Thelma Butcher

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

LITHONIA, Ga. -- Thelma Butcher, 71, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Sept. 13, 2017, at Heritage Hospice in Marietta.

Born April 23, 1946, in Charleston, daughter of the late LeRoy Haynes and Willie Mae Treadwell Parker, she was a preschool teacher for over 25 years. She was a member of Living Word Christian Center in Chicago for many years before becoming a member of Berean Church in Atlanta.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, King Brown; her daughter, Berenice Griffin; two brothers, James Parker and Harvey Parker; and three sisters, Mildred Jackson, Mae Willie Butler and Bernita Parker.

Survivors include: three sons, Jerome Haynes and LaFayette Haynes of Lithonia, and Dwight Haynes of Chicago; two brothers, Johnny Parker and Michael Parker of Charleston; two sisters, Carolyn Thomas of Hoffman Estates, Ill., and Juanita Barner of Plainfield, Ill.; and 12 grandchildren.

Visitation is from noon until service time at 1 p.m. Saturday at Opportunity Church of God in Christ with Steve Betts, pastor, officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery with the Williams Funeral Home of Charleston in charge of arrangements.