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Janice Cook Butler Ernest

December 11, 1952 — November 10, 2015

Janice Cook Butler Ernest, 62, died on November 10, 2015, at her home in Millington, Tennessee, after a courageous battle with cancer. Janice was born in Dyersburg, Tennessee, on December 11, 1952. She was the daughter of the late Boyd Cook and Rebecca Foster Cook. She graduated from Dyersburg High School and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis. She was a longtime member of International Association of Administrative Professionals.

Janice is survived by her husband of twenty five years, Darrell Ernest, and her children James Lee Butler II, of Memphis, Jason Peyton Butler (Regina) of Memphis, and Jackie Butler Ryan (Jeremy) of Collierville, Tennessee and her grandchildren Katelyn Butler, Lauren Butler Flowers, Haley Butler, Preston Butler, Sara Chrestman, Austin Woodard, Hunter Woodard, Madelyn Paige Woodard, and Kali Ryan.

She is survived by two sisters Linda Cook Cocchetto (David) of Durham, NC and Velma Cook Estes (Mel) of Cary, NC and three brothers Dr. Thomas Cook (Gerry) of Evansville, IN, Paul Boyd Cook (Gail) of Dyersburg, and Roy Allen Cook (Millie Bo) of Arlington, TN, brothers-in-law Mike Ernest (Linda) of Atlanta and Greg Ernest (Pat) of Senatobia, MS, many cousins, nieces and nephews, and the father of her children Jim Butler (Susan) of Bartlett, Tennessee.

Visitation will be from 4pm-6pm on Saturday, December 5, at Curry Funeral Home in Dyersburg, TN. There will be a private family service in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

A special thank you to Dr. Sal Vasireddy of Boston Baskin Cancer Group and to Crossroads Hospice for their compassionate care.

Memorials may be made to Baptist Cancer Center, 6019 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, Tennessee 38120 or Crossroads Hospice, 1669 Shelby Oaks, Suite 106, Memphis, TN 38134.
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