OBITUARY

Stephanie J. Sloan-Butler

May 20, 1950December 24, 2020

Stephanie J. Sloan-Butler, 70, of Jacksonville, FL passed away December 24, 2020. She was born in Greensburg, PA on May 20, 1950. Stephanie graduated from Greensburg-Salem High School and received a Bachelor’s degree from The University of North Florida. She married Roger Butler on May 13, 1989. Stephanie worked in law enforcement for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and was a member of Spring Glen United Methodist Church. She had a passion for knitting, crocheting, traveling, baking and teaching children Sunday school. Stephanie is survived by her husband Roger, her daughter Nicole Butler, stepdaughters Erin, Kellie, grandchildren Autumn, Kinley, Aidan, Eileen, brothers and sisters Lance, Matthew, Susie, Michelle, Jenny and Dana. A memorial service will be held in her honor on Thursday, January 14th at 11:00am at Spring Glen United Methodist Church, 6007 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Jude Children’s Hospital which would be Stephanie’s wish. Hardage-Giddens Greenlawn Funeral Home is serving the family.

Semper Fi

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  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

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Richardean Wright

January 14, 2021

Simply the Best Person you ever want to meet! We were familiar with her because she came to our corrections class on Huffman Blvd. After we were hired she took all of us into the conference room. Such a personable person, she said anytime you need to talk, my door is always open. She made sure that we wrote down her cell phone number in case we needed her. She was easy to talk to and was never one to judge. We have lost a Wonderful Person but God has gained a Beautiful Angel! My Condolences to the family.

Lynn Hodges

January 13, 2021

What a great friend and beautiful soul. I have so many treasures from her that she made over the years. I’ll hold them a bit closer now.
To know her was to love her......in Stevie’s case, I don’t believe truer words were ever spoken.
We love you Girl. I miss you already.

Ela Ponder

January 7, 2021

I also met Stephanie in 2008 at a knitting convention, where the 4 of us became instant friends. Stephanie's kindness and warmth surrounded her everywhere she went. We only met in person a few times, but our friendship was everlasting.

My heart goes out to your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Ela

Tammy Morris

January 7, 2021

Stevie was kind to me. My most found memory was when I returned to work after having my baby girl. Stevie showed up to my area and presented me with a "Stevie original" baby blanket she had crocheted herself. That really meant a lot. I recently saw that blanket and again it brought back a fond memory. Perhaps one day my daughter will be able to use it with her own child and I will remind her who made it for her.

Lolita Smith

January 7, 2021

I had the honor of working for Chief Sloan-Butler and Lieutenant Roger Butler. When I started in Corrections, due to me being a short tiny female, I was a bit intimidated . Having served in the Marine Corps, I never considered a casual conversation with a member of the leadership team. However, Chief Sloan-Butler was not your stereotype leader. One day she just stop me and started talking. It was not about the jail, it was inquiries about me. During the conversation I shared my concerns and the fact I was a Marine. I will never forget this, Chief Sloan-Butler, told me, "Then start acting like one." Instant attitude adjustment. I will never forget how impactful a woman to woman conversation between a leader and a subordinate helped to calm my fears. Her leadership in part shaped my leadership style. As a leader, I see my team through the lenses of a person who was seen by Chief Sloan-Butler.

Rest in Peace Marine
Semper Fidelis

David Catir

January 6, 2021

I send my heart felt love to my brother in Blue, Roger for the departure of your wife, Stephanie. No doubt she is in heaven looking down on all her loved ones. I got to know you both when you shopped at Publix. You both wasted no time coming over and speaking with me and giving me that friendly hello. I wish I could say something to help you Roger. I know time heals all, but only the Lord has control over that. I send my prayers to you and the family. God Bless.

Petrea Allen

January 3, 2021

I met Stephanie in 2008 at a knitting conference in NH. Two friends and I went into the crowded hotel restaurant for lunch, couldn't get a table and Stephanie invited us to join her. That was the start of 12 years of knitting fun and a wonderful friendship. We went to conferences in 5 different states. Whenever we got together we bought more yarn than we needed, ate more than we needed, laughed, and talked about family. She was the sister I never had and I loved the time we spent together. Without a doubt, she was the kindest person I've ever known. At the end of the day, when we would say good night, she would always tell me to dream of angels. Now, I know what my angel looks like.

Roger, Nikki, Autumn and Kinley I'm so sorry for your loss and thank you for sharing Stephanie with me. She is missed and was loved by all who knew her.

With Love,
Petrea

William Scarbrough

December 29, 2020

Stephanie was one of the kindness and giving persons I ever met. The 37 years I have known her was a blessing to me and I am sure to others who knew her. She was a great leader at JSO as well as at her church and in the community as a whole. Jacksonville was a better place thanks to her. She will be missed by me and my wife as a true friend. My prayers and thoughts go out to Roger and the family for their loss.

Jimmy Branch

December 29, 2020

Roger and family,

Please accept our most sincere condolences. Stevie was a most special person , as you are well aware, and will be missed tremendously.

I met her on my first day with JSO in 1977. She and I worked together over the years and interacted in other areas as we both traversed different paths in our career. She was always with a smile and quick wit. Always the pleasant word as well and asking about the kids. I truly enjoyed working with her.

I pray that the LORD blesses you and holds you in his loving arms as you grieve her loss.

Heartfelt thoughts go out to you in this time of sorrow,

Jimmy Branch

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY