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Mrs. Georgeanne Butts
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Mrs. Georgeanne Butts

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home

Mrs. Georgeanne butts died June 1. The daughter of the late Mr. George Knight and Mrs. Cora Wilson, she was born in 1943 in McKenzie, Ala. She attended public schools in Newark, J.J. She married Mr. James Burnett Jr. and they had six children. The family lived in Trenton and Mrs. Butts worked as a nursing assistant for the Board of Education. She later married Mr. Rajhan Muhammad, and they had three children. Mrs. Butts became a home health aide and later managed a beauty supply store in Newark. She moved to Conyers in 1995 and worked at Sheltering Arms Daycare Center as a certified lead teacher before she retired. Mrs. Butts was a kind woman who never complained. Her smile would like up a room. She was a loving and caring friend, sister, mother and daughter. She was preceded in death by stepfathers Mr. Stanley Wilson Sr. and Mr. Willie Jennings, husband Mr. Rajahan Muhammad and brothers Stanley and Stafford Wilson and George and Devoyd Knight.

Surviving are mother Mrs. Cora Wilson of Manchester, N.J., children Jae (Tracy) of McDonough, Erroll (Gwyn of Franklin township, N.J., Lavonza (Conita) of Beverly, N.J., Craig (Tilisia of Edgewater Park, N.J., Sharon of Atlanta, Robin and Makisha of Irvington, N.J., Rashidah and Hacina of Conyers; stepdaughter Kymberly Williams of Asbury Park, N.J.; 28 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; step-mother Mrs. Queenie Knight of McKenzie, Ala.; sisters Constance, Janelle, Sylvia, all of Alabama, Donna of Georgia, Jacqueline of New Jersey, Pat of Florida; brothers Raymond of Oregon, Randy, Stewart, Terry, Kimble and Victor of New Jersey, Jerry of Alabama; mother-in-law Mrs. Barbara Butts of Covington; a host of sisters- and brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 pm. June 7 at Lawnwood Memorial Park Mausoleum with Chaplain Frederick Caldwell officiating.

The Covington News June 15, 2008