Funeral for Victoria Lorene Butler, 95, Lawton, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Greater Galilee Baptist Church, 1428 SW Jefferson in Lawton, with the Rev. David Cavitt, pastor, St. Elmo Missionary Baptist Church, officiating.
Victoria Lorene Butler died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Lawton.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Lawton, under direction of Howard-Harris Funeral Services, Lawton.
Visitation will be from noon-6 p.m. Saturday, and 1-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 1005 SW C in Lawton.
Victoria Lorene Butler was born Sept. 8, 1918, to Jule and Angeline Greenhoward-Celestine in Slick. Upon the death of her mother at age of 38, Victoria was raised by another angel-momma, Lela Butler-Celestine in the Luther/Fallis-area as the family sharecropped. She married the late Deacon Solomon Butler in 1937 and lived in the Hugo area until moving with her family to Lawton. She joined St. Elmo Missionary Baptist Church in 1941 and was an active member for 73 years.
She is mother to Charles (Doris), Joe (Georgia), Ellouise, Mattie, Mary (Robert), Vickie (Bennie), David and Phyllis. She was mother to the late Albert D. Butler and Solomon Jr., who preceded her in death. She is grandmother to Charlotte (Don), Charles, Jr.(Mary), Eboni, Kelvin (Leslie), Jackie, Gregory (Loventrice), Angela, Michael, Nichole, Nicholas, David LaRon, Marcus, Jahkia, Courtney, Gary, Jr., and Aaron. She is great grandmother to Morgan, Bryan, Ashley, Charles III, Lorenzo, Evan, Dorian, Alezza, Carly, Andre (Monica), Christopher (Megan), Makayla, Marylyn, Mykia, Tyler (Ebony), Kelyn, Precious, Dashun, Narada, Adrianna, Layla, Samuel, Christopher, Solomon, and Cadance. She is great great grandmother to Ashton, Kobe, Madison, Adonis, Brooklynn, Christopher, Nekko and Josiah.
Survivors include her children, grandchildren, and special nephews and nieces and their families: Willie James, Elbert "Nipsey," Elizabeth, Patty (Dan), Jewel Calvin (Violet), Ima Jean, Vernell, Stanley, Chester, Dennis, Denzell and Eric; her cousin and dearest friend, care-giver, Janet McGee-Johnson and her son, Eric Reed; her last living first cousin, Bertha Celestine-Webb, of Wichita, Kans.