March 11, 1930 ~ November 14, 2020

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Betty Lea Buckner, 90, of Asheville, went to be with the Lord Saturday, November 14, 2020.

A native of Buncombe Co., Betty was a daughter of the late Lowell Edward and Maude Crowder Solesby. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Buckner, her daughter, Florence Buckner Blevins, and 5 siblings.

Mrs. Buckner worked for Broadway Hosiery and Vanderbilt Shirt Co., and she was a member of Woodfin Baptist Church.

Surviving are her daughter, Teresa McMinn; grandchildren, Bobby McMinn (Connie), Xylina McMinn McAbee (Jeff), and Marcus Twitty; great-grandchildren, Felicia Sharpe (Allen), Kelcey Field (Daniel), Cori Wilson (Chris), Kelyn Coleman (Marilyn), McKenna McMinn (Fisher), Sydney Meadows (Tyler), Hagan McMinn, and Laci McMinn; 13 great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Linda Mack.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18 at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory, with Revs. J.D. Gipe and Tommy Crowe officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Woodfin Baptist Church, 55 Elkwood Ave., Asheville, NC 28804.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family.


Graveside Service: November 18, 2020 2:00 pm

Ashelawn Gardens of Memory
901 Aiken Road
Asheville, NC 28804


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. To the family, hugs, prayers and happy memories. Thanks to Jesus for sharing her here on earth. Yโ€™all will see her again. Until then sheโ€™ll be catching up with her loved ones that went before. Sheโ€™ll be waiting for you when He calls you home. I canโ€™t wait to see her garden. ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒท โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  2. Dear Teresa and family! With so many mixed thoughts we share your grief!! She didnโ€™t wait for me to bring flowers!!! Praising the Great God of Heaven who takes His Children home!! Yet Mammy did not for one second hesitate and was proud to leave with Jesus when He came to escort her across Jordan. I loved her at the first minute I met her!! She was such an humble spirit yet Iโ€™m sure there was fire there where she needed it! She loved her family so and was so giving. She was my faithful prayer warrior, whenever I asked she would always respond!! Then she would later ask if Jesus had sent an answer!! Such a wonderful person, I will and do miss her too. God gave her to us for a little while and thankfully He allowed me to know her. Today sheโ€™s home with Jesus and Charles!!! Praise His Holy Name!!

  3. Teresa & Family,
    So sorry to hear about your mom passing. She was so sweet. I always enjoyed talking with her at
    church. She was a blessing. I know how hard it is but you & I know she is in heaven with Jesus walking
    on the streets of gold. I know God will give you grace to make it thru.
    We love you & your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Ann & Richard

  4. Sweet Mammy! She will be missed! So glad we got to visit with her back in the spring.. Praying for all of the family at this sad time.

  5. To The Family, we are think about you all . Gods grace be with you all everyday. many atear will fall but she will always be there in heart and mind. and seen in face of greatchildren . but one day we all will gather home if you know the lord and ask him in your life. she and many more wait on the otherside . but know this betty will be watching over you all. love maria buckner callahan and family . we are here for all you.

  6. Aunt Betty — Loved by many, missed by all that knew her. Prayers for our family as the grieving process begins. Thank God for the peace that passes all understanding in the knowing of where she stands now – beyond the sunset walking streets of gold.

  7. Honey I am so sorry about your mom. I know how hard is to lose someone so close and if I can help in any way please let me know. Michael

  8. We are sorry for your families loss. My family was just across street and our kids and grandkids all played together, Betty was there for us all. Love to the family and we are here if need us.

  9. Sweet Honey, I was so so sorry to hear about Mammie. I’ll miss her greatly. She was a sweet, caring lady ๐Ÿฅฐ but she also had that strong will stubborn ๐Ÿ˜  streak as well. It will be hard for awhile but you can make it. You are strong like she was. Just remember that she is walking down streets of gold now with no pain ๐Ÿ™Œ. Please let me know if you need anything or if i can help in any way. Prayers ๐Ÿ™ for you and the family. Love ya! ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’—


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