We are sad to announce the passing of Tuena (Tina) Marie Butler of Shallotte, North Carolina. She died at the age of 69 on January 23, 2024. Tina passed away in hospice surrounded by family after a battle with early-onset dementia.
Tina is survived by her husband of 45 years, Rick Butler, two sons, Rhett and Forrest, and four granddaughters, brother, Mark, and sister, Toots.
Tina was an early childhood educator with a passion for making each child feel loved and special. With over 30 years of teaching experience, she has won Teacher of the Year on multiple occasions and in different states. She continued serving the community as a senior living activity coordinator at Auburn Landing. She was creative, patient, and a prayer warrior. Her light will continue to shine.
No public funeral service will be held per her request, but rather, her legacy of love and endless kindness will be carried on by those who were deeply moved by her spirit.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations for other families to the Lower Cape Fear Life Care Hospice House of Bolivia, NC, which provided excellent and dignified care for her and us in her last days.
Coastal Cremations 10180 Ocean Hwy W, Carolina Shores, NC 28467