Jessie Holden Buttram, 81, a resident of McDonald, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, in a Charlotte, N.C. health care facility.
She was the daughter of the late Lennie Mae Clonts Holden and Harold C. Holden. Her husband, Dr. Henry Jefferson Buttram Jr. and her daughter, Ann Kathryn Dennis also preceded her in death.
She was a graduate of Bradley Central High School and received her bachelors of art degree from the University of Alabama.
She was able to do this by overcoming being blind since she was 3 years old.
She was a poet and had her poems published into a book called “Mostly My Going is Up.” She was also able to read braille. She was a great cook and was known for her homemade pizzas. Nobody could make her dough because she kept her recipe secret. She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church of Old Chattanooga Pike.
Survivors include her daughter, Martha Webber and her husband, Jonathan; her son, Raymond Matthew Buttram, all of Charlotte; her grandchildren: Kathryn Grace Womack of Murfreesboro, Jonathan Andrew Webber of Charlotte; her sister, Melta Merritt and her husband, Jack, of McDonald; her nephew, Robin Merritt of Chattanooga; and her extended family in McDonald and Apison areas also survive.
The Remembrance of Life service will be held today, July, 9, 2014, at 2 p.m. from the Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. James Massengale officiating.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. this evening at the church before the service.
The North Ocoee Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes has charge of the arrangements.
You may share your condolences and your memories with the Buttram family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com