On September 13, 2019, our Heavenly father called Elder T R Butts to his eternal home of rest. He was born to the late Mr. Theopolis Butts & the late Mrs. Mattie Mae Butts on December 24, 1953.
After graduating from Montgomery County High School, he joined the United States Army in 1974-1991; he served his country faithfully for 20 years. He went oversees four different times and served in the Persian Gulf War. He was a Staff Sergeant with the 173rd Quartermaster in Greenwood.
Elder T. R. Butts accepted Christ at an early age and joined Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. On April 16, 1979, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Diane Loggins. To this union, a beautiful baby girl by the name of Vicky Nicole Butts and a handsome bouncy baby boy named Quincy Lyndell Butts were born. In 1980, he accepted his call into ministry and served as a servant of God for 39 years. Elder T. R. Butts didn’t take his call lightly, because he would spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to anyone who listened. He took pride in witnessing and bringing people to Christ.
Later, he joined St. Paul COGIC where he served as a member of the choir, Sunday School teacher, and Minister. Also under the leadership of Elder Scales, he received his Elder’s license through the COGIC affiliation. Several years later, he joined Mt. Olive Pentecostal Holiness Church where he remained a faithful and devoted member until his death.
He was preceded in death by his father, Theopolis Butts; mother, Mattie Mae Butts, and mother in law, Ella Mae Loggins.
He leaves to cherish the love of his life, Mrs. Diane L. Butts, daughter, Vicky N. Butts of Hoover, AL;son, Quincy L. Butts Sr. (Jennifer) and his “three apples”: Christian, Camille, Quincy Jr., and Isaiah Bradley of Columbus, MS.
He also leaves to cherish his sister, Mattie Helen Butts, Rev. Johnny Butts (Joyce), father-in-law, Henry Loggins of Kilmichael, MS; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews and Godchildren.