FORT MEADE - Mr. Roy Michael Young, 50, passed away February 2, 2023 in Orlando, FL. Michael was born October 30, 1972 in Bartow, FL, and was a lifelong resident of the Fort Meade area. He worked with AFI, Alliance For Independence, in Lakeland, was a graduate of the Achievement Academy of Bartow, and he was a longtime member of the Cornerstone Church of God in Fort Meade. Michael's family remembers him: "as always being our little giant. He loved to please and he loved his family. Michael became Hunter's special fiend and Aunt Peggy's sidekick. Now, Uncle Bobby has to do that job...Michael would laugh at this). His favorite ball team was the Florida Gators. He loved his gospel music and watching wrestling. Everyone that met Michael, fell in love with him, and he always put a smile on their faces. Lastly, but always first with Michael, his biggest love was the Lord.
Michael was preceded in death by his father, Edgar Maurice Young, and his mother, Gloria Williams Donnal; maternal grandparents, Julian Lamar Williams and Persie Lee Williams; paternal grandparents, Jarruth Mathew Young and Annie Myrtle Albritton Young; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is survived by his aunts, Peggy Clem and husband Bobby, Frostproof, FL; Joelyn Crosby, Frostproof, FL; Carolyn Lambeth, Pollard, AL; Sybile Charboneau, Bartow, FL; twenty-seven cousins, many other family members, and a host of friends.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Sunday, February. 5, 2023 at Hancock Funeral Home, with funeral services following in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be in
Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, FL. 863-285-8171