“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished by course, I have kept the faith.” II Timothy 4:6-7
Lillian Butts Wright transitioned from earth to heaven to sit at the right hand of Jesus on Saturday, November 27, 2021. She was eighty-five. God touched her hand and said, “child come on home to rest.”
She was born November 11, 1936, in Baldwin County, GA. Lillian was the youngest of eleven children of the late Lila Macklin Butts (1896 - 1978) and the late Tullie Butts, Sr. (1892 - 1977), both native residents of Hancock County.
Although her siblings called their sister Lillian, only her daddy called her “Sugar”. The name suited her to perfection as she was genuinely one of the sweetest people on earth.
Lillian retired from Central State Hospital, where she was employed as a Principal Healthcare Technician with thirty-four years of service.
Lillian loved her family, but most of all she loved God. She also enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Adored by neighbors and family friends, she was known as a quiet, good, peaceful neighbor.
For more than ten years, she served as guardian and caretaker for her oldest sister, Vanglee Butts Moore, and on many occasions, she would travel to Detroit, MI to help care for her sister, Carrie Butts-Williams Anderson. Her sister, Georgia Butts Arnold, while living nearby, battled an illness in her later life, and Lillian often cooked her meals and cared for her.
At an early age, she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior and was a member of Vaughn Chapel Baptist Church for over fifty years. Church played a huge part in Lillian’s life. She remained active as a Deaconess, serving in the Benevolent Club until 2015, when her health declined. In attendance since early childhood, she witnessed the following pastors preside: Rev. Hudson (1929-1959), Rev. JJ Jordan (1959 - 1976), Rev. Nehemiah Collins (1976 - 2006), and Rev. Tony Fraley to present. Her passion was for the church to create its own cemetery.
Believing that family was God’s greatest gift to mankind, Lillian married the late Edward Wright, Sr. on December 26, 1951, and they had three children, Edward Jr., Joyce, and Marvin.
Lillian was predeceased by her four sisters, Vanglee Butt Moore (1915-2008), Georgia Butts Arnold (1923 - 2015), Carrie Butts-Williams Anderson (1930 - 2014), and Cora Butts Rozier (1934 - 2018); her six brothers, Sollie Butts (1918 - 2016), Henry Butts (1916 - 2006), Tullie Butts, Jr. (1921 - 1980), Willie Butts (1925 - 1989), Charlie Butts (1927 - 1985), and Elijah Butts (1932 - 1978).
On Saturday, November 27, 2021, Lillian peacefully transitioned from this earthly life into eternal life with her devoted children by her side.
Leaving to celebrate her life and legacy are her loving and devoted children, Edward Wright, Jr., Joyce Wright, and Marvin Wright; grandsons, Eric, and Corico (Javaria); great grandsons, Ahleer, and Xyon; brother-in-law, Emmett George Wright of New Jersey; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
We want to thank mom for her supreme sacrifices because she is the one person who deserves it the most. We love you Mom and thank you for loving us. “It is comforting to know that we will meet again when we enter the kingdom of God.”
Acknowledgment A heartfelt thanks is extended to all who helped to ease the heavy burden that we share. All kindnesses have sustained us, brought us joy and above all else, the knowledge that true caring friends are always within reach. May God’s grace and richest blessings be with you always.
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