Nov 262013

Gemma Young passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. A Homegoing Celebration of Life and funeral services were held Nov. 22 at Faith Temple Church of God in Christ in Winslow, with Pastor Roy C. Hadnot officiating. Interment was at St. Francis Cemetery in Scottsdale.
Gemma Olivia Ann Young and Abigail Young were born on Jan. 5, 2012, in Phoenix to Greg Young Jr. and Octavia Warren. Abigail weighed in at 4 lbs. 2 oz., while Gemma weighed 2 lbs. 1 oz. Both entered this world two months prematurely at 9:43 a.m., 10 seconds apart. Gemma, the youngest of the two, spent the first month of her life in the hospital until she reach four pounds.
Gemma was a girly girl, she loved to shower those she loved with kisses, but she was also a fighter, battling asthma. Her favorite toy was anything that played music. She loved dancing and singing along with the music. Gemma would mock her great-grandmother, Mary Hayes, at church when she praised God.
She would play with the dog by hitting it with the newspaper, she loved greeting her “RoRo” (Rozene) when she came home from work. Most of all she loved her twin sister, Abigail. Her favorite saying was, “Oh, man!”
Survivors include her parents, Greg Young Jr. and Octavia Warren; her grandparents, Susan Warren, Henry Hayes Jr. and Greg Young Sr.; great grandmothers Young and Mary Hayes; her siblings, Abigail Young, Xavier Young and Janiah Young; her aunts and uncles, Renee Parker, Venita Freeman, Jennifer Hayes, Erika Martinez, Brennan Martinez, Gabby Hayes, Jalisa Hayes, Kyle Yazzie, Toya Young, Sherrie Young and LaMont Young; and a host of great uncles and great aunts, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Lorraine Ann Young; her great-grandparents, John Warren, Johnnie Warren and Henry Hayes Sr.; her great uncle, Marcus Warren; and her great aunt, Sherrie Jones.
Donations to help with the funeral expenses can be made at Bank of the West, Account No. 032670497.
Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.GemmaYoung