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Mary Louise "Lucille" Burleson Buchanan, age 85, of Buck Hill, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at Life Care Center of Banner Elk. A native of Avery County, Lucille was a daughter of the late Coleman and Lula Shook Burleson. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Gaither Johnson and siblings: Jeanette Benfield, Elzora Pritchard, Mary Johnson, Martha Benfield, Glen Burleson, Demrey Burleson, C.L. Burleson and a grandchild, Macie Buchanan. She retired after 25 years of service with Baxters and was a very faithful member of Big Meadows Missionary Baptist Church.
Surviving is her husband, Lawrence Buchanan; children: Stanley Johnson and wife, Joyce, of Hickory, Rodney Johnson and wife, Donna, of Greenwood, SC, Gaylene Potter and husband, Donnie, of Cranberry, Michael Johnson and wife, Joyce, of Johnson City, TN, Randall Buchanan and the late Peyton Buchanan, of Morganton and Ronald Buchanan and wife, Andrea, of Buck Hill; sisters: Barbara Young and husband, Johnny, of Morganton and Nora Layell of Drexel; brother-in-law, Kyle Johnson of Morganton and sisters-in-law: Wanda Burleson of Crossnore and Alberta "Brownie" Burleson, of Plumtree; grandchildren: Mikey Johnson (Kim), Josh Milewski, Taylor Potter (Sydnee Sutton), Dustin Potter, Trevor Buchanan, Kristan Powell (Taylor), Samuel Buchanan, Tyler Buchanan (Lacey), Dawson Buchanan, Silas Buchanan, Eli Buchanan and four great-grandchildren. Several other extended family members also survive.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 26th in Big Meadows Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Luther Carver and Rev. Wesley Duncan will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Taylor Potter, Trevor Buchanan, Samuel Buchanan, Tyler Buchanan, Dawson Buchanan, Silas Buchanan, Eli Buchanan and Taylor Powell.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at 31 College Place Suite Doppler 103, Asheville, NC 28801 or to Medi-Home Hospice at PO Box 1357, Newland, NC 28657.