Melody Kay Butterfield
November 11, 1952 - November 11, 2020
A Celebration of Life Service will be announced and held at a later date.
Melody Kay Butterfield, age 68 of Hale, passed away on November 11, 2020.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Timothy H. Butterfield. Loving children; Becky (Martin) Clinard, and their son; Mitchell, all of Kalamazoo and Randy (Brandi) Schneider, and their children; Gavin and Hayleigh, all of Otter Lake. Stepchildren; Amy (Chad) Merrihew, Timothy Jason Butterfield, Joe Butterfield and Barbara (Justin) Smith. Several step-grandchildren also survive. Dear mother; Ruth Wright and siblings; Tom Wright, Marilyn Shelp, Keith Wright and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Butterfield was preceded in death by her father; Herbert Wright, and previous husband; William Hughson.
Melody was born on November 11, 1952 in Flint Michigan to Herbert and Ruth (Smith) Wright. She graduated from Corunna High School where she played the trumpet and enjoyed being a majorette. She was a homemaker for her children during their early years and began working at Becker Manufacturing, which was later acquired by Johnson Controls, on the assembly line. By the end of her career, she had worked up the chain to become Quality Control Manager specializing in paint. Melody and Tim enjoyed fishing, playing cards, going to the casino and loved spending time with their family. She had a passion for lighthouses and had a special place in her heart for the Grand Haven Lighthouse. Melody was fiercely devoted to her family and friends. She had a sacrificial and giving heart, a selfless personality, a huge smile and an infectious laugh. She cherished spending time with her grandchildren…baking, catching bugs and butterflies then later watching them participate in wrestling, dance, softball, cheer, hockey and lacrosse. Although not a member of a church, she was a believer and follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, and had the hope of eternal life.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life Service will be announced and held at a future date.