Deborah "Debbie" Butler

April 8, 1952 — March 13, 2021

Deborah "Debbie" Butler

Cheraw, SC

Deborah “Debbie” Workman Butler, was called home to the Lord on March 13th, 2021. A longtime member of Westside Baptist Church, Debbie worked for many years and retired as a Dental Assistant. Full of energy and a love for food and cooking Debbie owned a successful catering company called Palmetto Cooks, briefly owning a restaurant in Downtown Cheraw called the Palmetto Room.  Since retiring (and before) Debbie loved to travel whether with family or friends, near or far - from the mountains and coasts of the Carolinas to the old cities of Europe and the Islands of Greece. She loved her family dearly taking an active roll with her children’s education and activities. She was filled with joy, love and pride with the birth of her grandchildren who were the apples of her eye.

She is survived by her husband of forty-four years (who has been the love of her life for more than fifty years), Randy Carter Butler of Cheraw, Daughter – Ali Butler Boatright of Bennettsville, son Matthew Carter Butler of Cheraw, grand children Robbie, Wesley & Brenlee Boatwright of Cheraw; sisters-in-law Nancy (Mickey†) Workman, Cheryl (Larry†) Heustess, and Teri (Jimmie) Pruitt as well as Nephews’ Chad (Pamela) Workman of Cheraw, Mitch (Rosalie) Workman of Summerville, Nieces Kelli (Cam) Beck of Cheraw, Jen Tucker of Wilmington, NC, Abbi (Billy) Gibbs of Florence, maternal cousins numerous, other family and many, many friends.

She is preceded in death by her Parents Jimmie & Ruth Workman of Cheraw, beloved brother Mickey Workman, Parent-in-laws RD & Tillie Butler, and many other loved Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Westside Baptist Church in Cheraw, SC.  A visitation will be held from 4:00 until 5:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Westside Baptist Church, PO Box 1417, Cheraw, SC 29520.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

4:00am - 5:00pm

Westside Baptist Church

105 Claremont St, Cheraw, SC 29520

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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Westside Baptist Church (Cheraw, SC)


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