Barbara Mae (Buchanan) Smith

July 17, 1958May 31, 2019

Barbara Mae (Buchanan) Smith, 60, formerly of Waynesboro and most recently of Chestertown, MD passed away on May 31, 2019 at BridgePoint Hospital National Harbor, Washington, D.C. Born July 17, 1958 in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late George Richard and Bessie (Reynolds) Buchanan. Barbara was an animal lover and enjoyed spending time with her family and cooking for them. Survivors include her two sons, Daniel Scott Fields of Nebraska and Michael Allen Fields and wife, Holly of Waynesboro; two grandchildren, Preston Fields and Cole Fields; significant other, Kevin Dean of Chestertown, MD; two sisters, Shirley Campbell and significant other, J.R. Martin of Fishersville and Brenda Stoner and husband, Don Albrecht of Perryville, MD; a number of nieces, nephews and friends; and her k-9 companion, Miss Priss. Following cremation, a celebration of life service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Augusta Regional SPCA, P.O. Box 2014, Staunton, VA 24402. Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories online by visiting


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Terry Cloonan

June 3, 2019

Two years ago we finally caught up with each other as well with all your friends. We were so happy to hear that you was coming back home but God called you to his home. It really meant a lot to me when you traveled all the way from Maryland to attend my daughters funeral and that made my heart over joyed and made me feel special and now we are putting you to rest. I'll cherish all the memories we made together growing up with each other.
You sure was a special person and loved very much. If you happen to see my daughter give her a big hug for me.
Until we meet again my friend and partner in crime, I love you!

Tasha Hall (Roberts)

June 3, 2019

I have known Ms Barbara since I was a little girl. She’s a wonderful person inside and out. We had a lot of conversations over Facebook since she moved to Md. I will cherish all my memories of her
Rest In Peace my friend
Love you always πŸ’ž

Jay Fields

June 3, 2019

Enjoyed the conversations we had and was looking forward to seeing you again. Prayers for your family and fly high with our other heavenly angels.

Kitty Snyder

June 3, 2019

Barbara was an ole soul . She was the same ole Chic as she would say lol as she was 44 years ago when we were at school. We lost contact with one another up until Terry Cloonan put us back in touch . Buck as I would call her you will be missed but your memory will live on in each person who was lucky enough to have known you RIP my friend rest high on rhat mountain Love ya chic!πŸ’”πŸ’”

Brenda Houff

June 3, 2019

I had previously known Barbara for a while before that she and her husband became my tenants and I have sad and I will always say she kept that place cleaner than anybody that came before her or that came after her she had a huge heart she was a great neighbor and she's at a great place waiting for the rest of us to join her I'm only sorry that she was unable to receive the gift that I had special for her when she came back to Virginia

Mike (Bones) Fields

June 3, 2019

I was looking forward to seeing you again when you moved back home to Waynesboro but God had different plans for you. Many special memories from years past. You will truly missed. Rest in peace.

Bea Sprouse

June 3, 2019

I had only worked with Barbara for about 6 months when my house burned down and my daughters and i lost everything we owned...Barbara took my daughter and I into her home just like we were family...Barbara fell in love with my daughter Tesla and from that moment on Barbara and I had a friendship that has lasted for over 20 years...i am gonna miss her kind heart and her words of encouragement she always had for me when we talked... I love you Barbara R.I.P until we meet again!!

Melissa Hughes. (Tichenor)

June 3, 2019

Barbara is one of my best friends from school. She loved it when I would come pick her up in my mom's t-bird. We always had a great time. I will cherish those times and our friendship. Brenda I am so sorry this has happened and you and all of your family is my prayers.