Carla Jean Mathews Butler Mahan, 77, of Brownwood went to be with the Lord on April 19, 2018.

Services for Carla will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church with graveside following at Bangs Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest by her parents and son. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 at Davis-Morris Funeral Home in Brownwood.

Carla was born in Bangs to HR and Maryann Mathews on Aug. 11, 1940.

She was a member of Coggin Avenue Baptist Church and worked in the nursery for approximately 40 years. She was known to many children as Miss Carla.

Carla worked hard until she retired to take care of her five children.  She enjoyed being a big sister, aunt, mother and Nana. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, HR and Maryann Mathews; two of her children, Jerry Butler and Kenneth Butler; and grandchild, Rebecca Butler.

She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Mack Mathis of Statesville North Carolina; brother, Mike Mathews and Delora Mathews of Cedar Park; children, Brian and wife D'Lynn Butler of Plano, Bill and wife Cathy Butler of Houston, Doug and wife Amy Butler of Coleman, and Craig and wife Bethany Butler of Minnetrista, Minnesota;  grandchildren, Kristina, Sara, Joshua, Leslie, Chris, Rachel, Ashley, Bradley, Colby, Ranea, Zackary, Ryan, Katherine and Jack;  great-grandchildren, Bobby, Madalyn, Xavier, Payton, Knox, Austin, Ayria, Conner and Jayden; and five nieces.

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