Berry Funeral Home

3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN


Betty J Butler

April 8, 1931August 11, 2019

Betty Jo Mode Butler, age 88, of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away, Sunday, August 11, 2019. She attended South Knoxville Church of God. Betty is proceeded in death by her husband of 58 years, Thomas Lee Butler; daughter, Connie Marie Butler Powell and sister Wilma Ruth Mode Massey. She is survived by her son, Gary Butler (Yvonne); daughter, Beverly Smith (Rick); grandchildren, Marcus Carrell (Jessica), Eric Smith (Hannah), Michelle Hayes (Lynn); great-grandchildren, Abe Hayes, Henry and Emma Carrell; brother, Bill Mode. Family will receive friends Wednesday, August 14, 2019 in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, Tennessee, from 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM. Funeral service to follow at 7:00 PM with Pastor Jerry Laudermilk officiating. Family and friends will meet, Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Berry Lynnhurst Cemetery, 2300 W. Adair Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee, for an 11:00 AM interment service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to South Knoxville Church of God, 5623 Magazine Rd. Knoxville, Tennessee 37920. Online condolences may be made at www.berryfuneralhome.com


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, August 15, 2019


Betty J Butler

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Karla Horner

August 15, 2019

Beverly and Gary I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. I have so many fond beautiful childhood memories of her and our neighborhood growing up. Prayers to you and your family 🙏♥️🌹

Karen Welch

August 15, 2019

Mrs. Butler was a wonderful woman and a kind neighbor who looked out for everyone. We will miss seeing her smiling face. Our prayers are with your family.
The Monday family

Patsy Mode

August 14, 2019

Betty was an amazing lady! She always made me feel so loved and welcome to the Family. She was so good to my family and kids. Always the first to give a wedding or baby shower or attend one. Family was important!! I will miss her!

Matilda Seay

August 13, 2019

Mrs.Butler was a nice lady and will be missed. I met her through my dad through the VCO meetings. Praying for the family during this difficult time.

Della Seay

August 13, 2019

Sending my deepest condolences!

Kenneth Mode

August 12, 2019

Thank you Aunt Betty for the kindness you have always showed me. I love you and will miss you very much.

Martha Worsham

August 12, 2019

Betty was a fine Christian lady, who faithfully served as secretary of our Sunday School class, in food ministry, and in many other ways. She was always very friendly. Prayers of peace and comfort to the family.
(Andy and Martha Worsham)