Leola Young Miles, 71, of Texas City, departed this life on Wednesday morning, October 31, 2018. Leola Young Miles, born August 18, 1947 in Delhi, LA, was the seventh child of Bessie Arcady Boston and Johnnie Lee Young Sr. She was preceded in death by her son, George “Pop” Aaron Poper Young; husband, Ervin Lee Miles; her parents, Johnnie Lee (Bessie) Young Sr.; great grandparents, Virginia Newsom Young Cleveland (Johnny), Anthony Young, Jr. and Caroline Smith Boston and Pie Boston; sisters, Bertha Lee Young Hennix (Rufus) and Virginia Young Dinet (Michael); brother, Johnnie Lee Young, Jr. “Sonny”; uncle, Willie Lee Young, Sr. (Isa Lee) and brother-in-law, Robert L. Samuels.
Leola attended Booker T. Washington High School in Texas City, TX. Born into a large family, she loved her children and her family, admired her grandchildren and was a great friend; sister and aunt to her loved ones.
A caring, loving, strong, fun and beautiful woman, she was loved by many. Cherishing her fondest memories are her loving children, Lenora Miles (Gerald Imes) of Dickinson, TX; Ervin Lee Miles, Jr., Ken (Danielle) Miles of La Marque, TX and Mario (A’Lexus) Singh of Hartford, CT. She also left loving grandchildren, Anthony Miles, Stephen (Meca) Miles, Walter Miles, Tevin Bookman, Durell Sparrow and Jalyn Holmes, all of Texas City, Ken’Shara Miles and Anari Smith of La Marque and Cassie Singh and Mario Singh, Jr. of Hartford, CT and a host of great–grandchildren. She also left a devoted sister, Dorothy Young Robertson (Doris “Pee Wee”) along with her loving sisters, Florence Young Samuels, Essie J. Young Skinner (Calvin) and Debra Young Alexander, all of Texas City; brothers, Odis Lee Young (Sandra) and Alford Parell Young of Texas City and a host of loving nieces and nephews, cousins and devoted friends.
A Celebration of Leola’s Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. and a visitation will be held from 10:00 am – 11:00 am on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Carnes Funeral Home located at 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, TX with Rev. Odis L. Young officiating. Burial will be held Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Houston National Cemetery in Houston, TX under the direction of Carnes Funeral Home.