OBITUARY

Alice Catherine Butler

December 15, 1922January 3, 2019

Alice C. Butler Passed away at her home on Thursday, January 3, 2019, at the age of 96.

Alice was born in Cumberland, Virginia, to Frank and Ada Blanton on December 15, 1922.

Alice moved to New Jersey in her early 20's, where she met and married Edgar Edward Butler, her husband of 48 years who passed away in 1992. Together they raised two sons, Earl Butler and Stanley Butler, and a step-daughter, Lorraine Johnson.

Before Alice’s retirement, she was employed by William Dixon, Inc., and C.R. Bard in New Jersey. She also managed her family-owned limousine service for many years. After her husband’s passing, Alice moved to Dallas, Texas, in 1995, to be closer to her sons. Alice enjoyed sewing and socializing with family and friends. She was a faithful member of Union Baptist Church in Orange, New Jersey, for many years, and New Mount Zion Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. Alice had various nicknames. Due to her youthful appearance and demeanor, her church family at New Mount Zion Baptist Church gave her the nickname of “The Recycled Teenager,” or simply, “Recycle.” Her family gave her the nickname of “Miss Nickels” due to her thrifty ways.

Alice is preceded in death by her parents, Ada and Frank Blanton; her siblings, Annie Bowe, Queen Reese, Helena Thomas, Wellington Blanton, Garland Blanton, and Douglas Blanton; and step-daughter Lorraine Johnson and step-son Fred Johnson.

Alice is survived by her sons, Earl (and wife Vanessa) and Stanley (and wife Mary); grandchildren, Terri Livingston, Janelle Butler, James (Tu) Walker, Jr., twins Grace and Leanna Butler; great-grandchildren, Rashanna Harmon, James Walker, III (JD) and Jayla Walker; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Alice will be deeply missed by her family, church family, and friends, but never forgotten for her smile and warm and friendly personality. The family would like to thank her loving and compassionate caregivers, Birdie Pearson (her dear friend), Linda McMillan, Lisa Bush, and Arletha Collins.

Homegoing services will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019, 11:00 a.m., at New Mount Zion Baptist Church, 9550 Shepherd Road, Dallas, Texas.

Burial will be held at Woodbridge Memorial Gardens, U.S. Highway #1 North, Woodbridge, New Jersey.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Homegoing Service Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, January 16, 2019
REMEMBERING

Alice Catherine Butler

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Mrs. Hope Daniel

January 13, 2019

With deepest sympathy I would like to express my condolences to the Butler family may you cherish your memories of Alice and find comfort in God's word the Holy Bible at Revelation 21:3,4 and Isaiah 25:8.

Sandra Franklin

January 12, 2019

Alice, another friend, and myself went in a road trip to Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. It was on this trip that Alice met my mother (in MS) They exchanged numbers and a friendship blossomed. Often she would seek me out at church on a Sunday morning and say, I talked to your mother! Whenever Mother came to town, which wasn’t often, she and Alice would spend time together. Alice will truly be missed. Her loving, playful spirit will live on forever!
Attached photo taken at a Christmas fellowship they both attended. Willie Mae Moore & Alice Butler

Steve Floyd

January 10, 2019

My condolences to the family. I have prayed to God Almighty, Jehovah, to give you comfort for the grief you must be feeling. Ms. Alice lived a long time, certainly a blessing. Sometimes people wonder why we get old and die. Gods word,the Bible, tells us clearly what happened in the book of Genesis, chapter 3, verses 1-20. Here is the account of our first parents, Adam and Eve, who were in a special garden where there was no way they could ever die. Only one commandment they were given, not to eat the fruit from a certain tree. I'm sure you know the account, they did eat from this fruit, lost their home and eventually died. Romans 5:12 tells us: "That is why, just as through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because they had all sinned." God, however, has made arrangements to do away with death and to bring back in a resurrection those who have died. I am giving you a site to a brochure that helps you cope with grief and in the last section explains this hope the Bible gives. The Bible verses can be read from your own Bible. jw.org/en/publications/books/when-someone-dies/
I hope this helps some, Steve

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY