Gayle Mosley Butler, 71,  passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 18,  at Specialty  Hospital in Meridian, MS. Her funeral service will be held at Butler Pentecostal Church near Shuqualak,

MS on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 3 p.m. Bro. Gerald Butler and Bro. Ronnie Cartwright will be officiating. Interment in Butler Cemetery will follow the church service. Visitation will be from 2 until 3 at the church Sunday. Any memorials are requested to be made to  your favorite church missions fund. Cockrell Funeral Home of Macon, MS is honored  to be entrusted

with the funeral arrangements. Gayle Mosley was born on May 7, 1946 to the late Robert Dee and Dollie Mae Covington  Mosley in Meridian, MS and grew up in the Daleville, MS area. She graduated from DeKalb High School, DeKalb, MS with the class of 1964 and later graduated from East Mississippi Junior College in Scooba, MS. She was also a graduate of the University of  Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor’s Degree in  Elementary Education. She married Jerry Butler in 1969 and together they enjoyed 48  years of marriage. She was a loving and dedicated wife. Gayle M. Butler taught  briefly at Clarksdale  Elementary School in Clarksdale, MS. She and her husband  then followed the  requirements of his job by moving all over the eastern half of the United  States, including Memphis, TN, Baton Rouge, LA, Chicago, IL,  Racine, WI, and

 Orangeburg, SC. In Orangeburg, Gayle worked with her husband  at their business, Butler Implement Company, for over ten years. After their  retirement, they moved back to Meridian, MS in 2008 where they made their home. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church in Meridian and had been active  in church choirs in  several of the cities where they had lived. She and her  husband had also gone  on several mission trips to Peru. Gayle enjoyed shopping, especially for shoes, and traveling and was known to friends and family as a great cook. She made  friends wherever she went and kept in touch with them all through-out the  years.Gayle is survived by her  husband: Jerry Butler of Meridian, MS; two brothers: Alton  Mosley (Betty) and  Wallace Mosley (Shelia), both of Meridian, and by one sister-in-law: Brenda T.  Butler of Shuqualak, MS. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews and  six very special caregivers, whose kindness and compassion is so very much appreciated:  Lakeisha Phillips, Angela Campbell, Tina Coleman, Kimberly Scott, Miranda  Hudson and Betty Grace. She was preceded  in death by  an infant son: Stephen Butler; her  parents; and one sister: Gloria  Mosley Messages and condolences may be left at   www.cockrellfuneralhome.com