OBITUARY

Billie Jean Buchanan

January 17, 1944April 20, 2021

Mrs. Billie Jean Cole Buchanan, age 77 of Cool Ridge, WV, died peacefully at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV, on April 20, 2021, after a long illness. Born January 17, 1944 in Besoco, WV, she was the daughter of the late Orville and Bessie Cole. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, retired Navy RMCS Fred Wilson Buchanan, and sisters Brenda Cole and Betty Jewell Cole Walker. Mrs. Buchanan was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She was a Christian who dedicated her life to her family and helping others. She retired after many years as a Geriatric Nursing Assistant Specialist (GNAS) and Recreation therapy Assistant at Raleigh Center in Daniels, WV. Mrs. Buchanan is survived by 5 children: Bryan K. Buchanan and wife Christine of Virginia Beach, VA; Pamela J. Harrington and husband Larry of Fairdale, WV; Tammy J. Honaker of Shady Spring, WV; Kenneth A. Buchanan and wife Kimberly of Alva, FL; Brent S. Buchanan and wife Wanda of Thaxton, VA; brother Larry Cole and wife Sudjai of Shady Spring, brother-in-law Dale Walker of Shady Spring, WV; 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and many extended family members. Revelations 21-4: And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Funeral Service will be held at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Building on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 1:00 pm. In keeping with CDC guidelines the family requests only family and close friends to attend the services, all guests must wear facial coverings within the facility. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations of sympathy sent to Bowers Hospice House.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, April 26, 2021

Memories

Billie Jean Buchanan

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Melissa Blackburn LPN

April 24, 2021

A wonderful lady and a great GNA worked several years with her. She will be missed. My condolences to your family

Victoria Edwards

April 22, 2021

Serendipity
My lovely friend loved this song so very much. She and her husband danced to this song many years ago. She had a beautiful glow about her when she would hear it and talk about the surprise. She had such beautiful memories. Billie I and my family love you and you will be missed very much. I truly know you are dancing with your love. Serendipity

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY