Melvin Thomas Bugg, Jr.

Sunrise: August 7, 1980

Sunset: November 3, 2020

Melvin “Mayne” Thomas Bugg Jr., was born on August 8, 1980, in South Hill, VA, and entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, in Atlanta, GA. He was the oldest of two children born to Melvin Bugg Sr., and Joyce Clary.

Melvin was raised in Chesapeake, VA and attended Deep Creek High School, and later graduated from Old Dominion Job Corps.

Inspired by his Uncle Ferald Clary and Aunt Lillian Honeywood, Melvin enlisted in the United States Army in 2005. He believed his purpose in life was to defend and protect. He was deployed to Iraq in 2007 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he received numerous medals and ribbons.

Following his return home from service in 2010, he gave his life to the Lord and was baptized at Mighty Love Ministry. Melvin enjoyed weightlifting, armed security, comic books, landscaping, joking, pranks, and looking in the mirror. His personality would light up the room and he was delighted in helping others.

To cherish his memories he leaves his mother, Joyce Clary, and his only sister Shaneka Clary; loving aunts, uncles, and cousins that hold him dearly in their hearts; and a host of other relatives and friends.

No Public Viewing Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Thursday, November 12, 2020 2:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Roy and Delonia Macklin says

    Joyce and Melvin we were sorry to hear of the loss of your son. We are praying for comfort and strength for you and the family.Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. 🙏🏽🙏🏽❤️

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    Ryan McKay says

    To Melvin’s family, I am deeply sorry for your loss.. I was only a friend through social media, but his humor and open book nature touched many lives.

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      Joseph Dirksz says

      My prayers go out to the Bugg family during this time. I served with Melvin and kept in contact years after his separation of service. He will truly be missed by myself and the other men & women that had the pleasure of knowing him. Rest easy Battle.

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      Thomas Woodford says

      Bugg family I am saddened with the loss of your son and my friend!! He was a great man and friend.

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    Mary Harris LASHLEY says

    Deepest Sympathy to the Clary and Bugg family, may God comfort you all at this time.

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      William Thomas says

      Heartbroken is all I can say! He was inspirational and humorous and my world wont be the same without him…

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    Sherica Young-Twine says

    I’ll miss you Bugg Bugg .. rest now and be at peace ❤️. Condolences to the family.

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    Trent Wilson says

    Sorry for your loss and I wish your family and friends strength during this rough time. Melvin Jr. was a great man it was a pleasure knowing him

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    Kimberly Todd says

    Bugg I miss you.. I miss our middle of the night talks.. I miss your laugh.. We had just made plans for me to come down to see you 💔 you touched so many lives , so many of us are grieving , you are a phenomenal man.. To his family you have my deepest condolences and prayers

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    Terra Collins says

    God has given us the strength to fight through sorrow and pain on this earth.

    As believers, we are in the Kingdom today. Joshua 1:9 says, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Psalm 34:18 says, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”
    My heart grieves for my brother in armes, Melvin Bugg. I love and miss you BATTLE! I trust now you are with the father now, and there is no more sorrow and now you can smile as big as your heart was… You were a great man and friend and you will always be that to me until the end of time. You are a guardian angel and now you have your wings. Forever in my heart ❤

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    Ashley McLaurin says

    I have lost one of my dearest friends. I will miss you greatly and you will be in my thoughts and prayers always. Smile down on us Battle. We sure do need it right now. Forever in our hearts.

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    Calina V Roper-Ukeje says

    Melvin Bugg Jr. was a great friend. He was a great person and he always made us laugh. He was the true definition of a protector and HERO. May he rest in perfect peace. ❤ I miss you and I will always love you Bugg. ❤

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