Mrs. Marie Jeanette Buckham, 87, of Emerald Isle, NC went to be with her Lord on Sunday, October 15, 2017.
Known as “Jeanette” by friends and family, she was a native of Hempstead, NY where she worked educating children for many years. In 1991 she moved to NC for retirement with her beloved husband Edward Buckham. She was a member of Emerald Isle Chapel by the Sea for 26 years and was active in several ministries there including the Chapel Choir and Nursing Home Ministry. She worked as the Chapel Secretary for seven years and was also a Community Bible Study leader for several years. Jeanette enjoyed reading, studying the Bible, singing, cooking, baking and sewing. In her younger days she enjoyed swimming and horseback riding. She loved hosting dinner parties for her friends and family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marcel and Marie Maillard; her sister, Anne Nelson; her husband, Edward Dixon Buckham and her son, Michael Buckham.
Jeanette is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Buch; son-in-law, Javier Buch; daughter-in-law, Jill Woodward; sister-in-law, Barbara Buckham; grandchildren, Luke Buckham; Emily Sexton (and her husband, Tommy-Lee Sexton); Amanda Buch; Carrie Woodward; Rachel Woodward and Joseph Woodward; great grandchildren, Olivia Sexton; and Edward (Teddy) Sexton.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00pm Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Emerald Isle Chapel by the Sea. Memorial contributions may be made to Emerald Isle Chapel by the Sea, 6712 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594 and designated to the Youth Ministry.
Online condolences may be made at www.jamesfuneralhomelkn.com.