OBITUARY

Alexander "BB" Young

December 22, 1939May 20, 2020
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Dear family and friends, My life journey has been more rewarding than I could have ever imagined and I am truly blessed. My journey began on December 22, 1939 when I was introduced to my parents Alfonzo Young and Beatrice K. Sanders-Young who preceded me in death. I am the oldest of four children and the only brother to three sisters of which two precedes me in death, Teresa A. Young and Jennet Young Wilkerson.

I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior at an early age. During my years at St Therese CatholicChurch of Jackson, MS, I served faithly as a member of the Parish Council and Knights of Columbus until I became ill. I attended Holy Ghost School and received my Bachelor of science degree from Jackson State University, in May 1963.

My work career spanned over several occupations including Mississippi Valley State, Bolton Bolts and Screws, Milwaukee Electric Tools, Jackson Public Schools, St.Dominic Hospital as a CNA, an active partner in a private sitting service, but I did not discover my real passion until I became a servant of people at the St. Dominic Community Health Clinic and through my affiliation with Primerica Financial Services as an independent contractor. It was through these vehicles that I was able to encourage and give hope to the hopeless from both ends of the spectrum.

In 1980, I met my soulmate, Gail Seaton and we were married a year later, August 1, 1981. During the thirty-eight years of marriage, we were blessed with three children.

“And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” My invitation was delivered on May 20 2020 that I might go home to my father’s house. I GOT MY TICKET AND MY SOCKS!

Those who I leave to share my cherished memories are the love of my life, my wife Gail Seaton Young of Jackson,MS: six children, Rodrick Alexander Young (Candice) of Terry,MS; Joselynn Young of Jackson,MS; Stephanie Young of Lawrence,KS; Terry Alfonzo Young of Dallas,TX; Donald Alexander Young (Irene) of Cabulo,TX and ReNita Hatcher of Universal City, TX; Rena Jones of TX; one sister Rosie B. Buckhaulter (late Billy Buckhaulter) Jackson,MS; three sisters- in- law, Jennifer Lloyd (Lend Ward) of Pearl,MS; Carrie Newsome (Edgar) of Heartland, TX; and Zelda Towers (late Charles) of Jackson,MS; seventeen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, my extended families-The Superteam and The Crusaders, friends, and acquaintances!

I loved my life as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, co-worker, teammate and neighbor!

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 28, 2020

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 29, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Friday, May 29, 2020

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Alexander "BB" Young

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Geraldine Gaston

June 4, 2020

I am proud to call Alex my friend. I will remember his kindness, sense of humor, and the way he made both good and not so good times a lot better as my classmate, and upline. I will miss his encouraging calls telling me to introduce more people to the business, to increase my production. I am hopeful that he knew just how much I appreciated him.

Alex/downline/Geraldine

Gail Young

June 4, 2020

Alexander
Oh how we loved! Let me remind you of all the ways! We loved to the heights of everyday’s quiet needs of the warning sun and the calming candlelight. We loved freely as we strives to rise above our daily challenges. We loved purely as we turned the doubts and chaos of life into positives one page at a time. We loved fondly as we shared passion and understanding in lowly times! We loved spiritually as we renewed our faith and strength in our Lord! We loved deeply as we supported and nourished our friendship, keeping it strong and prosperous! But most of all, we loved completely as we shared a love that is second to none other and the closeness it has brought for 38 wonderful years on this great life journey together forever!

Your soul-mate forever,
Gail

Kayla Simmons

June 4, 2020

You will be missed grandad. I’ll never forget every time we opened the door you looked back to see who it was coming in ! You made sure you spoke or made sure we spoke . You were so big on keeping socks/shoes on our feet around the house. Lol, it’s only right we keep that going. Lastly you always made sure others were well taken care of. Thank you ! I will always love you

Love Kayla

Randall Young

June 3, 2020

My grandpa as we called him “BB” was born on December 23rd, 24th, or 25th, 1938. He was the oldest child of my great grandma and grandpa. Although he is the oldest, he still referred to my great grandma as baby boy or BB. BB had 6 kids, one of them being my dad. He was 6 foot 1 inch tall and still has a full grown afro at the age of 78. My grandpa valued and loved his family very deeply. His love for his family was immeasurable. He always called to check up on his Texas family every once in a while to make sure we are all doing well and we are still sane. His was very caring and giving much like everyone else on my dad’s side of the family. BB tended to show his love for his family by giving us gifts. He always gave us something when we go visit him in the quite South Jackson neighborhood of Citizens Southwest. He always gave us money for being good grandchildren and making good grades in school. He also reminded us of how proud he was of his grandchildren. I have been reminded on several occasions by my grandma, aunts, uncles, cousins, and my parents of how or much I look exactly how he looked when he was my age. When I make certain faces, my parents and grandparents always tell me that I look like BB or a Young. They never had any trouble telling me that I am definitely their child or grandchild. They tell me that we could have been thought of as twins if pictures of us were put next to each other. We have a lot of things in common and have similar behaviors and personalities. We both seem quiet and shy when we first meet people, but when we get to know someone we start to open up. When we begin acting silly, making silly faces and weird noises you know that we are comfortable with you. We also like the same sports. I am just like my grandpa in several ways and I love getting a chance to see him, talk, and joke around with him on the phone and talk about our beloved Green Bay Packers.

-Randall Young

Victor Cunningham

June 3, 2020

BB was a great man. I always liked when I would call the house and if he answered the phone… I would say “How you doing Alex,” and in his most jubilant voice he’d say, “I’m great!” If you were having a bad day then it was over at that point because his hello turned things around for you. Thanks Alex for being a part of our family, loving and taking care of my cousin, and being a great dad to your kids. You will truly be missed.

-Victor Cunningham

Roderick Young

June 3, 2020

Where do I possible begin to express the feelings and the emotions that has been shown through a life time. You have been a role model like no other. A person that continues to give; even if there isn't enough to give. From the mass intellectual conversations we had to the deep concerning life discussions, you were more than anyone can ask for. Through the difficult task of having a strong and valid hand in molding the man I am today, you have inspired me to shoot for the stars and hustle anyway to get there. Your work ethic, your personality, your wittiness while playing cards or talking about any sports will never be matched or replaced. You have performed above the call of duty with your lessons of “Put some socks on your feet” and never work to hard to miss out on family time. Your teaching will be carried on through me as I step from boy of one house into a man in another. You have provided me the blueprint into being a great man like you and I'm sure going to miss everything about you. Until I see you again my loving, strong, powerful, unyielding faith, cards playing, storytelling, advice giving, counselor of many discussions, provider for family, work ethic showing, fishing teacher, super hero in physical form, father, husband, and friend, keep your socks on and card hand held high in the sky.

I love you,
Roderick Alexander Young better known as Superslick!!!
Rest in Heaven and Peace.

Stephanie Young

June 3, 2020

Thank you for accepting me as one of your own. Thank you for loving me unconditionally, for being supportive, always willing to help, and for the wisdom that will truly be missed. The thought of you not being a phone call away is scary. The thought of not being able to call and say, “Daddy this is Step and this is what is going on.” And you’re not there with an encouraging word is fearful. Yet you have prepared us as you knew this day had to come. Lastly, you showed me the meaning of a spiritual, God fearing man, a family man, a man who loves and respects and his wife, a good provider for his family, most of all a caring, loving and compassionate man. With this I say “Thank you”.

Love you Daddy,
Stephanie

KeyShaun Simmons

June 3, 2020

“Granddad was so loving and caring. He always wanted the best for you and always wanted you to be successful in life no matter what. He gave great advice and was always there if you needed him. He was very big about socks being on our feet no matter what time of the year it was. “KJ, where your socks at son” lol. I will always utilize the lessons instilled in me through him.“

Rosie Buckhaulter

June 3, 2020

My Memory of My Big Brother

Although my big brother was only 15 months older than me, we were as close as twins growing up. When it was time for him to start school, he didn't want to without me. So, mother sent us both to school. We were classmates with the sames teachers from first grade throughout high school graduation. Then, we started Jackson State University (JSU) together the same year but with different teachers and different majors. We both graduated from JSU the same year, and then started on our different journeys.

We remained in close contact with each other once we started on our different career paths, and families. Sometimes, when I'm thinking about him, I can still here him calling my name, "Babysister, or Rosie B".

Rosie Buckhaulter

Terry Young

June 3, 2020

Knowing Dad was surrounded by those who loved him gives me comfort. I'll never forget an early age moment where he said to me "All you can do, is all you can do.". The way and expression that he said it, when he said it has stuck in my head since I was about 12 years old. I'm thankful for the breath of life you gave me and will always cherish our memories. You've put several positive things in perspective to me through your journey and are continuing to do so through your departure. Thanks Dad. Love always, Terry Alfonzo Young.

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