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January 14, 1989 – August 7, 2023

Tenesha Lee Bugg of 1509 Valor Drive, Petersburg, VA, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 7, 2023, peacefully while she was asleep. She was born January 14, 1989, in Richmond, VA, to Janet Bugg and the late Melvin Lee Jackson.

Tenesha was eductaed in the Petersburg Public School System. She enjoyed spending time with her beautiful daughter, Tiyanah, her family and friends. She was always the life of the party. Tenesha enjoyed going to the beach, swimming, fishing, sitting by the water, going on vacation, shopping, dancing, dressing up and looking gorgeous, and a nice glass of wine. She had a love for all children and enjoyed being a big sister. She also loved all kinds of animals.

Everyone loved her beautiful smile, laughter, beautiful long hair, her “bossy” ways and her delicious seafood salad. She worked in the nursing field, taking care of the elderly for over 12 years.

Tenesha was preceded in death by her father, Melvin Lee Jackson; grandfather, Leven Tip Bugg; great grandmother, Lorraine Lee; uncles, Jeff Chandler, Ronnie Thweatt, Lanier Wesson and Tyrone Jackson; and her aunt, Cynthia Carter.

Tenesha leaves to treasure her memories: her 11 year old daughter, Tiyanah Taylor (her father, Calvin Taylor, Jr.); her mother, Janet Bugg (Raymond Ruffin); grandmothers, Gloria Bugg and Dorothy Jackson; aunts, Sacajawea Thweatt, Janice Hubbard (Derick), Sylvia Barlow and her bonus aunt, Patricia Jones; godmother, Carol Stewart; uncle, Amos Bugg; great uncle, Billy Lee; two youngest sisters, Tekita Bugg (Ralek Lewis) and Taysha Ruffin (Teon Brown); brother, Dominic Jackson; nephew, Diego Jackson; cousins, Kenny Bugg, Kelvin Parker, Kam’Ron Pickett, Lytonya Cooke, Amos Raines, Maurice Williams, April Williams, Casie Banks, Tamika Thweatt, Diane Thweatt, Lamont Thweatt, Latrina Thweatt, Wakita, Clara, Khadijah, Zarinah, Ibrahim, Selfuddin, Derrick, Lanika Wesson, Christine Wesson, Lanier Wesson, Jr., Lakesha Banks, Michael Jackson, James Carter, Maurice Jackson, Lavelle Baines, Tyrone Jackson, Jerome Jackson, Frenchie Burks, Troy Kershaw, Antonie Washington, Martell Washington, Tempest Tucker and Kiera Lee; devoted friends who loved her so much, Jamica Junior, Tameika Flowers, Maria Aiden, Davina Parham, Deborah Winfield, Patricia Raines and Donald Scott; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Special thanks is extended to her daughter, grandparents, Calvin Taylor, Sr. and Teresa Taylor; for always being supportive.

Services will be held 1:00 P.M., Saturday, August 19, 2023, in the Chapel of J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, Pastor Marlon Johnson, eulogist.

J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, (804) 732-8911, watch the funeral services live online at