Nell Jernigan Butts


Nell Jernigan Butts
clergy spouse

BRANDON — Nell Jernigan Butts, 100, a clergy spouse, died Jan. 1, 2009.

Services were held Jan. 3 at Maben Memorial Gardens in Maben. Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon handled arrangements.

Born June 25, 1908, Mrs. Butts loved sports as a young woman and played basketball and tennis at Derma High School. She met and the Rev. Stanton M. Butts, a young Methodist pastor. Rev.and Mrs. Butts pastored many churches in the North Mississippi Methodist Conference for many years. Mrs. Butts was a very talented homemaker, seamstress and cook. She was noted for her homemade rolls.

Mrs. Butts spent the last seven years of her life at the Heritage House of Castlewood Assisted Living. She enjoyed watching all types of sports on TV and had all her favorite teams and players. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Sally Jernigan, five siblings and her husband, Rev. Stanton Butts.

Survivors include: daughter, Martha Ann McCarter of Port Author, Texas; sons, Clovis Butts of Dixon, Tenn., George Butts and Charlie Butts, both of Brandon, Don Butts of Louisville, Ky., Benny Butts of Water Valley; and 12 grandchildren, 24 great- grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren.