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Tinker Louise Henderson Young

July 11, 1946 — August 28, 2022

Tinker Louise Henderson Young

Services honoring the life of Tinker Louise Henderson Young will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at Memorial Gardens North Cemetery in Blanchard, Louisiana. Mr. Jerry Waren will be officiating the service.


Tinker Louise Henderson Young was born July 11, 1946, in Converse, Louisiana, to Muriel Louise Clark Henderson and Dudley Henderson and passed away peacefully on August 28, 2022, in Shreveport, Louisiana.


Tinker always let you know exactly how she felt about you and made sure to express how much she loved you at every goodbye. She was loyal and fiercely loved everyone around her. She would drop everything to be there for someone she loved. You could easily find Tinker on the porch with her dog Shotzy and a cup of coffee, tearing up the dance floor, or on the lake with a fishing pole in her hand.


She loved her family more than anything and enjoyed spending time with the whole family over a plate of fried fish and a glass of sweet tea. Once she became “Memaw,” her life truly changed. Coffee milk, and pancakes consumed her mornings, and teaching her grandkids about the New Orleans Saints filled her evenings. She was at every performance, game, awards banquet, and birthday party. It wasn’t unusual for the grandkids to be checked out from school early to play hooky and spend time with Memaw and Papaw without their parent’s knowledge.


She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Charles Ray Young; brother, Arch “Buddy” Henderson and her parents.


Left behind to honor her memory is sons, Robert Young and wife, Gay of Springhill, LA, TJ Young and wife, Vicki of Vivian, LA and Chad Young and wife, Tina of Vivian, LA; daughters, Jeri Little and husband, Jeffrey of Shreveport, LA, Janet Landrum of Texarkana, TX; sisters, Bell Coster of Pass Christian, MS and Jan Henderson of Shreveport, LA; brother, Austin Henderson of Vivian, LA; nine grandchildren, Kellie Heflin and husband Danny, Brandon Landrum and wife Rachel, Jacob Young, Elissa Little and wife Sarah, Jackson Little, Christopher Young, Carson Young, Walker Young, Maizy Young and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 


The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Hand in Hand Hospice Care and The Guest House for taking excellent care of Tinker in her last days and to her friends and the staff at the Holy Cross Villas.


Honoring Tinker as pallbearers will be Austin Schmelzer, Craig Sischo, Jackson Little, Christopher Young, Carson Young, and Walker Young. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Young and Teddy Wayne Landrum.


In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to the Bossier Animal Hospital, 3308 LA-782-2, Bossier City, LA 71112, in the name of the Tinker Young Memorial Account #15313. Donations can be made via check or by calling 318-746-7821, referencing #15313.

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Memorial Gardens North Cemetery

Dixie Blanchard Rd, Blanchard, LA 71107

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