OBITUARY

Louise "Ma" Elizabeth Butler

December 19, 1941February 12, 2021
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Louise "Ma" Elizabeth Butler, 79, passed away on February 12, 2021. She was born in Norfolk, VA to the late Louis and Wessie Griffin. Ma was a descendent of the lighthouse keepers. She was an independent, strong willed, and determined woman, yet very caring, loving, and compassionate. Ma always looked out for everyone else. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening and taking care of her home and family. When she was younger she enjoyed bowling, camping, and boating. Ma was predeceased by a sister, Sylvia Heisser.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 40 years, Sammy "Pa" Butler; 3 children, Kris Smiley (David), Gary Daughety (Vonnie), and Michelle Watson; 2 brothers, Ronnie Griffin (Lee) and Rodney Griffin; sister Barbara Ferrell (Harrell); 2 grandkids, Jennifer and Ashley; and 4 great grandkids.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 in Rosewood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. You may offer condolences at www.kellumfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Sammy "Pa" Butler, Loving Husband of 40 years
  • Kris Smiley (David), Daughter
  • Gary Daughety (Vonnie), Son
  • Michelle Watson, Daughter
  • Ronnie Griffin (Lee), Brother
  • Rodney Griffin, Brother
  • Barbara Ferrell (Harrell), Sister
  • Jennifer, Grandchild
  • Ashley, Grandchild
  • She is also survived by 4 great grandkids.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Memories

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Cheryl Godfrey

February 15, 2021

My husband and I have lived next door to Louise & Sam for what will be 30 years come this July. Louise loved to be outside working in her well kept yard, handling the flowers and plants and trimming of the yard while Sam could be seen on his rider mower. When ever we went out of town on vacation or for an unexpected family emergency, Louise & Sam would always keep an eye out and collect our mail until we returned. We always felt we could count on them and they on us. We are most blessed to have such wonderful neighbors. She was part of a neighborhood ladies group called the Belle Haven Belle's and when the weather was nice, would get together and go out to lunch at different local restaurant's every couple weeks or so. Louise will surely be missed and thought of frequently.

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Biography

Louise "Ma" Elizabeth Butler, 79, passed away on February 12, 2021. She was born in Norfolk, VA to the late Louis and Wessie Griffin. Ma was a descendent of the lighthouse keepers. She was an independent, strong willed, and determined woman, yet very caring, loving, and compassionate. Ma always looked out for everyone else. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening and taking care of her home and family. When she was younger she enjoyed bowling, camping, and boating. Ma was predeceased by a sister, Sylvia Heisser.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 40 years, Sammy "Pa" Butler; 3 children, Kris Smiley (David), Gary Daughety (Vonnie), and Michelle Watson; 2 brothers, Ronnie Griffin (Lee) and Rodney Griffin; sister Barbara Ferrell (Harrell); 2 grandkids, Jennifer and Ashley; and 4 great grandkids.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 in Rosewood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. You may offer condolences at www.kellumfuneralhome.com