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PO Box 176
24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
Accomac, VA 23301
Phone: 757-787-2504
Fax: 757-787-5606
James Butler

James Lee "Dookie or Duke Butler" Butler

Monday, September 5th, 1960 - Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
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James Lee Butler, son of the late Vernon Satchell and Gertrude Butler, was born on September 5, 1960 in Savageville, Virginia. He departed this life on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at his residence in Melfa, Virginia.

“Dookie” or “Duke Butler,” as he was affectionately known, was married to Linda Davis Butler, who preceded him in death. He was educated in the public schools of Accomack County. James was employed at Perdue Farms until his health began to fail. He was a member of Transformation Deliverance Ministries in Accomac, Virginia. James was quite the fashion icon, known for wearing his hats and jewelry.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Madison Butler; sister, Leaner “Annie” Fletcher; nephew, William Veney, Jr.; and brother-in-law, Curtis Ames.

He leaves to cherish his loving memories his sisters, Rose (Floyd) Strand of Onancock, VA, Eva (William) Veney of Parksley, VA, Darlene Butler of New Church, VA, and Beulah Butler of Emporia, VA; brothers, Leon Butler of Melfa, VA and Vernon (Lillian) Butler of Harborton, VA; mother-in-law, Rebecca Davis; sisters-in-law, Loretta Harmon and Caroline Chandler; brothers-in-law, Bill Fletcher, Forest Davis, and Charles Davis; a very special cousin whom he thought a lot of, Leaner Conquest; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc.
    24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
    Accomac, VA 23301
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 1:00pm
    Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc.
    24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
    Accomac, VA 23301
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    Rev. Thomas Harmon
  • Interment

    Church of Christ Cemetery
    31391 Seaside Rd.
    MELFA, VA 23410
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Prestine Crosby

Posted at 02:38pm
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Praying God bring syou comfort and ease the pain of your loss.

Crosby Family - Prestine, Ticara and Bertha

Shaquel Heath

Posted at 09:48am
Remember coming up in the trailer park going over to Mr.Duke and Mrs.LInda house all the time playing game listening to music some even having dinner with them and on Saturday morning i would get up bright and early just go out to yard sales with them...we going miss back here on the park Mr.Duke give Mrs.Linda and big hug and kiss for me


Posted at 05:02pm
Rest in heaven uncle Dookie😘
You're reunited with Linda again. I know that you both are walking hand and hand now. Kiss mama, Annie and them for me. Enjoy your stay up in paradise . And continue to dress in your unique style. They better make room up there for your hats,shoes and etc. Because you're not going anywhere with out
Rest easy uncle dook😘💖Until we cross paths again.
Love you always!
Your oldest niece jackie😊

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Posted at 06:20am
Mr. James Butler was a part of the Love Thy Neighbor family and he will truly be missed. My condolences to the Butler family. Owner; Michelle Tinner
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