Justin Marcelus Alexander Young

Born: Tue., Jul. 1, 2003
Died: Thu., Mar. 18, 2021


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Mar. 25, 2021
Location: Kosary Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Mar. 26, 2021
Location: Kosary Funeral Home

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries


Justin’s Life Reflection
Justin Marcelus Alexander Young entered into the loving arms of his parents, Terrance and Irene Young, and big sister, Kayla, on July 1, 2003.

Justin found Christ at an early age as he attended Christ Universal Temple in Chicago with his family.  

From a very young age, Justin was an exceptional athlete and earned numerous awards and trophies for his accomplishments. In his first season of Widget football with the Matteson Bears Football team (2010-2013), he was the starting running back, and during that same year, the team won the Widget Bowl Championship for the South Suburban League. Justin was driven by a competitive spirit and because of that drive, moved on to join the Frankfort Falcons in 2014. As a new member of the Falcon football team, he was a leading defensive back, but Justin still had a strong desire to become the starting running back before the season ended. At the conclusion of the season, Justin was responsible for a total of 14 touchdowns, and 4 extra points as a two-way player; an exceptional feat. In junior high, at St. George School of Tinley Park. Justin was voted Most Athletic. He loved football and went on to play a multitude of positions at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights.

Justin valued family tremendously. He enjoyed traveling all over the world with his relatives. When at home, Justin would involve his family in household fun! He even took time to personally engage with his parents and sister about random thoughts and ideas he had. Justin was very open in that way. He was blessed with an intuitive spirit that had him in touch with the collective spirit in his home.

Justin had a heart of gold, and it reflected in his interactions with people. He would often take people under his wings, whether they were the most popular kid at school or the shyest person in the room. Justin made sure no one around him felt excluded. He made friends easily as he was very genuine. His infectious smile endeared him to children, and he always took time to interact with them at family gatherings. This made working at Sky Zone as a teenager a perfect fit for Justin. He enjoyed the responsibility of having a job, which further speaks to his work ethic and character. Even before being old enough to work, Justin possessed an entrepreneurial spirit. He would always come up with innovative ways to earn cash and save up for things he wanted to purchase. He had a charitable heart too and enjoyed giving to others.

Justin was the son every mother and father would be honored to have. He was athletic, respectful, loving and kind. To know Justin was to love him! He made everyone around him smile and laugh.

Justin was blessed to be given a Ford Mustang when he got his driver’s license. He loved that car from his parents. It gave him the independence to start his journey to manhood. In the 17 years Justin was with us, he lived his life to the fullest.  

Justin’s memory will be cherished by all who knew him. He leaves to honor his beautiful life: parents Terrance and Irene Young, his sister Kayla Young, grandmothers: Ada Tate and Gloria Robinson, aunts: Lisa Robinson and Allene (Paul) Cunningham, cousins: Carlisa Johnson, Christopher T. Thompson Jr., and Christian Cunningham along with a host of relatives, friends, and teammates who loved him dearly.

Forever Young

Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Direct website to florist ordering, saving on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Felicia Ward
   Posted Thu March 25, 2021


To the Young Family, Justin will be forever in our hearts ! Love you all , The Ward Family

Sister Karen Marie
   Posted Thu March 25, 2021
Dear Young Family,
I never met Justin, but for all the good things being said of him, I'm sorry I didn't
Know that Justin and all of his family are in my prayers and that of the Dominican Sisters
God love you and bring you peace, Sister Karen

Vijay Srinivasa Raghavan
   Posted Thu March 25, 2021
Although I didn't know your son well, I have only heard incredible things about his athlete skills, won many awards & championships, values family and his generosity and kindness towards others. I am thinking of you during this difficult time


Rajiv Rao
   Posted Thu March 25, 2021
Dear Terrance, Our most sincere condolences for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Jessica Esposito
   Posted Thu March 25, 2021
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Justin was in my daughter Mia’s class at St. George School. She remembers him fondly for his kindness, gentle smile and sense of humor. Our hearts are broken for your family. May God grace you with comfort and strength.
The Esposito family

   Posted Thu March 25, 2021
I am so sorry for this terrible loss. Justin sounds like he was a perfect son/brother/friend. My prayers are with you and your family. Taken far too young

Diana Henegar
   Posted Thu March 25, 2021
Terrance and family,

I was saddened to hear about the loss of Justin. While I did know him personally I was blessed to hear the stories about him and the family in many occasions. I cannot even begin to understand the sorrow you must all be feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. I believe the world is a better place because Justin was unit and touched so many lives along the way. I know he was blessed as well to be part of such a loving family. God speed to Justin and all of you.
Diana Henegar

Karen Michalski
   Posted Fri March 26, 2021
I am so deeply sorry for the pain your all going through in the loss of your son. He sounds like such a wonderful young man that had so much life and love in him. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Santosh Pinto
   Posted Fri March 26, 2021

Terrance and Family,

Please accept my sincere condolences. Though I have never
met Justin in person, somehow seems like I know him very well (all
based on the countless football video recordings you would so proudly share).

He surely is in a better place!

A little poem for Justin:
Those we love remain with us
For love itself lives on,
And cherished memories never fade
Because a loved one’s gone.
Those we love can never be
More than a thought apart,
Far as long as there is memory,
They’ll live on in the heart.

Darren and Cathena Evans & Family
   Posted Fri March 26, 2021
To The Young Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Take comfort in knowing that Justin's spirit and love will on live forever. The Evans family.

Copyright © 2021 Kosary Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved.    | Website by CFS |

Privacy Policy | Terms of Use