Butler, Grace D.

January 16, 2007

On January 12, 2007, GRACE DELORES BUTLER, beloved only daughter of Grace Ester and George Barnes was born on June 29, 1930. She was called to glory on January 12, 2007, after a lengthy illness. Grace graduated from Fredrick Douglass High School in 1950. She went on to pursue a career in nursing, attending classes at John Hopkins. She worked in the nursing field for over 25 years before retiring. Grace married the late John W. Butler and from this union came five children. Her youngest daughter Paula Lee Butler preceded her in death. Grace was a member of Greater Remnant C.O.G.I.C and served on the Mother Board, Nursing Home Ministry and the Kitchen Ministry. Grace started the first African-American Campfire Girls group in Maryland. She also held bible studies in her back yard for the neighborhood children. Grace had a caring, sweet lovable spirit. She enjoyed the abundance of life the Lord had given her. To cherish her memory she leaves; two sons, Edward Butler and Christopher; four daughters, Gloria Smith, Beverly Butler, Renee Butler and Joan Towler; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two daughters-in-law, two sons-in-law, her life long friend and sister Doris Coleman and a host of aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and her Greater Remnant Church family. On Tuesday, friends may call VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES (RANDALLSTOWN), 8728 Liberty Rd. from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. ON Saturday, Mrs. Butler will lie instate at Greater Remnant Church of God In Christ, 5015 Gwynn Oak Avenue, where the family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11:00 A.M., with service to follow. Inquiries to (410) 655-0015.

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