Joyce Marie

November 20, 1942 - July 25, 2020

Joyce Marie Butler, age 77, of Florence, passed away July 25, 2020. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 29, from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at Spry-Williams Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at noon in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Henry Prater, officiating. Burial will be at Butler Cemetery. The family requests face masks and social distancing during the services.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, James Oliver Butler; parents, John and Anna Rosenberger; and siblings, Judy Corson, Jane Graham and Jerry Rosenberger.

Survivors include her children, John Butler, Dallas Hunt (Billy), Andrew J. Butler and Ian Butler (Laura); grandchildren, Will Vaden (April), Chance Hunt (Makenzie Behel), Connor Hunt and Rose, Rachel, Ruby and Eleanor Butler; great-grandchildren, Christopher and Madison Vaden; and siblings, John Rosenberger, Jr., Jennifer Jandecka, Janet Hildebrant, Jessie Andrews (Wayne) and Jada Rosenberger.

Joyce was a retired teacher with Handy Headstart. She loved her job and loved each and every one of her students. She was an active member of Edgemont Methodist Church and was a first degree black belt MuDukKwan Karate expert. She was a member of the Batting Brigade quilt guild, and would share her homemade quilts with family and friends.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. David Brown and to the nurses in the Covid-19 Unit of North Alabama Medical Center for their loving care.


July 29, 2020
11:00 am



Spry Williams Funeral Home, Helton Drive, Florence, AL, USA

July 29, 2020 11:00 am

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July 29, 2020
12:00 pm

Spry-Williams Funeral Home, burial to follow at Butler Cemetery


Spry Williams Funeral Home, Helton Drive, Florence, AL, USA

July 29, 2020 12:00 pm

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9 Comments on “Joyce Marie Butler”

  1. Aunt Joyce will be dearly missed . Love her and my deepest sympathies and condolences to all of the family.

  2. Joyce–my best friend in high school mom, my coworker at Head Start, but most importantly my friend and sister I’m Christ. My heart is sad but I rejoice in knowing I’ll see you again on the other side. Love, prayers and condolences to all the Butler family
    You will always be like family to my family.

  3. I loved Joyce so much. I always wanted to have her unfailing faith, her total talent of quilting & her most gracious heart for people. I loved going to church with Joyce all these years & loved her sense of humor.
    I am so sorry I will get out of town visiting my daughter in Boston, who Joyce made 2 quilts for McKenzie’s 2 boys. They love their quilts & use them during their cold winters.

    Joyce was a special lady who will be greatly missed.

  4. Sincere condolences to family and friends. Talking to Joyce at services was always a joy for me with her quick wit and sweet demeanor. She will be greatly missed.

  5. Joyce was a lovely person. Full of love. And wisdom. And humor. She was quirky and made you laugh. And her faith was huge. She made my mother a quilt when she was admitted to a nursing home. It’s Christmas fabric and I still cherish it. ❤️

  6. Mrs. Butler was my preschool teacher and went above and beyond for my family even after I grew up. I still have her orange scarf she made me from 2004-2005.

  7. My heart goes out to the family, during this difficult time. Aunt Joyce will be missed by many, as she was a staple in many lives, known from looking at all the pictures she is in, and the kind words left here.

  8. I’m very sorry to hear of Mrs Butler’s demise. She was a true Educator & really enjoyed her work. May her precious memories bring comfort & strength to you all,

  9. Joyce had such a great sense of humor and a ready smile or comment. What a blessing she was to everyone.

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