Virginia Ellen Cox Buckland, Age 87, went to be with the Lord on April 24, 2016. She departed this life from the Summers County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Hilldale. Virginia had made her home there for the last several years.
Virginia was the daughter of Silas Green and Mintie Ellen Buckland Cox. She was born October 29, 1927 at Cunard, located in Fayette County. Her Step Mother was Mona Buckland Smith Cox of Powleys Creek.
Virginia married Orval Lancin Buckland October 17, 1947 and made their home on Powley's Creek. Orval and Virginia always saw to others needs. They raised large gardens and Virginia canned as much good as possible for her family. They would often take food, clothes and quilts to neighbors in need. When neighbors or family were sick they took them into their home to feed and care for them until they were able to return home or until they went to be with the Lord. There were many times they carried meals to the sick and took laundry home to make sure the person had clean clothes.
Virginia was a Mother most of all caring for her children as well as taking in numerous children from the Department of Human Services. She was an avid quilter, making many beautiful quilts to give away as well as to cover her own beds. Virginia won first or second place ribbons each time she entered a quilt show. She worked very little outside her home. Most people knew her by the rolls she made. They were the lightest most delicious rolls ever! Family and company always enjoyed her meals, especially the rolls.
Virginia completed Liberty Bible College home study course with an "A" average. She was a member of the Freedom Baptist Church on Powley's Creek where she was faithful until entering a nursing facility. Until her stroke, she was active in her church. Virginia was the church treasurer for about twenty five years and served as Sunday school teacher before that. There was nothing done at the church that she was not involved in planning or carrying out.
Virginia is preceded in death by her husband Orval Lancin Buckland; a daughter, Ellen Sue Scott; three sons, Thomas Ferrell, Danny Lee and Randy Wayne Buckland; five brothers, Elmer Cox, Ernest Cox, Harold Cox, Hershel Cox and Horace Smith; seven sisters, Retha Howard, Ethel Ingles, Florence Cox, Mildred Feazell, Nila Hicks, Mae Collier and Wilda Allen and a grandson, Billy Jack Cales, Jr.
Those left to cherish her memory include one daughter, Karen and husband Jack Cales of Hilldale; one son, Michael Buckland and his wife Cindy of Apopka, FL; one brother, Calvin Cox of Powley's Creek. Virginia cared deeply for her grandchildren, Steve and Carmen Cales, James Robert and Bobby Scott, Garrick, Erica, Danny Wayne Buckland, Melissa Crook, Leanna Web and Julie Jannace. She also has twelve great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. After her stroke she lost most of her short term memory. While living at Hilldale she helped babysit a great grandchild, Brody Cales. Her last living thoughts were of Brody. While in the nursing facility her great granddaughter Mikayla Cales helped provide care for her.
Funeral services will be 12:00 P.M. Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Freedom Baptist Church with Pastor John Offenberger officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery at Powley's Creek. Friends may call from 10:30 A.M. until time of services at the church.
Pallbears will be grandsons: J.R. and Bobby Scott, Steve, Brody and B.J. Cales, Danny Wayne Buckland and a nephew, Keith Feazell.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: John Scott, Cecil Buckland, Leslie Nutter, Larry and Duane Cox and Mohamed Fahmy-Arape.
Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp.com
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