Patricia Ann Buckner
Patricia “Pat” Buckner, 85, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at her home in Nederland, Texas. She was born November 1, 1935, in Port Arthur, Texas to Carl and Ann Monk.
Pat graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur, Texas where she was a cheerleader. She met the love of her life, Dean Buckner, when she was a junior at Thomas Jefferson High School and they married June 8, 1954, just after her graduation. They were married for sixty-six years.
Pat was a very creative, sweet, giving person and she never met a stranger. She had a beautiful soprano voice and loved when her husband, Dean, would accompany her solos at church. She loved her family and singing in the choir. Her favorite hymnal was “Heavenly Highway Hymns” and she knew almost every gospel song in it. She always took the higher parts and was singing and praising God up until the end. She loved her pastor, Brother Mark Humble, of Faith Baptist Temple. She zoomed to the service to listen to him play the piano and preach every Sunday. Most importantly, Pat loved Jesus and she took every opportunity to tell people about her Lord. She told her doctors, nurses, and everyone she talked with, “God’s got it, I don’t have to worry.” She was a prayer warrior. She would sometimes pray all the way to Houston and all the way back or we’d start singing “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, there’s just something about that name.”
Pat loved children and loved giving them gifts. She was always looking for little toys and trinkets to give to the children at church or her doctor’s children. She especially loved her grandson, Dean Carl, who called her “Gran.” Gran was his daycare. She practically raised him, and she enjoyed every minute. He went everywhere she went asking questions and she patiently answered him. She lit up every time she talked about him
Pat’s hobbies where sewing, she made all her daughter’s clothes throughout their school years; she tackled upholstering a recliner, made all the drapes and bed coverings for the home including dog beds; and she was a very good artist, she did drawings and took up acrylic and oil painting in the 80’s and 90’s. She was fearless. Pat always had a garden, kept the trees trimmed, hauled mulch, and mowed the lawn until a few years ago. She had one speed, “fast,” she zipped around the yard having a blast on her zero-turn mower. She had a few part-time jobs throughout the years but mainly she worked for sixty years scheduling all the tunings and fielded calls for her husband’s business, H. D. Buckner Piano Tuning and Service. He retired in 2015 and so did she, although the calls kept coming.
The family would like to extend a special “thank you” to Dr. Kaissi for his loving support and care for both Pat and Dean. We thank everyone at Hospice+ staff, especially Tasha and Sandra, you two treated Pat like your own mom and she loved you. Homecare staff: Alicia, Kari, Lori, Patty and Jason her physical therapist, you showed such care and love toward her and she loved you all very much. Thank you, to all the staff at the Thoracic Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Byers, Wendi, Kim, Earl and Mika. You were always there when she needed you and you gave us these extra years with her, words are not enough, but thank you. The staff at Cancer Center of Southeast Texas you were wonderful and eased her pain so much. She had a long battle with cancer, but she did it on her own terms with such grace and dignity. She will be missed but she is at peace now with her Lord and Savior.
Survivors include her daughters, Terri Buckner and Lynne Buckner; and grandson Dean Carl Denby and his wife, Yuuri.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Ann Monk; and her husband, Harold Dean Buckner.
Cremation arrangements for Pat will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A Celebration of Life for Pat and Dean will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123; or to Faith Baptist Temple in Port Neches, P.O. Box 1652, Nederland, Texas 77627.
- 5150 stivers street beaumont tx 77705
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland, TX
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland, TX
- 505 n 12th street nederland tx 77627
So sorry for the loss of your mom. Such a sweet lady. You're in our thoughts and prayers.
mary ann shumaker
I loved her just like she was my sister in stead of my cousin. We always had so much fun together. I always looked up to her, sometimes when I wore something that belonged to her, I thought I looked just like her, Even though she was blonde and blue eyed and I had brown hair and brown eyes. She always told me she loved me and I told her the same. Terry and Lynn became her rock, they were so good to her. I remember when they were born I loved to rock them some times i would rock so hard I would end up in another room. We always had a fun time together. My love goes out to all of you, Terry, Lynn Sue and Dean Carl. I know she was so happy to see her Jesus. and I am happy that she is safe at home where she will have no pain and she will surounded by Him and all of herfamily in heaven.
Pat was a beautiful lady; we loved hearing her sing, especially when Dean played for her. She always looked like a model; her hair and clothes very stylish. I know you miss your mom and you will all be in our prayers. Faye
Lynne and Terri, Just wanted yall to know that I am praying for you. I know you just lost your dad also and it's tough. Like Mrs. Faye said she could really sing and I know mom enjoyed being in the choir with her. We were such a close knit church and it's hard to see the ones you love seem to leave so soon. What a sweet lady and family. Be so glad to see all of them again!! Love yall!
Lynn and Terri, Larry and I send heartfelt condolences to you in the loss of your mom. Loved serving with your mom and dad in the music program at 7th St., Baptist Church. Your Dad kept my piano tuned for many years. .I still treasure in my cedar chest the beautiful patchwork bassinet skirt that your mom made for Stephanie’s baby shower. She was quite the seamstress. We love you and have many fond memories of all of you.
Nikki Dorr McCuaig
Lynn and Terry - I am just now seeing that you lost your Mom. I am so very sorry for your loss. I always think of all of you whenever I cut thru on 37th street. Our childhood years - spent many of them together. I think of you all with sweet memories. You are both in my prayers for the Lord's peace and comfort.
Lynn and Terri I am just know seeing this I am so sorry for your loss I know how close you all were with your Mom. You are both in my prayers. Love you both.