Ulysses A. Bellamy Jr. better known as “Huggii,” was called home unexpectedly on Monday October 28, 2019 at Easton Memorial Hospital in Easton, MD.
Huggii was born to the late Ulysses Bellamy Sr (by name sake), the late Louis Neal Sr. and the late Nancy Mae Johnson. He was raised by his grandmother, the late Rebecca Lusk known to him as Mom.
Huggii attended and graduated from North Caroline High School where he was a star wrestler and football player.
Huggii was a member of the Army National Guards and Army Rangers where he was honorably discharged. He later became a Corrections Officer for the Caroline County Jail and went on to be a police officer at the Caroline County Sheriff's Department. Huggii knew as a young boy that his true passion was to be an over-the-road truck driver. He worked for several companies driving from the East to the West Coast – logging in over a million miles. Before going out on sick leave, Huggii drove for Woodbury Transportation where he formed a forever brotherhood with owner Tommy Leaverton.
Outside of driving the truck, Huggii enjoyed listening to and writing music, working out, and most of all, spending time with family and friends. In earlier years Huggii enjoyed entertaining at his home in Denton on Franklin St. His place was known as, “Huggii's Hut.” Family and friends would be lined up waiting to smell diesel fuel indicating he was home and let the games begin.
Huggii was a very straight-to-the-point, hold-no-punches type of man who was loved and admired by many. He enjoyed telling jokes and brightening the day of anyone that came his way.
Even though he was on dialysis with chronic renal failure for over 16 years, Huggii began his journey of ministering to others in the dialysis unit. During that time, he and his family became members of Whole Counsel of God Ministries in Greensboro, MD, under Bishop Marvin Jenkins. There, he became the Bishop’s armor bearer and a member of the Deacon Board. Also he formed his quartet gospel group, Born Again. He went through many challenges with his ministry. But with that as his passion, he continued to pray. With group members, John Coursey, Jesse Holland, and Jaron Seth, they would minister wherever the Lord called them.
Huggii leaves to deeply mourn his passing: his wife of 37 years, Darlene Bellamy. His children: Tiara Bellamy, Gregory Rochester (Naye), Tyrell Bellamy, and adopted daughter Tynisha Thomas. His grandchildren: Zayevien Rochester, Zakeem Rochester, and Makayla Bellamy. His adopted grandchildren: Tamia Thomas, Jamir Carter, Jermaine Carter, Jalaysia Carter, and Lamonte Dennis. One godson: Gavin Lake. His adopted mother: Ivory Coursey. Three brothers: Reginald Neal (Nadia), Louis Neal Jr, and Vince Neal. Two uncles: Henry Johnson, Sr and Thomas Johnson. Three aunts: Shirley Blackwell (Bob), Janie Johnson, and Annie Johnson. Several special friends: Helen Carter, Tommy Leaverton, Wendell Coursey, Fletcher Warner, Rayfield Wallace, Joseph Green and Eric McKeithan just to name a few. Along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Huggii was preceded in death by one sister: LaTrina Neal. Also multiple aunts and uncles.