Julian Bernard Butts, 33 of Matoaca, passed away suddenly Sunday, July 7, 2013, in Henrico. Julian was born Nov. 3, 1979, in Kaiserslautern, Germany. He was a 1997 graduate of Matoaca High School, where he excelled in music while at Matoaca High School. Julian received the honor of playing with the Richmond Symphony, the only student ever invited to play with them.
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He also attended Christopher Newport University. Prior to his death, Julian was employed with Steve & Sons of Henrico.
Julian leaves behind to cherish his memories: his mother, Sharon Davis; stepfather Percy L. Davis III of Matoaca; father, Ulysses Butts of Petersburg; two brothers, Deacon Jason Butts Sr. (Jennifer) of Chesterfield, Damien Butts of Matoaca; a sister, Elaina Davis of Matoaca; aunt, Florence Otho of New York; uncle, William Otho (Yvette) of Philadelphia; and a host of nieces; nephew; cousins too numerous to mention; and many, many friends.
Funeral services for Julian B. Butts will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday July 13, 2013, at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church of God In Christ, 233 Halifax St., Petersburg, the Rev. Jeffrey L. Dodson Sr., pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Blandford cemetery, Petersburg. Viewing one hour prior to the service.
There will be a viewing today, Thursday, July 11, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at J.L. Dodson and Sons Funeral Establishment, 25824 Greensville Ave., Petersburg.
The family is receiving relatives and friends at the residence ,8511 Graves Road, Matoaca, and the family is asking that relatives and friends assemble at the residence at 12 p.m. the day of service.
Professional funeral arrangements entrusted to the Staff of J.L. Dodson and Sons Funeral Establishment, 25824 Greensville Ave., Petersburg. Online condolences may be registered on line www.jldodsonandsons.com, the Rev. Jeffrey L. Dodson Sr., funeral director, 804-732-5959 and 804-834-3330.
Published in The Progress-Index from July 9 to July 11, 2013