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Lillian Burleyson Butler, 90 of Concord passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014 at the Brian Center Health and Rehab in Concord. Lillian was born on October 4, 1923 in Cabarrus County, daughter of the late Clyde Furr Burleyson and Ruth Hagler Johnson.
Lillian attended Concord High School, and graduated from High School in Virginia. She had worked for various mills in the area, in the E.R. At CMC Northeast and then retired from Southern Mill as a Pay Roll Clerk in 1991. Lillian was a member of Rocky Ridge United Methodist Church, a member of the Methodist Women, the Hot Dog Committee, a Sunday School Teacher and she was the Sunday School Secretary for a number of years. Lillian loved to read, enjoyed bird watching and had a passion for animals.
In addition to her parents, Lillian is preceded in death by her husband, Benton Butler, Jr.
Lillian is survived by her son, Michael John Rudawsky and wife Sandra of Concord; daughter, Frances Hinson Holcomb and husband Sonny of Concord. Grandchildren, LeAnne Holcomb Daining and husband Doug of Concord, and Chris Sweet and wife Lisa of Brooklyn, NY; great grandchildren, Wurth and Lula Sweet of Brooklyn, NY. “Second daughter”, Louise Gardner and husband Bud of Concord, and their children, Scott Gardner of Concord, Stephanie Waller and husband Steve of Concord, and Buddy Gardner and wife Melissa of Concord; and great grandchildren, Gracie Hatchell, Lily and Madison Waller and Olivia Gardner all of Concord.
The Family would like to extend a special thanks to the entire staff of the Brian Center in Concord, NC for the excellent care they provided.
There will be a private service held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (P.O.Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011).
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury and Charlotte is assisting the Butler family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.