Obituary of Jeffery Michael Butcher
Jeffery Michael "Jeff" Butcher, of New Orleans, Louisiana, passed away on September 16, 2021. He was born on May 6, 1983 to Wanda Ann Edmisten of New Orleans, Louisiana and Jeffery Allen Butcher of Tennessee. Jeffery is survived by his mom, Wanda Edmisten of New Orleans, LA; his dad, Michael Whitaker of New Orleans, LA; his sister, Hannah Whitaker of New Orleans, LA; his brother, Scott Edmisten of New Orleans, LA; his niece, Rihanna Dixon and his nephew, Marcus Washington Jr. of Jackson, MS; his aunt, Suzette (and his first cousin, Tannith); his aunt, Carol (and first cousin, Kalin Gleason); his aunt, Sharon (first cousins, Zachary Indovina, Gabrielle and Joshua Trager; his aunt, Wendy (first cousins, Brad J. Red and Douglas A. Aguirre); his uncles, Johnny and Mark; his grandmother, Becky; and a host of other aunts and cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandmothers, Betty Edmisten and Willie Mae Whitaker; his grandfather, John Edmisten; his cousin, Lance Indovina Jr.; and his great-aunt. June Gandolfo.
Jeff big smile and charismatic personality will be greatly missed. He fondly is rememberd as a goofy kid and even growing up he still had a little goofiness instilled in him. Even as a man, Jeff knew how to place a smile on other faces without even trying. He was the oldest of three kids and the bond they had showed people how much of a protector and big brother he was. His love for others never went unnoticed. Sometimes Jeff was misunderstood but only because of the hard life he lived but even then he still allowed love to overflow through him. If Jeff loved and cared for you, it was displayed through his actions. Jeff was a blessing overall from God and he became a blessing to others! The family would like to thank everyone for reaching out and showing condolences and they ask sincerely to keep them in prayer during this hard time.
Jeffery will be laid to rest at a graveside service in Forest Lawn Cemetery on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations may be sent to Audubon Funeral Home located at 61101 Highway 11 in Slidell, LA 70458. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Audubon Funeral Home for everything they have done!
I remember the day I had Jeff and I almost died having him, if that day didn’t kill me this day sure did! I never wanted to outlive my kids but rather my kids outlive me! I miss you, Jeff and Mama loves you so much! I’m hurt and angry but I know you are with God! Until we meet again son! - From your mama
Jeffery, MY son, You are now resting in heaven where all the good people belong. The only comfort I have is knowing that's where you safely are now. I truly wish there was more that I could have done. I looked for you on several occasions to no avail. Now you have no more pain, no more suffering, and no more worries. May you rest in God’s arms now. Love always, your dad Michael!
I remember Jeff being my protector and always teaching me things as my big brother - Your brother, Scott
Oh brother , I can’t believe I am even saying my FINAL words to you. It’s a painful thing to know you are no longer here with me. I still have all of our memories together from me sitting in between you and Scott as a baby watching Beavis and Butthead, playing Donkey Kong on the Ninetendo 64 together and riding our bikes together when I was in elementary school in Kenner. The last time you saw me you visited me and granny and you brought a huge smile to our life! If only I can hug you one more time, best believe I’ll never let you go! I’m hurt behind this one because never in a million years I’d thought it would be you to leave so soon! You and Scott are truly my big brothers but you guys are my bestfriends for life! I love you forever, big brother, please keep watching over me plus your niece and nephew! You will stay in my heart until we meet again! -From Hannah (Your baby sister forever)
I remember Jeff as a little boy playing football with his big uncle! He loved playing football! You will be missed Jeff. I love you - From your Uncle Johnny
Aunt Sharon will always remember the sweet memories of you, Jeffrey, coming to my house with your big blue eyes and your sweet smile. You and Lance Jr. would spend hours together playing hot wheel cars and baseball. The Lord has gained another angel and Jeffrey, you will forever be in my heart. I love you!
To my beloved, Jeffrey... You will always be in my thoughts and prayers . You will be with all the loved ones we lost. Jesus was calling. You are in a better place now. Love Aunt Suzette and Uncle Bobby. We will always remember the good times. Amen
Going to miss you so much, my love. He was a great and loveable nephew. You are missed so much and live in my heart always. I remember one time when he was with my mom, Betty, in Arkansas. I took him out on the water and I taught him how to drive me on the sailboat. I remember Jeff being the happiest he'd ever been on that day. He turned around and looked at me and said, "Aunt Wendy, I’m going to remember this day forever!" Those words I will NEVER forget! -From your Aunt Wendy Spangler
Always loved and always will be remembered in my heart, mind, and soul.-Uncle Mark
I remember him as a loving , sweet, and kind person- Grandma Becky
I hope you're smiling above watching over your beloved family as we will always cherish the moments we shared!! -Your Cousin Tannith
Jeffery enjoyed spending time on Tuesday and Thursday mornings with his friends at Baptist Friendship House. His BFH friends will remember his kind heart, big smile, love of coffee, protectiveness, hard-earned trust, and the care he showed those he knew. -Kendall, Director at Baptist Friendship House and a close friend.
God looked around his garden
And found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered, "Peace bethine".
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn't go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
The Sanxton Family
We will remember you forever
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