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Traci Butler Lee

December 24, 1965 — November 27, 2022


Traci Butler Lee

Traci Dawn Butler Lee, 56, passed away peacefully on Sunday November 27, 2022 at the Hospice Home after several months battling Squamous Cell Esophagus Cancer. Traci transitioned into comfort care when she arrived at the hospice home. The hospice staff took excellent care of Traci, they were mindful, compassionate and professional, her severe suffering was medically managed. The family is grateful to everyone at AuthoraCare and for the nurse that came to Traci’s home and got her admitted into their care at the Hospice Home.


Traci was born on December 24, 1965 in Alamance County to the late Clara Elizabeth Butler. She was the beloved granddaughter of the late Murray S. Butler, Sr. and Lizzie Fannie Underwood Butler. Traci leaves behind her daughter, Chelsie Lee White and husband Darrell White; a son, Jacob Butler Ratliff; her aunt, Gena Butler; cousins, Sandy, Brandy and Trey; her partner, Talmadge; her canine companion, Scruffy, and several cats, and Puppy Butler who adored her; several close and longtime friends from childhood to adult years, Sue, Beverly, Laura, Jennie, Mary, and Tabitha, who were there during Traci’s best of times and worst of times.


Traci was a wonderful artist, enjoyed reading, loved animals and was a decorator of ambience. She took pride in her home and was a natural horticulture of plants, flowers and vegetables.


Traci’s family is thankful for all the staff at the Burlington Cone ER, Burlington Cone Hospital, ARMC Cancer Center, the CNA’s, RN’s, Doctors, MRI Professionals for all their patience, concerns and care that was shown to Traci it was beyond reproach.


There will be a private celebration of life service held at a later date. You may send condolences to


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