History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

Young~Fulford Cremation and Funeral Services is owned by L.F. "Skip" Young, Jr. and Jackie Lee Fulford.  Skip and Jackie share two very common and strong characteristics - the love of helping people in need, and hard work.  

Our business was born out of those characteristics and the platform is simple -WE TREAT PEOPLE LIKE THEY ARE OUR OWN FAMILY . . . care, concern, respect, guidance, and help.   When a life comes to an end, those left behind have an instant range of emotions:  hurt, sadness, worry, grief, and fear of the unknown - all of which quickly take over.  When this happens, you can trust we are here to help you with everything you want and what you need.

Although our work ethic and love for helping other people are the bonds that tie us together, our careers have been very different.   

Skip Young, Jr., Owner and Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer,  has  45 years in the funeral business.  Jackie Fulford, Owner, has served the public for nearly 25 years total as a prosecutor, a Circuit Court Judge, and trial attorney.  

We selected James Sircy, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer,  as the Funeral Director in Charge at Young ~ Fulford, because he has more than 20 years serving families in the funeral industry.  

Together, we are here to serve families as they have never before been served in Tallahassee.  

Please Contact Us to Schedule a Tour of Our Funeral Home or Meet with a Funeral Director.

850-228-1484 [email protected] or
850-544-0238[email protected] or
850-933-0149 [email protected]

Our Caring Owners and Staff

  • Jackie Lee Fulford

    Jackie Lee Fulford, Owner & Coordinator of Celebrations of Life

    Jackie Lee Fulford, one of the owner's of Young ~ Fulford, is a trial attorney and retired Circuit Court Judge. Her first career was in the savings and loan industry, starting part time in high school and continuing on for many years, before she went to law school to achieve her childhood dream of being a lawyer. Jackie was a career prosecutor, the Chief Assistant State Attorney of the 2nd Judicial Circuit, and for an interim period the actual State Attorney here in Tallahassee, Florida.

    Jackie was born and raised in Okeechobee, Florida where her grandparents owned a dairy business and her father, Larry Fulford, has spent a life-time working in the cattle business. Jackie also loves helping people and first learned about the funeral industry through her friendship with Skip.

    Jackie is a devoted mother to her children Mary and Stuart, loving "Meme" to her granddaughter Emily, and "Jamaw" to grandson Brantley. If she ever has any spare time, Jackie enjoys doing anything that involves the outdoors.

    Contact Jackie Fulford Directly: 850-228-1484 • [email protected]

  • L.F. SKIP Young Jr.

    L.F. SKIP Young Jr., Owner & Licensed Funeral Director

    L.F. "Skip" Young, Jr. has been in the funeral industry for 45 years and opened his first funeral home in 1984. He has also served the community in the banking industry, a tile business, and an outdoor equipment store. Skip's biggest passion is helping people in need - and he is well known in the communities he has worked and lived in, for doing so.

    Skip has spent his career living and working in Crawfordville, Tallahassee, and the surrounding areas. He is the former President and CEO of Citizens Bank of Wakulla; former President of the Crawfordville Lions Club, the Crawfordville Rotary Club, the Wakulla Diamond Club, and Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce; former member of the Wakulla County Planning and Zoning; and past President, Elder and Charter Member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Crawfordville, FL.

    Skip is the proud father of his two sons, Trey and Brian, and loving "Skip Daddy" to his young grandsons Tripp, Pepper, Tate and Banks. When he finds spare time, Skip enjoys working around the farm and spending time with his family.

    Contact Skip Young Directly: 850-544-0238 • [email protected]

  • James Sircy

    James Sircy, Funeral Director in Charge

    James Sircy, the Funeral Director in Charge at Young ~ Fulford, has been serving families in the funeral industry for over 20 years. Born in Tallahassee and raised in Gadsden County, Florida, James is a graduate of Chattahoochee High School and the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy. To pursue a career in the funeral business, James attended Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, where he graduated with honors. He has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for nearly 22 years and is loved by those he has served.

    James was selected as the Funeral Director in Charge at Young ~ Fulford because of his strong sense of commitment to family and to treating the families he serves like they are his own.

    James is a devoted and loving husband to Kristel Lynn Sircy, of Crawfordville, FL, and proud and loving father to their 4 year old son, Finton. James enjoys spending time with his family and being in the outdoors fishing, hunting, gardening, or watching sports.

    Contact James Sircy Directly: 850-933-0149 • [email protected]