Velma Ann Stiles Buchanan, 92, loving wife, mother and grandmother went to her heavenly home October 11, 2021. She is preceded in death by her husband, Elias Buchanan, Jr.; daughter, Patricia Ann Stiles Queen; two sisters, Edith Sumney and Kate King; three brothers, Harold Stiles, Edwin Stiles and Vernon Stiles.
She is survived by one sister, Betty Buchanan; her son, Calvin Buchanan and his wife, Janice of Hickory, NC; two grandsons, Mitch Queen and Mike Queen; one adopted granddaughter, Ingra Moss; two great-grandchildren, Preston Queen and Amelia Queen and mother Lisa Queen; also, several nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
She was a dedicated and loyal worker for Macon County Social Services where she retired in 1994. She also worked and volunteered for Maco Crafts. She loved to sew and make baby quilts for friends and family with new babies. She also made aprons for the ladies. Velma has a quilt square in the World’s Largest Quilt, which was on display in Washington DC where she and the other quilters got to visit and have their picture taken with the quilt. She loved everyone and was always glad to see you. You never left her home hungry or unloved.
We would like to thank all the people who helped to take care of Mom and helped us keep her at home as long as possible from all church members to caregivers at Grandview Manor and Hospice, bless you all. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends and camping friends from Davenport Campground who were like her family. May God Bless all of you. The family of Velma Buchanan.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday, October 21, 2021, at Longview Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Lee, Rev. Cadon Fouts and Rev. Tom Nahlen officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 1:00pm at the Church. Burial will follow at the Ebenezer Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Longview Baptist Church, 93, Jones Ridge Road, Franklin, NC 28734 or to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Buchanan family. Online condolences may be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.
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