Betty C. Butts

June 6, 1935April 10, 2021

Betty C. Butts was born in Union, Mississippi on June 6, 1935, the daughter of late Ernest and Mittie Wells, passed away April 10, 2021.

Betty graduated from George S. Gardiner HS in Laurel MS, class of 1954. After graduation she moved to New Jersey where she worked in data processing for the state of NJ for 25 years and where she met her beloved husband James Butts and married on April 11, 1959. Together they shared 48 years of marriage until James passing on November 11, 2007. She loved to get away to their place in the Pocono Mountains, enjoyed camping, and traveling across the US, and taking cruises with her family. Betty was an avid sewer and spent her time doing arts and crafts, always found time for a good romance novel.

In 1979, her and her family moved to Jupiter, Florida where they lived for 30 years. She became a loving grandmother, MeMa to all who knew her. Betty attended St. Peters Catholic Church where she was baptized and became a devoted catholic. After her husband passed, she moved to Hobe Sound, FL to be closer to family, and attended St. Christopher Church regularly. Ten years later she moved to Sebastian, FL with her daughter where she passed away with family by her side.

Survived by a son, Frederick J. Butts (Wendy); a daughter, Rebecca A. Hilderman and her husband Donald; two grandchildren, Vanessa and Erik and two great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, James J. Butts; a sister, Beverly Mackel and 4 brothers, Hester, Ernest Lee, Forest, and Reginald.

Services will be held at Aycock Funeral Home on May 8th following a burial where she will be laid to rest at Riverside Memorial Park alongside her beloved husband.


  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

  • Refreshments

    Saturday, May 8, 2021


Betty C. Butts

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Donna & Johnnie Patterson

May 8, 2021

Dear Becky, Lloyd and family,

We are so sorry for your loss, you will be in our thoughts and prayers as you celebrate your moms life today. Love ya!

Cindi and Bob Curtin

May 7, 2021

What a light Betty shined any time she smiled... Which was every time we saw her. We will remember the stories she loved to tell (and Jim’s!) of the early years married all the way through to “what happened last week!”
She so loved her family and couldn’t wait for more pictures of those great-grand babies!
Her friends remained true to her and her to them always. Our family is blessed to have been close to her heart. She is missed and will be remembered always 🙏❤️🙏

Sr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Toft

April 15, 2021

Fred and Wendy, Becky, Lloyd , Erik and Vanessa, I know you feel her loss, as she lived so closely with you and your families. I loved Aunt Betty. She was always so cheerful and always gave me a loving compliment that made me feel good. She was interested in what my life was about and was always supportive. I have so many funny, and loving memories of her and Uncle Jim which I will treasure always. I will pray for her eternal happiness in heaven with all her loved ones, and your peace and comfort in dealing with the sorrow of her loss.
May God bless you and fill you with the blessings she would want for each of you. Love from your cousin Betsy.

Beverly Ann Mackel

April 14, 2021

Oh Aunt Betty you will be missed! We love you.