Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Ella Mae Butler Bruton

Ella Mae Butler Bruton, 81, of Mt. Gilead passed away Thursday, December 12, 2019 in the First Health Hospice House, West End, NC.  Her funeral service will be graveside on Monday, December 16 at 11am at Stanly Gardens of Memory with Rev. Samuel Jackson officiating.  The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care on Sunday night from 6 until 8 PM.

Mrs. Bruton was born January 31, 1938 in Montgomery County, NC. She was the daughter of the late Herbert Butler and Sallie Barringer Butler. She was a graduate of Peabody High School and attended Sandhills Community College. She was retired from the NC Dept. of Correction with 30 years of service, where she served as a Librarian. Ella was also the proud administrator of the Bruton Family Care Home for 22 years.  

Mrs. Bruton leaves behind her husband Fred Douglas Bruton of the home; her children, daughter Janette (Samuel) Jackson of Apex and son, Douglas Bruton (LaDeborah) of Charlotte; brother Monroe (Neise) Leake of Albemarle; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, LaTonya (Lacy) Little of Knoxville, TN, Portia McDonald of Apex, Shakeia McGuire of Raleigh, Farah and Fairley Bowden of Temple, TX, Adacia Bruton, Chase Bruton and Princeton Bowden; and a host of nieces and nephew, other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by brothers Herbert Butler, Jr., Benjamin Butler and James Butler and 2 sisters Cleo Covington and Callie Belle Gaddy. 

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Bruton family.

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  • Lowanna hester Posted December 13, 2019 9:57 pm


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