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Bobbie Sue Butler

d. February 13, 2024


Bobbie Sue Butler, age 85, of Helena, went to her Heavenly home on February 13, 2024.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, John G. and Annie Mae Dykes; her siblings: AV Hyatt, Dorothy Hyatt, Billie Jean Smith, Herman Dykes, and Shirley Willard; and 2 grandchildren, Matt Roberts and Dustin Butler. 

Mrs. Butler is survived by her husband of 69 years, Luther T. Butler; her children: Ramona (Darrell) Roberts, Tommie Jean (Rayner) Betancourt, Gordon (Patricia) Butler, Ricky Butler, and Mitchell Butler; her siblings: Mary (Jack) Crawford and Johnny Ray (Rita) Dykes; her grandchildren: Darrell (Nicole) Roberts II, Jeremy Ryals, Penny (Enoch) Capps, Lacy (Roger) Zavala, Latosha (Aslam) Wilson, and Ethan Butler; her great-grandchildren: Madison, Reece, and Matthew Roberts, Lauren (Will) Reeves, Luke White, Landon White, Jerica Debrow, Jadyn (Julius) Blackston, Jada Rascon, Jared Rascon, Trevor Zavala, Brayden Martinez, Isabella and Jarissa Martinez, Jenna Laquette, and Jeremiah Ryals (Lacy) Debrow; her great-great-grandchildren: William Reeves Jr, Jace Debrow, and Jaelyn Blackston; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. 

 Mother retired from the Moss Point School System Cafeteria working for many years as a “Lunch Room Lady.”  Many former students may remember her working at Escatawpa Elementary, Magnolia Junior High, or Moss Point High.  She really enjoyed baking.  She was often asked to make her Banana Nut Bread, especially by her Pastor, Rodney Coleman, which she loved to do.  For gifts to family and friends, she would make homemade blueberry jelly or assorted homemade cookies.  She would share her love of baking with her children by making their favorite cake for their birthday.  Also, for holidays, her corn bread dressing was a staple and mandatory to be on the table.  She was sure to be active in her church.  She and daddy would help with the pot luck fellowship dinners and bring their potato salad and sometimes, Jambalaya.   

She loved to be involved with her church - Canaan Assembly of God, Helena Presbyterian Church, and 3 Circle Church in Fairhope, Alabama.  She loved to sing praise and worship songs.  She always had a song in her heart.  When Ricky would sit at the piano at Ramona’s home, she would be standing with her hand on his shoulder singing whatever gospel song came up.  

 She enjoyed going out.  When the Seawolves or Surge Hockey Teams were playing, she would go with Tommie Jean, Rayner, and friends to the games.  She would cheer and root the team on, and then go to Rasin’ Canes for an after-game snack.  Not only did she like hockey, she loved watching baseball, the Atlanta Braves, and occasionally some New Orleans Saints Football.

 After retirement, she and daddy became active with the Pascagoula Senior Citizens.  She was like a social butterfly.  She loved the people there and formed bonds of strong friendship with many who came.  When there was a trip to go on, count on her being on that bus to go. 

But the little social butterfly in her did not stop there, she learned how to use Facebook.  This was a great thing for her.  She used it to reach out to family and friends, near and far.  She used it to minister and spread the love of God.  She also used it to keep all in the know from births, to weddings, and even passings among family.  

 She thoroughly enjoyed when her family as well as friends came to visit and especially if it involved a trip to Walmart, Target, or out to eat somewhere.  She loved to go on dates with Ricky when he came to visit.  Ricky would always take her to her favorite places to eat and shop: Newks and then on to Dillard’s and Belk for shopping. 

 She loved life and did not want to “stay indoors” when there were things to do and places to go.  She shared that love with family and friends.  She also shared her love for her savior, Jesus Christ, to all.  She just did not say this with words, she showed it through her unconditional love.  She will always be remembered for waking up praising God thru prayer and devotion and reading the word prayerfully before laying down to sleep.   

 Visitation will be on Friday, February 16, 2024, from 12 – 2 pm at Canaan Assembly of God Church, 13602 Hwy 613, Moss Point, MS.  The funeral service will be at 2 pm in the church.  Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Helena. 

The Riemann Family Funeral Home, West Jackson County, is serving the family and online condolences may be offered at 

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