Trevor Brian Butler was the son of Mary E. Small-Houston and William Butler, Sr. Trevor was born on May 24th, 1982 in Brooklyn NY. He grew up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn in the Albany Projects with his Mother Mary E. Small-Houston his two brothers: William J. Butler and Tremayne Houston and three sisters: Mary S. Houston, Nyesia Houston and Anastasia Houston.
Growing up in a three-family apartment with his mother and siblings made him a family orientated person keeping close with family around holidays, BBQs and more celebrations. His education was in Brooklyn where he attended P.S 289, M.S 390 and Paul Robeson High School. Trevor was a very intelligent boy; throughout his academic years he was always on the honor roll. His discipline at school was rewarded when in high school he graduated with his regents’ diploma. He attended SUNY Morrisville in upstate New York where he graduated with his Associate Degree in Computer Technology. Later on, after college he went on to become a Correctional Officer at Rikers Island, one of the youngest in his graduating class. He worked for the NYC Department of Corrections for 15 years.
Through-out his life Trevor and his older brother William we inseparable, they did everything together, he made many friends from around the neighborhood, he and his brother would hang out, play basketball and even went to college with a few of them. If you were a close friend, you knew him as "DRAG". His close friends became his brothers and sisters lasting over 20 years of loyalty. He also developed friendships throughout his career as a Correctional Officer, many respected his work ethic and levelheaded leadership.
On May 28th, one night out partying he met a lovely woman, Renee’ Guy which he kicked some Biggie lyrics to that won her over. They had a wonderful relationship motivating each other, talking on the phone to each other about everything. They loved going out and traveling with each other, later on in their relationship she became his fiancée and they have a beautiful son Trevor J. Butler, Jr., that his legacy lives on in. When he found out he was expecting a boy, he called up a friend and said, “Let your first born be a masculine one.” He wanted his son to grow as an MVP, learning morals, values and principles.
If you knew him you knew he was a loving, caring, protective person if you needed a place to stay, he had you. If you needed to talk to someone, he was that person you could call or come over to him and talk to about whatever; and he would give you his advice regardless if you liked it or not, he always kept it real. He was a very private person, did not believe in social media but he definitely loved to have fun. He enjoyed going to parties, movies, bowling, restaurants and going on vacations. He felt if I worked hard I’mma play harder.
He was a fashionova he loved looking good, smelling good and wearing nice clothes. He was a fly guy. He was very meticulous with his finances, always researching ways to double his money, he was always a responsible man. He was a firm believer in making moves, he didn’t believe in talking about things, he made things happen. The level of confidence he exuded was infectious. He was the definition of your brothers’ keeper. Being around him, you knew this man was smart and funny and loved to joke around. He definitely was a person you could just gravitate to just because of who he was.
He loved being an uncle to all his nieces and nephews, he would do special things for each of them that they will never forget. He felt if family needed something and he could provide it, they will have no need to look to the streets or someone else. He became an uncle at a young age, this molded him into the protector he became as an adult. Trevor was a son, brother, father, uncle, friend, mentor, leader, protector, and most importantly loved by all. He lived by his own rules, if you ever questioned him, he would always say, “I’m doing things I Iike to do.”
Trevor leaves to mourn, but cherish his memories, his caring mother, Mary Houston; beloved father, William Butler; Aunt, Alphera; Uncle, Clarence Houston; his best friend & fiancé, Renee Guy; son, Trevor Butler Jr; his beloved siblings Tremayne Houston, William J. Butler, Shantelle Houston. Nyeshia Small and Anastasia Small; a host of niece's and nephews, Tremayne, Jr., Takiya Houston, Tierra Houston, Shauntiqua Houston, Davon Shaw, William N Butler, Jr., Destiny Butler, Phylicia Houston and Tonisha Houston; a host of cousins, great niece's, nephews; along with his band of Loyal Brother's of Z's and his Bold and Brave brothers and sisters that worked by his side.
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