Celebrating the life of

Ganell "Nell" Mixon Butler

Passed away on October 10, 2020


Ganell “Nell” Mixon Butler, 95, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020 at her residence.  She was born January 21, 1925 in Metter, GA to the late Arthur and Ava Greenway Mixon.  Mrs. Butler was retired as an Avon representative, and also worked for over 20 years driving the Bookmobile for the Savannah/Chatham County area.   She was a member of the Laides Golf Unit of the Alee Shriner’s, and Isle of Hope Baptist Church.  She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and will be missed by her family and friends.   

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James Julian Butler, Sr., her son, James Julian “Corky” Butler, Jr., and her grandson, Carey Carter Zipperer. 

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Grover Zipperer, Rita Butler (Billy Oldfield), grandchildren, Cleve Zipperer (Tina), Corbin   Zipperer (Ami), Chris Zipperer (Meredith), Jason Butler (Lauren), Jeff Butler, Heidi O’Connor (Tony), seventeen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

The Funeral Service will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Isle of Hope Baptist Church with Bro. Billy Miller officiating.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the church. 

The family would like to thank Susan Gross and Mary Ann Robinson, her caregivers for the past few years. 

Remembrances may be made to Isle of Hope Baptist Church, 22 Rose Ave, Savannah, GA 31406.  



Karen, Kathryn & I were so sorry to see your mother had past away. We will keep you and the family in our prayers.

- Frank & Kathryn Murray, Savannah, Georgia

We are so sorry to learn of the passing of my dear “Aunt Nell” our condolences to all.

- Glenn Mixon, Vidalia, Ga

A candle has been lit!

Sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

- Shannon Bowman, Savannah, Georgia

Love to all the family at this time and always, May God comfort you, as only HE can.

- Heck, Rincon, GA

Karen, Grover & Family, Sorry about the lost of your mother..but know she is now in a better place. Jim & Joyce Deal

- Jim Deal, Savannah, GA

My deepest sympathy to the family of Mrs. Butler. She was so fortunate to have her family who saw to it she had such good care and I know that you will all miss her. Remember and cherish your time with her. God Bless.

- Linda Lair Futrell, Savannah, Georgia

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel