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Edna Earl Stitt Butler

August 31, 1948 February 26, 2019
Edna Earl Stitt Butler
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Obituary for Edna Earl Stitt Butler

Edna Earl Stitt Butler was born on August 31, 1948, in Covington, Tennessee to the late Eddie and Clara Stitt. Edna was the 3rd child born of 8 siblings. She also was raised and attended school in Memphis, Tennessee. On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, God called one of his angels home to a place of eternal rest.

Edna’s spiritual journey began at an early age and she was baptized at Pearly Gates Baptist Church in Memphis around the age 10. She later joined Gospel Temple Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Ruth Circle and the Hospitality Committee and remained a member until she passed away.

Edna wore many hats including sister, mother, wife, and godmother to many. But most of all, she was a child of God. She was a woman of character and integrity with an indomitable spirit that was hard to miss and who touched the lives of all who knew her. A woman: Extraordinaire.


After graduation, Edna moved to Chicago, worked at Mercy Hospital as a unit secretary. And later moved back to Memphis where she married the love of her life Danny Charles Butler in December of 1973 and the couple was married for 31 years until his death on November 6, 2004.

After returning to Memphis, Edna was employed by John Gaston Hospital for five years and later joined St. Joseph Hospital as unit secretary until the closing of the hospital and from there she went to Baptist and to The Med until she retired in May of 2014. As a unit secretary, Edna was always in charge of the floors and doctors.

Edna never met a stranger. She loved to talk, have fun and she loved meeting people from all walks of life. She also loved to travel with her husband, Danny and their dear friends, Tommy and Deloris Elliott of Decatur, Alabama. Their travels included Hawaii and the Dominican Republic. As a member of AARP, she could also enjoy the discounts the membership offered when they traveled.

With Edna, there was never a dull moment. Her son, Adrian, recalls driving her to the hospital when she became ill even though he didn’t have a license. “I had to sit on a pillow to see over the steering wheel, but we got to the hospital,” he said.

Edna was preceded in death by her 2 sisters: Ossie B. Hamilton, Annie Bell Smith, and 3 brothers: George Alvin Stitt, Johnny Stitt, Fentress Stitt.

She leaves to mourn her passing her only and loving son, Adrian “Acey” Stitt (Mavis) of Memphis; two sisters, Patricia B. Pierce and Brenda A. Hester (James) both of Memphis; special god-child: Ezell Luke Owens Jr.(Monica) and she also raised a niece Latoya Stitt, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.


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Visitation

Saturday

2

Mar

3:00 PM 3/2/2019 3:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 3/2/2019 5:00:00 PM
Harrison's Memorial Chapel, Inc.

3320 Millbranch Rd
Memphis, TN 38116-3624

Harrison's Memorial Chapel, Inc.
3320 Millbranch Rd Memphis 38116-3624 TN
United States

Visitation

Sunday

3

Mar

12:30 PM 3/3/2019 12:30:00 PM - 1:25 PM 3/3/2019 1:25:00 PM
Christ Missionary Baptist Church

494 S. Parkway E.
Memphis, TN 38106

Christ Missionary Baptist Church
494 S. Parkway E. Memphis 38106 TN
United States

Service

Sunday

3

Mar

1:30 PM 3/3/2019 1:30:00 PM - 2:30 PM 3/3/2019 2:30:00 PM
Christ Missionary Baptist Church

494 S. Parkway E.
Memphis, TN 38106

Christ Missionary Baptist Church
494 S. Parkway E. Memphis 38106 TN
United States

Interment

Monday

4

Mar

2:30 PM 3/4/2019 2:30:00 PM - 3:00 PM 3/4/2019 3:00:00 PM
West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery

4000 Forest Hill-Irene Rd
Memphis, TN 38125

West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery
4000 Forest Hill-Irene Rd Memphis 38125 TN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery Final Resting Place

4000 Forest Hill-Irene Rd
Memphis, TN 38125

4000 Forest Hill-Irene Rd Memphis 38125 TN
United States
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