Our dear friend and long-time NLG member, Judge Carole Youngblood, died unexpectedly Sunday February 9th. Judge Youngblood was a true champion of social justice. She served as a Wayne Circuit Judge for 18 years. She retired at the end of her term effective December 31, 2012. She enjoyed her retirement tremendously. She and her husband, attorney Amos Williams were honored by the National Lawyers Guild, Detroit/Michigan Chapter, at our 2006 Annual Dinner. You can read about Judge Youngblood’s life from our 2006 Annual Journal below.
Judge Youngblood suffered a fatal aneurysm at about noon on Sunday, February 9, 2014. She was flight-lifted to Beaumont Hospital where her body is being sustained to fulfill her intent to be an organ donor.
Her remains will be cremated without a funeral service.
A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 5:00pm at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48202.
This is truly a tremendous loss to all of us in Michigan who care about social justice. The Detroit/Michigan Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild expresses its deepest condolences to Carole’s husband, Amos Williams, and to all her family and friends.
You can send gifts and share any words you wish with Judge Youngblood’s family through her online memorial [click here].
2006 Annual Journal featuring the Honorable Carole F. Youngblood