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July 8, 1957 – April 27, 2023

James Edward Butcher of Petersburg, Virginia, gained his ultimate healing from cancer on April 27, 2023. Jim was born on July 8, 1957, in Petersburg, Virginia, to Joyce Bennett Butcher, of Chesterfield and the late Richard F. Butcher.

Jim was an executive Bridal Consultant for Macys until his early retirement in 2013. He had a love of historical homes and spent a lifetime collecting antiques, always browsing auctions and antique shops for a great deal on that next perfect piece of furniture, artwork or glassware. Jim loved spending time in the mountains of Randolph County, West Virginia and Montebello, Virginia. Christmas was always a special time of year with decorating becoming a grand tradition.

Surviving Jim is his partner, Eric “Steven” Huffstutler, of Petersburg; three sisters, Pat Piner, of Colonial Heights, Barbara White, of South Chesterfield, and Pam (Steve) Gohn, of Williamsburg; nephew, Christopher (Jennifer) Scott, of Hopewell; niece, Jamie (Michael) Jackson, of Richmond; aunts, Elaine Yeatts, of Petersburg, Ruby (Herbert) Lewis, of Dinwiddie; and a special cousin, Sharon (Mark) Howell, of Elkins, West Virginia, who was Jim’s caregiver in his final days. Also surviving are great nephews, Nathaniel and Brandon Scott, Carter and Brayden Jackson, and Sharon’s children, Brody, Katelyn, and Jacob, along with many cousins and countless friends. Jim also leaves behind his beloved dog, his “little boy”, Jax.

Preceding Jim in death were his grandparents, Elmer (Ethel) Butcher, Bernice Butcher, and Edward (Cora) Bennett; sister and brother in law, Debra (Joe) Uzzle; nephew, Steven Lewis; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Jim will be sorely missed, leaving behind a legacy of love and a life well lived. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, at J.T. Morriss and Son Funeral Home in Petersburg. A funeral service will take place on Thursday, May 4, 2023, at 1:00 PM, in the funeral home chapel followed by a Celebration of Life at the Petersburg Country Club. Private graveside services will be at Jim’s final resting place, the Beverly Cemetery in Beverly, West Virginia.
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