Annie Dee Stone Buckner, 90, of Cleveland, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018, at Cleveland Personal Care.
Mrs. Buckner was born on Feb. 1, 1928, in Sledge to William Calvin and Gertie Mae Nicholas Stone.
She graduated from Lambert High School and continued her education, studying cosmetology in Memphis. She worked for many years as a dental assistant in Cleveland then she became a ward clerk at Bolivar Medical Center.
Mrs. Buckner was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Cleveland. She enjoyed her church family and traveling with these friends. She was an amazing story teller who could relate to any topic being discussed. As a talented seamstress, Mrs. Buckner handmade many of her daughters’ clothing - from winter coats to ball gowns. She was a great cook, avid reader and a caregiver to many. Mrs. Buckner was known to volunteer frequently in her community, whether it be sitting with Alzheimer patients so family members could run errands or working at the Bologna Center. More than anything, she was a devoted mother and grandmother.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, William Glenn “Bill” Buckner; and an infant brother.
Mrs. Buckner is survived by her daughter, Janice Buckner Cauthen (Bobby) of Clarksdale; daughter-in-law, Alesia Shepherd Buckner of Pascagoula; granddaughters, Kellye Cauthen Catlin (Keith), Amy Buckner Arrington (Brad), Allison Buckner Erickson (Derek), and Carrie Buckner Gautier (Aaron); and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation and services were held Monday, July 30, 2018, at Ray Funeral Home in Cleveland. The Revs. Milton Burd and Brad Beckwith officiated the celebration of life services.
Honorary pallbearers were Todd Fuller, Kenny Millican, Harry Howarth, Gerald Findley and Scott Brown (in memoriam).
In memory of Mrs. Buckner, the family requests donations be made to the First Baptist Church in Cleveland.
To view and sign the online guestbook, go to www.rayfuneralhome.net