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Bonnie Rigdon Buchanan, known as “Mema” to many, was born December 24, 1948 at Martin Army Hospital in Chattahoochee County, Georgia to the late Laura Kline Greer Rigdon and Peter George Rigdon. Bonnie worked as an administrative assistant with East Alabama Mental Health Center for many years while raising her four daughters. She was known as the “Community Mom” for all the local children and friends of her daughters for many years. Her house was always full of the laughter and joy of children which she admired. She was well known for her famous potato salad and her dessert soufflés. She enjoyed spending time in her flower garden and adored hydrangeas and daisies. Her biggest joy came from spending time with her family, especially her wonderful children and precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Bonnie “Mema” Buchanan, 69, of Smiths Station, Alabama passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Kindred Hospice surrounded by her loving family. She is preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband and love of her life of 50 years, Ronnie G. Buchanan of Smiths Station, Alabama; daughters, Heather (Doug) Martin of Pine Mountain, Georgia, Kimberly Borst of Columbus, Georgia, Amanda (Sky) Murray of Columbus, Georgia, and Laura (James) Burton of Fruithurst, Alabama; grandchildren, Chance Oakes, Wesley Oakes, Ivy Martin, Madison Martin, Hannah Kirkland, Beau Kirkland, Anna Borst, Nicholas Riney, Cooper Murray, and Gwen Langford; great-grandchildren, Brayden Oakes and Bailey Oakes; siblings, Patrick (Anne) Rigdon and Becky Domingue; and a host of extended family members and friends and her furry feline companion, Allyn.
A Private Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
The family would like to thank the staff of Kindred Hospice for the compassionate care and support given to Mrs. Bonnie and her loved ones during these trying times.
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The Buchanan Family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909, 706-577-0055. Condolences and Memories may be shared online by visiting www.georgiacremation.com.