Elissa G. Young
Elissa G. Young
  • August 5, 1933 - June 19, 2017
  • River Ridge, Louisiana

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Elissa G. Young passed away on June 19, 2017 at her home in River Ridge, Louisiana. She was a lifetime committee member of Boy Scouts of America ,Troop 35 in the New Orleans Area. She earned numerous regional honors and the nationally awarded Silver Beaver. She was active in the Protestant Committee of Scouting. She was well known for participating in Scout Training activities, reaching out to hundreds of adult leaders and youth in the New Orleans area. She was a voracious reader and enjoyed reading to her grandchildren and to the children of her neighborhood school. She was a member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church in Metairie, Louisiana.

Elissa is survived by her children Mark T. Young (Stephanie), Becky Pujol (Jeff), and G.Louis Young (Angelle); grandchildren Sara and Alex Young, Matthew, Megan, Wesley Pujol, and Abigail and Benjamin Young; two brothers Malcolm Genet (Ellin) and Dr. Errol Genet (Adrien); and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her devoted husband Gene L. Young and her parents Wilma and Dr. George Genet.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home 5100 Pontchartrain Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana. Visitation will be held prior to the services beginning at 10:00 a.m. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the compassionate staff of Passages Hospice. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a local charity of your choice.