CHARLESTON -- Maedine Butler, 77, died Dec. 1, 2011, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born March 23, 1934, in New Madrid, to the late John and Elnora Butler Jones, she was a member of Mercy Seat Baptist Church where she served on the Mother's Board and was a former usher. She attended Lincoln School in Charleston and retired from the Charleston R-1 School District in the culinary department.
She is survived by: four sons and daughters-in-law, Willie and Denise Jarrett and Maurice and Wanda Jarrett of Charleston, David and Anita Butler-Jarrett of Joliet, Ill., and Malcomb and Traci Castro Jarrett of Pittsburg, Pa.; one daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Berry Taylor of Campbellsville, Ky.; two brothers, Willie Jones of Chicago and Tommy Jones of Charleston; two sisters, Gearline Jones and Ezola Clark of Charleston; a grandson whom she raised, Hillus Butler of Joliet; a nephew, Cornell T. Jones of Charleston; and 16 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Visitation is scheduled from 1 p.m. until time of services at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mercy Seat Missionary Baptist Church in Charleston with the Rev. Arthur Cassell, pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Charleston with the Williams Funeral Home of Charleston in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent at www.thewilliamsfuneralhomes.com.