Johnnye Mae Sibley Butler
March 07, 1914 - October 12, 2017
Johnnye Mae Sibley Butler was born March 7, 1914 in Many, Louisiana to John and Jessie Lee Cahee Sibley. She went to Glory to join her Lord and Jesus Christ on October 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, T.J. Butler, Sr., son Terry Earl Butler and, daughter-in-law Lizzie Mae Alexis Butler and son-in-law, Daniel Pool. She leaves four children, Beverly Ann Poole (Navato, California), T.J. Butler, Jr. (Franklinton, La.), Johnny Sibley Butler (Austin, Texas) and Jesslynn Charmaine Taylor Butler (Jonesborough, Georgia) as she moves to her next life.
She completed Grambling High and attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she received her Undergraduate and Masters Degrees. She did further study at Southeastern University in Hammond.
Her career was devoted to teaching in the elementary school system of Washington Parish, including Washington Parish Elementary School and Franklinton Elementary School. She was a pianist, and serve as director of music for her beloved Winan United Methodist Church. She was a tireless worker in the United Methodist Women, at the local, state and national levels. She received many awards for her tireless efforts.
She had many passions during her lifetime, including following her beloved Alma Mater, Southern University’s football team. The comments with her mother, who was a Grambling graduate, ring throughout the football season in our household. She also was passionate about the piano, and played daily at home during her early years. Her later years were devoted to her grandchildren and she saw all seven complete college and some with advance degrees. She passionately love to recite their names and educational accomplishments: Derrek Pool (U.C. Davis), Monica Pool (U.C. Sana Barbara and University of Texas at Austin), Jeffery and Chad Butler (Louisiana, Monroe) John Sibley Butler (The University of Texas at Austin), Shea Taylor (Valdosta State University), Dane Taylor (University of West Georgia), Cydnee Taylor (Armstong State University, Georgia) and Sharlee Taylor (U.C. Berkeley and Harvard University). Johnnye Mae Sibley Butler always looked to the future.
She leaves a host of friends, relatives, and care takers to celebrate her life. Her immediate families of Sibley’s, Butlers, Cahees’, Tillorys’ and Alexis’ were embraced by her.
During the celebration of her 100th birthday, which was attended by family and friends, Southern University showered her with gifts and appreciation. Johnnye Mae Sibley Butler lived a life that was forever young. She will be missed by many. When you see that evening sky, make a wish upon a star, because there is someone there who loves you, always looking near and never far. Whenever an angel passes, to the other side, they leave a void on earth and put a light up in the sky, every times an angel flies.
Visitation will be Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 9:00AM – 11:00AM followed by funeral service beginning at 11:00AM at Winan United Methodist Church with Rev. Darlene A. Moore -Pastor Officiating. Interment will be held at Winan Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Franklinton are in charge of arrangements.