OBITUARY

Mary Louise Butts Davison

April 14, 1934December 18, 2020

The heavenly gates opened on Friday, December 18, 2020 to welcome our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend. Affectionately known as “MEM” Mary Louise Butts Davison, 86, was reunited in death with her loving husband of 34 years, August Davison Jr.; parents, Victor and Bernice Butts Sr.; son, Wendol Grant; granddaughter, Moneshia Eligwe; sisters, Linda Butts; Rosa Bell Polidore; brothers, Henry Lee Butts; Alfred Nathan Butts; Larry Leroy Butts and Victor Butts, Jr. Left to treasure a legacy of precious memories are her children, Clifton (Beverly) Grant, Jr; Quanetta (Jonathan) Lewis; and Lyle Grant; sisters, Helen Ruth Edwards; Loretta Butts and Diana (Willie) Brown; brother, Joseph Charles Butts, Sr.; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four special friends; Ruby Ward Lewis; Audrey Joe, Doris Stanton and Ellen Mills and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. In consideration of the Pandemic the Family has elected to modify the traditional Homegoing Service. The Visitation is scheduled on Sunday, December 27, 2020 from 1pm-4pm at Evangeline Funeral Home, 314 E. St. Peter St., New Iberia, LA. Burial will be private.

  • FAMILY

  • Clifton Grant, Jr. (Beverly), Son
  • Quanetta Lewis (Jonathan), Daughter
  • Lyle Grant, Son
  • Helen Ruth Edwards, Sister
  • Loretta Butts, Sister
  • Diana Brown (Willie), Sister
  • Joseph Charles Butts, Sr., Brother
  • 15, Grandchildren
  • 24, Great Grandchildren
  • Ruby Ward Lewis, Special Friend
  • Audrey Joe, Special Friend
  • Doris Stanton, Special Friend
  • Ellen Mills, Special Friend
  • August Davison, Jr., Husband of 34 years (deceased)
  • Victor and Bernice Butts, Sr., Parents (deceased)
  • Wendol Grant, Grandson (deceased)
  • Moneshia Eligwe, Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Linda Butts, Sister (deceased)
  • Rosa Bell Polidore, Sister (deceased)
  • Henry Lee Butts, Brother (deceased)
  • Alfred Nathan Butts, Brother (deceased)
  • Larry Leroy Butts, Brother (deceased)
  • Victor Butts, Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 27, 2020

Memories

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Jonathan Lewis

December 30, 2020

The Lord used you in pulling me to Him and I am forever grateful to you. I simply appreciated your roll in my life.

MAGGIE JOHNSON

December 28, 2020

To my nephew; Clifton Grant Jr., my nieces: Beverly, Markita, Sharell Necole, Janae; great nephews: Clifton III, Rondrick and the rest of Mem's family, I want to express my deepest sympathy. Pray that GOD will comfort each of you with his love and peace. Just remember she's at rest now reaping her heavenly reward from her earthly labor. May her memories be embedded deep within your hearts.

Sheila Casimire

December 27, 2020

I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you.
Remembering her wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. May she rest in peace! Love you family and you're in our prayers!

Sincerely,
Sheila Casimire and Family,
Port Arthur, Texas

Salina Richardson

December 26, 2020

My prayers go out to you and your family, she was a sweet and loving woman, she will truly be missed. If there is anything I can do please let me know. The Richardson Family

Angela Manuel-Gray

December 26, 2020

To my friend and classmate Quanetta and all the members of your family,
it is with great sorrow that I extend my condolences and prayers. I have fond memories of your mother as we grew up; always sweet and kind. May God cover you all with his comfort and peace.

Keith Joseph

December 23, 2020

Praying for peace, comfort and strength for the family. The memories of " the good ole days " on Railroad Ave are overwhelming. May peace be upon you all knowing she has her wings now and is smiling down on you. All we can do now is continue to instill those values and lessons learned to our children and grandchildren. May God be with you...........
Keith C. Joseph
Veronica K. Joseph
Dallas, GA

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Biography

The heavenly gates opened on Friday, December 18, 2020 to welcome our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend. Affectionately known as “MEM” Mary Louise Butts Davison, 86, was reunited in death with her loving husband of 34 years, August Davison Jr.; parents, Victor and Bernice Butts Sr.; son, Wendol Grant; granddaughter, Moneshia Eligwe; sisters, Linda Butts; Rosa Bell Polidore; brothers, Henry Lee Butts; Alfred Nathan Butts; Larry Leroy Butts and Victor Butts, Jr. Left to treasure a legacy of precious memories are her children, Clifton (Beverly) Grant, Jr; Quanetta (Jonathan) Lewis; and Lyle Grant; sisters, Helen Ruth Edwards; Loretta Butts and Diana (Willie) Brown; brother, Joseph Charles Butts, Sr.; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four special friends; Ruby Ward Lewis; Audrey Joe, Doris Stanton and Ellen Mills and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. In consideration of the Pandemic the Family has elected to modify the traditional Homegoing Service. The Visitation is scheduled on Sunday, December 27, 2020 from 1pm-4pm at Evangeline Funeral Home, 314 E. St. Peter St., New Iberia, LA. Burial will be private.