became a licensed psychologist, working at Covenant Counseling and Education Center from 1996 to 2011 when she retired to assist in the care of her husband. She loved being an active member of her church and was passionate about helping others grow in their faith. A memorial service will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 65 Old Montgomery Hwy, Birmingham, AL. 35209, on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with Chad Sentell, Steve Williamson, Dr. Gordon Bals, and Dr. AL Jackson officiating. Visitation will be held from 10- 11 a.m. Interment will be in Manomet, MA. at a later date.

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The family wishes to express gratitude to Trish Close and the many people who helped care for Denise during her fight with ALS.  In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to Covenant Presbyterian Church (65 Old Montgomery Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35209), Bluff Park Community Church (P.O. Box 26732 Birmingham, AL 35260), or the ALS Association (300 Cahaba Park Circle Suite 209, Birmingham, AL 35242.