Lillian Eloise Lance Buckner, age 88, of Swannanoa, NC passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC.
Lillian was born on September 18, 1933, in Yancey Co., NC to the late Edward Lance and Bonnie Hollifield Lance. Before she retired she worked as a dietary aide and also at Wintex. Lillian was a member of Appalachian Angels which is a non-profit community service group. She was a very loving and caring person who never met a stranger. She loved helping people and she loved her family dearly. She was the matriarch of her family and they called her the “Buckner Boss”! Lillian will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her parents, Lillian was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jack Arnold Buckner; son-in-law, Randy Light; three grandchildren, Joseph Dwayne Rogers, Billy Jack Light, and Lydia Jeneen Buckner; and a great-grandson, Billy Cassada.
Those left behind to cherish her memory are her two sons, Danny (Carol) Buckner of Canton, NC, and James Rogers of Hendersonville, NC; two daughters, Katherine (Tim) Tolar and Jackie Light, both of Swannanoa; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great- grandchildren; and a special niece, Teresa McMinn of Woodfin, NC.
The family would like to say a special “thank you” to Dr. Michael Dowling for the loving care he showed our mother.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at 2:00 PM at Homers Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 202 Chapel Rd., Black Mountain, NC 28711 with Pastor Caleb Davis conducting the service. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the church.
Burial will be announced at a later date.
Online condolences may be made at: www.penlandfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Penland Family Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Buckner family with arrangements.
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