Carolyn J. Butler, age 73, of Jackson, formerly of Piedmont, passed away Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
She was born Oct. 2, 1944 at Jackson, Tenn., the daughter of Dewey Reddoch and Wilma (Case) Reddoch.
Carolyn was a minister and pastor for many years. She ministered at Oak Ridge Church of God in Doniphan from 1989 to 1991, First Church of God in Mt. View from 1991 to 1997, First Church of God in Craig from 1997 to 2001, and Oak Ridge Church of God from 2001 to 2008. She had also served as interim pastor at Handy Church of God, Thayer First Church of God and Oak Lawn Church of God in Willow.
Carolyn was married to Victor Butler Aug. 8, 1975, at Thayer and he passed away Oct, 28, 2011.
Also preceding her in death are her parents, Dewey and Wilma Reddoch, one daughter, Leslee Renee Sechrest and one sister, Brenda Kay Collins.
Survivors include two children, Robert Butler, of Jonesboro, Ark., Vickie Norris and her husband Jamie, of Piedmont, her son-in-law, Kevin Sechrest, of Winona, her sister, Sylvia Richardson, of Revenden Springs, Ark., and her 6 grandchildren, Malori and Channing Sloane-Butler, Stacie and Jordan Shockley, and Nic and Nate Norris.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct, 14, 2017, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Piedmont with Pastor Gary Rhodes officiating. Special music was provided by the Davis family, along with congregational singing. Jordan Shockley, Kevin Sechrest, Robert Butler, Jamie Norris, Nic Norris and Nate Norris served as Pall Bearers. Interment was in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Mt. View, Missouri. Memorials have been requested to the Piedmont Church of the Nazarene Building Fund. Services were under the direction of Morrison-Worley Funeral Chapel.