“Libby Stone” Young of Myrtle Beach, SC and formerly of Charlotte, NC passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 27th at Brightwater Nursing Facility.
Born December 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 three daughters, Cassandra Lynn “Candy” Stone and Roberto Zamani of Charlotte, Marlene Randleman of Waxhaw and Kathryn Byrd and Donald Byrd of Myrtle Beach, two grandsons, Mark Byrd, Wesley and Alicia Rogers, and four great grandchildren. Nieces and nephews include David Libby, Diane Wagner, Denise Brindle, Olivia Moore, Lilly Taylor, Doug Thrift.
A Memorial service will be held on Friday September 7th at 2:00 pm at Amity Presbyterian Church in Charlotte at 2831 N. Sharon Amity Rd. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm 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.