Mavis (Butler) ColemanFebruary 15, 1927 ~ December 11, 2017 (age 90)
Tabor City, N.C.
Mavis Butler Coleman, age 90, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017. She was born February 15, 1927 in Tabor City, N.C. the daughter of the late John Graddie and Mary Caroline Gore Cox. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She had a strong faith and love for God and was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church for many years.
She was a kind, loving person always with a smile, positive attitude and loved helping others. She loved life, her family and her many friends. Mavis will never be gone because she is part of who we are and she is in all of us. She taught us how to live and how to love.
She was married to the late Robert Edward "Ned" Butler for 33 years and the late R. C. Coleman, Jr., for 7 years. In addition to her parents and spouses she was preceded in death by two brothers L. B. Cox and Don Cox; two sisters: Tina Williamson and Ruby Cox; a step son: Dr. David Coleman.
Survivors include her children: Bob Butler and wife E’Lonna of Conway, SC and Candy Butler West and husband Ron of Durham, NC; one step daughter: Judy Coleman Caines of Tabor City, NC. Four grandchildren, Dr. Chad Butler and wife Dr. Jen Butler, Jeff Butler and wife Melanie, both of Conway, SC.
Casey West Novak and husband Andrew of Raleigh, NC and Courtney West (Steve Kerr) of Charlotte, NC; Six great-grandchildren, Blane Butler, Benji Butler, Cami Butler, Madi Butler, Lucas Novak and Lucy Novak; one sister-in-law Sandy Cox of Tabor City NC.
Funeral services will be held Saturday December 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM in St. Paul United Methodist Church, Tabor City, NC with burial to follow in the Myrtle Green Cemetery, Tabor City, NC.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 410 E. 5th St. Tabor City, NC 28463.
A service of Inman Ward Funeral Home.