Jacquelyn Young

Family Tribute:Jacqueline Young was born March 10, 1964 to the proud parents of Labertha Williams and William Earl Jones.

On September 11, 2001, she departed this life due to the tragedy of the World Trade Center, where she was an employee of Marsh and McLennan.

After completing her high school education in Beaufort, South Carolina, Jacqueline returned to New York. Here, she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting at York University.

Jacqueline loved to travel, and enjoyed reading and music. She will be remembered by her family as a kind, gentle and loving person, she will be truly missed.

She is survived by: her mother and step-father, Labertha and Milton Williams; three brothers, Terry, James and Derrick; sister-in-law, Paulette; six aunts, three nephews, two nieces, cousins, other relatives and a host of special friends.Ms. Young’s brother, James McKenly, accompanied her to a job interview in Virginia last year, and when the hotel they were staying in proved too noisy, she insisted they move to another one.It was about 20 miles away, he said.Despite her need for quiet, Ms. Young, who was unmarried, often took her nieces and nephews on excursions and loved to dance. In July, she danced at the wedding of another brother in Brooklyn. 'She was so happy for him,' Mr. McKenly said. Copyright (c) 2001 by The New York Times Co. Reprinted by permission.

Your Loving Family'She wanted to be where life was at a slower pace, where it was not so hectic all the time,' said her mother, LaBertha McKenly-Williams.

Jacqueline Young, known as Jakki, hated noise. She hated it so much that she moved to Staten Island, even though she had no relatives there, for some quiet. Raised in South Carolina, Ms. Young, 37, who worked for Marsh & McLennan, the consulting firm, often talked about moving out of the city altogether and searched for jobs in other states.

Ms. Young’s brother, James McKenly, accompanied her to a job interview in Virginia last year, and when the hotel they were staying in proved too noisy, she insisted they move to another one.

It was about 20 miles away, he said.

Despite her need for quiet, Ms. Young, who was unmarried, often took her nieces and nephews on excursions and loved to dance.

In July, she danced at the wedding of another brother in Brooklyn. 'She was so happy for him,' Mr. McKenly said.

Copyright (c) 2001 by The New York Times Co. Reprinted by permission.

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I visited the World Trade Center memorial the other day and was moved, to say the least. None of my family or friends were lost in the tragedy; I won't pretend to know how painful that was and is. But I am determined to remember a slice of the humanity of those lost. I vowed to remember a name from the memorial, and I read Jacquelyn Young's. In the years to come, I will think less of that violent day in September and more of Jacquelyn, her family, her friends, her love of travel and her distaste for noise. My sincerest condolences to those who knew her, -Geoff
Geoff, Colleague
Jan 19 2015 6:13PM
I'm writing a letter to a 9/11 victim as part of a class project. I chose to write to Jakki because I can relate to her disliking noise, and wanting peace and quiet. Today we watched a video in class showing the events that took place on 9/11 from the victims eyes. I couldn't help but to be absolutely heartbroken. To Jakki's family, I am so truly sorry for your loss and I hope you have found comfort and peace in Jakki's loss. Even though the pain will never fully go away, I hope it has somewhat gotten easier to handle. I never knew Jakki, but I will always remember her fondly. Best Wishes, Katie
Katie Haughton, Friend
Sep 12 2014 9:45AM
We love you always Jakki. We remember you today with a smile in our heart for you. Love your cousin Anthony
Anthony Markum, Family
Sep 11 2013 12:11PM
Jakki and I grew up together. She was a beautiful person, inside and out. I last saw her went to came to visit my home with her best friend Paulette. She still had that same beautiful smile and laugh and humble spirit. On this 10th anniversary of her death, I pray that God blesses her family and friends. May you find comfort in knowing that she was truly an angel that we will continue to miss. Friend and Family, Marsha Fields
Marsha Fields, Family
Sep 11 2011 9:25AM
I'm a junior in high school and my history teacher asked us to research someone who died on 9/11. I have found that Jacquelyn has a passion for music which I share also. I'm truly sorry for your loss. I myself have suffered some losses, but still i cannot compare to how you must have felt that day. I hope your pain has eased and know that even though I don't know her, she will be remembered. Sincerely, Alyssa
Alyssa Orchard, Friend
Sep 14 2009 2:04PM
Yet another year passes and the memory of that day is still as vivid as the day we watched in horror as your life and the life of our colleagues were so quickly taken away. You are missed!
Charles Vance, Colleague
Sep 11 2009 2:27PM
I was looking though the results for my name and I came acrossed this page and I felt that I need to give my condolence's I wish the best to her family and hope that they find peace.
Jacquelyn Young, Colleague
Dec 20 2007 3:06AM
Still mourning the loss of Jakki and all our fellow colleagues. It never gets easier. Peace to everyone in the world today, as we were all affected by this horrible tragedy.
Charles Vance, Colleague
Sep 11 2007 1:38PM
Jakki was know as 'Lyric' to us because she knew all The Temptations lyrics. We pray her family and friends find peace..we know she is loved. Love always - The House of Paul Williams
The House of Paul Williams, Friend
Sep 15 2006 2:29PM
I am a former colleague of Jakki's. I worked for the Marsh McLennan accounting office in Memphis, TN and that's where I came into contact with Jakki. We never met face to face, but spoke on the phone often. She was always to the point and very patient with her lesser experienced colleague. My prayer on, this 1st anniversary of her death, is for a peace of understanding and love to be with her family and friends at this momentous milestone. Also, know that your daughter, sister, aunt, and friend is now among the heroes of this century, heroes of my lifetime, and heroes for the generations to come. Blessings of peace for Jakki, and prayers of condolence to her family. Charles DeWayne Vance Little Rock, AR
Charles DeWayne Vance, Colleague
Sep 11 2002 6:34PM