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Emilie Strothers Butler

Emilie Strothers Butler, 76, of 108 Raleigh Ave., Suffolk, transitioned June 27, 2016, at her residence.

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She was a native of Suffolk and the daughter of the late Beacher David Strothers and Annie Whitfield Strothers. She was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Butler; daughter, Jennifer Butler; three brothers, Calvin Strothers Sr., Jackie Strothers and Williams Simmons.

She retired from Sentara Obici Hospital after 33 years.

She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Cynthia B. Harding (Lloyd), Anita Butler Savage and Tonya M. Shepherd, all of Suffolk; three sons, Ronald N. Butler of Portsmouth, Timothy T. Butler (Darlene) and Tommie L. Butler (Anessa), both of Chesapeake; three sisters, Cecil S. Cherry (Clarence), Carolyn Johnson and Brenda S. Cofield, all of Suffolk; two brothers, R. Ulysses Whitfield of Suffolk and R. Allen Strothers Sr. of Portsmouth; 18 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral will be held at noon, Saturday at True Gospel Ministries. Interment will be in Carver Memorial Cemetery.

Professional services with dignity have been entrusted to Crocker Funeral Home. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.crockerfuneralhome.com.