December 2, 1999 ~ March 31, 2021

Born in: Indianapolis, IN
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Jalyn RayShawn Butts AKA “JJ “,”Bub” and “J-Booty” unexpectedly passed away on March 31,2021 at the young age of 21. Jalyn was born in Indianapolis, IN on December 2,1999 to parents, Melvin Butts Jr. and Jamie Barger.

Jalyn attended Franklin Central H.S where he played football. While in high school Jalyn worked various jobs. When he got older, he then began working in construction at Bowman Excavating. Jalyn attended various churches growing up with his family members.

Jalyn “J-Booty” as his mother Jamie called him is devastated by his loss. She will always cherish his big smile and infectious laugh. They would often joke about holes in his socks, she would laugh until she cried. They would always text back and forth and when together he would give her the biggest hugs and kisses. Jalyn and his father Melvin “Pops” who also loved him very much would spend time laughing and having talks about life and how he wanted him to be successful. He wanted Jalyn to be the best young man he could be. Jalyn would also spend a lot of time listening to music, playing video games with his brother Allan “Bub”, his cousin Jamal and many of his other cousins and friends. Jalyn also enjoyed getting to see his sister Makaylee “KK” and brothers Jaheim, Malik. Jalyn had the biggest smile and loved to make you laugh. He had a big heart that was full of love. Jalyn also spent a lot of time helping his “Paw” Joseph Gibson after the loss of his “Nan” Regina Gibson. Jalyn has been a blessing to have in all of our lives. He had special relationships with so many, he loved to love on his Aunts and make them laugh and would always tell them how pretty he thought they were. His passing has been devastating. His family and friends will miss him more than words can say.

Jalyn is proceeded in death by his grandmother Regina Gibson “Nan”, Great Grandfather Joseph Harris Jr, Uncle Billy Bowman “Dunk” and various great aunts, uncles and cousins.

Jalyn’s memory will forever be cherished by his parents, Melvin Butts Jr. ”Pops”, Jamie Barger ,brothers Allan Murray II ”Bub”, Malik Butts, Jaheim Butts, sister Makaylee Butts “KK”, Grandparents, Joseph Gibson ”Paw”, Melvin Butts Sr. “Paw Paw” and Sonya Butts “Maw Maw”, Great grandmothers Virginia Goldsberry and Florence Harris, Aunts, Freedom Brown (Ryan Brown), Cassie Barger, Sherese Butts, Uncle, Darius Butts and host of cousins, family and friends.

Visitation is from 11:30am to 1:30pm on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services, 5215 N. Shadeland Avenue, with the service to start at 1:30pm. Burial to follow at Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN.


Visitation: April 13, 2021 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226

Funeral Service: April 13, 2021 1:30 pm

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. My heart is broken .
    Theres no words to describe the pain. Ima miss u Jay Booty
    Love Ya. Til we meet again

  3. I will miss everything about you. I will miss your incredibly strong hugs, your goofy grin, and your sense of humor. We will all miss you. We will always remember you and keep you alive in our memories. You had a beautiful soul and I’m glad it touched many!

  4. I will miss you more than words can explain Jay. Again as your big brother I never said I love you as much as I should have. The memories I will cherish.

    Love your big brother

  5. Although we drifted apart a little as we grew older and got busy in our own lives, I’ll always cherish the loads of memories we have as kids when we were all so close. I love and will miss you Jay. May you rest in peace little cousin.


  6. Fly high baby boy! I know u know your momma is falling apart right now but know your love for me will help me get thru everyday without u! I promise u baby, momma always has been and always will be your #1 fan! Nothing will ever take away our love, so rest easy baby and mommy will see u at the gates. I love u j-booty

  7. We are so sorry for your loss! Hugs and prayers to Melvin Butts Sr. and the entire family.

    Sunshine Committee
    Geist Elementary

  8. To the Butts family I am praying much for you in The Name of Jesus . Melvin and Jamie ,(fats) Allen and the rest of his siblings GOD will heal your broken hearts 💔 To Cassie , to uncle Ryan and free,free to granny and all the rest of his cousins GOD will take you through the midst of your storm .

  9. To Melvin , Jamie , Allen and and the rest of the siblings, to Cassie , to Uncle Ryan and free,free , to granny and all his cousins GOD will take you through the midst of your storm and heal your broken 💔 in the Name of Jesus 🙏🏽.

  10. I’m so thankful for the young Jalyn I got to know. Back in 2016 , your big brother James loved bringing you home to our first apartment , showing you what it’s like to get on your own feet once an adult. You were just a sophomore in high school learning what life was all about and we loved having you over. Watching you guys wrestle , play endless games on the Xbox , and you always helped out when needed. You were always so sweet with the biggest hugs and most contagious smile. You will be missed and that kind heart of yours was taken too soon bubs. You may be gone but you will live on through the memories and stories. Fly high J.

  11. -Son I will always cherish every moment I had with you, I miss you and love you to highest point in my heart.- I also know that every step I take you’ll be with me and the family always and forever helping and keeping us strong as we’ll always miss, love, grieve for you, I’ll see you baby boy.

    -With The Greatest Love Pops-

  12. Nephew you will be missed . I love you soo much.Your wings were ready but my heart was not.Your so special to me and you mean so much to me.I love you and always will.

    Jay I love you 😘

  13. There is nothing I can say that you don’t already know. I’ll just tell you that my heart breaks for you

  14. To my big brother, u was my big bro, my dawg, my Bestfriend I had yo back no matter what as u had mine. I love you so much and imma forever look up and and I know you lookin back, I love u so much J imma see you again ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  15. To my beautiful nephew and his family💖

    We will never know the pain that inflicted Jaylen’s heart and soul. But God knows all!
    Thanks to the Lord for his mercy on you and your special children. ☮️💟🌹
    Sending Angels, guides, ancestors for your healing and blessings!

    ✨🎀🌸much love💫

  16. To Pooh and family,

    Cuz I can’t even imagine how you and your fam are feeling right now. Just know that you all are in my prayers daily. May God give you peace, strength, and comfort in this season you’re walking thru. Sending love and hugs your way.

  17. In loving memory of my friend, my brother, my family, i will always remember your name with honor.

  18. To my big cousin, Pooh & my dear family,
    Jalyn will forever be missed by many but thank God for the memories and everlasting love that Jalyn shared. I can’t begin to imagine how you’re feeling but you’re in my prayers. I love you! We love you Jalyn! I remember when you and my little sister would run around together at Auntie’s as little kids. Rest peacefully & watch over us!!

    💞 Camille

  19. I love you cous. I’m having a hard time right now.. but I’ll be okay, I miss you so much and I’ll see you soon

  20. Son i love and miss u so much! I wish i knew how not to hurt but u being gone is more pain than i can handle. I’m sending all my love to u baby, love always mommy

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