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George Jerome “Lil George” Butler Jr., 24, of Lexington Park died Dec. 22, 2012.

Born Sept. 19, 1988, in Leonardtown, he was the son of George Butler Sr. and Carlene Butler.

He obtained his education through St. Mary’s County public schools. After his education, he worked various jobs. The job that most sparked his interest was with B&B Maintenance, where he was an employee at the time of his death.

He was an outgoing young man with a heart of gold. He lit up a room with his infectious smile and humorous personality. He could charm his way into anyone’s heart. He was dedicated and hard working, especially when it came to putting his family and girlfriend, Cindy, first.

He loved to watch football with his dad, especially the Washington Redskins. He enjoyed going fishing with his brother, Yoda, and hanging out with his brother, Willy, and his sister, Meka. He stayed at the carwash with his friends and anywhere else pertaining to the outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Mary Agnes Butler; and paternal grandparents, Rachael Smith and Earl Smith.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Shameka Butler, two brothers, Joseph “Yoda” Brooks (Heather) and William “Willie” Lawrence; girlfriend, Cindy Lea Ferrall and baby Butler; aunts, Julia Fawehinmi (Judy), Jennifer Butler, Yvonne Butler, Annie Chase (Raymond), Theresa Gross (Larry) and Patsy Freeland (Harold); uncles, Earl Smith (Donna) and Earl Young; maternal grandfather, James E. Bush; nieces, Laila and Vanessa; nephews, Dooby and Dinky; best friends, whom he considered his brothers and sister, Sean Matthews, Jeffery Carter Jr., Ralph Broome and Chantal Courtney; and a host of cousins and friends.

The family will receive friends Monday, Dec. 31, from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home in Mechanicsville. Interment will follow at Charles Memorial Gardens in Leonardtown.