Jennifer Butler Myers

October 14, 1971 - October 6, 2002

10/14/1971 - 10/06/2002

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Visitation
Tuesday October 08, 2002
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Service
Thursday October 10, 2002
6:00 pm
St. Nicholas Catholic Church
712 Little Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA
Directions

VIRGINIA BEACH

Jennifer Butler Myers, 30, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002 in her home.

She was a native of Virginia Beach, born to James Gregory Butler and Louise Kaufmann Butler in 1971. She would have been 31 this Monday, Oct. 14th. She was a graduate of First Colonial High School, and employed at SERCO of Norfolk. She was a loving mother and wife, devoted daughter, sister, and friend. She was cherished by all whose lives she touched and will be missed dearly.

In addition to her parents, Jennifer is survived by her husband, Patrick Myers, and her three daughters, Britney, Madison, and Avery; her sister Laurie Butler of Virginia Beach; three brothers, Jim Butler Jr. and his wife Cindy, Tim Butler and his wife Kim, and Jeff Butler all of Virginia Beach; nephews and nieces, Jimmy, Christopher, Matthew, Jonathan, and Amberly Jean Butler; father and mother-in-law John and June Myers of Virginia Beach; brother and sister-in-law families of Hunter Myers of Rome, GA and Laurie Myers Stewart of Charlottesville, VA.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct. 10th at 6PM at St. Nicholas Catholic Church on Little Neck Rd in Virginia Beach. Memorial donations may be made to the Jennifer Myers Trust, Norfolk Fire Dept. FCU, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23502.

Jennifer we love you and you will always be with us in our hearts. Your courageous 2-year battle with breast cancer was an inspiration to all of us, and we are thankful to have been at your side throughout. Although we know you are safely home and suffer no more, we still feel the power and grace of your spirit every day. We will always be reminded of you in the eyes of your beautiful children, and we know you will be waiting for us when our time comes to leave this world. With all of our love, your family.

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Amy Wilson Hardy
8 years ago

Although I did not know your daughter well, we graduated a year apart, and I wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I know that nothing can take her place in your lives but I hope knowing that she no longer suffers put your hearts at ease a little. Amy Hardy

Bobbi Forehand
8 years ago

Dear Louise and Family,

Wanted to let you know that even though I now live in Georgia, my thoughts and prayers are with you during your loss.

My younger sister, Brenda, lost her son Daniel, 22…last October.

Comfort in knowing their pain is over will help you through these difficult times.

Again, my prayers are with all of you.

Love,

Bobbi

TERESA HALL/TYER
8 years ago

DEAR MYERS, AND BUTLER FAMILY

I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH JENNIFER SHE GRAD. A YEAR AHEAD OF ME I ALWAYS ADMIRED HER, SO BEAUTIFUL, GRACEFUL SWEET AND COURTEOUS WHEN I GOT THE VALU PAC IT WAS JUST UNBELIEVABLE TO ME I WAS IN SHOCK THAT THIS COULD HAPPEN TO SUCH A WOMAN. I SPENT DAYS THINKING OF HOW TO RAISE MONEY THEN… MY HUSBAND READ THE PAPER AND TOLD ME I WAS CRUSHED!

FOR THE HOPE OF HELPING THEIR FAMILY BUT I STILL HAVE NOT GIVEN UP! A lthough things are not perfect

B ecause of trial or pain

C ontinue in thanksgiving

D o not begin to blame

E ven when the times are hard

F ierce winds are bound to blow

G od is forever able

H old on to what you know

I magine life without His love

J oy would cease to be

K eep thanking Him for all the things

L ove imparts to thee

M ove out of “Camp Complaining”

N o weapon that is known

O n Earth can yield the power

P raise can do alone

Q uit looking at the future

R edeem the time at hand

S tart every day with worship

T o “thank” is a command

U ntil we see Him coming

V ictorious in the sky

W e’ll run the race with gratitude

eX alting God most high

Y es, there will be good times and yes some will be bad, but . . .

Z ion waits in glory . . . where none are ever sad!!…

Leslie Lowe Brunick
8 years ago

Dear Pat, I just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know it has been a long time since I have seen you and I think I only met Jennifer once that time I ran into you both shopping at the outlet mall in Williamsburg. While I cannot understand what you are going through, I wish you peace and the strength and love to take care of yourself and your 3 girls.

Kim Owens
8 years ago

Dear Patrick and Family,

I wanted to take a minute and let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers. I will always remember Jennifer as a happy person who was always smiling. I hope you can find peace knowing she is no longer fighting and can now be pain free. Patrick, if you ever need any help with anything, please let us know.

Kim and Todd Owens

Kim Dailey
8 years ago

Dear Patrick and Family,

May knowing that Jennifer is no longer suffering but now in a place where there is no pain and she can watch down on you and your children give you some comfort during these difficult times. May Jennifer now be your family’s guardian angel, always loving you each with all of her heart. Her beauty and smile will carry on forever in your lovely girls. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Krista Childress
8 years ago

Dearest Patrick, Britney, Madison, and Avery,

I feel so blessed to have had Jennifer in my life for so many wonderful years!! Jennifer touched everyone see came in contact with. Her smile was infectous and her laugh refreshing. Jennifer was such a role model for me!! If ever there was a mother to look up to, it was Jennifer. Her patience, her soothing tough, her smile, her calmness, her laugh, her comfort, her love for her children and Patrick was untouchable!!! Jennifer made me a better mother. I have so many wonderful memories of Jennifer. I wanted nothing more than to take part in the celebration of Jennifer’s life, but unfortunately, I was out of town. I feel honored and blessed to have loved Jennifer for so many unforgetable years. To Mr. and Mrs Butler…may I be as blessed with my own two children as you were with Jennifer.

Forever in our hearts,

Krista, Madison and Clayton Childress

A Friend
8 years ago

Happy Birthday Jenn. I cant believe its already been a year since you’ve been gone. Everyone misses you soo much! We love you and hope the angels had a huge party for you in heaven!

Richard Childress
8 years ago

I am deeply saddened by the news of Jennifer’s passing. Even so my faith in the goodness in mankind was replenished witnessing the outpouring of love by Jennifer’s family, friends and others during this long battle and the recent fund raiser for her trust. With the large place in her heart Krista has for Jennifer and her family, I know she will certainly be greatly saddened to not only learn of this news but also because she will not be able to share in the joy of celebrating Jennifer’s life, and the sadness of acknowledging her passing, at the memorial service. Krista is out to sea caring for a terminally ill patient whom had thier wish of a cruise granted. I know Jennifer, Patrick, Britney, Madison, Avery and every family member are in Krista’s thoughts and prayers daily.

Bill Partin
8 years ago

I am so sorry about your loss and and my prayers and thoughts will be with you. Bill Partin

Jennifer Roebuck Perkins
8 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of Jennifer’s passing. I went to high school with her and we also worked together at Rock-Ola Cafe many years ago. Jen was always so happy and positive. She saw the best in everyone and was always there for a friend. Jennifer was a bridesmaid in my wedding in 1990. I’m so sorry to have lost touch with her after moving to California for several years. The last time I saw her, we had run into each other shopping. She had Baby Madison with her. She was so happy! Jennifer was such a wonderful person and I’m so sorry for your loss. May God bless you all.

Jennifer Perkins

Rebecca Owney Reaves
8 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of Jennifers passing. I have kept in constant touch with Krista Childress and we were planning on visiting Jen next week. Krista kept me updated on her and for a while there it seemed as if she was going to “beat” this terrible disease. My memories of Jen go way back to the happy child in 6th grade- prancing around in all those O.P. clothes how cool I thought and the warmth feeling of love and togetherness that her family had for each other. She always admired her brothers and sister and parents. She had that certain sparkle in her eyes that seemed to dance. What a wonderful angel she is going to be up in heaven to keep watch over everyone,especially her family. ~Keep that sparkle Jen and when we look up into the night skies we will see you dancing and smiling.~With Love- Becca

Barbara Ann Curan
8 years ago

I am sorry I never got a chance to know you, Jennifer. Loving thoughts to her family and friends from her cousin, Barbara Curran.

May God bless you and keep you.

Mary Carol Davis
8 years ago

I just wanted to share my condolences with the entire Butler family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

I know Jennifer will be mised by all of you. I didn’t know her very well, but what I know about the Butler family is that you all are very strong and close knit and you all will help each other thru this. My prayers are with you.

Sincerely, The Davis Family

Tom And Diane Womack
8 years ago

I met Jennifer through basketball with Avery. Avery played on my husbands team. I have constantly kept Jennifer and your family in our prayers and thoughts. She is definetly an angel in heaven. Please accept our heart felt condolences.

Tom and Diane Womack

Dafydd Charles
8 years ago

I read Jennifer’s obituary in Serco’s ‘Our World’ publication and would like to share my condolences with you all.

Although I did not know Jennifer Meyer, and I am in many senses a world away from you all, having lost my mother to breast cancer some years ago, and before that, my 21-year old sister to a very virulent and rare cancer, I have some idea of what you must be going through.

My prayers are with you at this very difficult time

Dafydd Charles

Oxfordshire

U.K.

Charity Volman
8 years ago

I was saddened by the death of your loved one. I did not know Jennifer, but was made aware of her illness by members of the Va. Beach community. My heart goes out to her family and friends who will have to go forward in life without her. It is so hard to understand why someone so young has to pass away. I can only say God Bless you. I hope knowing that others are thinking about you will help during this sad time.

Michelle Johnson
8 years ago

I went to school with Jennifer but had lost contact with her. I am very sorry to hear of her passing. I cannot imagine your pain and heartache. I knew Brittany when she was younger, but did not have the pleasure of knowing her other two children since I moved to Florida several years back. I would like to tell you how I remember Jennifer. She was always happy, optimistic, funny and vibrant. Even though we lost touch, I will never forget her.

Me and my family send our love and prayers.

With Love,

Christy “Michelle” Johnson

Joan Ware
8 years ago

It doesn’t seen like 30 years have passed since I walked into the hospital room to se Louise and beautiful little Jennifer. She was always a quiet and sweet baby. She grew into a beautiful young woman. She was a wonderful person to get to know. She was a wonderful wife, a great mom and I know she was a joy to have for a daughter. No matter when you saw Jen, she always had a smile on her face. Infact, I don’t think I have ever seen a frown. She was a great friend to all. My children, especially Jeff always enjoyed being around her and Tim. I know they had some good times at the beach. I will always have a place in my heart for her. She will surely be missed by all who knew her. Goodbye, sweet Jennifer.

Jason E. Weiseman
8 years ago

It was with great sadness that I learned of Jennifer’s passing. You may not recall, but I took Jennifer to the Senior Prom at First Colonial High School some 12 years ago.

Unfortunately career obligations over the years have pulled me away from the Virginia Beach community, and I’ve exceeded in losing track of numerous old friends who have remained in the Beach area. I was particularly taken back and shocked by this regretful news, because I was completely unaware that Jennifer was sick. I was, however, able to speak with Tim for the first time in some 12 years, and I am thankful to hear that he and his family are doing well.

My prayers and thoughts go out to the Butler family during this difficult time. While I did not know Jennifer altogether well, and indeed many of my exchanges with her were from conversations at the hall lockers back in our high school days, I shall always remember the kindness that she extended to me.

With Deepest Sympathy,

Mr. Jason E. Weiseman

First Colonial High School

Class of 1990

Thomas Brown
8 years ago

My deepest condolensces go to the Myers/Butler families. I was so sad to hear that Jennifer had passed away. My heart goes out to you all. Jennifer was a brave and special woman. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Anna Colona Hansen
8 years ago

My name is Anna Colona Hansen, and I went to FC with Jennifer. I got word of her illness via email through old friends from high school. She had a lot of people praying for her, even out here in California. I have kept her in my prayers day and night since I got word of her illness. I will continue to keep her family, especially her beautiful daughters, in my daily thoughts and prayers. I am sincerely sorry for your loss.

Molly Forrest
8 years ago

My older sister Kary played basketball with Jennifer, way back at Star of the Sea…I’m truly sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you all.

Ty Connell
8 years ago

My prayers and best wishes go to your family. I went to school with Laurie, and my younger sister was a friend of Jennifer’s. I wish all of you the best in this time of inconsolable sadness. Be well.

-ty

Kary Forrest Guess
8 years ago

Oh Jennifer, with your beautiful smile and infectious laugh! I have the fondest memories of basketball games & sleepovers & the fun we had!

I can hear you laughing even now…

To Jennifer’s parents & Tim & her husband & children…you will be in our prayers daily. Jennifer was truly a ray of light, and that light will now shine brighter & brighter from the heavens. May you all find some peace in that…..

God bless you all! ~Kary

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Do not stand at my grave and weep.

I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.

I am the diamond glint on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,

I am the swift, uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circling flight.

I am the soft starlight at night.

I am the song that will never end.

I am the love of family and friend.

I am the child who has come to rest

In the arms of the Father who knows him best.

When you see the sunset fair,

I am the scented evening air.

I am the joy of a task well done.

I am the glow of the setting sun.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.

I am not there, I do not sleep.

Do not stand at my grave and cry.

I am not there, I did not die!

Jeff Kaufmann & Family
8 years ago

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family in this time of sorrow. Time and distance often rob us of the opportunity to be closer to our family than we might wish. The memories I have of my cousin Jennifer when we were children are happy ones that I will cherish always. We pray that the loss felt by all those who loved her will ease in time and that we might gain comfort from knowing Jennifer is now at peace. We say a special prayer for her children that they may cherish their motherís memory and know that she is watching over them from Heaven always.

Jeff Kaufmann and Family

Sheila Hodgin
8 years ago

Pat and Jennifer’s family:I only got to know Pat though his music and became aware of his wife’s daily battle. Being someone who’s family members are dealing with that same battle everyday, my heart went out to them. I have done all I could in helping with the benefit we held for Jennifer, and altho I never met her, I know she was a wonderful person. She will live on in their beatiful children and thru her wonderful husband and family and friends. The heaven’s have gained another angel and she will alway be watching over all of us. I will always, as I have, keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. May your pain in loss give way to the joy of knowing she is in a better place, free of pain quickly. And know she will live forever within all of us who refuse to forget!God bless the family! My prayers are with you everyday!

Mike & Lisa Phillips
8 years ago

Patrick & family,

We want you to know that although we knew Jennifer through Trip & Karen, not a day will go by that we will not think of her and remember the better times. She was and will continue to be a “bright” soul to everyone. I know you have a lot of support in this difficult time and we will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Mike & Lisa Phillips

NORFOLK RECYCLING CORP
8 years ago

PATRICK AND FAMILY:

ALL OF US HERE AT NORFOLK RECYCLING AND CHESAPEAKE USED AUTO PARTS SEND OUR DEEPEST THOUGHTS OF

SYMPATHY TO YOU AT THIS TIME. WE KNOW HOW YOU AND YOUR WHOLE FAMILY

HAVE FOUGHT DURING THIS WHOLE TIME.

AND WE BELIEVE MRS. MYERS IS NOW IN

A BETTER PLACE,AND NO LONGER HAVE TO

SUFFER. ALL OF US AT BOTH LOCATIONS SEND OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO YOU AT THIS TIME

NORFOLK RECYCLING CORPORATON AND CHESAPEAKE USED AUTO

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Bonnie Prestridge
8 years ago

Patrick, heartfelt sympathy and prayers for you and your family during this tragic time of sorrow.

Trip Darden
8 years ago

Patrick, our thoughts and prayers are with you now and forever. Jennifer was indeed one the sweetest people we’ve had the good fortune to share time with and her spirit will live on in your beautiful children. Our memories of Jennifer will remain in our hearts, epecially our time together in the Bahamas. That was a special time that brings back many smiles. Know that we are here for you if you need anything at all. Trip and Karen Darden

Faye & Jim Brown
8 years ago

Please accept our heartfelt sympathy in your loss of Jennifer. She was so young and beautiful, both inside and out. We cannot image what you are going through. Jennifer’s strength to endure the heartache and pain for so long will be your strength to continue on in her memory. Please know that we are thinking of you and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Jim and Faye Brown

Rich Nettleton
8 years ago

Tim and Kim, I offer my deepest heartfelt sympathy. Although I did not personally know Jennifer, the loss of a loved one is certainly shared by those who know you.

John and Jean Risinger
8 years ago

To all of Jennifer’s family. We have always loved Jennifer and will miss her terribly. She was a beautiful person, inside and out. May God bless you and keep you in His loving care, as you prepare to go on without your dear loved one.

Madeline Fortunato
8 years ago

To Jennifer’s Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sadness. May the love of God give you peace and the love of Jennifer remain in your heart and give you strength through the days ahead.

Sincerely,

Madeline Fortunato

Karen Gay Lane
8 years ago

To Jennifers family:

I became friends with Jen in highschool about 1 year before her daughter Brittany was born. We actually spent alot of time together and shared alot of laughs. I remember riding around in Jens tan colored subaru wagon listening to INXS while driving to Waterside to meet boys that we had met earlier in the summer. Jennifer and I lost contact maybe 6 months after Brittany was born and I never saw or heard from her again until about a year to a year and a half ago when I felt someone tap me on the shoulder in the Target parking lot. Much to my suprise it was Jen. Her smiling face had not changed a bit since highschool. She had her children with her and introduced them all to me. She was so proud of them. She told me of her fight with cancer and was happy to say that it was in remission. From that day on I though of Jen often and kept her in my prayers. I ran into her every time I went to Target from that day forward. We laughed about it. I was sad to learn from Jen that the cancer was back and had spread. The thing that I remember was that Jen was not sad–she was still smiling and she said “I will be okay.” She told me that she had tons of love and support from her family and that other than being tired she felt good. I will never forget the last time I hugged her there in the Target lobby. I kept her in my prayers every night until I learned of her passing-now I keep you her family in my prayers. I know Jen is in a better place and I know she is the Butler/Myer families guardian angel. Peace be with you all and please know that I feel priveledged to have known Jen and I will never forget her smiling face.

Sincerely,

Karen Gay Lane

Lisa Todd-Stratton
8 years ago

To the Butler Family,

I am so saddened to read about your loss. I will always remember Jennifer from our days playing basketball at Star of the Sea together. She was always so sweet to everyone and ALWAYS had a smile on her face. Your family was so kind to the girls on the team and Jennifer was such a ray of sunshine. My sincere sympathy for your entire family. I know she will be greatly missed.

Yours,

Lisa Todd-Stratton

Karen Moses
8 years ago

To the Butler-Myers Family,

Although I did not know Jennifer personally I want send my Thoughts of Sympathy. I am a close friend of the Jarman Family. I feel I knew Jennifer in a way, because I did pray for her and knew of her battle with cancer. Many thoughts and prayers are with you. Hoping you will find comfort in your memories.

Sincerely,

Karen Moses

William Shepherd
8 years ago

To the Myers Family

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended family. Thank you for allowing me to come visit Jennifer and your family in your home. Jennifer was a lovely and wonderful person, her spirit will be carried on each day in the lives of her children and family.

Mike & Ana Obal
8 years ago

To the Myers family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May Jennifer’s strength and spirit carry onto you and the children.

With our sincerest sympathy, Mike & Ana

The Nissensons
8 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

-The Nissensons Marvin, Sarah, Anita, Bonnie and Melanie

Susan Winchester
8 years ago

We were so sorry to hear of your families loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,

Susan, Lloyd, Hunter and Cole Winchester

Don Celata
8 years ago

Your family is in our prayers.

With sincerest sympathy,

Don and Carla Celata

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