Irene Buckner

January 19, 1920 ~ April 18, 2021 (age 101)


Mother Irene Reedy Buckner  "Ms.Pie" , 101 of Malvern , Arkansas transitioned from Labor to Reward on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at Baptist Health Hospital- Hot Spring County.
Irene was born on January 19, 1920 in Whelen Springs, AR to the late John Reedy Sr and Beatrice Talley Reedy.
Irene attended school in Clark County. She confessed a hope in Christ at an early age. On May 13, 1940 Norman and Irene joined together in Holy Matrimony, and were married for 42 years. They faithfully raised nine daughters, two preceded her in death.

After moving to Malvern in 1948 ,  Irene built her life around her family. She worked in private homes.  Irene loved canning fruits and vegetables from her garden.  She received her nickname for making the best homemade pies.
She love working in her flower beds, sewing her quilt pieces and watching football.  Her grandchildren were here pride and joy,
she had given each their own special nickname.

She united with Bethel A. M. E. Church, where she served on the Stewardess Board #1 and was the oldest member. Irene was preceded in death by her husband:  Norman Buckner, Parents John Reedy Sr and Beatrice Reedy, her stepmother Tossie Reedy; daughters Mona Lisa Buckner and Wanda Faye Langford; siblings: Oline Reedy, Detroit Reedy, Mary Reedy, James B. Reedy, John Reedy Jr, and Allie Mae Buckner.

Irene beautiful memories will forever be cherished by her daughters: Willie Ollison, Malvern, AR, Eula Smith of Little Rock, AR.,  Earnestine Mitchell  of Malvern ( Lawrence), Erma Mae McGhee of Little Rock, AR ( LaVoris),  Debbie Buckner , Annette  Johnson ( Kenneth), and Doris Reed-Johnson all of Malvern. Twenty -Four grandchildren, Forty-Two great-grandchildren, Fifteen great-greatgrandchildren, one great-great-great-grandchild, sister -in-law Liz Reedy
and a host of family and friends. 


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Visitation ( Walk Through) Mask Required
April 23, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Samuel L. Vance & Sons Funeral Directors Memorial Chapel
413 West Page Avenue
Malvern, ARKANSAS 72104

Funeral Service
April 24, 2021

12:00 PM
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal
1220 Carmichael Street
Malvern, AR 72104

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