Bobbie Jane Butler Clayton

January 17, 1936 ~ January 10, 2019 (age 82)


Bobbie Jane Butler-Clayton, 83, died on Thursday, January 10, 2019 after fighting dementia for many years. Bobbie’s home for 43 years was at 1511 Morningside Drive in Burlington, NC until she moved into her son’s home on West Davis Street where she passed away peacefully. Her son, Rusty Clayton, took care of her 24/7 for the last two years of her life.

Bobbie was a kind and generous woman who loved her family, friends and neighbors. She never met a person of any race or religion that she disliked. Her ability to talk to strangers “like an old friend” was amazing. Bobbie’s passion was reading and taking care of her family in sickness and health. She loved having her family over for the holidays and preparing delicious meals with a warm welcome.

Bobbie attended Walter M. Williams High School where she had many friends that she loved being around. She loved her aunts, Eleanor Butler Lashley and Ruth Underwood.

Bobbie is preceded in death by her husband, Jessie “Buck” Clayton; daughter, Theresa Ann Phillips
(2-10-1954 to 10-29-1955); father, Murray Shackleford Butler, Sr.; mother, Lizzie Underwood Butler; two brothers, Charles Butler and Junior Butler; and sister, Loma Neil Butler-Martin.

Bobbie leaves behind her son, Jesse “Rusty” Clayton; a beloved younger sister, Gena K. Butler; a “very caring” family friend, Craig I. Allen who’s help and smile always put a smile on my mom’s face; and a longtime special friend, Dianne Warwick, who she thought the world of.

There will be no graveside funeral. Viewing will be held at Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Burlington, NC on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 6 until 8 p.m.

Mom was not a “cut flower” type of girl but enjoyed live flowers like orchids. Mom’s final resting place is beside her husband, Jessie “Buck” Clayton at Alamance Memorial Park Mausoleum. There is no place for wreaths of flowers there.

“Over the sunset but always in my heart.”

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January 16, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rich and Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service, Burlington
306 Glenwood Ave.
Burlington, NC 27215

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