|“The Lady with a smile
Has life in her hands
She gives to all persons
And asks nothing in return
It is love she gives to begin
It is love she gives to the end
It is love she counts in miles
It is love we receive
From the Lady with a smile.”
On a cool day the first week in November, 1987, Mrs. Victoria Butler, a child of God using her physical weariness for a pillow fell into that dreamless sleep that kisses eyelids still. While yet in love with life and raptured with the world passed to silence.
Mrs. Victoria Butter was born February 17, 1898, the daughter of George and Irene Green. She was converted at an early age. She met and married the Reverend Esau J. Butler in the year of 1921. He preceded her in death September 14, 1949. She is also preceded by a sister Mrs. Louise Haywood.
Mrs. Butter became a member of First Street United Methodist Church under the Leadership of the Late Reverend W. T. Handy, Sr., who placed her on the Communion Stewardess Board where she served faithfully until her health failed.
Her favorite hymn was “I Trust In God,” and she also loved to sing “He is going to take me in His Arms, He will see me safely home.”
Mrs. Butler is survived by: dear relatives and friends, Mrs. A. Collins, Mrs. Osher Collins, Mrs. Rosa Thomas, and Mrs. E. Edwards; and aunt of Mrs. L. H. Pierre, a host of grandnephews, and nieces.
“There’s an open gate at the end of the road
Through which each one must go alone
And there in the light we cannot see
Our Eternal Father claims His own….. .”
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1988, p.184…………By Abraham E. Davis|