Love and memories last forever...
  • 44 years old
  • Born on October 25, 1973 .
  • Passed away on February 16, 2018 .

It is with great sadness that the family of Jeffery Darnell Young, Jr, 44, announces he went to be with his Lord after a long struggle with a chronic health condition at his home surrounded by his family on Friday, February 16, 2018.

Known as “Puff” by close family and friends and a lifetime resident of Vineland, NJ, he was born on October 25, 1973 to the late Jeffery D. and late Terry M. (Williams) Young, Sr. He graduated from Vineland High School in 1991 and worked in the janitorial department of Lincoln Specialty Care Center before becoming an LPN in 1994. He worked numerous jobs in the nursing field before graduating from Cumberland County College as a Registered Nurse in 2005. After graduation, he began his employment at Regional Medical Center (now Inspira Health Network). Following his 6 years as a med surg nurse, he dedicated 6 more years as a board certified psychiatric-mental health nurse. His proudest accomplishment was earning Nurse of the Year in 2010. Jeffery began to court his fellow coworker, Freda Webster in late 2005 and, after an extended relationship, the two married in May 2015. Before falling ill, Jeffery enjoyed spending time with his family, hosting family/friend gatherings, and watching sports television. He loved to cook and trying new food recipes. Jeffery was known for his expansive trivia knowledge and loved for his quick wit and sarcastic humor.

Jeffery is survived by his wife (Freda); three sons Jeffery III, Justin Boyd, and Ryan Frederick; two daughters Brandy Marie, and Kathiria Marie; siblings Tiffany (David) and Ryan (Tequoyah); and a niece Tyanna Harper. He also leaves behind a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation Sat., Feb.24 from 1-2 pm with Memory Sharing at 2 pm at FERTIG FUNERAL HOME, 63 N. Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062.

Special thanks to Bayada Hospice, with special thanks to Sandi (nurse), Tammy (aide), and Andrea (social worker), for their attentive dedication of maintaining his dignity and satisfying quality of life before his passing. Gracious gratitude is also expressed to the family and friends who made comforting the Young family their priority.

Posted by Belinda Dalton on February 25, 2018
Jeff was a wonderful nurse, I worked with him at Inspira. He was compassionate, kind, knowledgeable and honest. A big man with a big heart. He talked about his family with true joy. His sense of humor was brilliant and quick. He was loved by everyone who met him and everyone who worked with him. Such a profound loss. My deepest sympathy to his wife, Freda, his 5 children, and family.. I will never forget him.
Posted by Betsy Rodriguez on February 24, 2018
Jeffery a great man with a big heart . A counselor, friend, nurse, son, brother, husband, Dad, and to everyone you will be missed. Your words of encouragement were always of a God fearing man. A man that has lived his purpose physically on earth. May all that you touched continue to remember and feel your spiritual energy of positivity because it's the way you made everyone feel that is present now and forever. Freda and family may the Lord give you the strength I pray in this difficult time. Amen.
Posted by Tami Pollere on February 23, 2018
The loss of such a great man, leaves a huge void in all that loved him. May you rest in peace my friend.
My deepest sympathy to you Freda and your beautiful children. May God surround you with his love and protection.

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