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Melvin Ray Botts Jr.August 7, 1953 ~ October 21, 2017 (age 64)
Melvin Ray Botts Jr., son of the late Amelia H. McDaniel
and Melvin Botts Sr., was born on August 7, 1953 in Baltimore,
Maryland. He departed this life on Saturday, October 21, 2017, after
a lengthy illness.
Melvin received his education in Baltimore City Public Schools. He
worked several jobs including Maryland Lumber Yard.
Melvin married the former Diane Watkins.
Melvin was affectionately known to many as "Man". He accepted
Jesus Christ as his personal savior at Payne Memorial A.M.E. Church.
He was a sharp dressing man. He had no problem correcting you
when you were wrong. He truly loved to travel, dance, sing and
talking plenty of stuff. His favorite line was "That's what you
know, but your mind knows better." He truly was a family man
including being a father figure to all his nieces and nephews. He
made numerous friends wherever he went and will be sincerely be
missed by everyone who knew him.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Amelia H. McDaniel and
Melvin R. Botts, Sr.; his son, Glenn Mayden; his siblings, Kenny
Smith and Earleen Botts; his aunt, Bernice Simmons and uncle,
Melvin leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Diane Botts; children
Julia Mayden, Beatrice Allen and Paul Epps; seven grandchildren,
A'Kiesha, T'Kierra, Erin, T'Yonna, E'miJae, Kamryn and Donte; two
great-grandchildren, Corey and Marvin; three sisters, Ruth (Joe)
Jordan'el, Delores (Codel) McCall and Deborah (Bernard) Williams;
two brothers, Daniel (Barbara) Botts, and George (Deborah) Botts;
son-in-law, Maurice Allen; three sisters-in-law, Royalette (Jacob)
Nelson and Valerie (John) Bishop, Maria (Jason) Ivey; four brothersin-
law, Calvin (Deborah) Stockdale, Roosevelt (Michelle) Goings Jr.,
Michael (Charlette) Goings and Dallas Thompson; a host of nieces
nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, godchildren and friends