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In loving memory of
Alexander Young
  • March 05, 1987
  • -
  • April 30, 2019

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Alexander William Young was born March 5, 1987, in Brandon, Florida, and was an amazingly beautiful baby boy welcomed by an excited family. He was named after his two grandfathers, Pyron Alexander Jr. and William Young. A lifelong Floridian, his cities of residence were Brandon, DeLand, Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach. He attended New Smyrna Beach High School and eventually earned his GED. He was a jack of all trades and the hardest worker ever. Alex’s loves were being outdoors, skateboarding, surfing, fishing, bike riding, and hanging out with his friends.

Underlying Alex’s trials and tribulations was his character of unique sweetness and generosity of heart. He would have sincerely thanked those relatives who showed up for him in his time of need at the hospital: Mom and stepdad Gayle and Steven Droullard of Stanley, Iowa; sisters Jennifer Backer of Denver, Colorado, and Sarah Young of Austin, Texas; and uncles Michael, Stephen, Timothy and Frank Alexander. He would have also been grateful for the phone calls and texts from many more family members, and for the support and concern of friend Dave Herring. Thanks also to Pastor Phil Rownd and the congregation of Stanley Union Church for their heartfelt prayers.

Let it be said that AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach and Orlando put forth their greatest effort to save Alex’s life. Alex passed away peacefully on April 30 in the arms of his mother, and he is now in the loving arms of our Lord in Heaven.

Alex will be missed and loved forever.


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  1. Gayle Droullard lit a candle:
    02 Apr 2020
    Lit since April 2, 2020 at 4:33:19 PM

  2. Sarah Young posted an image:
    06 May 2019

  3. Deb Hamilton says:
    04 May 2019
    I never knew Alex but I know his mom Gayle and stepdad Steve so I know he must have been a wonderful person. God speed Alex. Looking forward to meeting you on the other side.

  4. Sarah Young posted an image:
    04 May 2019

  5. Cathy Salas says:
    04 May 2019
    Sending our deepest condolences to you Gayle and to the entire family. Rest assured, he is now in a much happier place with our Lord and pain free. Praying for the eternal repose of his soul . From your AdvemtHealth Cath Lab Family.

  6. Cheryl Ann Henning says:
    03 May 2019
    Gayle, we are so very sorry to hear you lost your son. I hope you and your family can somehow find some comfort.

  7. Marjorie Suddard says:
    03 May 2019
    Alex was, indeed, a beautiful boy with a lot of heart. So sorry for his passing.

  8. Gayle Droullard posted an image:
    03 May 2019
    Alex & Gram Elsie
    Alex & Gram Elsie

  9. David Herring says:
    03 May 2019
    Love ya brother! Will see you on the other side. Miss you man, always

  10. David Herring posted an image:
    03 May 2019

  11. Gayle Droullard posted an image:
    03 May 2019

  12. Jennifer James says:
    03 May 2019
    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  13. Stephen L. Alexander says:
    03 May 2019
    Out of all the people I have met and I have been around the world twice, my sister Gayle has the biggest heart I know.
    Alex was granted heavenly peace his last moments on earth due to his mother’s gracious love and care.
    Rest in heavenly peace Alexander.
    Uncle Stephen

  14. Terri Wright says:
    03 May 2019
    I always loved Alex. He had a great grin; a huge heart. I grieve for his loss but celebrate his presence with the Lord.
    Aunt Terri

  15. Amy goodrich says:
    03 May 2019
    Alex did a lot of work for us. He was a very hard worker for sure and
    Fix just about anything.
    He had such a sweet smile. I am
    So saddened by his sudden death. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends Amy and Cecil

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