ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Dwayne Butler, 65 years old, born on April 15, 1955, and passed away on April 6, 2021. We will remember him forever.

                    
                                               MEMORIAL SERVICE
                                          Sunday, April 18, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. EST
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                              You may join us for a virtual memorial service on Zoom.
                            The Meeting ID: 883 5379 8275    The Passcode: 017176



Our Sincere Gratitude!

The family of Dwayne Butler would like to express their deep appreciation for all the support and love shown during this time.  The prayers, words of comfort, and so much more, strengthened and encouraged us.  Jehovah, the God of all real comfort, teaches us to be concern, to "speak consolingly to those who are depressed," and "to comfort all who mourn,"  (1Thessalonians 5:14; Isaiah 61:1,2)  Thank you for imitating him.

Posted by Francell Flood on April 18, 2021
Your family has our deepest sympathy and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Although we did not know Dwayne well, we can tell by all the wonderful comments and loving words at the memorial he was an incredible person. We look forward to getting to know Dwayne better in the new system.
Posted by Patricia Robinson on April 18, 2021
Dear Butler Family, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Dwayne. There are so many fond memories that I have of the times that Dwayne would visit us in NJ and we would travel to MD. I last had the opportunity to see Dwayne in 2015, when Tippy and I visited MD. Even though so many years had gone by, it was as if time stood still.  We reminisced, laughed and talked about our good times. We also talked about how happy we were to be in Jehovah's organization and what a loving, caring and patient God we serve.  I know how difficult this time is for you, but Jehovah has given us three (3) gifts to help us endure -- our relationship with Him, our dear Christian family, and our wonderful hope for the future. Jehovah promises us at Isaiah 65:17 that in His righteous new world, we will no longer have to deal with the loss of our loved ones nor the pain we now feel; these former things will no longer be called to mind. What a time to look forward to -- welcoming Dwayne back in the resurrection.  Until then, rely on Jehovah, your Christian brotherhood as well as our promised hope of the resurrection and life everlasting!
Posted by Kathy Jackson on April 18, 2021
We are so sorry for the loss of your dear one. The expressions of dear friends and the talk were heartwarming. May Jehovah comfort your hearts knowing Dwayne is in Jehovah's memory and you will see him again real soon. "Jehovah will give strength to his people. Jehovah will bless his people with peace." Ps 29:11
Christian love, Paul & Kathy Jackson
Posted by Lisa Johnson on April 18, 2021
To the Butler family, our hearts are so saddened by your loss. We know that your many happy memories of Dwayne will help sustain you until the wonderful day coming very soon when we will all be rejoicing to welcome him back! We can’t wait for that day, and until then, we know Jehovah will give you the strength you need to endure. We love you all, Lisa & Chuck Johnson
Posted by Jason Moyer on April 18, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. We send your our love and condolences. The joy of future resurrection is really unimaginable. we all look forward to it very much.

Love

Moyer Family
Posted by Jarod Hightower-Mills on April 17, 2021
Ones we love near go away, they are always in our hearts.

Love,

Aunt Eleanor and Cousin Jarod.
Posted by Yvonne Manninen on April 16, 2021
To the Butler family, Pearl and Maroni Butler, James & Margaret Butler, Michael and Phyllis Butler & family and Renee and Michael Dean. 
We would like to send our sincere condolences to the family due to the loss of your loved one, Dwayne. We know this is a difficult period for all of you, but leaning on Jehovah, the father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort he will heal your aching hearts. Please be assured that we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Hannu & Yvonne Manninen & family.
Posted by dewayne hebron on April 16, 2021
To the Butler Family, my heartfelt condolences for your loss. I found out about the loss of my friend,and brother, I had to think of the times we had growing up in Dorsey, playing baseball, football and those crazy times we had in school. I know we didn't see each other often, but when we did, it was like we were kids again. Again, my condolences, I'm gonna miss, as I would call him, My Boy. I love you guys, and of you ever need me, I'm still in Dorsey
Posted by Karen Chew on April 16, 2021
Dear Butler Family, Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Our families have a long pleasant history together and it is our hope that Jehovah grants you all comfort, peace and strength at this time.
Love you all! 
Posted by Ron Richardson on April 15, 2021
Please accept our sincere condolences. We had many happy moments with Dwayne.  May Jehovah bless and comfort you all as we look forward to a bright future with Dwayne in it.
Posted by Stephanie Waddy Scott on April 13, 2021
To the Butler Family......My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this time of sadness. I’ve known your family for a long time and have many childhood memories of Dwayne. Most recently I enjoyed “cuttin-up” and laughing with him at our special assembly days. Like you, I look forward to seeing him soon. Love you all.........
Posted by Pat Galloway on April 12, 2021
Aunt Margaret and Uncle Junie, I imagine your heart is heavy right now and without saying a word Jehovah knows, and will hold you close during this very sad time. What years of great memories you have to help you at this time. Dwayne would always make me laugh and that is one thing I am looking forward to in Paradise. The other, is to see your faces when he comes around the corner. That will be a priceless moment. I love you dearly. To my cousins, please accept this virtual hug since it cannot be in person, Love you all
Posted by Rodney Galloway on April 12, 2021
Aunty and Uncle this leaves me with a heavy heart I recall all of our childhood memories, the Friday nights at grandmas and granddaddy’s the food the laughter we all had together. Sitting around just being with family. Man did we have some fun I will carry those times for a lifetime. So I was like what do I write and express m my feelings so I'm just going with the flow...
WE can shed tears that Dwayne is gone or WE can smile because he has lived, WE can close our eyes and pray that he will come back or WE can open our eyes and see all that he has left Our heart can be empty because WE can’t see him or WE can be full of the love that he shared WE can turn our back on tomorrow and live yesterday or WE can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday WE can remember Dwayne and only that he is gone or WE can cherish his memory and let it live on WE can cry and close our mind, be empty and turn your back or WE can do what Dwayne would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on. He lives on in our hearts and minds as in my heart and mind. Dwayne knows that the day will come when you’ll meet again on paradise distant shore, and we all will walk hand in hand Together forever more. Love you cousin, the words cannot express they true feelings that befalls me. Viviras para siempre en mi Corazon (You will live forever in my heart)
Posted by Judy Galloway-Matas on April 11, 2021
To aunt Margaret, uncle Junie, and to my cousins and his son. There are truly "no" words to express the sadness and hurt that was felt when the news was received. The very first thought for me, was, reminiscing when I last saw him at my moms and how we laughed about the good ole days. One being when he had the green Capri and he let me shift the gears.. That was the "best" day ever that I remember as a youngster with him. I certainly will miss his presence and laugher of course. But, above all else, I know that the strength of Jehovah will lead you and the family to a place of comfort with the thought of seeing Dwayne again.

Much Love to my family!
Judy
Posted by Shelley Coston on April 11, 2021
Our deepest condolences to the entire Butler family! We can’t begin to imagine your pain....our prayer is that it will be brief and temporary and that you will have him back the second that Jehovah deems it to be time. We love you very much Aunt Renee!! Love,The Costons
Posted by Beverly Eskridge on April 11, 2021
Was very sorry to learn of Dewayne's death. Have known him since 1975 and loved his sense of humor and contagious smile. Look forward to seeing him again in Paradise. My condolences to his family.
Posted by Elise Bartley on April 11, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayer is that your family will find comfort in the resurrection hope. We look forward to seeing Dwayne in the new world soon to come. Sister Bartley
Posted by Janis Warmack on April 11, 2021
TO THE BUTLER FAMILY MAY JEHOVAH CRADLE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU IN HIS ARMS OF COMFORT SOON DWAYNE WILL BE BACK TO YOU AND I PRAY WE ALL CAN BE THERE WITH YOU MOMMA AND DADDY BUTLER ...Michael and Renee I LOVE YOU ALL...
Posted by Rhonda Gray on April 10, 2021
Our hearts go out to the Butler family during this difficult time. We have known Dwayne for many years, he was such a kind brother and will truly be missed. We look forward to seeing him again in the new world. Revelation 21:3, 4.
Posted by Sheronda Marsh on April 10, 2021
I’m so sorry for your loss Butler family. How grateful we are to Jehovah for the resurrection hope. I send my Love and condolences to each of you.
From the Marsh family

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Posted by Francell Flood on April 18, 2021
Your family has our deepest sympathy and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Although we did not know Dwayne well, we can tell by all the wonderful comments and loving words at the memorial he was an incredible person. We look forward to getting to know Dwayne better in the new system.
Posted by Patricia Robinson on April 18, 2021
Dear Butler Family, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Dwayne. There are so many fond memories that I have of the times that Dwayne would visit us in NJ and we would travel to MD. I last had the opportunity to see Dwayne in 2015, when Tippy and I visited MD. Even though so many years had gone by, it was as if time stood still.  We reminisced, laughed and talked about our good times. We also talked about how happy we were to be in Jehovah's organization and what a loving, caring and patient God we serve.  I know how difficult this time is for you, but Jehovah has given us three (3) gifts to help us endure -- our relationship with Him, our dear Christian family, and our wonderful hope for the future. Jehovah promises us at Isaiah 65:17 that in His righteous new world, we will no longer have to deal with the loss of our loved ones nor the pain we now feel; these former things will no longer be called to mind. What a time to look forward to -- welcoming Dwayne back in the resurrection.  Until then, rely on Jehovah, your Christian brotherhood as well as our promised hope of the resurrection and life everlasting!
Posted by Kathy Jackson on April 18, 2021
We are so sorry for the loss of your dear one. The expressions of dear friends and the talk were heartwarming. May Jehovah comfort your hearts knowing Dwayne is in Jehovah's memory and you will see him again real soon. "Jehovah will give strength to his people. Jehovah will bless his people with peace." Ps 29:11
Christian love, Paul & Kathy Jackson
his Life
Dwayne Jerome Butler, was born April 15,1955, in Washington DC.  He was the first of 4 children born to James and Margaret Butler.  In his youth he enjoyed watching and playing baseball.  He played with the neighborhood team in Dorsey, Maryland and loved getting suited up for his favorite position, that of shortstop.  


He graduated from Arundel Senior High School in 1973.  One of his first jobs after graduation was in cleaning at Hot Shoppe, a catering service to the airlines for one week (couldn’t stand the garbage).  He worked for Liskey Aluminum in Linthicum and eventually worked in landscaping in Columbia Maryland as well as in home improvement building decks.  He serviced medical equipment with Medical Imaging and was last employed at United Medical until 2013 when he suffered his first stroke. 

Baptized 1971 as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses at the Crownsville Assembly Hall Dwayne and at one time served as a ministerial servant in the Ellicott City, Md  congregation.

Dwayne married Pearl in 1984 and in 1985 this union brought about their precious son, Maroni whom they love dearly.

They had many fond memories of their times together, during their Skyline Drive and Cunningham Falls adventures.  

Many will remember Dwayne’s kindness, sense of humor, love of playing practical jokes with others and his ability to laugh, even at himself.  If you needed help he was there, even at the last minute, for he would readily help whoever ask.  

He had a green thumb as shown by the ‘jungle’ he had surrounding him, loved photography, football, basketball, baseball and fried potatoes!

After battling many complications with his health Dwayne passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
He is survived by his wife, Pearl, their son Maroni; his parents, James and Margaret Butler; his brothers Michael (Phyllis) and Randy; his sister Renee (Michael); his mother in law Silvia Thomas, his sisters in law Alicia Thomas, Keisha Mohammed, his brothers in law Miguel and Nigel Thomas; his aunts Eleanor Hightower-Smith and Shirley Galloway; his uncles Carlton (Barbara) Butler and Leon Galloway as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many spiritual family and friends.


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Shared by Monica Matthews on April 10, 2021
Dwayne will truly be missed. He was a sweet kind & gentle soul. It won't be long til we see him again. Its just around the corner. We will be welcoming all of our loved ones back! What a Super Fantabulous time that WILL BE! (HOSEA 13:14-15)❤