This is Pamela Patterson's son -- Chumuckla HS '67. It is posting late here - with apologies. I was unaware. (Vic)
Jimmie Mathew “Matt” Butler, 45, of Milton, FL, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2016.
Matt was born on August 26, 1970, in Pensacola to Jimmie and Pamela Butler, and resided in Pace for the first half of his life. He was a graduate of Pace High School, the University of West Florida, and the University of Alabama. Matt was a very active member of Immanuel Baptist Church for many years. He participated in the choir and mission trips, but mostly loved working with the children. His love of working with children continued during his college years, serving the summer months specifically with the Techwood Center in inner city Atlanta, Georgia. He settled after his college years in Dallas, Texas, where he resided until August 2013, when he moved back home to Northwest Florida. While in Dallas he worked in varying positions with public relations and in his spare time loved participating in the arts. He was well gifted in song, dance and acting. Matt was very much a people person and enjoyed life.
Matt was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harry M. and Lou V. Butler of Milton, and James D. Patterson of Pace, Florida.
Matt is survived by his father, Jimmie L. Butler of Pace; his mother, Pamela G. Patterson of Milton; his sister, Traci L. (Paul) Peaden of Milton; nephew, Jase D. Peaden of Milton; grandmother, Judy I. (Harold) Strength of Flomaton, Alabama; numerous loving uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held for Matt at Immanuel Baptist Church, Pace, Florida, on Saturday, March 19, 2016, with Clain Roberts officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.
The family would like to give a very heartfelt thank you to Dr. Dennis Mayeaux, the staff and nurses at Sandy Ridge Health and Rehabilitation, and the staff and nurses at Regency Hospice – Pensacola.