Evelyn M. Butler, 83 of Dyersburg, Tennessee died on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at Dyersburg Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dyersburg, Tennessee.
Born Monday, September 2, 1935 in Corinth, Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late James Warren Mays and the late Altie Mae Jones Mays. She worked as a Nurses Aide at PCU in her earlier years because she loved taking care of the sick. In her later years she was a resident of Dyersburg Nursing Home where she was such an encourager to others by her singing and sharing her knowledge she had about the Lord where she brought peace to others thru Jesus. She leaves her mark behind of how pretty of a lady she was by loving others. The mark of a true Christian is love.
Funeral services for Mrs. Butler will be 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in the Chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home. Officiating this service will be Bro. Calvin Smith and Bro. Mac Daniels. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern, Tennessee. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.
She is survived by one son, Mark Wilson Butler of Newbern, Tennessee; two daughters, Deborah Reasons of Newbern, Tennessee and Jodie Bailey of Trimble, Tennessee; one brother, Edward Mays of Kenton, Tennessee; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Horace "Buck" Evans and David Butler; two sons, James Timothy Butler and Phillip Lee Butler, three brothers, Paul Mays, Leon Mays and Danny Mays; three sisters, Naomi Hockaday, Cleo Whitley and Peggy Morris; one grandson, Patrick Reasons and one great-grand-daughter, Danielle Butler.
Pallbearers will be Tony Ybarra, Chris Burpo, Larry Burpo, James Edward Mays, Alex Houston, Bill Harrell, Jake Garner and Jimmy Kramer. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Dowling and Britt Russell.
Online condolences may be made to the family at johnsonwilliamsfuneralhome.com. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Evelyn M. Butler.