Buckner, Nellene Hansard – age 97, went to be with her Lord on April 15, 2012, at NHC Ft. Sanders Nursing Home. Her loving family rejoice in a life well lived and her reunion with her beloved husband of 58 years LeRoy Buckner.
She was a member for 67 years of Lincoln Park Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband LeRoy and her parents Arthur and Maude Hansard.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol and son-in-law Jack Bohanan; granddaughters, Debbie and husband Brian Moreland, Kim and husband Kevin Smelser of Marietta, GA.; great-grandsons, Andy and Bradley Smelser; niece, Paterica Bales; cousins, L.T. and Winford Hansard, and Beryl Sadler.
Family and friends will meet at 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Woodland Cemetery for a 1:00 p.m. graveside service and interment with Pam Neal officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lincoln Park Baptist Church, 830 Chickamauga Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917 or Smithwood Baptist Church, 4914 Jacksboro Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918. The family wishes to thank the staff on the 3rd floor at NHC Ft. Sanders Nursing Home for such good and loving care.
Family and friends may call at their convenience at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Ave at North Broadway.
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