Jacqueline Denise Butler, a loving mother, beloved grandmother, and compassionate social worker, passed away on November 1, 2023, at the age of 62. Born on December 16, 1960, in Leland, Mississippi, Jacqueline touched the lives of many throughout her time on this earth.
Jacqueline is survived by her children, Robert Butler, Kyle Butler, Casey Butler and wife Pharren, Nefertiti Tambraneshia Butler; grandchildren, Joshua Manuel, Zinnia Butler, Zaria Butler, Yasmine Kubiak, Gabriella Butler, Sebastian Butler; siblings, Debbie Hendryx, Patricia Johnson, Deloris Fox and Alvin Parker.
Jacqueline is preceded in death by her parents, Fred Parker and Geraldine Williams.
As a mother, Jacqueline's love for her children and grandchildren were undeniable, always putting their needs before her own. Her daughter, Nefertiti and sons, Robert, Kyle, Casey and daughter-in-law Pharren were her pride and joy, and her love for them was evident in every interaction they shared. A source of guidance and strength, Jacqueline's nurturing spirit ensured that her family remained tightly knit and cherished. Her warm and loving presence will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Throughout her career as a social worker, Jaqueline made a profound impact on the lives of those she served. With a bachelor's degree in hand, she dedicated over 18 years of service to Gulf Coast Family Services, providing assistance, support, and hope to the vulnerable and in need. Her dedication to helping others and improving lives was unmatched, making her a beacon of compassion in her community.
Beyond her professional life, Jacqueline was very passionate about attending her children's school and sporting events, whether it was cheering in the bleachers at her sons' games, helping her daughter with cheerleading practice or attending band concerts. She was loved by those who were friends of her children, and she welcomed them with her motherly instinct.
Jacqueline loved sports, she would talk on the phone for hours with her sons' about her favorite basketball player, LeBron James, or her favorite football team, the Kansas City Chiefs. She would even brag when her favorite player or team won.
Being from Leland, Mississippi, Jacqueline learned how to cook soul food from her mother and big momma. Her food, crafted from love, was so delicious that family, friends, and even friends of her children would brag about how good her cooking was. It even brought her joy to cook for her family during the holidays because she knew her family would enjoy a good meal, but not only that, she wanted to be gathered around her family during the holidays.
She was a strong believer in the Christian faith and dedicated her life and soul to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Jacqueline's legacy of love, compassion, and selflessness will continue to inspire all those who were fortunate to have crossed paths with her. She leaves behind a profound void in the hearts of her loved ones and the cherished memories that will forever be treasured.
Funeral services and ceremonies to honor Jaqueline's life will be held privately. All are encouraged to continue to pray for the family.
Jacqueline Denise Butler will be forever missed and always remembered.