Shirley Buckner – 1942 – 2023

Shirley Buckner – 1942 – 2023

Shirley Ann Flenory Buckner, 81 years of age, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 15, 2023.

She was preceded in death by her husband Randle O. Buckner.Shirley was a retired school teacher for the Little Rock School District and a member of St. Peter’s Rock Baptist Church.

She leaves to cherish her memory, son, Dr. Edmund Buckner, two sisters, Brenda Reed (James) of Little Rock, AR and, Jacqueline Scaife (James) of St. Louis, Mo., along with a treasure trove of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services will be Friday, June 23, 2021 at 11:00 am at St. Peters Rock Baptist Church, 2201 S. Brown St., Little Rock, AR 72204. Family Visitation will be on Thursday, June 22, 2023 from 5-6 pm at Ruffin and Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester, Little Rock, AR 72202

8 thoughts on “Shirley Buckner – 1942 – 2023”

  • May God comfort Shirley’s family. She and het sisters were three classy and talented young women whom my sister and I were in awe of. Their gracious mother was our Sunday School teacher at St. Paul Baptist Church in Hot Springs,AK. The Hill brothers were there contemporaries at our historic Langston High School. Shirley served as an exemplary teacher and her life will be remembered as a testament to a life dedicated to others in accordance with God’s will.
    May she walk in Paradise beside the Father.
    Dr. Janie Hill Hatton, Milwaukee, WI

  • To the family of Shitley Flenory Buckner/ you are in my prayers. Shirley was very friendly , Our families were connected by being memberscof Greater St.Paul Baptist Church. God has recieved. an angel. May she rest in peace..

  • To the Buckner Family,
    I hope your find comfort and peace in God. May the memories you have of Ms. Shirley stay close to your heart and provide a gentle smile on your face.
    Love and Blessings,
    Florene, Bryan and Brittney Gaston

  • To the family of Mr. Shirley Flenory Buckner, I give my deepest sympathy! Ms. Flenory, as I knew her, was my third grade teacher at Booker T. Washington School in Jonesboro, AR. Our entire class fell head over heels for her. Not only was she a beautiful sight to behold, she had a genuine concern about our education and well-being. She was the epitome of grace and professionalism as well as a fair disciplinarian. After moving away from Jonesboro in the mid sixties, she and I re-connected in 1999 and have been in communication since! It has been a fabulous reunion between us two and my heart is so heavy now that she’s no longer with us on earth. However, I know she is with the Lord and He has welcomed her with open arms.! So rest in peace beautiful one! You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten! Curtis Tate

  • Shirley was truly a beautiful lady with an infectious smile . May God continue to Bless and keep her family members

  • To Brenda…
    This is Wilma, Sheba’s sister. Brenda I hope you
    find comfort in the beautiful times you two had
    together. It’s hard to imagine the two of you not
    together. I love you Brenda. Maybe getting to see
    Sheba will give you some comfort.??♥️??

  • My Prayers are with the Family of Shirley, I knew her well from my days in Little Rock. She will certainly be missed by all her care and loved her.
    May God continue to bless and keep each of you.
    Wanda V. Neal
    Pine Bluff, Arkansas

  • To the Family of Shirley :
    Shirley was my high school dear friend and was just like a sister to me. There were 5 of us in school who were friends and called ourselves the “Five Royal s who were good students and talented . Shirley and I were in a trio group and performed at church and other events. We stayed in touch all of these years and rejoiced when we saw each other. No one could say my name like Shirley, it was a smile in her voice and a sweetness unmatched by anyone. Oh how I will miss my dear friend but she is now in a better place with Jesus.

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