Ella Mae Butler Bruton, 81, of Mt. Gilead, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2019 at FirstHealth Hospice House, West End. A graveside funeral service was held 11 a.m., Monday, December 16, 2019 at Stanly Gardens of Memory. The Rev. Samuel Jackson officiated

Mrs. Bruton was born January 31, 1938 in Montgomery County. She was the daughter of the late Herbert Butler and Sallie Barringer Butler. She was a graduate of Peabody High School and attended Sandhills Community College. She was retired from the N.C. Dept. of Corrections with 30 years of service, where she served as a librarian. Ella was also the proud administrator of Bruton Family Care Home for 22 years.

Mrs. Bruton leaves behind her husband, Fred Douglas Bruton of the home; daughter, Janette (Samuel) Jackson of Apex and son, Douglas Bruton (LaDeborah) of Charlotte; brother, Monroe (Neise) Leake of Albemarle; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, LaTonya (Lacy) Little of Knoxville, Tenn., Portia McDonald of Apex, Shakeia McGuire of Raleigh, Farah and Fairley Bowden of Temple, Texas, Adacia Bruton, Chase Bruton and Princeton Bowden; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Herbert Butler Jr., Benjamin Butler and James Butler; and sisters, Cleo Covington and Callie Belle Gaddy.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Bruton family.