Irline Young, 77, of Elgin, parted this life Friday, April 19, 2019 at St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin, IL. She was born March 21, 1942 in Goodman, MS, to her loving parents, Mattie Bell Kyles and Jaspar Nappier.

She moved to Elgin from Goodman, MS in 1964 where she resided for the remainder of her life. She retired from Burgess Norton after many dedicated years of employment.

Irline had a strong passion for helping others and presented herself as a strong woman to everyone she met. She enjoyed cooking, socializing, and spending time with family and friends.

Irline enjoyed telling new and old heartfelt stories to her nieces, nephews and grandchildren to entertain and keep everyone smiling. She made sure to keep in contact with her family members whether well or ill to make sure all were doing fine and offer her help. Loved ones will remember Irline as a loving, kindhearted and dependable woman who opened her heart and home to family and friends.

Irline’s beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of: Lafrance McDowell Sr.; two sons, Eric Young, Lafrance McDowell Jr.;  two daughters, Jacqueline Carrington and Jennifer McDowell; thirteen grandchildren, Shavon Carrington, Prince Carringron, Trey Young, Reality McDowell, Day’Kwan Jackson, Jordan Young, Christiona Carrington, Keon Jackson, Aneyce Carrington, Janayla McDowell, Jay’deon Mcdowell and Niava Mcdowell; two great-grandchildren Malaysia Harvey and Markevin Harvey Jr.; two brothers, James Nappier and Governor Nappier; one sister Elmira Anderson; and host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other loving relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Mattie Bell and Jaspar Nappier; two brothers Willie B Kilbert and Monroe Kilberts; three sisters Lilly C Kilbert, Zella Nappier and Judy Ann Nappier and a grandson  Deshawn Young.

Visitation will be 9:00a.m. until time of service at 10:30a.m. Saturday April 27, 2019 at Bethesda Church of God in Christ, 454 Hickory Place, Elgin IL 60120.  Interment to follow at Bluff City Cemetery, 945 Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin IL 60120.

Arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL 60120. For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit

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