This site displays photos of makeshift memorials that spontaneously arise after individuals are killed by violence in Oakland. Each site of a killing is photographed whether or not a memorial is found there....

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Melvin Hughes, #57

Melvin Hughes, 23
Killed 6/30/07 10:45 pm
4800 block of Fairfax Av
Gun

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

LUV U MELLY MEL~ALWAYZ & 4EVER~KEEP SMILE'N DOWN ON US

Anonymous said...

it's messed up!!!!!!!!!!!!this is a cold cold world with no mercy.But nobody could ever forget the sweetest boy in the world.Truth is life was not supposed to be like this.We miss you big head, but you will be back on earth under better conditions-where YOU really wanna be.You can be happy and enjoy life.In the meantime I don't think I can describe this crazy pain of missing you.But check this out: I will suffer the pain just to know that you are safe, and am so happy you are no longer unhappy-just temperarly resting.No worries even though it hurts.I'm just glad God has mercy and an abundance of love.Piece of Cake!C u soon!Boy oh boy do I LOVE YOU!!!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE YOU MEL, WE STILL OUT HERE FOR YOU LOVEN YOU AND THINKIN BOUT YOU EVERYDAY. ILL SEE YOU WEN I GET THERE. MOB SOLID. MMM

Auntie Lane said...

I have never felt so much PAIN... when I got the phone call that my nephew has gone to sleep. I will always!!! feel a loss because I cant see you everyday!!! when we get together for family gatherings its NEVER going to be the same with you not there!!! I LOVE YOU!!! I LOVE YOU!!! I LOVE YOU!!! Your my Special Magoo!!! I promise I will see you again!!! Your Bright Smile lights up my everyday and I am glad you are in my life Forever. The Memories of you growing up, all of your Funny, Kind, memorable moments; You will be with me ALWAYS & forever Rest Until Then!

Anonymous said...

MELVIN BOO...
I DONT NOE WHERE TO START.NO WORDS CAN EXPRESS HOW MUCH I MISS FUCKN AROUND WIT YOUR CRAZY ASS!LOL...YOU CAN HAVE MEEH ROLLIN FOR DAYS! YOU WILL ALWAYS AND FOREVER BE MY FINE ASS BD! YOU ALREADY NOE!!!HAHAHA. ILOVE YOU MELVIN!YOU ALWAYS PUT A SMILE ON MY FACE LIKE NO OTHER.REST IN LOVE

Anonymous said...

MEL I KANT BELIEVE ITS ALMOST THA 1 YR SINCE YOU HAD TO LEAVE US. I HELLA MISS YOU AND WISH YOU WERE HERE YOU MAKE EVERYONE LAUGH. ITS NOT THA SAME WITH OUT YOU. BUT I DONT WANT YOU TO TRIP IM TAKEN CARE IF YOO CUZZINN...HAHA BUT YEH I LOVE YOU AND I MISS YOU MEL...

AUNTIE BOO said...

EVEN AFTER A YEAR'S TIME, I STILL WANT TO FIND THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN THE WORLD AND SCREAM AND CRY @ THE TOP OF MY LUNGS, "WHY LORD WHY" FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE..REAL TALK..I MISS YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH. EVEN THIS PORTRAIT TATTOO THAT I HAVE ON MY BACK OF YOUR FINE BEAUTIFUL FACE IS NOTHING COMPARED TO THE PAIN I FEEL OF LOSING YOU..I ALMOST WANT MY LIFE TO END SOON SO I CAN SEE YOU AGAIN...LOVE YOU MAGOO ;)

Anonymous said...

yep no words can ever describe the effect death leaves on us. it's crazy ok!!! I can hardly catch my breath but im still breathing cuz we have to move on. your just one of them special people for real!you already know and so do I how deep your love was for those close to your heart. I could write forever about how much you meant to me. but i smile cause I know i meant something to you.your lil dimple your shy smile, respectful ways, but I loved how you heard me out when I chewed you out.You never came at me crazy. I will see you again. it's just a matter of time. I would rather you be at peace then see you live with un ease and a heart ache."anything for mel" HAHAHA you used to tell me that. I'm holdin it down for you for real. Aint nothin gettin in my way!!!!!!!!!!too many special! memories which is why I feel the way I feel bout you. no one will ever know just you, me and the one above.

Anonymous said...

OMG i still don't want to believe that you are gone. you were such an amazing, special person.. and will live on forever in our memeories and the stories we tell about you will carry on forever. meeting you changed my life.. i remember the very first time i saw you like whoo is thatt! lol i still think about you all the time. you are truly missed but knowing you are in a place without pain brings peace to my heart. i hope you are looking down on me. i will see you again one day. love you always

Auntie Sone said...

It's been about 3years since you were taken from us and I am still looking for a mountain to climb up and scream @ the top of my lungs! I have realized that there isn't one high enough! I still think about you everyday and have yet to watch the videos I have safely put away of you and your fine self and sweet voice! I know you love us, you proved it time and time again...NO MATTER WHAT! Your family meant the world to you! We love you Melvin and will always look forward to the day that we will see you again! WE WILL!!!!

Anonymous said...

When im driving, I still look over to my passager side and see u on my side.. No matter how dark or light it is.... I still c ur face, ur smile. I miss u dearly and wish u were to c ur nephew, u never got to meet. I kno ur looking down on him and the rest of ur family. EVERYONE MISSES U SO MUCH...u were such a leader... Never followed the crowd, u always had ur own mind, despite of wat the others had to say, nd thats why I loved u like,my own ....i repected u and wish u were still here... I kno for sure...things wouldnt b like how they are.... Still and always thinking of u....

Anonymous said...

As I was looking at the calendar to plan my bday, I remembered yours was a few days before mine. You and I had our moments, both good and bad, but ill never forget the day when you hugged me and said I'm sorry. Thinking about that moment brings tears to my eyes coz we didn't get to continue our fresh new start. Others may not know this moment took place, but you and I know wassup. You also have so many beautiful neices and nephews and I know your family misses u dearly. I hope your spirit is still with us and please look out for your brothers. Xoxo.

Anonymous said...

As I grow older, and time passes on I still lament on how you left us to soon. Your charismatic personality, and genuine loyalty was what made you the loved person your were. Your memory will live on 4 ever.

Ashley Renee said...

My 1st love my everything! The time we spent together was everything! You taught me the true meaning of love! Gone but never forgotten! Your one and only Ashley!