OBITUARY

Mr. Cross Alexander Young

May 10, 2000November 3, 2019
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Cross Alexander Young passed away on November 3, 2019 at the age of nineteen. He was born on May 10, 2000 in Dallas, Texas to Rosemary Delgado and James Bowman Young III. Cross was a miracle and a true blessing to this world. He was born and raised in Oak Cliff, Texas and graduated from Sunset High School in May of 2019.

Cross was a great encourager and had a huge love of family. He enjoyed being the ‘big brother in charge’ as he watched his brothers and sisters grow up. Cross never met a stranger. His beaming smile lit up the room, and he had the ability to put others at ease and intuitively knew when others needed comfort. Cross was in the process of writing his life story and was often found journaling in one of the many notebooks he kept in his pockets. He wrote his own musical lyrics and was a sucker for love songs. Cross enjoyed listening to country music on 99.5 The Wolf and was an enthusiastic Elvis fan. His hobbies included playing basketball with family and friends and watching movies or a good Dallas Mavericks game while eating popcorn. Cross possessed a great sense of humor, delivered clever punchlines, and often laughed at his own jokes. He had a tender, caring heart and always kept in touch with friends and family through his many calls and text messages. Cross was baptized in April of 2017 on Easter Sunday. You could count on him to be the first to volunteer to pray during family meals and celebrations. Cross wasn’t shy, was very opinionated, and didn’t mind telling you what was on his mind. He enjoyed spending time at camp during the summer, and each year he would return home with a new crush. Cross was a fighter and never gave up despite the many obstacles placed in his path. Cross was deeply loved and impacted many lives during his nineteen years of life.

Cross is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Armando Soto and Carlos Carranza, Jr., and his great grandfather, Pedro Martinez. Those left to cherish his legacy are his mother, Rosemary Delgado; father, James Bowman Young III; bonus mom, Selena Garza; sisters, Makayla and Violet Martinez; brothers, Elijah and Matthew (Felix) Martinez, and Fabian Ybarra; niece, Malia Ybarra; maternal grandparents, Antonio and Josephina Delgado, and Ascension Delgado-Soto; paternal grandparents, Judy Young, James Bowman Young II, and Joanne Young; bonus grandparents, Richard and Gilda Garza; along with many extended family and friends who will truly miss him but know that he is happy and whole in the presence of the Lord.

A visitation will be held on Monday, November 11, from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at Grove Hill Funeral Home - 3920 Samuell Blvd. A celebration of Cross's life will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, November 12, at Cliff Temple Baptist Church - 125 Sunset Ave. A graveside service will be held immediately following at Grove Hill Memorial Park. Following the graveside service, a reception will be held from 6:00 - 9:00 at the Knights of Columbus Hall - 3021 S Hampton Rd. All are welcome to attend.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • Committal Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • Reception Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Memories

Mr. Cross Alexander Young

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Lisa Braziel

November 12, 2019

We, at Camp Summit, have truly been blessed to have Cross at camp. His smile, grit and enthusiasm will always be remembered and cherished by us all.

Brenda Delgado-Cross

November 11, 2019

Brenda Delgado-Cross

November 11, 2019

Gloria Valadez

November 8, 2019

De’Nise Cotten

November 8, 2019

The Broken Chain

We little knew the day that God was going to call his name.. In life we loved him dearly, in death we do the same.. It broke our hearts to lose him, but he didn’t go alone.. For part of us went with him the day God called him home.. He left us peaceful memories.. His love is still our guide, & though we cannot see him.. He’s always at our side.. Our family chain is broken & nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one the chain will link again...

Cross Alexander Young was born on May 10, 2000 received his wings on November 3, 2019 at the age of nineteen.

♥Love Always from Martinez & Cotten Family

Gloria Valadez

November 8, 2019

I still remember that very first day I layed my eye's on you. I fell head over heels in love with you. You were a fighter from day one and continued to fight always with that contagious smile of yours. Little did I know that you would become the very reason that I couldn't let myself give up on anything that was thrown my way. My inspiration for living you gave so much joy to anyone that crossed your path. I know you're running around with no worries watching over us. I'm gonna miss your silly joke's and especially your phone calls that always started with knock knock Tia. I'll forever carry you in my heart always, my precious little sour patch kid mood swing having devilishly handsome nephew.

Gary Sr & Mary Ann Cotten

November 8, 2019

His Journey’s Just Begun

Don’t think of Cross as being gone his journey’s just begun, life holds so many facets this earth is only one. Just think of him as resting from the sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years. Think how he must be wishing that we could know today how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away. And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched…
For nothing loved is ever lost and he was loved so much.

Amie Oliveria

November 8, 2019

James, there are no words to express what you are going through, but know that you are in my prayers. My brother said he will be here soon to be by your side. I know you guys are more than friends, more like brothers and its hurting him he can’t be here for u, but he will be soon enough. He said to tell you keep your head up and RIP Young Blood.

Jimmy Sr. and Vickie McCoy

November 7, 2019

Our condolences and prayers to the Young family. Parent's of Jimi and Jason McCoy.
Good Bless the Young Family🙏

Elijah Martinez

November 7, 2019

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