John "Jaybird" Young
1968 - 2020
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John "Jaybird" Young

After fighting Cirrhosis for 18 months, John Delano "Jaybird" Young Jr., 52, of Amherst, went home to fish forever on Monday, September 21, 2020.

He was born on August 5, 1968, to Sharon Litchford. His Dad, the late Claude Lambert, came later.

In addition to his mother, he leaves to cherish his memory a son, Jonothan Young; a daughter, Courtney Young; three grandchildren, Blaze Young, Alexis Young, and Dakota Gilbert; three sisters, Yvonne Hamlett (Brian), Rhonda Bowling (Jesse), and Ramona Dix (John); a brother, John Lee Piper (Elizabeth); several nieces and nephews who loved him, including a very special niece, Nicole Deel; and a very special cousin and care giver, Julie Tomlin.

Jaybird was a man of the land; he was a farmer, a hunter and an avid fisherman. He also did Masonry work.

Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at Driskill Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Carroll Martin Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

Driskill Funeral Chapel, Amherst.

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Published in The News & Advance on Sep. 23, 2020.
Funeral service
06:00 PM
Driskill Funeral Chapel
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September 25, 2020
You will be missed by a lot of people. Our family thought a lot of you. Sending prayers to your family.
Jennifer Moore
September 24, 2020
I will miss my cuz we had good times hunting and fishing together, prayers for the family and friends miss you cuz.
David Martin
September 23, 2020
So sorry to hear of his passing!! Known him since school days!! Just talked to hime weeks ago same jay !! Such a nice and caring man!! Lots of fun to be around. RIP Jaybird will be missed by all. Prayers for everyone who was close to him family and friends.
Rebecca Bryant
September 23, 2020
I remember seeing Jay and hanging out with you with my dad. I remember Courtney and Johnathon. Very sad to hear.
Kirsten smith *Sexton*
September 23, 2020
We talked for a brief moment at the grocery store last year I think. We both sure didn't look like we did when we were younger.= RIP buddy....
Walter Stinnett
September 23, 2020
Grew up around the road from. Was sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. May Jay R.I.P.
Tammy Mays Adams
September 23, 2020
I'm so sorry for your loss dear. May he rest in peace.
Gail Butterworth
September 23, 2020
I'm so sorry for your loss.. He is now with many friends including Fate and Mary.. Gone fishing!=”
Doris McIntyre
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