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Dorothy Jean Buckhanan Tompkins, 84 of Ellerslie passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at her home. Memorial services will be 11:00 am, Tuesday,
February 28, 2023 at the chapel of Cox Funeral Home, Hamilton.
Jean was born May 14, 1938 in Tampa, FL the daughter of Walter Lee Buckhanan and Alice Cumbie Buckhanan. She completed her GED and her Business College studies in Columbus, GA while working as a nail tech. She was employed by Hickory Farms and the Yogurt Shop before joining Walmart, retiring from there after 20 years of service.
Jean Loved feeding and watching the birds by the lake. She loved her back deck rocking chair where she spent many hours enjoying nature and the calming of the lake.
Jean was a very good bowler and Bunco Player. She loved the mountains as well as the beach where she spent hours with her binoculars. She was the most unselfish and very giving person with a sweet spirit and thrifty “as the day is long”. Jean loved the Lord and is being greeted by her loved ones with her new pain free body. Hallelujah!
Jean was the widow of Armo D. Tompkins and was also preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Wanda Jean Barnett, three brothers, Walter Lee Buckhanan, Edgar Lee Buckhanan, Danny Dean Buckhanan and one sister, Alice Juanita Buckhanan.
Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Carol Coley (Joe); four grandchildren, Mandy Barnett Reed (Lou), Dayna Barnett Poeica, David Alan Barnett, Kristy Weldon Boss (Will), Wesley Weldon; twelve great grandchildren and one sister, Mary Elizabeth Day (Bob).
Flowers will be accepted or contributions in memory of Jean may be made to Preferred Care Hospice, 1921 Whittlesey Rd Suite 110, Columbus, GA 31904.
Pam Merritt says
I’m so sorry to hear about Jean passing. I have had you all in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to do so. ❤️ Pam Merritt
Kelley Taylor says
Jean was a special lady! We will cherish the memories of her coming out to sit with us while we visited Mary and Bob! Although losing a loved one is so hard, have peace in knowing she is no longer in pain. She is looking down and watching over all of you!