A funeral service celebrating the life of Gabrielle Louise Butts, 19, of Millersport, was held October 5, 2009, at in the New Life Church, Lancaster, with Pastor Daniel Monk as celebrant. Burial followed in Millersport Cemetery.
Gabrielle died Wednesday, September 30, 2009, in Columbus as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident earlier in the week. She was born November 20, 1989, in Canton, the daughter of Christopher Scott and Amy Louise (Capone) Butts.
She was a valedictorian of the Millersport High School Class of 2008, homecoming queen, member of the National Honor Society, Spanish, German and Art Clubs along with student council. She was talented musically and also ministered with her music at the Souls Harbor Pentecostal Church, Millersport, where she was a member and Sunday school teacher; and also was active in the United Pentecostal Church, International. She also volunteered in her community and was currently enrolled as a sophomore at Ohio University, Lancaster Campus; where she was majoring in education.
She is survived by her loving family. In addition to her parents this includes her sister, Sadie Mae; brothers, Jonah and Isaac; her grandparents, Clinton and Cynthia Butts of Canton, Rita Capone of Canton, Lea- Ann Borland of Marietta; greatgrandparents, Frances Stoll of Massillon, Eileen Eberhart of North Canton, Mary Virginia Butts of Dover, Shirley Borland of Marietta, Bonnie and Dale Keister of Minerva; her aunts & uncles, Larissa Butts of Canton, Andrea (Ken) Jialanella of Navarre, Sabrina (John) Silvestri of Lancaster; her cousins, Eric, Aryn and Jaret; and many, many friends, including boyfriend, Doug Grubb of Columbus.
Gabrielle shared the gift of life through organ donation, and many lives will be touched and healed through her priceless gift.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Albert Joseph Capone in 1982.
An online video tribute and guest register are available at www.hoskinsonfuneral.com
The family has requested that expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial contributions be directed to the Gabrielle Butts
Memorial Fund, c/o Commodore Bank, 12101 Lancaster St NE, P.O. Box 188. Millersport, Ohio 43046.
Hoskinson Funeral Home is honored to serve the Butts family.