Davey Budden Jr., affectionately known as “DJ”, quietly slipped into eternal rest on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Riverside Regional Medical Center. He was born October 29, 2001, to Davey and Michelle Budden Sr., of Hampton, Virginia.
Davey was educated in Newport News Public Schools and graduated from Heritage High School on June 5, 2019, where he participated in the Early College and S.T.E.M program. DJ was also a member of the Heritage High School Football Team. He was enrolled at Thomas Nelson Community College majoring in Engineering. Davey worked at the Virginia Air and Space Center and Bath and Body Works.
DJ touched so many lives in his journey of life by spreading love, joy, creativity, and passion. He was a man of awesome character who had endless potential and was nowhere done leaving his impression on the world. He was not only pursuing his academic goals, but he was a successful entrepreneur. Davey’s laughter was infectious and his humorous view of life was contagious; he lit up the room with his radiant smile, laughter, and love for fashion. Spending time with family and friends was everything to DJ, no matter how busy life got, he always paused and enjoyed every opportunity.
He leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his life, his loving parents Davey and Michelle Budden Sr, his grandparents Theresa Harrison (Arnie), Michael Bridges (Pearl), Denise Budden, Thomas Hoover Budden, his uncles Jamar Marshall (Janee), Omar Budden, his aunts Nioka Young (Mike), Falon Budden, his cousin J’la Marshall, his godparents Edward and Tiffany Speight, his godsisters Jayla, Diamond, and Robinson, his godbrother “EJ” known to them as “Bruh-Bruh”, his brother Tabann “Tee” Pace and a host of great aunts, great uncles, cousins, friends and extended family.
DJ’s love was unconditional and everlasting for his aunt Kisha Blakeney (Kamaree, Kalesha), aunt Jackie Simmons, aunt Sheena and uncle Marc West (DJ), aunt Tiya Perkins, Grandma Sissy, and cousins Precious Bridges, Queen Wooten, Special Bridges, and Diamond Laws. Devoted friends; Terion Rogers, Darius Price, Trevon Faison, Tayshawn Parker, Jaylynn Battle, Christian Branch, and Sam Freeman. Special mentors Traviann and Jeremy Vann, teacher Mrs. Cowling, and principal Mrs. Gerald.
Viewing will be held Monday, February 17, 2020 at C.C. Carter Funeral Home from 12 until 5 p.m.
A home-going service will be held Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 11 a.m. Ivy Baptist Church 50 Maple Avenue, Newport News, VA with Rev. Kevin G. Swann, Pastor.
Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Newport News, VA.
It is the desire of the Budden family that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
The family of Mr. Davey Budden, Jr. has entrusted his final care to the staff of C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.
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