MYRTLE BEACH—Libby Stone Young , formerly of Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Aug. 27 at Brightwater Nursing Facility.
Born Dec. 18, 1929, in Detroit, Michigan, she studied voice and dramatics and had a singing career. She sang with top bands such as Don Pablo, Carl Sands, and the Fourth Army Band when she met her husband, N. Wesley Stone who brought her to Charlotte.
She is well known for founding the first modeling and finishing school of Charlotte where she empowered women of all ages. The school soon evolved into a talent agency where she helped and empowered many people in fulfilling their dreams in acting, stage and TV.
Libby Stone also taught business etiquette at Kings College and for Deca through the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System.
Libby was predeceased by two husbands, N. Wesley Stone, father of her three daughters, and Dr. David Clyde Young of Salisbury.
She is survived by daughters Cassandra Lynn “Candy” Stone and Roberto Zamani of Charlotte, Marlene Randleman of Waxhaw and Kathryn Byrd and Donald Byrd of Myrtle Beach; grandsons Mark Byrd and Wesley and Alicia Rogers and four great grandchildren. Nieces and nephews include David Libby, Diane Wagner, Denise Brindle, Olivia Moore, Lilly Taylor and Doug Thrift.
A memorial service is being held Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. at Amity Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, 2831 N. Sharon Amity Road. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. in the church parlor.
Officiating the ceremony will be Pastor Betsy Williamson. Interment will be at family plot at Evergreen Cemetery on Central Avenue.
Flowers are welcome, or donations are accepted to Amity Presbyterian Church or St Jude’s Children Hospital.