Ardell Butler was born October 14, 1923, in Prattville, Alabama, she was the nineth child of thirteen children: Mary, Lewis, Ethel Lou, Jack, Jeffery, Sally Ann, Elizabeth, Leona, Ida Peral, George, Jessie and Lydia Ruth.
In 1942 she was united in holy matrimony to Charlie Butler Jr., who proceeded her in death in 1994. Born out of this union were eight children, Charles Lee (deceased), James, Robert (deceased), Odell (deceased), Sharon, Emma Jean (deceased), Randy and Donald.
She confessed Christ at an early age and became a member of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church Prattville, Alabama,
She and her husband Charlie settled in Detroit, Michigan in 1947 with their children Charles Lee, James, Robert, and Odell. Charlie and Ardell became members of East Last Baptist Church, under the Leadership of Reverend C. J. Gadson, then located on Tennessee Street, Ardell served on the Deaconess Board alongside our father Deacon Charlie Butler Jr, she also served on the Nurses Guild for many years. Mother’s favorite song was by the Mississippi Mass Choir “I Ain’t Tired Yet, working for Jesus.”
To Cherish her Memory, Adrell leaves to rejoice in her HOME GOING: One Brother Jessie (Edna Pearl) DeRamus of Roseville, Michigan, Sister-in-law Willie Pearl DeRamus of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Her Children: James (Carolyn) Butler of Moore, South Carolina, Sharon (Jimmy) Randolph of Detroit, Michigan, Randy Butler of Detroit, Michigan, Donald Butler of Prattville, Alabama and Daughter-in-Law Susan Butler of Prattville, Alabama, Cousin Estelle Kelly of Washington D.C., nineteen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, three great great-grandchildren, and a host of Nieces, Nephews and Friends.
One of my fondest memories of my mother is that she and my dad were silent givers. They taught me how to bless folks without anybody else knowing. Also, I remember how I would march with her every year collecting for the March of Dimes. I would be so proud following her as she went door to door from Jefferson Avenue all the way to the foot of Conner Street to Maheras Park collecting donations. Reverend Donald Lovell Butler Sr.
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