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Funeral Service

J.O. & Annette Smith Memorial Chapel (Smith Funeral Home)
Monday December 20th, 2021
1:00pm

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Burial

Florence National Cemetery
Monday December 20th, 2021
2:00pm

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J.O. & Annette Smith Memorial Chapel (Smith Funeral Home)
Sunday December 19th, 2021
1:00pm - 5:00pm

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James Young, Sr.

Mr. James Edward Young, Sr. the eldest child of the late David Young, Sr. and the late Mary Dixon Young was born May 25, 1938 in Florence, South Carolina. He died Thursday, December 9, 2021.

James was baptized and grew up as a toddler and youth at Cumberland United Methodist Church. He always had a special love for his home church “Cumberland.”

James attended Florence County Public Schools and was a Wilson High School Class of 1956 graduate. He was a member of Wilson High School marching band. For his love of music, especially jazz, his friends called him “Jazzmo”. This name stuck with him throughout his adult life.

James enlisted into the United States Navy and received an honorable discharge after fourteen years of service.

James moved to New York City, where he met and married the late Patricia Ann “Pat” Young. They were blessed with four children: Alicia, James Edward, Jr., Sahkinah, and Jamel.

James was employed with Department of the Navy as a Merchant Marine stationed in Virginia and Charleston, South Carolina. He was also a Longshoreman at the Navy shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia until his retirement.

After his retirement, James resided in Portsmouth, Virginia. He was known by his friends as “Jimmy”. He had a special Ministry: feeding and housing the homeless. This was a love of his through Jesus Christ in caring and helping others. He was a kind and very humble person.

Jimmy a joy trumpeter, traveled in the United States and Europe with many outstanding bands. He played with the Buddy Johnson, Duke Ellington Band, Miles Davis Band, and a Charleston Jazz Group Lonnie Hamilton and the Diplomats. This group was led by Charleston County Councilman Lonnie Hamilton.

James carried three names: James, his birth and family name, Jazzmo, his friends of Wilson High School, and Jimmy from his professional band players and friends in Portsmouth, Virginia. He was loved by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann “Pat” Williams Young; and two sons, James Edward Young, Jr. and Jamel Anwar Young.

James leaves to cherish his memories: two daughters, Alicia Young Waters and Sahkinah Young Glover; ten grandchildren, Belton, Jr., Hadrianna, Lena, Benjamin, Satima, Kayla, Robert, Kaliyah, Maykayla, and Nasir; 24 great grandchildren; two brothers, David Young, Jr. and Clifton “Bobby” (Ann) Young; two sisters, Betty Young Ward and Mary (Mark) Young Hattersen; one brother-in-law, Bobby (Mary) Williams; two aunts, Rose R. Burnett and Audrey R. Williams, two very devoted special friends and caregivers, Robert and Jimmy both of Portsmouth, Virginia; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Please keep the family of James E. Young, Sr. in your thoughts and prayers.


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Guestbook

I knew James always and forever as Jimmy my friend. I still miss that smile. I,am a better person today because when ever we talked I learned something
God bless his soul.

Larry j hughes Apr 9 2022 11:22 AM

My Sympathy to the Young Family Thoughts And prayers go out to you! I call him 4-Ever Young He said don"t Call me This!!I said Why,He Said I Can not live up to it we Laugh got back to Work Yes light a Candle ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ for him.

ร‡urtis Savage Dec 23 2021 2:13 PM

Mr. Young was one ofa person who open his loving heart to anyone who he could and would help if he possibly could. He took on any tasks that was put before him. Would talk to you of the Bible and anything else. Rest in peace my Brother.

H.A. Urquhart Dec 23 2021 2:38 AM

Mr. Young was a bright spot in my day whenever I bumped in to him at N.N.S.Y. He always had a smile on his face.
He was always cheery and friendly. An obvious Christian man.
He's the man that taught a lot of us that a federal employee could retire from government service and then go back after 5 years away.
He will be missed.

Bobby Frye Dec 22 2021 11:46 AM

"Jimmy" Young was much more than a co-worker! He was always a beacon of joy and cheer whenever you saw him. A warm and kind man. Rest in Heaven Jimmy Young!!!♥๏ธ♥๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ

James Ervin Young Dec 22 2021 10:44 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Young, Sr.

Ervin Young Dec 22 2021 10:41 AM

Jimmy was an Outstanding Gentleman to have known in my career at NNSY. Enjoyed working and having fun during our NNSY OVERALL on JFK at Mayport Florida. Prayers for all . Tracy Cox Shop 17

Tracy Cox Dec 21 2021 8:06 PM

I love you Granddad I'm sorry if I could not be there to say my final goodbye. May you rest in Adam's Bossoms.

Lena Ware Dec 21 2021 5:10 AM

We were next door neighbors growing in Florence. condolences from the Jackson families in Hamden, CT

Orlando O Jackson Dec 20 2021 2:36 PM

Rest well Jazzmo, until we meet again! you'll be forever in my heart. Your brother from another mother, Mark๐Ÿ’–

Mark Branch Dec 20 2021 1:55 PM

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