|Birth: ||Nov. 18, 1908|
|Death: ||Apr. 28, 2011|
AMELIA ISLAND, FL - Mrs. Edith Eugenia Marshall Butler, 102 years of age, passed away on Thursday morning, April 28, 2011 at home.
She was born on November 18, 1908 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Russell Clare and Josephine Caroline Wood Marshall, Sr. In 1935, she married Milton Edward Butler and moved to Alma, GA where her husband was the Chevrolet / Oldsmobile dealer for 33 years. During her years in Alma, she was a Charter member of the Women's Club of Alma, a Sunday School Teacher and Choir member at the First Baptist Church. Gardening was a special hobby of Mrs. Butler, through which she produced many award winning roses for her Garden Club. Mrs. Butler was a very active volunteer in the area schools and, most importantly, was a wonderful and loving role model for her children. In 1967, Mr. and Mrs. Butler moved to Macon, Georgia where the family automotive parts business was headquartered. Mr. Milton E. "M.E." Butler passed away in 1985. In 1992, she moved with her daughter's family to Amelia Island, living there for the remainder of her life. During her last years, she was fortunate to have several wonderful caregivers who became dear friends. This remarkable lady dearly loved each of her family and was truly blessed to have known her twenty-four Great Grandchildren. She loved people and loved to make them laugh with her great sense of humor.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by a brother, R.C. Marshall, Jr. and his wife, Nanette Hodges Marshall.
Mrs. Butler leaves behind her three children, Milton Edward Butler, Jr. (Dolores), Amelia Island, Florida and Macon, Georgia, Bonnie Butler Ridley (Frank), Amelia Island, Florida, George Marshall Butler (Jane), Macon, Georgia; a sister, Marjorie Marshall Herrin (Max), Gretna, Florida; her ten grandchildren, Trace, Beth and Barry Butler; Chip, John and Caroline Ridley; Bonnie, Dixie, Marsh and Morris Butler; her twenty-four great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; and her wonderful caregivers, Judy Swafford, Jamie McCollom, Cynthia Sheperd, Cindy Naismith, Nancy Wyckliff, Mary Lou Williams and Sharon Barnes Pace.
Eugenia, "Genie", "Grandmama" and "Mamama" was an inspiration to us all and to her many friends and family. -TO LIVE IN HEARTS WE LEAVE BEHIND IS TO LIVE FOREVER.
Milton Edward Butler (1904 - 1985)*
Created by: Jack Johnson
Record added: Apr 29, 2011
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