Nell C. Butler, 74, of Magnolia, Arkansas formerly of Minden, passed away Saturday Nov. 12, 2011 at Magnolia Regional Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 19, 1937 in Sibley. She was a Louisiana state employee for 20 years. She loved her grandchildren and New Orleans Saints and LSU football.
Her parents, Ralph and Minnie Cox; her husband, Hershel Butler; a son, David Butler; a daughter, Rochelle Butler; and her beloved sister Evelyn Lowe precede her in death.
She is survived by her four children, Donna Haynie and her husband, Keith of Waldo, Arkansas, Paul Stanfield and his wife, Ava of Minden, Ricky Butler and his wife, Debra of Abiline, Texas and Charles "Tom" Butler of Alabama; and grandchildren, Warren Haynie, Shana Haynie, Joseph Stanfield, Josh Stanfield, Haley Stanfield, David Butler, Christina Wells, David Butler, Christopher Butler, Megan Butler, Eric Butler and Danny Butler; and several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
No services are scheduled. The family is planning a celebration of her life at a later date. She will be greatly missed.
The family wishes to thank the excellent nurses at Magnolia Regional Medical Center who took such good care of her.
He Only Takes the Best
God saw she was getting tired and a cure was not to be
so he put his arms around her and whispered "Come with me."
With tear-filled eyes we watched her suffer and fade away.
Although we loved her deeply, we could not make her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, hard-working hands put to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.