Mabel Butler Barefoot born February 7, 1931, went to be with her Savior and Lord on September 16, 2014. Surviving Mabel, is her husband of 61 years, Earl Barefoot. Also surviving are her two sons and their spouses (Robert Barefoot/Robin Barefoot and Jerry Barefoot/Brenda Lucore), six grand-children (Misty Michels, Clint Barefoot, LeAnna Lucore, Spencer Barefoot, Aaron Barefoot and Tyler Barefoot), two great grand-children (Deven Michels and Rocco Michels), two brothers Aubry Butler and Bertie Butler, one sister Ruth Whitaker. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and mother Walker and Ida Butler, one brother Thurmon Butler, and one sister Violet Stone.
Mabel was born in the family home in Broadway NC and moved to Raleigh NC after graduating high school (Benhaven School). She retired after a long career from Southern Bell Telephone Company. She was member of Westover United Methodist church for over 55 years.
Mabel led a very active life with her family, church and community. Organizations that Mabel belonged to included, Telephone Pioneers Club of America, Roylean Acres Garden Club, Woman’s auxiliary Exchange Club (Exchangettes), Red Hat Society, and a local camping club. Mabel had an adventurous heart and after retirement she traveled with her husband, all over the United States and into Canada and Mexico. Her strongest love though was for her family. Among her favorite past time activities was gardening, reading and craftwork.
Mabel will be dearly missed and lovingly remember by all.
A visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 19th from 7-9pm at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Sept. 20th at 2pm at Westover United Methodist Church, 300 Powell Drive, Raleigh. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.
Flowers will be accepted, or donations may be made in honor of her name to the following organizations; Westover United Methodist Church, Raleigh, NC, or Transitions LifeCare, formerly Hospice of Wake County.
Condolences may be made through brownwynne.com