Dienette Elaine Butler
October 19, 1955 – January 9, 2021
Dienette Elaine Martin Butler, age 65, passed away on January 9, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital after an intense battle with leukemia.
Dienette received a Master’s Degree in Child and Youth Care Administration from Nova Southeastern University in 1994. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Winthrop University in 1976. Her most current position was Supervisor of the Substance Use Program for Family Preservation Services of Hendersonville. Dienette loved assisting the community and making a difference in her clients’ lives. Her coworkers recognized her as an absolute specialist in her field, saying she was highly respected by everyone at FPS and in the community.
She spent her time on this earth lovingly serving the Lord. She attended Midway Baptist Church in Columbus, North Carolina, where she served as a Sunday School teacher. She was instrumental in Midway’s Celebrate Recovery Program: she loved that she could reach people, not only with what she knew as a counselor, but what she knew of God. She wanted to take her faith and use it to help the hurting people. Outside of church, she enjoyed attending plays at the Flat Rock Playhouse. She also loved spending time visiting her daughter, son-in-law, and grandpuppy!
Due to Covid-19, we will not be holding a public service. However, if you would like to honor Dienette, please do so by making a donation to Leukemia research at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in her name, attending a play at the Flat Rock Playhouse, or spending time with your loved ones. Please see the website at https://www.wakehealth.edu/giving for information on how to make donations.
- William "Sam" Butler, Husband
- Tiffany Moore, Daughter
- Michael Moore, Son-in-law
- Deborah Armfield Butler, Step-Daughter
- Em (Walt) Martin, Father
- Mary Martin, Mother
- Rusty Martin, Brother
- Rhonda Martin, Sister-in-law
- Shelly Eidson, Niece
- Chason Martin, Nephew
- Wake Forest Baptist Hospital
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Dienette Elaine Butler
January 19, 2021
Dinette was an amazing person I thank GOD for blessing me to know the brief time I did. She was the one who hired me and trained me thoroughly. When I write “thoroughly” I mean thoroughly. She was professional, thorough and did her job well. Though she was my supervisor I also consider her my friend.
I remember some days being down and out, discouraged due to the elements of our profession, and she would sense that and come to my office and ask if I was ok and if I wanted to talk. She would put aside her busy to-do list and would sit down and process with me about what was bothering me. She sincerely cared and made me feel appreciated and loved as an FPS employee and a human being.
I appreciate also Dinettes discipline. Because she cared she didn’t hold back when it was needed. Dinette believed in Jesus as her LORD and Savior and she believed in the Bible that states: Hebrews 9:27 “It’s appointed unto everyone once to die, but after this the judgment.” Based on what the Bible says, her profession of faith and her character that proved her faith, it’s a joy to know / hope her eternal spirit is doing very well right now, thanks to Christ, his cross and the Father’s grace.
January 15, 2021
You don't get to have a lot of friends like Dienette was to me...probably you could count them on several fingers. How lucky I was that we met, both of us in our 20s in the mid 1970s & developed a friendship that would stand the test of time for 45 years. We called ourselves twisted sisters & she surely was the sister I never had. She lived life large...in everything she did, she committed herself to being the best. From waitressing to Eckerd camp counselor, camp director and later substance abuse professional & administrator, she was dedicated to the work & the people she worked with. We were the greatest of friends through it all...good times, bad, happy, sad, life's joys & challenges...youth to elderhood. I have been privileged to have her in my life...I love her...she & I will always be "twisted sisters". My sincerest sympathy to each of her family members. I know our fondest memories will bring comfort & peace. Love...Robbie & Ray
January 14, 2021
It has been an honor to know and work under Dienette’s leadership. I had the opportunity of being the first Peer Support under her supervision at Family Preservation Services. Being brand new in the field she took me under her wing and taught me what it takes to be successful in the Substance Abuse field and the importance of gaining respect from the community in which both she was respectfully known in. No matter how long it took or how much effort she had to put into teaching me she made sure I knew how to do my job effectively, thoroughly and in a timely manner and always made sure she was available anytime I needed her. I took advantage of her open door policy quite a lot. Dienette gave me the opportunity to begin my career in Substance Abuse and worked along beside me as I grew to where I am today. She will always have a special place in my heart and I have so much respect for her as a person, a child of God and as a supervisor and appreciate the knowledge and wisdom she shared with me. I am grateful that she was part of my journey and I was part of her journey. She always support me in my own recovery, our client’s recovery and being part of Celebrate Recovery, we shared the love of Jesus and she always pushed me to do my best in supporting others and to do my job well. It saddens my heart and I miss her but I am holding on to the hope and faith we will meet again. Sending prayers and love to her family who I know she loved dearly.
BROKEN HEARTED SA CPSS
Karen Jung Aichoune
January 13, 2021
As an exchange student from South Korea, the Martins have welcomed me & treated me as if I was a real member of the family for more than 21 years - my sweet auntie Dienette was the one.
I will miss her genuine smile and big hugs.
January 13, 2021
Only knew her for a short time but had a lot of respect for her. Passed too soon. She will be missed ❤️