Isabelle "Belle" Butler

June 29, 1935 - February 7, 2021

Isabelle “Belle” Butler, 85, of Lumberton, died Sunday, February 7, 2021, at Christus Southeast Texas-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born on June 29, 1935, in Basile, Louisiana, to Doline Vidrine and Thomas Godeaux.

Being raised in Basile, in the heart of Cajun Country, Belle developed a love of Cajun music and gumbo. After moving away, she treasured her visits to see her siblings and their families. She also enjoyed country music, but her all-time favorite was Elvis-making a visit to Graceland a priority.

Belle and Frank are the perfect example of true love throughout a lifetime. They were lovingly devoted to each other and would have celebrated their 67th Wedding Anniversary next month. Belle loved being a homemaker and stayed very busy raising three active boys. She was involved in PTA, home room mother, Cub Scout Den Mother and Little League as concession stand manager.

The boys participated in many sports, but baseball was her favorite. Since the boys had favorite rival baseball teams, she had to pick one of her own. Belle loved to follow the Cincinnati Reds during the “Big Red Machine” era, and even went to Cincinnati to watch a game.

She adored her grandkids and great grandkids to whom she is affectionately known as MomMom. Belle loved rocking them all as babies and watching them grow.

She loved chihuahuas and had several as pets throughout the years. Belle enjoyed her almost daily bowl of Blue Bell ice cream. Her favorite activity was going to the casinos. She seemed to always be the biggest winner out of anyone in the group.

Belle will always be remembered as being loving, fun, and beautiful. She will be greatly missed.

Belle is survived by her husband, Frank Butler, of Lumberton; children, Frank Butler, Jr., of Splendora; Robin Butler and his wife, Karen, of Beaumont, and Randy Butler and his wife, Barbara, of Lumberton; grandchildren, Angela Strahan and her husband, Joe, of Bevil Oaks; Eric Butler, of Austin; and Michelle Butler, of Dallas; and great-grandchildren, Patrick Strahan, Finn Strahan, and Luke Strahan.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Doline and Thomas Godeaux; siblings, Bill Godeaux, Della Miller, Eula Mae Walker, and Oscar Godeaux; and daughter-in-law, Diane Butler.

A gathering of Mrs. Butler’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with her Rosary recited at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. Her funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m., at Broussard’s, Silsbee, with her entombment at Hardin Memorial Park, Silsbee.

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Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • 490 cemetery road silsbee tx 77656
  • 02/10/2021
  • 2:00 pm

Rosary

Rosary
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  • 02/10/2021
  • 1:30 pm

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
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  • 02/10/2021
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Robert Purks Sr

It’s been along time we’ve seen y’all sorry to hear about your mother our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time

JALINA SUE STUTTE

You will be missed, Ms. Belle. Your smile always made us happy and I am proud to have had you as my friend. Prayers for Mr. Frank and the family.

Marcee Worthey

Our prayers are with all of you at this time of loss. I'm so sorry for the pain you feel. How wonderful to know we will see our loved ones again. We love you all.

Janet Adams

So sorry to hear of Aunt Belle passing. Sending much love and prayers to help you through this difficult time. Help each other and especially you dad as Uncle Frank and Aunt Belle always shared a special, wonderfully close love that goes on . You will be in our thoughts and prayers

Cynthia Medrano

My Condolences to the whole Butler family. I grateful to have gotten to meet Mrs Bell Butler, she was a nice loving person made me all along she was funny sweet and kind those Memories of her will last a lifetime..Mr.Butler I pray the peace and comfort of God to be over you daily. you were a true Man of your vows. Sorry I was unable to attend.