Josephine Butler, 74, of Gadsden, Alabama, passed away on February 9, 2020.
She was born in Brooklyn, New York, on February 28, 1945, daughter of the late Katherine Ballou and Joseph Brown. At an early age, she was adopted by Florence Hardy.
She was preceded in death by her parents Katherine Ballou, Joseph Brown and Florence Hardy; her daughters Veronica Jemison and Martha Butler; brothers and sisters Sylvia Scott, Ronald Ballou, Lester Lloyd, Ethel Pierce, Ethel Pierce, Samuel Pierce, Patsy Pierce, Mary Pierce, Lorraine Pierce, Earl Pierce, Stephen Pierce, Darryl Pierce and Billy Earl Hardy.
Josephine leaves to cherish her memories, her children: Anyee Butler (Mike), Joseph Butler (Melinda), Jonathon Butler (Lisa), Christopher Butler (Kim), Keisha Turner (Lavell), Geandria Butler and Corey Butler; Special friends: Mae Bell Palmer; 26 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews who loved her dearly, other relatives and friends.
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