James Edward Butler, Jr., 70, of Leonardtown, lovingly known as “Jitter”, peacefully passed away on February 3, 2012. Friends and family will unite on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Morganza, Maryland. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery in Helen, Maryland.
Jitter was born December 25, l941 in Oakville, Maryland to the late James and Sarah Butler. He was raised with his two sisters, Mildred and Agnes; and three brothers, David, Rudolph and Francis.
Jitter received his education from St. Joseph’s Colored Elementary School in Morganza, Maryland and completed his education at Banneker High School in Loveville, Maryland.
In September, 1962, Jitter married the late Mary Cecelia Mills, celebrated thirty-eight years of marriage before her death in May, 2000. From this union Jitter and Mary had four sons: William, John, Joseph and Marvin.
Jitter’s primary occupation was as a carpenter. In the early years of his life, he worked for Bill Raley’s Furniture Store as a delivery man and all around handyman. After his retirement, Jitter enjoyed working with his sons. He loved working with his hands and enjoyed his life with his friends and having a good time.
Jitter is survived by his sons, William (Brenda), John (Barbara), and Marvin (Carla); daughter, Sarah Young (Dwayne); four sisters, Mildred Gross, Barbara Neale, Mary Holton (Kelsey), Agnes Mason; two brothers, David and Francis Butler (Evelyn); nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one uncle, John Ernest Berry and special friend, Jennifer Bush and three close neighbors, Tywanda, Skip and Dave and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife Mary Cecelia; his son, Joseph Butler; brother, Rudolph (Pete) Butler and his parents, James (Cullins) and Sarah Butler. Jitter is at home in Heaven, at peace.