April 19, 1921 – June 16, 2020
Our mother, Ruth L. Butler, age 99, passed away on June 16, 2020. She was born Ruth Langley on April 19, 1921 in Atlanta, GA. Her father named her from the Bible. She had an older brother, two younger sisters, and a younger brother. During her young years she helped with her younger sisters, as both her parents had to work. She loved to talk about their time growing up in a large family. As a family they attended church services regularly. She learned to play the piano and love playing gospel songs. She loved to sing as she played. Ruth was the pianist at her church in College Park until we moved to Forest Park. She was always in her church wherever she was. Her and Dad loved working with the senior citizens at the church, even though they themselves were as senior as them. She was a big planner and always had activities to keep them entertained.
She worked at the printing company, Foote and Davies, later known as McCall's Publishing until she retired. She loved going to local lakes fishing and vacationing at the beaches in Florida. She liked to tell stories about herself and her family. She never threw away a photograph, even if she had several copies, or if it wasn't in focus. She usually had a story about it if you would listen.
Mrs. Butler was predeceased by her husband; William Butler; parents: William & Plumer Langley; brothers: Harry & Douglas Langley; beloved grandson: Charles Ziegler. She is survived by her children: George (Mary) Butler, Brenda (James) Bryant, and James (June) Butler; four granddaughters and one grandson; six great granddaughters and two great grandsons; two great great grandsons; sisters: Ilettie Gibbons and Grace Sheffield; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Haisten Funeral Home on Monday, June 22, 2020 from 5:00PM - 7:00PM and on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 10:00AM -11:00AM. A private family funeral service will follow. Burial will be at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. Ruth left behind a large family and she will be missed dearly. She had a long and good life. She wanted to live until she was 100, she almost made it. We love you mom.
Due to COVID-19, restrictions mandated by company policy, services may be viewed by live stream via the Haisten Funeral Home Facebook page on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 11:00AM. Please follow the link below: https://www.facebook.com/HaistenFuneral
* You do not need to have a Facebook account to watch the Live service. Please know that the live service will appear on our Facebook page when the service begins.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
June 23, 2020
Aunt Ruth was such a beautiful and caring person. She will certainly be missed. I have many precious memories of her. Praise the Lord she is with Him and has no worries or pain. Love to all the family.
Jane and Lewis
June 22, 2020
Heaven definitely gained a Beautiful Angel! I love you all and I am sending Prayers to everyone!🙏🏻
June 21, 2020
Even though we all haven't seen each other in so long we cherish all the fond memories we had in Florida. One of the most fondest ones was Ruth she was so fun, caring and loving. We are so sorry for your loss but heaven gain a wonderful ANGEL.
Love from the Hardy Family
June 20, 2020
So sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet lady.
June 20, 2020
She was always loving and kind. I will miss her. My love and prayers to all the family.
Melissa Senn Howard
June 19, 2020
I love you all! So thankful I got to meet Mrs Ruth.
June 19, 2020
Love and Prayers,
Jimmy and Donna McKenzie