Mary Louise Button

Friday, July 20, 1945 - Monday, October 18, 2021

In God's Care

Photo of Mary Louise Button  - 1945-2021

Waynesville- Mary Louise Freunscht Button, age 76, of Morning Drive, entered into her glorious heavenly home on Monday, October 18, 2021.

Mary Louise was born in the summer season of July 20, 1945 in Syracuse, New York to the late Charles Otto Freunscht and the late Juanita Berkey Freunscht.  After marrying the love of her life, Raymond William Button on June 11, 1966 they settled in Clearwater, Florida to make their home and begin their family. As their children grew older and graduated, Mr. and Mrs. Button made the decision to relocate to the mountains of Western North Carolina and make their home in Waynesville. Mary was a devoted homemaker and she thrived in taking close care of her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking delicious meals for her family and she could often be found “porch sittin’” on a beautiful sunny day! Mary had an unforgettable contagious laugh and she brought great happiness to those around her. Mrs. Button was an active and faithful member of Cornerstone Fellowship Church and her church community and family was an important part of her life. Her precious memory will be cherished forever by her loving family and everyone blessed to know her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Raymond William Button who passed away February 1, 2016; and her brother, Charles “Corky” Freunscht.

Surviving are her daughters, Lisa Marie Button Harracks of Waynesville, and Pamela Jean Button Buckley and her husband, Paul Buckley of Waynesville; grandchildren, Ryan Christopher Buckley, Eric William Buckley, and Rebecca Juanita Harracks all of Waynesville.

A celebration of life service to remember and honor the life of Mrs. Button will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Cornerstone Fellowship Church, 224 Barber Hill Drive in Waynesville. 

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Button family.

Condolences from family and friends

Sending you thoughts and prayers with all my heart. I loved her and Bill. Hugs to you all..
Rebecca Gibson
Mary Lou and family lived near us for many years and I will miss her. She was more sister than sister-in-law and our children grew up together. I have great memories of all the Thanksgivings and Christmases spent together for many years. Now she is spending time with those who went before her. Rest In Peace with the Lord.
Carol Crouse Freunscht
Mary Lou immediately embraced our daughter Bethany when she started dating Mary’s grandson Ryan. Mary cared for and treated Bethany as part of the family from the first day they met and they have shared many great times together working on recipes, playing games, going to church together and enjoying the great outdoors. She was so loved by our family because of the tremendous love she shared with our daughter. She will be greatly missed!
Lynne Krekelberg
Pam and family. With my deepest sympathy Thinking of you during this difficult time. Sylvia
Sylvia Bohanek
Mary Lou was a beautiful woman who was kind and generous, and who loved her family with pure devotion. She and Bill were always warm and welcoming to all they met. I can just imagine their reunion. Praying for you all.
Christy Yazan