Gail (Cowell) Butts

September 2, 1949 ~ July 16, 2020 (age 70)

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Our beloved, Gail Cowell Butts, exchanged time for eternity and moved from her temporary address on Mercer Drive in Camden to her permanent address in Heaven on Thursday July 16, 2020 at the Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. 
Life Celebration Services will take place on Friday, July 24, 2020 at 12:00 noon at Mitchell Funeral Care and Cremations Chapel with Rev. Wade Staten, Sr., officiating. Interment will take place in the Butts Family Cemetery, Camden, NC .Viewing will take place at the funeral home on Thursday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19, the family will only receive guest during the viewing hours of Mama Gail. The services will also be limited in attendance so please contact the family for clarity.

She leaves to cherish her loving memories: her husband, Pastor Oscar Butts of the home; three children, Shawn Butts (Brenda) of El Paso, Tx, Keisha Kallicharan (Wayne) of Camden, NC and Lamont Butts (Lizette) of Elizabeth City, NC; six grandchildren, Shawn Butts, Jr., Kiwon Butts, AMani Kallicharan, Brandon Kallicharan, Cameron Butts and Jaden Armstrong; one special grandchild, Chaz Fitzgerald; siblings, Zaneta Taylor (Rodney) of Camden, NC, Debra White (Wallace) of Elizabeth City, NC, Dirlene Cannon of Maryland, Shirlene Cowell of Kentucky, Antoinette Cowell of Ellenwood, Ga, Angela Kay Cowell of Hopskinsville, KY, Cardwell Cowell, Jr., (Nicole) of Elizabeth City, NC, Larry Cowell (Erma) Hopskinville, KY, Willis Cowell (Joanne) and Dale Cowell (Cynthia) of Camden, NC and Anthony Cowell (Louise) of Elizabeth City, NC; two uncles, Eddie Wilson of Camden, NC and William Henry Trotman (Rebecca) of Currituck, NC; four sisters-in-law, Mable Freeman of Elizabeth City, NC, Shirley Brooks (Charles) of New Jersey, Marion Brooks of Elizabeth City, NC and Deborah Cowell of Camden, NC; two brothers-in-law, Chester Butts of Elizabeth City, NC and Woodie Butts (Margaret) of Camden, NC; and a host of other relatives and friends. 

Funeral Services will be streamed live on Friday with a link provided under this obituary. 

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July 23, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mitchell Funeral Care and Cremations
609 Hull Drive
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Funeral Service
July 24, 2020

12:00 PM
Mitchell Funeral Care and Cremations
609 Hull Drive
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Video is available for this event

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