Gayle Mosley's Story
Funeral services for Gayle Mosley Butler will be Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at 3 p.m., at Butler Pentecostal Church near Shuqualak, with Brother Gerald Butler and Brother Ronnie Cartwright officiating. Interment will be in Butler Cemetery following service. Cockrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Butler, 71, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at Specialty Hospital in Meridian.
Gayle Mosley was born on May 7, 1946, in Meridian to the late Robert Dee and Dollie Mae Covington Mosley. She grew up in the Daleville area and graduated from DeKalb High School with the class of 1964 and later graduated from East Mississippi Junior College in Scooba. She was also a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, where she received a bachelor's degree in elementary education.
She married Jerry Butler in 1969 and together they enjoyed 48 years of marriage. She was a loving and dedicated wife. Mrs. Butler taught briefly at Clarksdale Elementary School. She and her husband then followed the requirements of his job by moving all over the Eastern half of the United States, including Memphis, Tenn., Baton Rouge, La., Chicago, Ill., Racine, Wash., and Orangeburg, S.C. In Orangeburg, Gayle worked with her husband at their business Butler Implement Company for more 10 years.
After their retirement, the couple moved back to Meridian in 2008 where they made their home. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church in Meridian and had been active in church choirs in several of the cities where they had lived. She and her husband had also gone on several mission trips to Peru.
Gayle enjoyed shopping, especially for shoes, and traveling and was known to friends and family as a great cook. She made friends wherever she went and kept in touch with them all throughout the years.
Gayle is survived by her husband, Jerry Butler of Meridian; two brothers: Alton Mosley (Betty) and Wallace Mosley (Shelia), both of Meridian; and a sister-in-law, Brenda T. Butler of Shuqualak. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews and six very special caregivers, whose kindness and compassion is so very much appreciated: Lakeisha Phillips, Angela Campbell, Tina Coleman, Kimberly Scott, Miranda Hudson and Betty Grayson.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Stephen Butler; her parents; and a sister, Gloria Mosley.
Visitation will be on the day of services, from 2-3 p.m. at the church.
Memorials are requested to be made to your favorite church missions fund.
Messages and condolences may be left at www.cockrellfuneralhome.com
Published on October 20, 2017