Mrs. Alice Mae Young Solomon, daughter of the late Mr. Bodie Benjamin Young and Mrs. Lizzie Fuller Young, was born in Greenville County, South Carolina, on August 13, 1924. She was the eleventh child of eleven siblings. Alice was the last sibling to depart this life on December 15, 2019.
She attended Flat Rock Elementary School and St. Albans High School of Greenville County. Alice gave her life to Christ at the age of ten at Flat Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Piedmont, South Carolina.
She moved to New York in 1948 and married the late Vincent Horatio Solomon. He preceded her in death on July 4, 1986. Alice and Vincent joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1951 in the Bronx, New York. After her husband’s death, Alice returned to Greenville, South Carolina and joined Antioch Seventh-day Adventist Church, now known as Maranatha Fellowship Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Alice worked for the New York City Department of Social Services as a social worker for 26 years. She advocated for children and sought to keep them out of the foster care system.
Alice’s greatest joys in life were her daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. One of her favorite expressions was “God has been good to me.”
She was preceded in death by eight sisters, Ola Young Evans, Addie Young Washington, Celia Young Winestock, Emma Young Sullivan, Molly Young McCarroll, Lucille Young Johnson, Irene Young Simmons and Catherine Young Croft; and two brothers, George Young, Sr., and J.C. Young.
Surviving to cherish precious memories are her daughter, Denise I. Solomon of Greenville, South Carolina, two stepchildren, Ronald (Stephanie) Solomon of Euless, Texas and Dianne Solomon of the Bronx, New York; five grandchildren, Calvin R. Patterson of Greenville, South Carolina, Mahogany V. Patterson of Charleston, South Carolina, Jamaal A. Harrison of Los Angeles, California,Cameodiamond E. Joseph of Greenville, South Carolina, and Darla R. Solomon of Greenville, South Carolina; four great-grandchildren, Trinityann, Calvin, Jr.,Riley, and Caleigh; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many loving friends.