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Eleanor L. Bussiere

August 22, 1934June 11, 2020

Eleanor L. Bussiere, 85 of Salem, Alabama passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 11, 2020, surrounded by her loving daughter, Julie, and son-in-law, George. A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery with Pastor Daniel Mitchell officiating.

Mrs. Bussiere was born August 22, 1934 in Bedford, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late John and LaVerne Pennell Perdew. She was a homemaker and wife to her late husband, Robert A. Bussiere. Other than her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, John Perdew, Don Perdew and Harold Perdew.

Survivors include her daughters, Julie Sports and husband, George, and Kathy Hacker and husband, Mel; son, Robert J. Bussiere and wife, Candy; four grandsons, Jason Blunt, Shane Hacker, Ryan Bussiere and Chad Bussiere along with seven great-grandchildren.


  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020


Eleanor L. Bussiere

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John Perdew

June 17, 2020

We very sad to see in the Bedford Gazette today the passing of Aunt Sis.
I have fond memories of her when I was a child. Unfortunately, due to circumstances
and distance .. I lost touch with her.
After reading Julie’s memory about her mother it reminded me so much of my dad, her brother, John Perdew. He was gentle and didn’t have an enemy in the world either. He also gave so much during his short life and asked for nothing in return. That must have been a family trait that they both shared.
I so wish things could have been different.
We would like to send our sincere sympathy to the family.
Praying, that you may find comfort and peace during this difficult time.
~John & Donna Perdew

Dorothy Hughes

June 16, 2020

Julie and Family, Please except my deepest sympathy, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time .I know there is no way I can feel your deep pain. I do feel your loss , as I have know Eleanor for
many years working with her at Publix doing Demos. Eleanor was
a likeable and gracious Lady. May God bless you and family today and through the days to follow.

Robert Bussiere

June 15, 2020

My Mom, how do I start.
My best friend as a little boy. Made me spam n egg sandwiches, fat sandwiches (don't judge, lol) and introduced me to TV Dinner's so I could watch my favorite show while Mom and Dad ate something gross like Fish or liver and onions!
As an adult man,38 year's old, I was selected to join the US Airborne and trained as a Paratrooper.
My Mom lived 10 miles away from Fort Benning. Being a 38 year old at the time,my loving mother, who thought I was crazy to do this at my age, decided in her heart,it would make my Dad proud.
Because of my rank, I was allowed to leave the base daily from 6pm-10pm.
All I could think about was getting to my Mom's where she always had a cold beer and a hot bath to soak my Bone's after training.
I would never had made it through Airborne without my amazing Mom.
Through the years, she's always been there for my wife Candy and I.
Candy never had a chance to meet her Mother in law.
But they always were together through hundreds of conversations.
They were always on the phone talking about her walks,bingo, and family.
She was a hero to us.
She will be deeply missed.

Carol Klinger

June 15, 2020

Your mom and I became friends way back when we were transferred to Goody Hair Products in Georgia. My husband Dan went into business with your dad trying to get the fishing worms off the ground and into stores and everywhere they could think of. It was a beautiful friendship that I will always treasure. Your mom was a awesome woman and friend! May God hold you in His arms and heal the sorrow you all feel.

Chad Bussiere

June 15, 2020

Always remember and will miss her blond brownies she would make every time we visited as kids

Shane Hacker

June 14, 2020

My family and I have shared some special memories with my grandma in the more recent years. When she came to visit, we would sit around my parents’ table and tell stories and laugh. She had a very distinct laugh that you couldn’t help but join her. I am lucky that my daughters were able to meet her and know her. During her last visit here, my daughter, Annabelle, shared the story about Memere’s tic tacs. Because of Alzheimer’s, her short term memory was bad. Annabelle would ask Memere for a tic tac but then be afraid to ask for another. Aunt Julie encouraged Annabelle to ask Memere for another tic tac just a few minutes after getting the first one because she wouldn’t remember! Memere couldn’t figure out why she was running out of tic tacs so fast!

Julie Sports

June 14, 2020

To pick a memory from knowing Mom 65 years, where do I start? My mom was sweet, gentle and didn't have an enemy in the world. She gave so much during her life, asking nothing in return. She spent her last 2 years in my home, and boy did she love my dogs. Princess was her favorite, she would sit and pet her for hours. Mom tried to help, she would put my dry dishes away. The only thing is , it sure was hard to find things! It was an honor for me to care for her these last years. Not even the Alzheimers could change her sweet and gentle ways . Rest in peace Mom, part of my heart goes with you!

Kathy Hacker

June 14, 2020

Picking one special memory is like picking a needle in a haystack there were so many. From when I was little and you would make me eat all my peas (which I still hate today) to things we did together when I was an adult. Shopping , working together, laughing and crying. She was always there for me she was not only my Mother but my best friend who I loved dearly and will miss so much. Rest In Peace Mom you are finally home.

gary mitchell

June 13, 2020

Mrs. Julie sorry to hear about your loss , she is in a much better place now . We will keep you in our prayers.