Lawrence Douglas Redding was born July 21, 1966, to Eddie Redding and LeeAnn Isaac. “Butler,” as he was affectionately called throughout childhood, was very caring and loving.
Butler joined Mt. Moriah at an early age. He loved God and knew him as his Personal Lord and Savior. He believed in tithing; he would surely send his tithes and offerings when he didn't attend church. Butler was a star athlete in all sports but stood out the most in baseball. He was one of the best baseball players around. He started baseball under the coaching of June Bugg Griffin as a “Jr. Bomber.” He went on to play in middle and high school as a pitcher. In his prime and over the years, the guys had a nickname change, and he became “Flava” because of his aura with people, his caring heart, and his love of dressing his best. As one would tell the story, “Flava” was the neighborhood Robinhood. His many acts of kindness won the hearts of many. If a need was needed, he gently came in to meet the need without asking for anything in return. He touched so many hearts and changed so many lives.
He leaves these memories and more to be cherished with his mother, LeeAnn Robinson; stepfather, Henry Robinson, and father, Eddie Redding; children, Alisa Brown (Marcus), Monkerious Russ, Lawrence Russ, and a child he raised as his own, Keith Andrews; siblings, Eddie Isaac, Ronald Isaac, Steven Isaac, Cedric Redding, Delrique Proshay, Brando Robinson, Travis Robinson, Elizabeth Amos, Val Redding, Harold Redding, and Darold Redding; aunts, Helen Hall, Gloria Isaac, Mary Isaac, Doris Isaac, and Flora Mae Redding; uncles, Bobby (Lucy) Zackery, Willie Mac Isaac, Oliver Isaac, Anthony Isaac; six grandchildren and a host of family and friends.