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Bobbie Jean Butler

Bobbie Jean Butler

Bobbie Jean Butler, 86, of Little Rock passed away May 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Ernie Butler, Jr., her parents Noel and Huey Williams, and three brothers and four sisters.

Bobbie is survived by daughter Becky Staggs and her children Bailey, Alan and Graham of Colorado; son Ernie Butler III, his wife Tina and their children Stephen and Katie of Little Rock and Carson of Texas; son Craig Butler, his wife Cathy and their children Ivory and Noelle of New York; sister Mary Sue Mathew of Little Rock; and three great grandchildren, Caleb (Stephen), Avigail (Bailey) and Avielle (Graham).

Bobbie was a kind and loving wife, mother and grandmother with many lifelong friends for whom she cared dearly. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, travelling, antiquing, hosting the annual Butler Christmas party and taking trips with the “Flingers.”

Bobbie was a longtime member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, where as a breast cancer survivor she co-founded Cancer Friends and was a member of the Dietz Dialogue class.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 5 at Ruebel Funeral Home from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Funeral service will be Saturday, May 6 at 10:00 a.m. at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church.

Memorials can be made to Cancer Friends through Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church.

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"Craig, Becky, and Ernie -

Mother told me of your heartbreaking news about Mrs. Bobbie. No words of mine can ease your sadness, as I truly know how you feel.

Our families have seemed so intertwined forever. Mrs. Bobbie was a true southern lady of grace, style, and especially love for her family and friends. She and Mr. Ernie were truly a match made in heaven, and she is with again.

Some of my fondest memories are fond with your family and especially Mrs. Bobbie. The epic Halloween parties in the basement, playing at the lake and river, and her generosity of lending me her beautiful cabin for a trip (which we can leave right here!)

May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you, now, and in the days ahead.

Although no words can help ease the loss you bear, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

With Deepest Sympathy

Elizabeth Regnier Sadler

"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." Thomas Campbell

Love to each of you

Elizabeth Regnier Sadler | Pine Bluff, AR

"I have so many childhood memories of fun times in the basement playing ping pong or at one of the lake houses each summer. These memories as well as visits from "The Aunts" in our adult years bring much happiness. When Daddy, Mamaw (Martha) and the Aunts got together there was always lots of laughter and fun games with Uncle Ernie.

Your parents were very special people who made a difference in many people's lives.

Love and prayers for each of you in the days ahead.


Sandy Ballentine Gavin | Warren, AR

"Ernie, Tina and family,

Sharing in your sadness at the loss of Mrs. Bobbie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Love Marty & Bill"

Marty Floyd & Bill Goff | Little Rock, AR

"Bobbie and I worked together at Arkansas Electric in Little Rock many years ago and I still treasure the memories of the good times we shared there. I keep you all in my prayers and thoughts during this difficult time of your loss."
Margaret (Mrs. Austin) Smith | Springdale, AR

"I was very saddened to hear the news that Mom passed
away but at the same time it was a blessing for me to be part of this extraordinary family that embraced me as one if their own children, made me a better citizen but most of all gave me love and showed me the way Christian families live.
Our hearts and prayers are with all of you and the extraordinary memories will be with me forever.
Mom, Dad, you are reunited again in heaven!"

Juan & family | San Ramon, Costa Rica

"Please accept my condolences on the loss of Bobbie. May your memory of her comfort your heart and God help your family during this time of sorrow. Isa.41:13

Carla | , AZ

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