Jeanette Long Buffington

April 11, 1943July 26, 2021

Jeanette Long Buffington, age 78 of Ridgeway, Virginia passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021 at her residence with her daughter Darlene and son-in-law Galen by her side.

Mrs. Buffington was born on April 11, 1943 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Louis Long and the late Margaret Gray Long.

Mrs. Buffington is survived by her daughter, Darlene Walker and husband, Galen; three sons, Kenneth Buffington and wife Tracy, Richard Buffington and Louis Buffington. seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Jeanette was a beautiful special lady and will be missed so very much!

Her wings were ready, our hearts were not.

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Lisa Kirk

July 29, 2021

Jeannette was a strong, bold, courageous woman, & a great mother. I have many wonderful memories of Jeannette. I joined her family when life was hard for her. She had 3 children at home & a grown son who had moved out. Most months she struggled to pay the rent, the utilities, and buy groceries. Somehow she could make a gourmet meal from canned Hormel chili.

As the years past she moved to Va. There she had & enjoyed a much better life with all her grown children & grandkids.

I have an “America’s Funniest Video “ memory of her. One fall day, on a whim she decided she wanted to ride a dirt bike. She’d never been on one before. She got on the dirt bike, started it up, zoomed off while popping a wheelie. Tara & I ran behind screaming “slow down!” The next thing we saw was her flipping over the handlebars because she wasn’t sure of how to stop. While desperately trying not to laugh & asking if she was okay I helped her up. She brushed herself off and said “don’t anyone tell Ricky what I did to his dirt bike!” Of course Rick and everyone else found out & then we’d make jokes & laugh about it!

Another fond memory happened about 8 years ago when my husband Earl & I traveled to Va. for Tara’s college graduation. We went by Sam’s to visit. I hadn’t seen or talked to them in over 10 years. Earl had never met them. Jeannette invited us into her apt. & treated us like we were family.

Now my recent memory of her will be … that she is reunited with her family & friends that have passed. They are all glorious & together in the afterlife.

These are the memories she’d want for her family & friends to have… the memory of her no longer suffering when trying to breathe. Remember she is no longer sad, or troubled by this crazy world.

Remember that she is now walking with the Lord. That is truly the greatest memory she could give to me!

mary Tansill

July 29, 2021

Joyce, so sorry for the loss of your sister Jeanette. My heart aches for you and your family. Just remember Jeanette will always be in your heart.

Tara Foster

July 29, 2021

I have so many fond memories of my gran that it is hard to pick just one of them to share. We used to spend a lot of time in the woods. As a little girl she would take me on long walks in the woods. Those were some of the best times. The trees would be blowing in the wind and I would say look at the trees dancing gran. As I grew older I would drive her around on my grandfather Sams golf cart. My cousins Nick, Justin, and my brothers Kyle, and Kevin would squeeze in between us or on the back of the golf cart and we would ride around for hours. Through the woods and on any trails we could find. Those were some trully happy moments that Id give anything to relive one more time. My gran always told me that when she passed away she would come back to watch over us all as a cardinal, her favorite bird. Everytime I see a cardinal I will think that it is my gran saying hello. She made the biggest impact on my life and Im strong and wise because of her. She was a very special lady who worried about everyone but herself and would exhaust herself to do something kind for her family. She enjoyed showing her love by cooking for everyone. She was always there to listen and give good advice. Heaven has gained another angel. The world will not be the same without her in it. I will carry her memories in my heart for the rest of my life. I hope she knows how much she means to us all and how much we appreciate everything she has done for us. My gran I love you with all of my heart. Rest in piece.