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Patricia Ruth Butler Jones


Jones, Patricia Ruth Butler

Our most loving, beautiful and precious angel God ever made was welcomed into heaven on June 10, 2020. She was surrounded by more love than anyone could ever imagine. Together, as we held her, we rest in knowing that we learned to love, smile and always hold onto one another tight, by her. She taught us to do these very things and more; She was our leading example and was our heart, our life, our everything. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Flannigan, (husband) Mike, Suzanne Pothier, (husband) Sam and Melanie Maughan. Her grandchildren Ryan, Sam, Kevin and Kimberly. Her great-grandchildren, C.K., Noelle, Harper, Arabella, Ty, Sammy, Kassidy, Ally, Jessica and Noah (predeceased). One sister, Gwendolyn Jones Curtis, and brother, Brian Jones. Patricia was predeceased by her sister Betty Crouch,  and her brothers, Harold Jones and Kenneth Jones. She was loved and admired by all of her Family who carry on her legacy and life examples.

Patricia was born on March 7th, 1931 in Livingston, Tennessee and was the daughter of Rucker Jones and Annie Lee McDonald. Her family later moved to Tracy City, Tennessee where she attended Shook Elementary and Grundy County High School where she was crowned the only ever “May Queen” in 1949. Throughout her High school career, she was a cheerleader and active member of the Glee Club Dramatics where she took on a leading role in her Senior year’s play.

She married the love of her life, Charles Harold Butler in 1951. This year would have been their 69th wedding anniversary and now are celebrating in heaven together.

Her greatest aspiration in life was to become a mother to her three daughters. There could never be a more loving, caring and giving mother. Later in life she became a successful Property Manager where she took pride in her work and excelled in everything she did.  She made each day special for her family and anyone she came in contact with. You always left her knowing to be kind to others and to love God. She was beautiful inside and out and had an infectious smile that would light up any room she walked into. She found beauty in everyone and everything in life. She was extremely creative and had an artistic flare about her that has carried into the hearts of those who surrounded her.

We love you Mom, our Angel, Nana, Gramma. You will forever be in our hearts. You could not have been more loved, and we could not have been more blessed to have you with us for 89 years.

Rest in peace, our Angel. God be with you always. We will look to heaven for signs from you as we carry you on in our hearts.

We will forever hear your beautiful voice singing your favorite “happy song” in heaven, “Zip a dee doo dah, Zip a dee ay”.

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  • Edie Odgaard says:

    I feel blessed to have known such a lovely woman and especially blessed to have her 3 precious daughters as my friends. May God bless and comfort this family. And may you all rest peacefully knowing she is in the arms of our Heavenly Father and is filled with His peace and His everlasting joy ❤️

  • Barbara Flannigan says:

    My Dearest and most precious Mom, you could never know how much you are loved and missed by so many people. Our lives will just never be the same without you. We could never have wished for a mom as wonderful as you! You will live on in all of our lives and will never be forgotten. Dad and Noah and the rest of your family are the luck ones to have you back now and I know they couldn’t be happier and more blessed! We will see you again someday and until then I pray you are dancing in heaven! My love to all of my other loved one’s especially Dad and Noah🙏❤️🥰💔😇

  • Bobby and Lana Austin says:

    We were blessed to have known such an amazing and loving woman. She was as beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. We were friend’s with her 3 daughters and their family and enjoyed fun times together when we all played on a softball team.

  • Idalia Schaut says:

    Paul and I are blessed to had gotten to know “Mom” as we called her. She was a beautiful woman inside and out who truly loved her family and enjoyed life! She will be missed. So happy we get to continue to be friends with her wonderful daughters! Rest In Peace Mom! Until we meet again!

  • Suzanne Pothier says:

    MY MOST LOVING BEAUTIFUL PRECIOUS LITTLE ANGEL MY MOMMY❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼GOD BLESSED US WITH THE MOST LOVING ANGEL HE EVER MADE❤️❤️❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT❤️YOU MAKE EVERYTHING SPECIAL❤️YOU FIND THE BEAUTY IN EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE❤️❤️YOU TAUGHT US ALL ABOUT GOD❤️JESUS❤️ABOUT BEING KIND TO OTHERS❤️ABOUT LOVING ALL THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS GOD GIVES US❤️❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼WE ALL COME TO OUR ANGEL WHEN WE ARE HURTING❤️WHEN WE DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO❤️❤️AND YOU LOVINGLY LISTEN AND HELP US THROUGH EVERYTHING ALWAYS❤️❤️❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼WE THANK GOD FOR OUR MOMMY❤️GRAMMA❤️NANA❤️GREATGRAMMA❤️YOU ARE WITH US EVERY MOMENT❤️❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼WE COULDN’T LOVE YOU MORE OR BE MORE BLESSED MOMMY❤️❤️❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼LOVE YOU GOD BLESS YOU FINITYMORE OUR ANGEL❤️❤️❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼IT IS KILLING US WE ARE DESTROYED❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼😘😘😘😘😘😇😇😇😇😇🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Melanie says:

    Our beautiful Angel is now with God😇🙏. How blessed we are as a family to have her with us for 89 years❤️ You are no longer in pain and you are at peace😇. You will live on in our of our hearts until we meet again. I will never love anyone the way that I love you. You were my mentor, the woman I looked up to and wanted to be just like. I pray that I make you proud. God bless you mom I am always with you🥰🥰🥰😍🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️😇

  • Karen Jones Cruz says:

    Beautiful words for a beautiful woman.
    I have so many wonderful memories that include my Aunt Patti.
    I think what stands out the most to me is the relationship between Patti and you girls.
    Y’all didn’t always agree, but it was obvious that you always loved each other.
    And you got that capacity to love unconditionally from your mom. Aunt Patti chose to only see the good in others and her positivity was infectious! Just like her mlion dollar smile.
    I know you will miss her terribly, but because of the strong faith in God she shared with you, you know you will see her again, and spend eternity together.

    I loved my Aunt Patti and I know she loved me, and I can’t wait til we all get to Heaven!
    You girls will be on my heart and in my prayers.
    I love you!

  • Lynn Grant says:

    You were just the nicest lady I ever met. A beautiful soul. I am greatful that I was a small part of your life. God Bless you 😇.

  • Debra Delvecchio says:

    This was one very special lady to so many people and certainly she was to me. Growing up she was my weekend Mom. I spent so many days and nights at her house growing up. She had positive influence on my life In so many positive ways. I am grateful to have been in her good graces and appreciate all life lessons she shared. I shall always remember her with delight in my heart. She is now singing with angels spreading the same joy she share here on earth. Love to Barb, Susie and Mel you all are the best daughters ❤️❤️

  • Monèque says:

    Patti….a beautiful soul. She would light up the room with her smile and laugh. She always had kind words to make you feel like home. 28 yrs ago when I had no family near me, she opened up her heart and made me feel like part of hers…a blessing an angel and I will never forget that. She will be dearly missed but never forgotten. She left so many beautiful memories I will carry in my heart. To her three beautiful daughters…the love you all share is so special. A family bond that is unconditional, beautiful, unique and rare. Many people never get to have that. Patti was the foundation of that and her love shows through in all of you. Thank you for sharing your beautiful mother with me, she’s a precious Angel. Wishing you all Peace, Comfort and much Love. ❤️

  • Allyson says:

    Rest In Peace Nana ❤️ I miss you and your infectious smile and loving praise. Thank you for sending me signs of your love and supporting me through this time in my life from heaven. So grateful to call you my Nana. Love and miss you and Noah both ❤️❤️

  • Kassidy Pothier says:

    Miss my Nana everyday! Love you so much! Glad to have you and Noah as our Guardian Angels❤️❤️ Til we see eachother again Rest in Peace Nana❤️❤️

  • Kevin Pothier says:

    Yes Nana you sure will be missed everyday. It is still so hard to believe that you are not with us anymore but like it’s said, we all Know you are watching over us everyday. I also will be looking up for
    Signs that you are watching us.
    Love and Miss you ! We will
    Definitely meet up again one day.❤️❤️❤️❤️
    Make sure you tell Shiner ( grandpa chuck) I said hi and I miss him also

  • Sam says:

    Nana Banana,
    We miss you so much, I know you are in a much better place and pain free, but we still miss you very much. Tell Grandpa I said hi and we love him and I know both of you are watching over us. Love you so much Banana

  • Lavern & Rick says:

    Patti was a very special lady with a warm loving heart. She always made us feel very welcome when we came to her home & your family gatherings were always happy & fun. She raised a special family with tons of love for each other. I know she will be deeply missed & our prayers are with you all. ❤❤❤

  • Mike Flannigan says:

    Mom
    Someone who loves you unconditionally
    Someone who accepts you for who you are
    Someone who encourages you to do your best
    Someone who picks you up when you’re down
    Someone who keeps her family close
    Someone who ask for very little
    Someone who teaches you the right ways
    Someone who prays for you
    Someone who lives for you
    I have always felt like a son to this amazing mother! She always treated me like her son! I miss her so much and I thank God for putting her in my life!
    Mom I know you are in Heaven and looking down on your family! Keep our Heavenly family together til we meet again!
    Heaven received a special Angel Mom on June 10th 2020! God Bless our Mom, her family and her loved ones!

  • Kimberly Flannigan says:

    My sweetest grama! I can not thank God enough for bringing you to me when I was just a little girl. He knew I was gonna need your unconditional love and you delivered bigger than my little heart could ever imagine. As our families matriarch, you lead our family with your wisdom, love and unbeatable cooking. I am so thankful for those things, but mostly I’m thankful for the time I had with you. Time that you and I spent together, just the two of us. You sang the sweetest songs to me, they still play in my head now 40+ years later. You were so patient with me and took so much time teaching me. I love you so much and can’t wait to visit you in your beautiful mansion in heaven. I’m sure you’ll have dinner on the table, pot roast I hope, and Susie will bring the mashed potatoes. Until I see you again grama, I will blow you kisses from Earth. I love you!

  • Gregg says:

    The most beaufull soul that I have ever encountered in my life. Always happy. Always loving. Always helpful. Always there when any one needed her. Thank God that she is now with him, perfect and whole. My love and prayers to the entire family

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