Mrs. Ruth E. Butts

Ruth Butts

Ruth E. Butts, affectionately known as “Ruthie” was born on June 10, 1957, in Nelsonville, OH. To Floyd Wilkes and Patricia Ann Long Walker. Ruthie was called home to be with the lord on June 22, 2023. Ruthie was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Ruthie was a beautiful woman inside and out. Ruthie LOVED her family and will be greatly missed.

Ruthie was preceded in death by her mother Patricia Ann Long Walker; loving grandmother Alberta Wilkes; son Anthony Butts; grandson Anthony Butts Sr.; father-in-law Robert R. Butts, mother-in-law Ruth L. Butts, sister Mary Peppers; brother Deszi Burley.

Ruthie leaves to cherish her memory, her husband Robert V. Butts Sr.; Father Floyd Wilkes; children Patricia Ann Butts, son Robert (Thomasina) Butts Jr.,; granddaughters Ashely (Billy), Amber, Alicia, and Zyla Butts; great grandchildren Anthony Jr., Aaliyah, Amir Butts, and Deitrick Bensonhaver; stepmother Fantelle Burley; brothers Mike (Angela) , John (Rhoda) and Floyd Burley II, Donald (Alice) and Keith (Sarah) Butts Sr., Freddie (Lennette) Burst; sisters Flo Wilkes, Barbara (Thomas) Trust, Sue Towns, Flora and Diana Burley, Debbie Williams, Karla (Billy) Dancy, Tonya (Andy) Daniels, Lora (Steve) Barclay, Brittany, Shauntay and Latoyia Jefferies, Robin and June Butts and Shirley Kelso; special nephews Charles Peppers and Donald Butts Jr. Best friends Candy Carpenter, Marla Burst and Gary Anderson. A host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Friday, June 30, 2023 at Faith Ministries, 2747 Agler Rd.. Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Butts Family, visit

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  1. Myra Hawkins & Family

    Sending my condolences to the Butts Family in the loss of Ruthie!

    Thoughts & prayers are with you during this time of bereavement & keeping you all lifted in prayer.

    • I love you always Auntie. And will miss everything about you. I pray for my family. Aunt Ruthie was an A Great Mother Grandmother Sister Friend She was just so lovable and we will definitely miss you.

  2. Sending prayers for peace to Ruthie’s family. She and I have been friends for many years. I will forever miss her. Rest in peace my dear friend ❤️

  3. Natasha Howard

    The is the last news that I wanted to find out about and it’s a reality, aunt Ruthie you will be missed dearly. I’m so glad I got a hug and a kiss when I seen you in kroger as always continue to look over everyone as you were the glue to the family, I love you today tomorrow and alway. Gone too soon. Until we meet again.❤️

  4. Ashley Deone Jordan

    Sending my love & prayers to the family. There nothing anyone can say to ease your pain, & I’m so deeply sorry for this pain you are enduring.

  5. Meishawna (Punkin) Shepherd Marla Burst

    I’m going to miss you Aunt Ruthie. No more pain. God has prepared a table for you. See you we get there. Sending our love and prayers to all family and friends. Mommy (Jackie Burst) and I love you.

  6. Tiffany Warner

    I am so sorry about y,all lost I know what y,all are going through I just lost my mom back in September so Pooh and Jody my prayers are with y,all I am here if y,al need to talk.

  7. Faith Ministries Church

    Sis Carmeen (Bro Lou) Yarbrough and Family-
    Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the memories of your loved one and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.
    Our prayers continue for you as the Lord gives you peace. Please accept our sincere condolences and may our prayers help comfort you.

  8. We all will miss Ms Ruth’E definitely one of the kindest people that I ever met.she always treated me like the sister that I wished that she was married to the brother I wished he was she can rest now and be relieved that we all will cover Me Butts From this day forward.
    You gave everyone lessons on love and support .And those of us outside will cover those on the inside.
    RIP sis

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