Robert Lee Bussie II was born to Linda Tripp Gustave and Robert L. Bussey, Sr. on July 27, 1979.
He passed away on May 12, 2022, from complications of advanced-stage lung cancer.
As a 1-year-old, he joined his grandparents, Fred and Essie Tripp, his great-grandmother, Mae Bell Haggood, and an older brother, Shermaine Cain, in Slocomb, Alabama, where he lived all his life. Although his mother was a Corrections Officer, he dreamed of being a truck driver like his father and grandfather, and even as a toddler, you could find him in the front yard, waving at the truck drivers and gesturing for them to blow their horns as they zipped past.
Even though he went to school in Slocomb and got involved in activities with Countyline Missionary Baptist Church, he couldn’t shake the idea of driving a truck. So, he dropped out of high school in the 10th grade and volunteered to assist other truck drivers with their heavy-lifting so he could learn the trade. He never earned his CDL, but he maintained his obsession with driving trucks until his death. In the last few years, he found his way back to the gospel. His other joys in life were bicycling, country music, and making others laugh.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father, stepfather Walter Felton, his grandfather, and his brother Anthony Bussey, Georgia.
In addition to his grandmother and brother, other survivors include his sisters: Dominique Felton, Enterprise, Diane (Rick) Graham, Port Salerno, Florida, Denise Bussey, Plantation, Florida and Samantha Bussie Johnson, West Palm Beach, Florida; brothers: Ernest Eugene (Tammy) Bussey, West Palm Beach, Florida; Timothy Bussey, West Palm Beach, Florida and Robert Jamal Bussey, Griffin, Georgia; and a host of loving aunts, an uncle, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.