Child’s funeral open to community

| 06/11/2014

(CNS): The father of 6-year-old Bethany Butler has made the arrangements for his daughter’s funeral public. The service will be held on Sunday 9 November at 1:00pm at Kings Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church, Walkers Road, George Town and the body can be viewed between 12 noon and 12:45pm. The burial will then take place at the new Bodden Town Cemetery, on Bodden Town Road. Bethany’s father, Lenford Butler, who is a sergeant in the RCIPS, said he is aware that several people in the community would like to attend. Bethany’s mother, who was arrested after her daughter’s body was found in a car in East End on 27 October, has been detained in hospital under the mental health act.

The child died as a result of multiple stab wounds. Tamara Butler was arrested on suspicion of killing her daughter when police found her in the area near to the car in which police found Bethany’s body. 

Tamara Butler had attempted to take her own life and because of the state of her mental health Has not yet been interviewed by police.

Police continue to appeal for witnesses who may have seen the light coloured SUV sometime in the early hours of Monday 27 October, either in Savannah or the High Rock and Queen’s Highway areas of East End.

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  1. Anon says:

    No words can express the sorrow we all feel for this beautiful little girl. I know she is in the loving arms of our Father now, and my deepest sympathy to her family.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Dear Family and Friends of little Bethany Butler, please accept my deepest condolences. Here is a poem I found. May God and His angels comfort you all now and in the coming days as you all grapple with the shock and sorrow of what has happened to this precious child.

    With prayers,

    A concerned citizen of Cayman

    If Tomorrow Starts Without Me…

    If tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not here to see,
    If the sun should rise you find your eyes all filled with tears for me;
    I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today,
    While thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say.
    I know how much you love me, as much as I love you
    And each time that you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too.
    But when tomorrow starts without me please try to understand,
    That an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand.
    He said my place was ready, in heaven far above
    And that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love.
    But as I turned and walked away a tear fell from my eye.
    For all my life I’d always thought, I didn’t want to die.
    I had so much to live for, so much left yet to do.
    It seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you.
    I thought of all the yesterdays the good ones and the bad.
    I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had.
    If I could relive yesterday, just even for a while,
    I’d say goodbye and kiss you and maybe see you smile.
    But then I fully realized that this could never be,
    For emptiness and memories would take the place of me.
    When I thought of worldly things I might miss come tomorrow
    I thought of you and when I did my heart was filled with sorrow.
    When I walked through heavens gates I felt so much at home.
    God looked down and smiled at me from his great golden throne
    He said, “This is eternity and all I’ve promised you”
    Today your life on earth has passed but here life starts anew.
    I promise notomorrow, but today will always last
    And since each day is the same there’s no longing for the past.
    You have been so faithful so trusting and so true.
    Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn’t do.
    You have been forgiven and now at last you’re free.
    So won’t you come and take my hand and share my life with me?
    So when tomorrow starts with out me don’t think we’re far apart,
    For every time you think of me, I’m right here in your heart

  3. Anonymous says:

    RIP little angel, one thing is for certain, you will become a woman in heaven. You were precious to everyone that had the honour to meet you. Beautiful, smart, sweet and gentle, why this had to happen? I don't know sweetheart so when we meet in heaven, we will ask Jesus.

    From someone who knew you and held you in the SDA BT church. I cried because I will miss you knowing how your life ended, but I smiled to think you will be in heaven some day and by God's mercy your mommy and daddy will be there too. There are some things that just cannot be explained but forgiveness is for ALL. Peace and blessings to all the family and friends especially brother Butler.


  4. Anonymous says:

    RIP sweet child. This makes me so, so sad.

  5. resident says:

    RIP little Angel.  You are in a better place now.  My sincere condolences mr. Lenford.