Little Shae Warren Butler, age 6, passed away into the Arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at the Children’s of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham, AL.
Shae was born May 1, 2017, to Ryan Shae Butler and Haley Michele Butler of Phenix City, AL.
Other than his parents, Shae is survived by his grandparents, Tom and Linda Butler and Jason and Christy Marcotte; other loving family members include, Baby H (little sister), Tj Butler (uncle), Jj Marcotte (uncle), John Mills Jr. (Great uncle), Tiffany Gallagher (God mother); all his great-grandparents, and all his cousins. Shae was also well-known in the car community and will be missed by the friends he has made within that community. Shae was also very loved by the people whom his parents have worked with for years and will be greatly missed by them as well.
Although Shae was limited, he still loved to travel, and his beautiful blue eyes have seen more of the U.S. than most adults. He traveled with his parents and car friends all over to different car shows. He loved the beach and went every year- multiple times a year with his parents. He enjoyed relaxing in the water. His favorite time was bath time, or hot tub time with grandmama. He looked forward to “Super Shae Sunday” every week, where he spent time with his grandparents. He loved to watch cartoons on his iPad, he loved to read books with his family, he loved to sing songs with his grandmama.
Shae exhibited such strength during his time earth-side. He accomplished so much, even if he did not do it physically. Haley and Ryan were just 16 and 18 when Shae was born. Shae pushed Haley to graduate high school at 16 years old and to immediately start college to become a nurse. Shae pushed Ryan to become a better man and to provide for his family while Haley pushed through school. Shae is the reason Haley graduated and became a nurse at age 19 which she then used her education and knowledge to properly care for Shae throughout his life. Shae has always inspired amazing change in the individuals surrounding him.
Shae also touched the special needs community as well and has met amazing and strong warriors, just like him. He traveled to car shows hosted for his special needs friends who have also, since, passed. His UAB-children’s care team was amazing in everything they did for him, and his parents are so very thankful for everything they have done for him since he started seeing them.
His nicknames include Super Shae, Shae Bean, Beanie, among many others. He even had his own “Super Shae” cape.
Shae’s precious life touched many who surrounded him with gifts of unwavering love. Shae’s family is planning a private memorial service to honor Shae’s life and memory.