MARION

June 30, 1926- May 7, 2019

Loving grandmother and sister our Marie, 92, of Marion, NC, went peacefully to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 7, 2019. She died at home of natural causes after several years battling multiple illnesses.

Marie enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and was a skillful seamstress who delighted and benefitted all of us over the years with so many cherished gifts. She was also a passionate and avid gardener. We all hold dear our memories of eating the best homemade pickles, garden tomatoes, and green beans. There was never a job too large or too small that she did not tackle. She was a strong, determined, and independent woman who we will miss dearly.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Gertrude Estes; husband, James Cecil Buchanan; two sons, Timothy "Tim" and James "Jim" Buchanan; one grandson, Timmy Buchanan; four sisters, Olene, Ruth, Myrtle, and Frankie; and one brother, Leonard Estes.

Marie is survived by four grandchildren, Wendy Collins, Lori Buchanan, Angela Broadwell, and Eric Buchanan; two sisters, Nora "Katie" Womack and Zora "Tikki" Pippert; two brothers, Earl and Verlin Estes; six great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

A special thank you goes to her daughter-in-law, Loretta Buchanan, who provided invaluable care to Marie during her final years. Family and friends will have a graveside memorial service Tuesday, May 14, at Rocky Pass Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery, at 11 a.m., with food and fellowship following at the Lonon Home at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to one of Marie's favorite charities, Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607, www.samaritanspurse.org. Kirksey Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lonon family.

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