Mildred C Butts
April 16, 1931 – November 19, 2020
Mildred C. Butts, wife of E. Thomas Butts, of Greenville, went Home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 19, 2020. She was born on April 16, 1931, in Martinsville, Illinois, the daughter of the late George and Ruth Carper. She came to know the Lord as her personal Savior while she was in elementary school. Millie came to Greenville in 1952 to enroll in Bob Jones University. While attending school she worked in the Administrative Offices, and following her graduation in 1955, she became a full-time secretary in the Executive Offices of the University for a number of years and then was secretary to the chairman of the Division of Music for seventeen years before retiring. In addition to her professional skills, Millie freely used her gifts to entertain and care for others as a quintessential hostess. Millie lived her life in the awe and grace of God. She had a hunger and thirst for the Word, and she freely shared God’s love with others.
Surviving are her husband, Tom, and two daughters and sons-in-law, Tricia and Steve Oss of Lincoln, NE, and Melinda and Andrew Henderson of Greenville, and five grandchildren, Derek and Kirsten Oss, and Drew, Austin, and Alyssa Henderson; sister, Mrs. Thelma Rex of Greenville. She is preceded in death by her sister Helen Patchett. Millie was an active member of Hampton Park Baptist Church for over forty five years.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 2pm at Hampton Park Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 3pm until 4:30 pm at Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Drive.
Memorials may be made to the Timothy Fund of Bob Jones University, 1700 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville, SC 29614 or the Missions Fund at Hampton Park Baptist Church, 875 State Park Road, Greenville, SC 29609. Arrangements by Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Dr.; Online tributes at www.MackeyCenturyDrive.com
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Sunday, November 22, 2020
Mildred C Butts
November 22, 2020
I am sorry for your loss ...I didnt meet Mrs. Butts until later in her life .She was amazing women. Always maintained her classy lady like personally no matter what...Her smile brighted me up everyday the past few years ..She will be greatly missed.I will always admire the love she had for her husband and family.Thank you Mildred Butts for having a lasting impact on my life ..I will always remember you and cherish the time we had together !
Esther & Don Smith
November 21, 2020
Millie was a dear friend for most of our married lives. She and her family were our neighbors for a few years. She will be greatly missed. We love you Tom, Trisha, Melinda and families and will be praying for you.