Gerene Jordan Butterfield went to her final home on July 24, 2022 at age 78, after her 40-year battle with Scleroderma.
Gerene was born on February 11, 1944 to Q. M. and Augusta Bost Jordan. Also, preceding her in death is her brother Fred Howard Jordan of Kannapolis.
She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Roy S. Butterfield, II. Her daughter, Veronica Self Hiley, and significant other Joe Conklin of Matthews, NC, and son, Steven Butterfield (Lori) of Taylorsville, NC. Gerene has four grandchildren, one great grandchild, and another on the way. They were her true treasure. Abigail Hockenberry (Max) of Durham, NC, Jonathan Hiley (Rachel) of Lynchburg, VA, Lauren Hiley of Matthews, NC, Robert Butterfield (Blake) and great grandson Wyatt of Vale, NC. Special Cousins dear to her heart Donna Wilson and Debbie Williams of Columbia, SC, Lisa Helms of NY, NY, and Mr. Ray Wilson of Lexington, NC. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Patricia Jordan, nieces, Theresa Duncan, Jackie Jordan of Kannapolis, Nephew Michael Jordan (Carrie) and great nephew Quentin Jordan of Concord. Four closest friends, Ann Gross of Sugar Land, TX, Rebecca Sidden of Mooresville, Sam Michaels of Gastonia, and Rebecca Saunders of Archdale, NC who continued to support and encourage her.
Gerene lived a very full and active life. She began her sales career with House of Decorative Accessories (HODA). She then opened her own business, The Unicorn of Mooresville, Inc. She had the honor of doing weddings for 20 years. It was during that time, Gerene was first diagnosed with Scleroderma. She turned to a Vegan Lifestyle and Alternative Medicine, and through this was able to live symptom free for 13 years. Gerene moved from her life-long home in Concord to Shelby in 2004 to help open The Resource Center for Hallelujah Acres. She had a passion for teaching and sharing what she had learned with others in hopes of helping others change and extend their lives. In 2007, Gerene opened the Original Healing Connection Wellness Center in Shelby on Washington Street. She was an entrepreneur in every sense of her being, and easily created a thriving business due to her abundant knowledge and passion to help others. She continued to help others and share her knowledge in any way that she could up until her death. Gerene was a member of Bethpage Presbyterian Church in Kannapolis for over 50 years where she taught Sunday School and served as Elder. She and Roy joined First Wesleyan Church in Kings Mountain soon after moving to Shelby in 2004. She taught the Dorcas Sunday School Class until she was unable to continue due to her declining health. Gerene loved people. She loved helping and encouraging others to set goals and reach for their dreams. When not working, she was happiest working in her flowers or spending time with her grandchildren. Her positivity and determination will forever be remembered and will remain with us as her legacy.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 11:00 AM. The family will receive friends at 10:00 AM First Wesleyan Church 505 North Piedmont Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Graveside Service & Internment at 3:00PM Bethpage Presbyterian Church 6020 Mooresville Road Kannapolis, NC 28081
For those who are unable to attend, and want to view the service live online please go to: Facebook page - Gerene Butterfield Memorials can be sent to The Gideons International P.O. Box 1231 Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Clay-Barnett Funeral Home will be serving the family.